Friday, April 27, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Infinity War is one of those movies you have to see unspoiled. I didn't watch any trailers or read anything about it before watching it. I didn't even watch three previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. I probably should have watched Thor: Ragnarok but not knowing what happened there didn't ruin the enjoyment. Everything I needed to know was told in this movie.

I don't want to put Infinity War on top of MCU or superhero movies in general after just seeing it once. Right now it feels it should be there. First Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy movies are so good I won't put anything among them after only seeing it once.

Thanos is one of my favorite comic book characters. Movie Thanos is not the same as comic book Thanos. They have different motivations. Movie Thanos makes more sense when we learn why he does all this. In comics he is in love with Death. In movie he has better reason. People like to complain about MCU villains. They can't do that with Thanos. I don't think comic book Thanos would have worked in movie. At least not as well as this version.

You probably need to see both Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy movies and Captain America: Civil War before seeing Infinity War. Movie expects you to know the characters. It won't hurt if you know comics too. Not sure if you need to. I have read Infinity Gauntlet few times before. Knowing that story gave deeper understanding of the movie. Infinity War is not the same as Infinity Gauntlet but it has same elements.

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