It has been years since I watched a movie alone at the theatres. And this one had been pending for a while. So this Sunday, I decided to see if I could get tickets for this blockbuster and I got lucky – the single seat at the last row (A24).
As a comic book fan, this has been a great opportunity to see how Marvel brings together its various properties and barring a few jarring pieces, they seem to have done a good job.
The interesting thing that I liked in the movie is the juxtaposition of Thanos and the Avengers. Malthusian ideas versus the Agricultural revolution. [via @adactio]
They did well to end the movie on a note that will keep the audiences coming in next year for the conclusion. And since Captain Marvel is scheduled for release in March 2019 just before the second part of Avengers in May 2019, it is a damn good move. After the Ant-Man and the Wasp releasing in July 2018, there seems to be no Avengers tie-ins movies scheduled for release till Captain Marvel.
This is a good deal since they can bring back the vanished Avengers before/at/after the climax of the upcoming Avengers conclusion. Since by then, we can have a grand finale with everyone who went missing or are missing joining in. A pity, they cannot bring in Wolverine and the Inhumans for that one. Peter Dinklage was a surprise. though it seems to be still channeling Tyrion Lannister in his role.
[Bugbears] I felt the Cull Obsidian (Black Order in the movies) could’ve been more fearsome and more powerful. All the different places that Thanos destroys, all of them seem very very eerily similar to each other.
Did I like it? Yes. I would give it ★★★½.