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Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)

Why does Drax the Destroyer seem to think that standing still will make him invisible?

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……because Groot did that very same thing to him in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film.

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Joe’s Random Movie Review: “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)

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After ten long years of setting up the story lines, Marvel has finally released it’s masterpiece. As I previously predicted, there was a danger of overshadowing certain primary characters, but in all, every character gets an antiquated amount of screen time. The film is set up in multiple story lines. With half our heroes on Titan and half the heroes on Earth facing the threats sent by Thanos in his attempt to get the Infinity Stones. It’s very interesting realizing how many of the protagonists of Marvel do not actually interact with one another, and by not interacting with the other forces of good, the story has a quicker pace. Less exposition.

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There are two things in this particular film that merit interest. Something I thought would occur, but I’m sure many fans of the franchise might not have thought of. There is a great deal of focus on Thanos as a character. He gets his own story arc, very much a kin to Milton’s Paradise Lost, or the 1993 film “Falling Down”, where as an audience we are shown his personality, his reasons, his motivations, we get to see the good in the villain who blindly believes that what he is doing is right. This was a common thing to show in movies of the 30’s and 40’s, but it’s something almost never shown these days. It further complicates the story in a way that makes much much more than a simple action movie. Previous Marvel films have shown the complexity of the heroes and only occasionally the villains (a prime example is Loki). It was refreshing to see something different and not as predictable in a comic book based film.

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The other, were the multiple story lines of the interacting heroes, like the one about Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Dr. Strange, or the one that follows Thor, Groot, and Rocket. Paring up characters that we might not have expected to work together, but the writers, and the actors totally pulled it off. With a great blend of humor and heroism.

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One thing that also breaks the cycle of many previous films of the MCU is that this is a film of consequence. We see strong consequences of the actions taken place. Many things were consequence free in the MCU, like the death of Coulson (brought back to like in the TV show “Agents of Shield”). But Infinity War shows in the harshest possible way how the consequences lead up to a completely unforgettable conclusion.

Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Marie Mouroum, and Winston Duke in Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

This film is definitely the stuff Myth is made from, and Infinity War is without a doubt one of the best films that Marvel has made thus far.

Excelsior!

Joe’s Random Movie Review: How is Infinity War going to play out?

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Bear in mind I haven’t yet seen the film, so this is all guess work at this point.

This film has been on the way for the past ten years, with multiple films, sequels, and tv shows further expanding the Marvel universe. As such, this film has a lot to bring top fans, and has to have been written in a very careful way. One dangers that many movies have whenever they can a plethora of A-list actors is the risk of overshadowing or undermining any actors is a film this big. Similar to the star power used in David Lynch’s version of Dune. It would be a shame to see little screen time to our personal favorite hero as opposed to seeing too much of a character we care little for. This is were the careful writing comes in, so we can cross our fingers and hope for the best on that one. But in all fairness, they’ve had like ten years, so I think we’re good on that front.

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I personally think it would be interesting to see the villain Thanos as the primary character focused on. It would be interesting to say the least. I doubt it’ll go that way, but one can always hope.

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On the heroes, considering how certain individual characters, as well as individual groups had their own movies prior to Infinity War, it’ll be extremely interesting to see how well this plays on screen.

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Since they’re already working on the next Marvel films after this one, i think it’s safe to say that there may be an epic cliffhanger left after Infinity War. Something  subtle though, I think after this one the Thanos and the Infinity Stones storyline has all but run it’s course.

This one is going to be epic!!!!!!!!!!!