The Official "Avengers: Infinity War" Is Here -- You Make The Call, IAB -- Hit Or...

Submitted by: daegog 2 weeks ago in Entertainment


Justice League? Yeah right, this might make $1.5 billion on opening weekend.
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Male 6,690
Marvel? meh, chances are 9-1 it will be just another paint by the numbers movie, lots of booms, lots of cgi, lame dialogue, and when you're done, completely forgettable and empty.  And the trailer is confirming everything.

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Male 548
Oh.Hell.Yes.
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Male 40,605
I don't like the style/look of the thing. Why do they feel compelled to change super heros? 
Just leave iconic images alone.
Thor with no hair?
Bearded Capt America in a dirty costume?
Spiderman in a metallic suit?
Blonde Natasha
etc

SMH
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Male 8,216
Gerry1of1 As Daegog stated, there are plot reasons for  the change.  It's an evolving world, that's what makes it so good.
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Male 40,605
normalfreak2 Thor had time to grow his hair back. See, logical plot line to not make changes
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Male 4,244
Gerry1of1 There was reasons for all of it.. 

Thor got his hair cut off by jeff goldblum (presumably for the lawls)
Cap is in hiding and in his stealth suit
Spiderman has had tons of metallic suits
Blonde widow.. well that's a first for me actually (maybe she is in hiding too?)
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Male 40,605
daegog Well, as long as we're free to change everything around . . . 

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Male 4,394
I no X-Men no Dr. Doom? definitely not going to be as good as it could be
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Male 4,244
dm2754 If fox sells to the mouse sometimes soon, who knows maybe they will be in part 4, dunno how negotiations are going tho.

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Male 4,244
Against such High-Powered (and well-labeled) weaponry, The Avengers have no chance!

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Male 685
Which MCU movies are must see to prep for this?  I have really been hit or miss with watching them as there have been so many.
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Male 3,812
faustsshadow If you haven't watched any of these...oh boy.  It also depends on if you know the characters from the comics.  If you do, you can skip a good portion of them, if not here is an OK list in order to watch:

Iron Man
Captain America: First Avenger
The Avengers
Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Age of Ultron (HATED IT but there is story connections in it)
Civil War (I didn't care for it but the story directly connects to this one I guess)
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Thor: Ragnarok (Haven't seen it, but from the trailer it directly connects as well)

I guess I'll go see Ragnarok this weekend...
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Male 3,784
kalron27 i agree with you, expect i think the first thor should be included. the introductions of thor and loki may not be directly related to the infinity war storyline, but both characters are too essential to the developing plot line of infinity war to leave their first appearances. also, i know you havent seen it yet, but if youre going to include ragnarok, you might want to include the first movie that established thor, loki and asgard.
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Male 3,812
robthelurker Well shit...I forgot about the Thor movie honestly :)
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Male 8,216
kalron27 Ragnarok was fun.  I have a feeling it'll be in your top 10
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Male 364
Why are Avengers such a success while Justice League is not?
Well, when the first Avengers was released, we already had Hulk, Thor, Captain America and Iron Man (twice) in their own movies. Took Marvel 4 years and 5 movies before making Avengers, and 4 out of the 6 characters had already been introduced to us. They reinforced it in phase 2, with no new "major" (as in stand-alone worthy) character in Ultron.
They then changed strategy a bit, introducing Black Panther and Spider man in Civil War (acting as Avengers 2.5) before they got their own stand alone movies, but it was still a few drops compared to the orgy of superheroes that was Civil War.

DC's strategy?
A poorly rated Man of Steel, before Batman and Wonder Woman were introduced in a rather bad BvS acting as Justice League 0.5, followed by an even worse Suicide Squad that might has well be removed from the extended universe. And then Justice League, with Superman and Wonderwoman who had their own movies, Batman who still didn't, and introducing half the squad at once with Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg...
Rush it, Rush it, Rush it....
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Male 1,847
m3dm3d I also think that DC treats its audience as children instead of treating its audience like adults, which is why the storytelling is so bad. Admittedly, they do so because they feel like they're rushing things, so they feel like the characters need to have all of these side-conversations to "introduce" them to the audience.

Let me tell you how much of a loner Batman is instead of showing you that he prefers being alone. Let me tell you how great and honorable Superman is instead of showing you that he does great and honorable things. Let me tell you that Harley is crazy. Let me tell you that Katana is a loner...let me tell you. Gawd, if I wanted things explained to me instead of experiencing them, then I'd read a friggin' book instead of watching a movie.

Heck, Guardians of the Galaxy introduced four new characters that we've never seen before, provided a bit of a backstory on one of them, and it was excellent. Without going online, I have no idea about the backstory of Rocket, Groot, Drax, Yondu...and that is OK. I don't need to know about their backstory. I just enjoyed watching the characters go on an adventure together. If DC did Guardians of the Galaxy, half of the movie would be explaining each character's backstory and why they are important. Or it would be all action fight sequences with zero character interaction. Because DC thinks that we're children, and the only thing we need to know is backstory and fun fight sequences in order to enjoy a movie.

If they did more showing, and less telling, then DC would still be excellent. Audiences would have to struggle a little more by reading about the character's backstories online or in other medium, but that's OK in this age of the Internet. 
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Male 53
Cap's lookin' a little worse for the wear... But yes, like everyone else in recorded history, I am going to watch this movie, I am going to ignore any plot holes (and not watch CinemaSins about it), and I am going to love it.
I am curious how Peter Quill and Tony Stark will interact actually.
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Male 3,812
I have to admit, when the original Avengers theme music kicks in...I kind of felt something. 

These movies are starting to blur together, even as an old school comic book guy.  But it's still a wonder to see some of these stories come to life on the big screen.  Marvel has definitely played a long game, here we are approaching 10 years since the first Iron Man was released and they are celebrating by pulling off The Infinity War.  That is pretty epic.

And they are still in post production and the CGI here looks miles above this:

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Male 4,244
At first glance, I thought Captain America was Wolverine heh.
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