I was never sure that we were going to see this in theatre or wait for it come out digitally or on DVD. It was only on the recommendation of the Eagle’s niece that we actually did got to see it and coming from a tween and Marvel fan I can see why she was impressed.
Look I am not saying that it is a bad movie because it was well made and acted like all Marvel movies are but at the same time I think it is a little overhyped. It was too long for a movie that has been broken up into two parts and despite all the characters that ‘died’ in it I just felt that it lacked any emotional weight to it except maybe one, which despite my past of not worrying about spoilers I will not reveal that one and see if anyone who reads this can guess.
Well any who time for a little plot description I guess and I will try to make this a short as possible though considering the length of the movie it might be a little hard.
Thanos (Josh Brolin) thinks that they best ways to save the galaxy is kill half the population as he thinks the universe if overpopulated. To do this he needs to collect the 6 infinity stones (Power, Space, Time, Mind, Reality and Soul).
All the heroes and the occasional villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, apart from Ant-Man and Hawkeye, band together in space and on Earth and attempt to stop him and his lieutenants from doing so. In the process very few of them are left as Thanos achieves his goal though considering this is the first part of a two part movie and nobody really ‘dies’ in comic books/movies this might not be the case.
I think I did pretty well considering.
As I said it is well acted but I can’t actually pin point if there was a particular stand out. I will say that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange didn’t annoy me as much as he did in his solo movie mainly because I don’t think he could out Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark while they were in the same movie and shared scenes.
The only other nitpick that I have, and so does the Eagle, is with the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). You see him only at the beginning of the movie where he and Thanos fight after which the Hulk is defeated. Bruce Banner spends the rest of the movie trying to coax him out with the Hulk’s response being ‘NO’. Now I know that this movie was heavy in special affects but I still think that it just made the Hulk seem cowardly and that is not how I view the Hulk granted that I am not overly familiar with the history of the Hulk bar the very basics of it all but I never once thought of him as a coward.
The movie, in my opinion, also does not really pass the Bechdel test despite there being plenty of females and they do occasionally talk with each other but since the movie revolves around what is essentially a male and his actions it is hard to tell with only one viewing if they ever talk about anything that does not concern Thanos and what he is doing.