Avengers: Endgame

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Avengers: Endgame

Post by Lunkhead » Sat May 18, 2019 11:00 pm

Wow, no thread for this one yet?!?! I guess it makes sense since I start all the TV/movie threads these days and I only just got around to seeing it tonight. Anybody else seen it? I thought it was long, very long, but also pretty good. It's fitting in to the whole development of the MCU well.
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Re: Avengers: Endgame

Post by ken » Mon May 20, 2019 9:51 am

It took me a few weeks to see Endgame, and I'm kind of glad I didn't rush out to see it. Without too many spoilers, I didn't think the way they resolved the issue was good, but I don't have a better way to do it. I don't agree with the rules they put in place to make it happen that go against typical science fiction rules for that type of thing. I also have some newer issues with the mechanics of the power stone glove itself, which makes no sense. Why would you construct a machine that requires you to wear it and snap your fingers. Totally inefficient. There must be some other way to use that kind of magic. Anyway, it's over, and they wrapped it up pretty tight for a sprawling group of movies that all kind of fit together. Who knows how the next decade of movies will all fit together...
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Re: Avengers: Endgame

Post by Lunkhead » Mon May 20, 2019 10:59 am

The snap thing, I don't know why they made it so that's the way people use the glove. In the comics, it was never like that. The snap was a gesture, but anybody with the stones can use them just by doing whatever. That seemed dumbed down for a mass audience. It gives the filmmakers a visual cue/gesture that anybody can understand. I get it's effective from that point of view but it really doesn't make sense.

Also the idea that there are things that even someone with all six stones _can't_ do is really dumb to me. Each one is supposed to give "infinite" power over some aspect of the universe. No caveats. So while on the one hand they're introducing some mechanics that seem like they make anything possible, they're also saying that somehow in spite of that some things are still not possible. Huh?

I'm concerned about what's to come in the MCU now. They've done an amazing job with it so far. Now they've introduced some mechanisms that generally backfire against bad writers and turn their stories/universes into garbage.
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Re: Avengers: Endgame

Post by Niveous » Sun May 26, 2019 9:39 pm

I agree with that worry. Time travel makes for messy storytelling. It's a Pandora's Box that they can never close again. Welcome to the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse.
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