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Subj: Re: Good movie, even if not quite perfect
Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 at 12:12:21 pm EDT (Viewed 184 times)
Reply Subj: Good movie, even if not quite perfect
Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 at 09:14:04 am EDT (Viewed 182 times)

    I really enjoyed:

    - Tony's story-arc;
    - Nebula's story-arc;
    - Rocket (he rules everytime that he appears on the screen or opens his mouth);
    - Scott Lang & the Pym family, saviors of the Universe (with the accidental help ... of a rat ... Thanos should have killed the rat, lol !);
    - seeing most of the MCU characters at the same time during the great battle (sadly, Black Widow & Vision were already MIA).

Me too.

    I am not wowed by :
    - the Soul Stone and whatever happened to Black Widow & Gamora(s) during the two movies (frankly, if somebody has understood what the Soul Stone is useful for and why it is important to sacrifice somebody to get it ...);

Good question. I don't think we ever got an explanation as to what the Soul Stone does when used independently. All we know is that it's necessary for the Gauntlet.

Which reminds me - Does anyone think we'll eventually see Warlock with the Soul Stone on his brow?


    - Hawkeye's Mohawk haircut (probably a private joke about 'The Last of the Mohicans' ?);

Oh! You may be right.


    - Banner's clueless blundering attitude during half of the movie (NB : I don't mind that this version was Professor Hulk, just that Bruce doesn't behave as smart as he could be. Is this version "middle ground" ? Less smart than bookish Banner & less strong than savage Hulk ?).

I think yes - at least where the smartness is concerned.

    I didn't mind how they portrayed Thor because I understood that the character is going through a phase that will be resolved in one of the episodes of the GotG "sub-verse" (in the future GotG3 movie or in a potential Thor 4 movie). Yet, I would have preferred if the movie would have been a bit less humorous, given the stakes.

I think humor (and pathos) as we saw with Thor in this film are the main reasons Chris Hemsworth is still interested in the character. I tend to interpret it all in my own weird way, namely, that the MCU Thor is an amalgamation of comic book Thor and comic book Hercules. It works for me. But only if we get a Thor in Space movie, which certainly seems possible. I would especially love the next Thor film to feature Rigel, Tana Nile, and the Recorder. But please, no Ego the Living Planet. Been there, done that in the MCU.

    Cap's story-arc is not bad even though, in my opinion, Cap plays more or less second fiddle to Tony.

I think that was inevitable. Tony (Robert Downey Junior) has been the lynch pin of the MCU. His character has been expanded and enriched at every opportunity. Creator of Ultron in the MCU. Mentor of Spider-Man in the MCU. Still, let's remember the Hulk as well and his pivotal role. It was the Hulk, not Tony, who brought back the trillions who had been dusted.

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