This is from several pages way back. I had to repost it. Still cracks me up.
I saw the movie last week and it's taken this long to really process it. It was an emotional experience. I needed a drink after and to sleep to recover.
I'd put this in my top 5 Marvel movies (listed from #1 to #5): Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Spiderman: Homecoming, Captain America: Civil War (which might as well be called Avengers: Civil War but that's a topic for another thread);
At the time different characters died, I wasn't thinking about sequels so I was gutted. Even now having remembered the sequels, I'm still upset. So I disagree with the critics that say the deaths are meaningless and have no emotional resonance. Until we see the next one, we really don't know who's really dead. Nor do we know how the sequels will fit into the timeline.
Bucky better come back in the next one and Steve better not die because we fans have earned some quality time on screen for these two without Bucky being the Winter Solider and Steve on his epic quest. I feel so cheated at only having gotten a hug between the two of them. If Steve has to die in the next one, please give us some moments of significance between the two. I'd be okay if Steve did die in the next mostly because I was expecting it to happen in this one. Glad it didn't happen though and I'd like it not to happen. It'd make sense though if it does. All this talk of we don't sacrifice anyone, which had me like, "You sure? Half the world for the person/entity that's like I'm willing to do this?" Yeah, it sucks because life is unfair.
Before seeing this one, if you had asked me about Thanos, I might've given you a blank look and had to rack my brain for info on his character. He never resonated much with me. I didn't care much for his quest. In this though? Way to make a compelling character. Even though he's wrong, wrong, and more wrong, I could understand his viewpoint and want to watch and see what he does. I wasn't rolling my eyes and waiting for him to get off the screen. What really sold it for me was him killing Gamora and then when he talks to little Gamora after he's done the dusting.
I really had low expectations coming into this movie. I didn't trust that they would be able to pull all these characters together and have a coherent story and do everyone justice in 2-3 hours. I really thought it would be one movie. I was avoiding any and all info about the movie so I was pleasantly surprised at it being a 2 parter. Knowing it's a 2 parter makes the decisions about certain characters in the movie make a lot more sense because I suspect we'll see more of them in the second one. Those characters that got short drift in this one being Steve, Shuri, Nat and a few others. Plus, we'll get the guys that weren't in this one. They did really did a great job in bringing everyone together. It didn't feel haphazard and rushed. I felt like they were able to blend the movies seamlessly for the most part.
A couple of part seemed off, like there's something with both Steve and T'Challa that can't quite put my finger on. I think it was maybe some of their lines.
Thor was the MVP for me, which I wasn't expecting at all, since I didn't think anyone character would've been written in such a way as to stand out except for Thanos. After this movie and Thor: Ragnorak, I act like the first 2 Thor movies don't exist. I much prefer this version of Thor. Pretty much all of his scenes gutted me from watching Loki and Heimdall die to talking to Rocket about going after Thanos. Chris H nailed it. I really hope for his sake Valkyrie made it safely off with some Asgardians and not too many of them were dusted. When Loki and Heimdall died I just wanted to cry and the feeling just got worse. (I wouldn't be surprised if they don't come back.) I mean when Peter P (he's just a baby!) went, just come one movie with the tugging at the heartstrings. Okoye and T'Challa. Steve and Bucky. I'm really surprised I didn't start bawling.
I'm okay with Thor and Peter Q "messing up" if it's meant to be. I, too, hate when characters do stupid things for sake of plot. I don't think that's the case here though, which perhaps doesn't make sense. But it did in my head when I was thinking about it.
I refuse to believe Groot can't come back since Stormbreaker has a piece of Groot as it's handle. Rocket just has to remember that.
I really hope Nat keeps the blonde hair. Seeing her just made me realize how bad her wig was in some of the other movies.
I never paid much attention to Vision and Wanda yet I gave a damn in this movie.
I think that's all I got. I'm tempted to see it again yet I don't know if I want to have that experience again even though I know what happens. *sigh*