Breja: Infinity War
I think I'm done. I honestly don't think I have it in me to go to the theatre to see another Marvel movies, except for maybe another Thor if it's made by either Taika Waititi or Kenneth Branagh. But other than that, I just don't care anymore.
There are cool scenes here, cool moments. Sure there are. But overall it's just overlong, mostly predictable ad ends on cliffhanger that genuinely simply pissed me off.
The joke focused dialogue feels like it was written by some algorythm made to replicate what people found funniest about the other Marvel films. And I guess it works, because most people were laughing all the time. I only got a few genuine chuckles here and there. There's plenty of plot holes, most that come with making the villain way to powerful, to the point where there being any fight against him makes no sense. The visuals are very uneven, from some really great locations and fun cosmic stuff to Spider-Man's new suit that genuinely is one of the worst CG things I've seen in a long time. It makes Green Lantern's CG costume look amazing in comparison. And that cliffhanger... it's too much. We know it won't stick. They could have gone with something that would actually hold us in suspense. Instead they went with what we know will be reversed, and even worse the twist was already telegraphed so clearly you'd have to be blind not to see it. It really might be the worst cliffhanger I've ever seen. I'll probably think of something worse in a while, but nothing comes to mind right now.
It's not that the movie is horrible, but it's just... not good enough. Not good enough to justify the ticket price and sitting there for 150 minutes. It has too many characters I just don't care about. And the ones I do, it's not kind to. It pretty much actively shits on Thor: Ragnarok. It's big and it's full of cool things, but that doesn't make a good movie.
Just got back from it. I liked it quite a lot (but you and I don't have the same opinion on Marvel movies, so I guess that's not surprising... :P ) I do agree with you on some points though: while I got a few good laughs, I found some of the humour cringeworthy and there were a few times where they cracked jokes in completely inappropriate places (do you really
have time to stop and crack a joke in a highly tense crisis situation?). Good point about fighting the villain. Earlier on in the movie, it makes sense to try but once he's gotten so powerful, it really doesn't make any sense to take him on.
I don't think the ending was meant as a cliffhanger though. At least I sure hope not. Without going into spoilers for those that are yet to see it, what occurred in the movie is obviously not going to remain as is. I can't think that anyone would believe that.