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Romes
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April 27th, 2019 at 11:20:10 PM permalink
Finally saw it tonight. No spoilers from me (other than in the spoiler tag), no worries... It was a good movie and entertaining, but absolutely not one of the top 10 best movies of all time. Easily not.

When you have that many heroes and that many story lines things are bound to get F'd up, as they were, in my opinion. Basically, without spoiling anything, the movie succumbed to most movie plot failures... The movie never had to take place if they would have done X, Y, Z, or A, B, C, D... so many other options that were more logical and better.


1. They time travel... so yeah, anything is possible... go back and call Capt Marvel (who's only in the movie for a total of 60 seconds and has zero problem kicking Thano's ass) to the fight the first time round. Win.
2. Tell Thor to aim for the head. Win.
3. Some debates about time traveling timelines, so present timeline: Have Capt Marvel wear the glove (which her energy comes from one of the stones so she won't be hurt) and snap her fingers to kill all the bad guys. Win.
4. Have tony stark, who creates the new "glove" make the glove not work for Thano's, or only work for certain people, or whatever. Win.
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so many more.
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PokerGrinder
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April 28th, 2019 at 2:53:20 AM permalink
I saw it tonight too, it was solid but nothing exceptional imo. I am a marvel addict. I actually thought infinity war was better. Time travel always seems like such a cop out to me.
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ams288
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April 28th, 2019 at 4:51:28 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

The movie never had to take place if they would have done X, Y, Z, or A, B, C, D... so many other options that were more logical and better.


1. They time travel... so yeah, anything is possible... go back and call Capt Marvel (who's only in the movie for a total of 60 seconds and has zero problem kicking Thano's ass) to the fight the first time round. Win.
2. Tell Thor to aim for the head. Win.
3. Some debates about time traveling timelines, so present timeline: Have Capt Marvel wear the glove (which her energy comes from one of the stones so she won't be hurt) and snap her fingers to kill all the bad guys. Win.
4. Have tony stark, who creates the new "glove" make the glove not work for Thano's, or only work for certain people, or whatever. Win.
...
so many more.



These wouldn’t work. Hulk makes it clear that the Back to the Future theory of time travel doesn’t apply. Going back in time and changing something in the past will NOT change the future.

“So Back to the Future was a bunch of bullish-t?!” - Ant-Man
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April 28th, 2019 at 9:05:01 PM permalink
"The opening weekend of “Avengers: Endgame” demolished box office records with a stunning $350 million in North America and $1.2 billion worldwide. Disney-Marvel's fourth and final Avengers superhero movie has captivated moviegoers, accounting for more than four of every five tickets sold domestically." - Variety
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April 29th, 2019 at 9:55:25 AM permalink
I saw it again yesterday in IMAX 3D.

And my local theater only scheduled 25 minutes between the end of one showing and the start of the next one - NOT enough time to clean up after all the people that were in there. So there were lines of people everywhere waiting to get in while the ushers tried to clean real quick. It was a madhouse.

I worked at a movie theater for 5 years during high school/college. I know the pain those theater workers went through this weekend. They seemed completely overwhelmed.
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AxelWolf
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April 29th, 2019 at 9:59:02 AM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

I saw it tonight too, it was solid but nothing exceptional imo. I am a marvel addict. I actually thought infinity war was better. Time travel always seems like such a cop out to me.

It must have been date night for you and Romes.
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AxelWolf
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April 29th, 2019 at 10:07:33 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

I saw it again yesterday in IMAX 3D.

I have yet to go to one. Are they cool? I was thinking I would wait until the next installment of Avatar and we would give it a try. We meant to see the first Avatar at the IMAX 3D but we just never got around to it and watched it at home. I assume The Palm has IMAX 3D?

Are 3D TV's any good? Some time ago, they seemed to be the new hot item that everyone had to have, and they were being advertised heavily . They seemed to have fizzled out really quick, so I assume they were not all that good. Maybe you have to get a really big one to get the full experience, and most people can't afford that. Perhaps there was just not enough content?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
EvenBob
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April 29th, 2019 at 10:16:43 AM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

The other thing is the audience for a dumb movie will be people who like dumb movies...



And they'll give great reviews of the
stupid thing.

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Otherwise it really sucks. The market is driven by adolescents, children, idiots and overseas markets.



I'm very careful and find info
on any movie I watch now. Most
of them suck so badly. Lack of
good writing is the problem.
They started to get bad around
2000, and get worse every year.
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ams288
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April 29th, 2019 at 10:33:11 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I have yet to go to one. Are they cool? I was thinking I would wait until the next installment of Avatar and we would give it a try. We meant to see the first Avatar at the IMAX 3D but we just never got around to it and watched it at home. I assume The Palm has IMAX 3D?



I’m not a big 3D fan in general, but if you’re gonna do it, IMAX 3D is the way to go.

Avatar was by far the best 3D experience I’ve seen.

The 3D for Endgame was fine. Never distracting or anything.
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PokerGrinder
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April 29th, 2019 at 11:00:44 AM permalink
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It must have been date night for you and Romes.


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