Avengers – Infinity War (spoiler free)

avengers 3 logoGiven that I watched five movies in two days just to be all caught up/reviewed for Infinity War, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that I love the MCU. Even the one movie I legitimately don’t like has good things in it.

And I think it’s 18 films’ worth of adoration for these characters that left me liking Infinity War. It’s full of amazing moments that are poignant and shocking. There are great character beats, and it handles its frankly enormous cast extremely well.

But I also walked out of the theater feeling a little underwhelmed. I’m hesitant to really expand on that here, because I really feel like this is a movie that’s almost impossible to talk about without spoiling something. And I don’t want to spend a week and a half figuring out how to not do that just so I can ultimately say “I need to see it again, because that was a lot to take in. And I need Avengers 4 to be here now so I can put everything that happened into context.”

Really, about the only thing I feel confident saying is that if you like the MCU, you’ll probably like this movie (but maybe not think it’s the best thing ever omfg). If you just tag along with people who like the MCU but you don’t really care about it…it might not be a good time for you.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a post full of spoilers so come back then and dish with me, won’t you?

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The Road to Infinity War: Phase 3

I made it! I hopscotched over The Incredible Hulk way back in Phase One, but have otherwise trekked through 18 Marvel Cinematic Universe films to stand at the gate of Avengers – Infinity War with just over an hour to go. So let’s take a brief look at the last three  films and then may I introduce the comprehensive Leisure Time MCU List of Ranking. If you’ve been following along, you probably already know what’s at the bottom.

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The Road to Infinity War: Captain America – Civil War

I have complicated thoughts about Captain America – Civil War.  There are definitely things about it that are bothersome — to both minor and kind of major degrees. On the other hand, there are some things about it that I really like and appreciate, and I think it pretty much all boils down to I like Civil War, but it’s not topping any lists. So let’s take a look at the juggling act that was my Civil War Second Viewing experience.

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The Road to Infinity War: Captain America – The Winter Soldier

I think this is only the second time I’ve watched Winter Soldier, and I know it’s fan favorite, but I wasn’t really feeling it then, and I’m still not really feeling it now. I think the first time, I  had a hard time keeping everything straight, and this time I knew what was going on, but there was still just too much going on.

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I do like this look though. Let’s see what awkward crop Facebook will give it when this autoposts.

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Road to Infinity War: Iron Man 3

For Phase 2 of this Marvel series, I decided to break each movie into its own post. I’ve got a few to put up before leaving on vacation this week, so sorry if it feels a little spammy. But regardless: the journey continues:

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I suspect Iron Man 3 is a movie that I enjoyed specifically because I’m not really that familiar with the comics.

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The Road to Infinity War: Phase One

Marvel moved the release date for Avengers: Infinity War up to April 27 which means I’ve been blowing through the previous movies in…well, kind of leisurely pace, actually, but it’s about to pick up.  This is the first time I’ve done a (mostly) complete Marvel movie viewing, and it’s been interesting looking back at these movies that kicked off the universe. There’s a tiny little piece of me that wishes I’d gone for in-universe chronological order and inserted Agent Carter (which I’ve never seen) and Agents of SHIELD at their appropriate slots but honestly, who has the time? (Probably me, whenever Phase Four winds down.)

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