Originally Posted by wuther
I got my money's worth which was a free pass. I do not look forward to Thanos being ruined.
Why do you feel Thanos is going to be ruined? Asking out of sheer curiosity...
Do you think there's going to be a mishandling of sorts with regard to the infinity stones and the "glove"?
Wouldn't bug me except those claiming it was 'great', not sure they saw the same flick...
Yeah; I said the same thing to the Missus when we heard about all the commentary lavished on this film i.e. "The absolute best superhero adventure to ever come along...." and "Wow! So much better than the first Avengers
!" and...well...you get the picture...
From what I understand, Whedon was absolutely medically exhausted from shooting this film, and it's almost as if it shows in many places. Now, I am not pretending to know what goes into making a massive blockbuster like this, at all (and, truth be told, I'd probably collapse from exhaustion in the middle of filming a scene myself), I'm just saying that it seemed like much of the production elements were "rushed" and kind of rammed down our throats, as if you could "feel" the scheduling conflicts and deadlines between each sequence. The opening scene is a great example of this -- I said it before, and I will continue to hold to it: After the end of the events of the first film, when they made such a big deal about the team getting back together after going their separate ways, Whedon opens the sequel up with all of them back together...and on a SCHEDULED mission? Really? And Banner, we're lead to assume, just "changed" for the benefit of this raid on the Hydra lair? I don't buy it, even if we have to suspend disbelief. Another big problem was Ultron's "relationship" with the Maximoff twins; they're suddenly on a mission to kill the Avengers too, merely because Quicksilver claims Stark's weapons wiped his village out, and they just happen to stumble onto Ultron sitting on that throne in the abandoned church?
I could go on and on, but this film wasn't nearly as magical, magnetizing or awe-inspiring as the first. Someone in either this thread or another had mentioned "totally zoning out" during the fight sequences -- almost unheard of for a good comic adaptation film -- and I'm forced to agree; there was often so much going on during these battle sequences it was difficult to follow. This becomes clear when the team takes on Ultron and the twins off the African coast -- Whedon set this up very effectively, what with Ultron talking about "not wanting to be compared to Stark" and then Tony flying in and saying "Junior...you're gonna break your old man's heart" and Ultron responding with "If I have to..." But then when Ultron attacks Stark after Stark asks about his vibranium, things just get so chaotic with the twins attacking Cap and Thor and Ultron taking on Tony, I didn't know what was happening.
This issue was only exaggerated tenfold when watching the film on a smaller screen (i.e. at home), as the action became seriously "cramped" and even more difficult to follow.
My hope is that Captain America: Civil War
is entertaining (it should be, because The Winter Soldier
is still one of the best films in the Marvel universe) and that we get some better vibes when the third Avengers