Good movie. Y'all expect too much from these fast food cinematic experiences.
The loss of a loved one can deeply affect you, but when you do things that endanger many billions of people's lives as a result, that's just idiotic no matter how you cut it. And having dumb things drive the plot isn't good story telling IMO.
I knew her from Ghost World as support for Thora Birch.Scarlet Johansen was basically unknown, yeah she was in Lost in Translation way back in 2003. Her only 2 other notable roles were in The Island and The Prestige and most people forget she's in The Prestige.
But if as a result other family members will very likely also be killed, you might think twice about blindly rushing in.Well, human behavior is human behavior. If you saw your child gunned down right in front of you, and knew that attacking the murderer standing right before you would most likely result in half of humanity dying, I applaud your restraint as most people would go apeshit on the fucker.
You've not seen my many discussions on the ending of TLOU1, have you?Also, I mean, so does the ending to The Last of Us Part 1 suck now? So our protagonists never allowed to succumb to their emotions just because the stakes are high? Breaking Bad must be shit now too. So many times Walt could have avoided all he did (not selling his shares in Grey Matter in the past, taken Elliott’s job offer, not killing the drug dealers that Gus told him and Jesse to leave alone, hinting to Hank that Gale was not Heisenberg, etc.) yet he chose his own personal pride to guide him. Is this all bad writing too?
Sacrificed on the altar of diversity so captain marvel can swoop in and save the day.Seriously. That was ridiculous. Vision and Hulk just literally worthless.
Yeah, who knows. I don't even think Hulk has to do with diversity really, but more just the massive shift in tone from Winter Soldier/Civil War to whatever we ended up with, which might as well be for 5 year olds. Hulk being angry was probably deemed too aggressive for children.Sacrificed on the altar of diversity so captain marvel can swoop in and save the day.
But even Wanda, who had god-tier powers is completely neutered because they needed the story to happen.
Marvel movie power levels are always ridiculously unbalanced and sometimes literally change from scene to scene.
But if as a result other family members will very likely also be killed, you might think twice about blindly rushing in.
To be honest, I don't think the Batman scene and Star-Lord scene are not very comparable: the takes are way lower in Batman's and I'm sure Batman is calculated enough not to give in to rage in Star-Lord's situation.
You've not seen my many discussions on the ending of TLOU1, have you?
I have issues with it, mainly with how the Fireflies handle the situation. They separated him and Ellie and told him they were going to kill her and he just had to suck it up. So yeah, him coming to her defence is more justified than Star-Lord doing pistol whips that won't save anyone. I don't think TLOU1's ending sucks but it's one of the weaker parts of the game but overall doesn't drag the game down.
I've not seen Breaking Bad though. Characters can do dumb things out of pride/arrogance/anger etc. If those character traits are well established in the show first, it doesn't have to be bad writing, it will likely depend how others will deal with the results of those decisions that will make or break the show IMO. IW is a bit of a unique situation with so many lives at risk so it is harder to compare.
I think it may be a rights issue with Hulk that he can only appear in an ensemble features and not stand-alone movies why Marvel is clowning on Hulk these days, especially since She-Hulk who appears better than him right of the bat coming soon.And I'll never get over what they did to Hulk. He deserved his moment against Thanos after the way IW started. It also never made sense to me how Thanos was so powerful in IW without the stones.
Sacrificed on the altar of diversity so captain marvel can swoop in and save the day.
2 vs billions of lives puts it in another perspective. Batman's beating is to get information he knows Joker has, Star-Lord's pistol whipping serves little purpose other than to signal he's livid.One time, my car was nearly hit by a neighbor rushing his car out of the driveway to get his wife to a hospital. Now a logical move would be to drive quickly but also keep aware of your surroundings as a wreck would obviously delay his wife getting to the hospital by a LOT. But the man was letting emotions guide his actions. Because that’s what people do when they are overcome by emotions, they don’t act rationally. Going, “yeah, but…” is pointless as you are trying to apply logic to a person’s mind that has chosen to give a certain emotion control over rational thought.
Batman knew Rachel, as well as Harvey were in danger. As soon as Joker gives the addresses, he immediately takes off only taking the shortest of time to tell Gordon which one they’ll each go to. So yes, him punching Joker out of pure rage is a massive miscalculation as he knew deep down each second counted and yet he wasted time on doing something that clearly would not yield results. The first time he hits Joker, Joker merely advises him on the proper method to hurting someone. When Batman punches him repeatedly later, Joker just laughs. And he only tells Batman the addresses because he does want Batman to unintentionally save Harvey but for Rachel to die. So yes, Batman must have known physical violence was not going to break Joker in this time sensitive situation with the woman he loved and the man who Gotham needed to keep the mob down both in mortal danger, but he proceeded to hit Joker constantly. This is a very comparable situation.
I couldn't buy into that since nothing in the game shows that the Fireflies had the means to make the vaccine in sufficient quantities or distribution. There were more signs that they were on the verge of collapse.Also, there were high stakes with TLOU’s ending. A vaccine could make a major difference fo what was left of humanity, yet Joel did what he did. But it fit his character.
No I don't, I merely said that pistol whipping Thanos didn't do much to help the situation, it made it worse actually. But you bring up an interesting point, if Star-Lord's gun could kill Thanos, I think that should've been done to resolved the situation. But if that were the case, Dr. Strange probably would've seen it in one of his alternate timeline visits.And you keep assuming Peter’s guns could kill Thanos. If they could, well Tony wouldn’t have yelled at Peter to help remove the Gauntlet. He would have just yelled, “shoot him!” So no, Peter hitting Thanos or shooting him is the same thing. When one is overcome with rage, you think they actually give a shit if they can actually kill the person they’re targeting? Peter hitting him is just him letting out his wrath. And for some, throwing a punch feels more satisfying than pulling a trigger.
2 vs billions of lives puts it in another perspective. Batman's beating is to get information he knows Joker has, Star-Lord's pistol whipping serves little purpose other than to signal he's livid.
I couldn't buy into that since nothing in the game shows that the Fireflies had the means to make the vaccine in sufficient quantities and distribution. There were more signs that they were on the verge of collapse.
No I don't, I merely said that pistol whipping Thanos didn't do much to help the situation, it made it worse actually. But you bring up an interesting point, if Star-Lord's gun could kill Thanos, I think that should've been done to resolved the situation. But if that were the case, Dr. Strange probably would've seen it in one of his alternate timeline visits.
Batman's outrage didn't threaten others around him, Quill outrage was endangering people in the area and many others. Even if you see them both as acting stupid/outraged, Quill's several leagues worse than Batman's which is why I find it hard to compare these situations.I already explained that Batman should have seen by that point in the interrogation that Joker was not phased by getting hurt. Him beating Joker was purely out of rage. Gordon even tries to get in there to break it up.
Before the operation Marlene talks about having lost/sacrificed so much and how a vaccine could help them recover. Doesn't sound like an organisation capable of curing the world just yet. Even if we assume they could, we'd have to make other big assumptions in their favor like that they would never abuse the vaccine for power, vaccinate fairly, would be able to defend their stock well enough.Marlene makes it clear in the notes Joel finds that they were on the verge of falling apart due to assuming Ellie had been killed. Once they found her, this was no longer an issue.
That could establish that Quill's reaction is in character, but what he does in is still a dumb and not a good reflection on him.I feel we’re just going in circles regarding Peter. To me, it will be a brilliant moment as I saw that the writer(s) remembered Guardians 2 well and found a way to twist an emotional outburst that was seen in that film as an awesome moment. Although again, emotion, Peter already knew Ego was a Celestial (a god) at that point so obviously he knows guns won’t do shit against him. But, of course, that’s not why he attacks him.
You might scoff at the notion, how can the biggest movie of all time be under appreciated?
But you're OK with Steve going toe to toe with Thanos even though Thanos would be able to kill him with a single flick?
As for the scene you are complaining about, Infinity War makes it very clear to audiences that Thanos either needs to clench his fist or click his fingers to make the gauntlet work work. Carol is holding his hand not allowing him to do either. Hence the reason Thanos grabs the power stone from the gauntlet and smashes the fuck out of her.
Steve is taking the hits on the shield, which is made of vibranium, which at least makes sense as it is is designed to absorb the force. As I recall the only direct hit he takes is a stab through the leg by the sword, the rest is fall damage from being flung around. He also fights considerably more skillfully, dodging, displaying some fighting prowess and the fight is at least a trade-off and struggle. Unlike with fights with Denvers and Witch where Thanos just gets dominated in both cases, even to the point that they make a direct headbutt look completely inconsequential. He literally goes from dominating the three lead avengers all at once to struggling against any of the girls one-on-one which in turn makes him and cap, Thor and Iron Man look weak just for the sake of trying to make the girls look better. It's REALLY bad writing and totally undermines the threat that the past films and Infinity War built up.
You might scoff at the notion, how can the biggest movie of all time be under appreciated? But the fact is most people consider Infinity War to be a "better" movie, but now, with some reflection and the passage of time, ive come to appreciate Endgame a lot more for these reasons.
Endgame really isnt a typical MCU action movie. IW was almost all non stop action. But Endgame except for the end battle, was all dialogue and character interaction. It was the last time we got to see all the Avengers together interact outside of fighting. And its even better here because they added Rhodey, Antman and some of the Guardians. Its like how those party and farm scenes in Age of Ultron were well regarded but not the movie itself.
And i think both ScarJo and RDJ really showed their acting chops here. Especially Scarjo she really knocked it out of the park all her scenes were so good.
Even the time heist (which btw still makes no sense and is still the films biggest problem) was mostly dialogue and drama and very little fighting.
Anyway if you just take the first hour and half of Endgame and add the climactic battle to that then its almost a perfect movie just imho.
Doesn't matter where Thanos was hitting Steve, realistically he could snap Steve and Tony in half in an instant. Grab Steve's shield, rip his arm off, cave his head and then crush Tony's head.
But it's called giving the audience spectacle. Everyone wants to see Steve, Tony and Thor fight Thanos. But no one wants to see a fight last for 5 seconds.
As for Wanda and Carol, they are 2 of the strongest characters, both in the MCU and the comics. Realistically, Wanda could have exploded Thanos' head and end him right there rather than rip his armor off. Same with Carol, she could have done way more damage than she did.
The film actually does things in the opposite manner than what you think. It neutered Wanda and Carol and made Steve and Tony stronger than they should have been.
Do these people even know each other. When I think of alternate Gamora in this scene I laugh at how stupid this is that she would even partake here, but the rest don't make sense either. Why are they all teaming up in battle formation like they've been working together forever? This scene is stupid and really takes you out of the movie - it breaks the fourth wall and it's so transparent what is going on.And of course...
Why on earth the woman who just ripped through the massive battleship like tissue paper would need "help" getting through the grunts is never explained. Instead we just have this staggeringly badly concieved moment where all the girls have gathered for an instagram moment, abandoning everyone else to fight and die on the battlefield so they can run support for someone who clearly doesn't need support.
Endgame was pretty and had a lot of money put into it, but that can't make up for the awful writing and how badly it outright undermines most of the characters that the franchise was built around.
Do these people even know each other. When I think of alternate Gamora in this scene I laugh at how stupid this is that she would even partake here, but the rest don't make sense either. Why are they all teaming up in battle formation like they've been working together forever? This scene is stupid and really takes you out of the movie - it breaks the fourth wall and it's so transparent what is going on.
I totally get that she was trying to take down Thanos but based on the personality we've seen in GoTG she doesn't seem to be the type to for a feel-good Avengers teamup in the middle of a battle.Endgame 2014 Gamora was still hiding Vormir from her father. She didn't want him gaining all 6 stones. She actively helped free present time Nebula from capture and wanted to help stop Thanos.
And again, the scene is there for spectacle and it's a very popular shot.