So! Avengers: Endgame

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Johnny Novgorod:

McElroy:
Oh dear the audience. There was a woman sitting behind me actually saying "oh my god" (in English, and this is a Finnish theatre we're sitting in) every time something of note happened.

God I had a fat chick sitting in front of me that kept swaying frantically and rocking the seats around her every time Iron Man called someone a funny name.

Ugh....and I never found Marvel's sense of humor that funny and always found it cringe and distracting.

PapaGreg096:
I mean its 5 years after half of the population vanished, I doubt people are waiting to get into the next big gaming fad.

That, or every game dev except Epic got snapped. Tho that would be a special kind of evil, even for Thanos.

I'm in the kind of lukewarm camp on it.

It is primarily a nostalgia tour for a long run of movies that I found the majority of to be solid summer blockbuster action movies, but only a bare handful really popped. So yeah, that aspect didn't necessarily do much for me.

The resolution was somewhat better set up then the comic version (which was basically "All a dream" as the snap went), but its still effectively a few hours to just largely reset the last film and get a few actors a sendoff. As mentioned, there's nothing exactly unpredictable in the outcomes here.

Endgame is definitely style over substance, similar to Dark Knight. You have to let go of some very glaring logical fallacies for this to make sense, just like you had to in Dark Knight.

Almost everyone who was a major part of the MCU had at least a cameo. It squared so many circles at once that only a couple of minor parts were left dangling. Some deliberately. Some not

But...

I think this movie's biggest fault is I think it will fall a little bit short if you go in blind. There's so much of it you will enjoy if you watched much of the other ones. For all of its faults like Infinity War it's a comic book mega crossover come to life in the best way but still with its own problems.

10/10 for personal enjoyment but if I'm rating it on but someone with not as much baggage as me 8/10

trunkage:

tf2godz:

trunkage:

I'm a bit disappointed that only one person read my spoiler. Because it's fucked up.

Johnny Novgorod:

McElroy:
Oh dear the audience. There was a woman sitting behind me actually saying "oh my god" (in English, and this is a Finnish theatre we're sitting in) every time something of note happened.

God I had a fat chick sitting in front of me that kept swaying frantically and rocking the seats around her every time Iron Man called someone a funny name.

Yeah, is Iron Man even funny in this movie? The scene with the shits was damn near out of character. Rhodey has the funny quips and Ant-Man has his antics (get it? ANT-ics! hahahaa). Not forgetting Boomer-Banner.

trunkage:
I'm a bit disappointed that only one person read my spoiler. Because it's fucked up.

Who cares? He doesn't have to tell her "btw, had sex with your niece in the future, she was better in bed too"

Unashamedly loved it. But then I'm the sort of person who's thrilled they finally actually said "Avengers Assemble!" after teasing it once or twice, so of course I was going to love it

In my city, almost all the theaters are packed morning till midnight, and all the good seats are taken. I don't want to sit right in front of the screen, so I will just wait till next week.

trunkage:

tf2godz:

trunkage:

I'm a bit disappointed that only one person read my spoiler. Because it's fucked up.

The movie's still in theaters. Wait a week maybe before most will watch it.

So I got bored last night and just decided to go see this.

It was boring. And it wasn't just me. This was a Saturday night, opening weekend showing, theater was packed, every screen is showing this movie and the crowd seemed just as bored as I was. No one clapped, no one cheered, no one laughed or cried or did anything. It was dead silent the entire movie, as if everyone was asleep, and even in the end when the credits came up, nothing. Dead silence then people started to leave. Like even during the Big Moments when <Redacted> does <Redacted> and <Censored> goes [Deleted!], nothing. And I know there's meant to be a reaction because the movie awkwardly stops after jokes for laugh beats, or big moments for applause. And it got nothing. So here we have Tony Stark telling a joke, pause for laugh, no laugh, the characters are awkwardly standing around for a few heartbeats to let the non-existent laughter die down.

Like kinda' just a dud. Like this is a 100% accurate representation of my movie going experience with this crowd

Silentpony:

It was boring. And it wasn't just me. This was a Saturday night, opening weekend showing, theater was packed, every screen is showing this movie and the crowd seemed just as bored as I was. No one clapped, no one cheered, no one laughed or cried or did anything. It was dead silent the entire movie, as if everyone was asleep, and even in the end when the credits came up, nothing. Dead silence then people started to leave. Like even during the Big Moments when <Redacted> does <Redacted> and <Censored> goes [Deleted!], nothing. And I know there's meant to be a reaction because the movie awkwardly stops after jokes for laugh beats, or big moments for applause. And it got nothing. So here we have Tony Stark telling a joke, pause for laugh, no laugh, the characters are awkwardly standing around for a few heartbeats to let the non-existent laughter die down.

I got the same response. Not much talk or noise. But then, I thought a quite theatre would be an indication of people respecting others desire to watch the movie. I guess my like of the movie must have blinded me to everyone's dislike of the movie....

Full house when I saw it today, and that was an early showing.

To my chagrin, somebody spoiled me about the deaths, but thankfully that didn't disrupt my enjoyment of it too much. The main surprise wasn't the deaths, but the resolution of the main scenario. It's the Avenger's 'endzone dance' taken up to a thousand. The perfect excuse to make a 'greatest hits' compilation of various MCU movies/scenes and add additional layers to it and numerous past characters while they're at it (perhaps the largest cast of any MCU movie?), naturally ending with a final battle designed to exceed Infinity War's finale.

Not as gripping as IW in places, but as grand a finale as expected.

trunkage:

Silentpony:

It was boring. And it wasn't just me. This was a Saturday night, opening weekend showing, theater was packed, every screen is showing this movie and the crowd seemed just as bored as I was. No one clapped, no one cheered, no one laughed or cried or did anything. It was dead silent the entire movie, as if everyone was asleep, and even in the end when the credits came up, nothing. Dead silence then people started to leave. Like even during the Big Moments when <Redacted> does <Redacted> and <Censored> goes [Deleted!], nothing. And I know there's meant to be a reaction because the movie awkwardly stops after jokes for laugh beats, or big moments for applause. And it got nothing. So here we have Tony Stark telling a joke, pause for laugh, no laugh, the characters are awkwardly standing around for a few heartbeats to let the non-existent laughter die down.

I got the same response. Not much talk or noise. But then, I thought a quite theater would be an indication of people respecting others desire to watch the movie. I guess my like of the movie must have blinded me to everyone's dislike of the movie....

I guess its weird. I saw Infinity War the same day - Saturday night opening weekend, same cinema. Roaring applause, standing ovations, clapping, cheering, crying, shouting, gnawing, biting, breaking, hacking, burning!
Night and day difference. If I didn't know better I'd say I saw the movie alone, such was the void of response. To be fair a few people coughed and sneezed, but that's not a response to Captain shaving his beard.

I personally didn't have much response because I felt it was very obvious and route and just by-the-numbers, taking no big risks or chances. Just get things back to a semblance of normal for phase 4. I hope the 100+ other goers didn't feel the same

bastardofmelbourne:

Xprimentyl:
Why do I feel like the mark in a ?no soap, radio? joke here? We?ve had a superhero movie every 12 minutes for a decade; why the extreme hype for this one? Where?s the miasma of exhausted indifference that?s surrounded these movies for so long? I?m not trying to bring anyone down; I?m genuinely curious. Is this film supposed to be something other than super power porn?

Well, not really. "Super power porn" is a pretty accurate description. I won't dispute it.

The film doesn't accomplish any masterworks of plotting, nor does it wring out any Oscar-worthy performances from its actors. It's pure fanservice, made impressive largely because of how well-executed the fanservice is. There are some very hefty emotional beats, but they hit the hardest if you're a fan.

One spoilery example:

You would only feel anything from that scene if you were a Marvel fan who'd been paying attention since at least 2011. If you weren't, it's meaningless pap.

Ah, well and earnestly said; makes total sense. As a fan of "things," I'm not opposed when I am pandered to over said things in high quality and regard.

That being said, a pair of tickets for a double date was my friend's "welcome home" gift to me as I visited home this past weekend, so I saw it Saturday night, and it was good. LONG as all get out (three fucking hours?? Are you kidding me?!?), but good. It was entertaining spectacle which is where my bar for those types of films tends to be. I see now that I'm missing broad swaths of info having only seen maybe a third of the 22 film saga as there were several moments where a collective gasp, laugh or cheer from the audience when this-or-that character popped up, said or did something, and I was utterly out of the loop, so I accept the onus is on me if the film wasn't as "Second Coming of Christ"-y for me. A small part of me wants to fill in the approximately 14 film gap by watching them for the context, but the larger part of me (the part with the 3-hours-numb ass) feels the gist is good enough.

I DO have one issue, if you or anyone could be bothered:

Xprimentyl:

She had terminal velocity. Also

Can the OP please put "SPOILERS" in the thread title? I'm getting confused on which blocks of text to put my spoiler bookends around...

McElroy:

Xprimentyl:

She had terminal velocity.

McElroy:
Also

I know I'm being nit-picky, but you've got to understand, for ME to get to this point takes some effort; I watched Wanted and loved every cross-city bending bullet without batting an eyelash.

Xprimentyl:
I DO have one issue, if you or anyone could be bothered:

Johnny Novgorod:

Xprimentyl:
I DO have one issue, if you or anyone could be bothered:

Silentpony:

Silentpony:

trunkage:

Silentpony:

It was boring. And it wasn't just me. This was a Saturday night, opening weekend showing, theater was packed, every screen is showing this movie and the crowd seemed just as bored as I was. No one clapped, no one cheered, no one laughed or cried or did anything. It was dead silent the entire movie, as if everyone was asleep, and even in the end when the credits came up, nothing. Dead silence then people started to leave. Like even during the Big Moments when <Redacted> does <Redacted> and <Censored> goes [Deleted!], nothing. And I know there's meant to be a reaction because the movie awkwardly stops after jokes for laugh beats, or big moments for applause. And it got nothing. So here we have Tony Stark telling a joke, pause for laugh, no laugh, the characters are awkwardly standing around for a few heartbeats to let the non-existent laughter die down.

I got the same response. Not much talk or noise. But then, I thought a quite theater would be an indication of people respecting others desire to watch the movie. I guess my like of the movie must have blinded me to everyone's dislike of the movie....

I guess its weird. I saw Infinity War the same day - Saturday night opening weekend, same cinema. Roaring applause, standing ovations, clapping, cheering, crying, shouting, gnawing, biting, breaking, hacking, burning!
Night and day difference. If I didn't know better I'd say I saw the movie alone, such was the void of response. To be fair a few people coughed and sneezed, but that's not a response to Captain shaving his beard.

I personally didn't have much response because I felt it was very obvious and route and just by-the-numbers, taking no big risks or chances. Just get things back to a semblance of normal for phase 4. I hope the 100+ other goers didn't feel the same

Not doing it the numbers is punished by audiences. Just ask The Last Jedi. We, generally, like everything cozy and safe. We don't want something out of left field, generally. Look at an example of a suprise movie, the Sixth Sense. Now, every movie by M. Night is expected to have a twist. Even when you do something new and fresh, it gets old and stale very quickly.

I'd agree, I'd love more chances being taken. Some of my favourite movies are Donnie Darko, Frailty, Arlington Road and the Usual Suspects. Not becuase of great story telling, but becuase they had something new to say. Even Vox Lux from last year was a stand out (not necessarily good, but it made an impression). Or Mandy. Annihilation was incredibly derivative as a story but the way it looked was incredible. So was Drive, who relied on feel rather than story. I bring up the last one, becuase, as I've said, Endgame doesn't make sense. But, for me, the feeling was there.

It's like Gordon's monologue at the end of The Dark Knight. None of what happened before made any sense, story wise. But the feeling of the sacrifice Batman was making to save the soul of Gotham felt real to me.

The Decapitated Centaur:

trunkage:

The Decapitated Centaur:

trunkage:
I got the same response. Not much talk or noise. But then, I thought a quite theatre would be an indication of people respecting others desire to watch the movie. I guess my like of the movie must have blinded me to everyone's dislike of the movie....

Yep, we're now in an age where people not being self-centered, mindless, braying jackasses in the theater is considered the sign of a bad movie.

I'll take a "bad" movie and a "bored" audience any day or night of the week over "I RECOGNIZED THAT REFERENCE AND I CLAAAAAAPED OH MY GOD THAT CHARACTER QUIPPED AND I LAAAAAAAFFFED THERE WAS MORE CGI AND I CHEEEEEERED THIS MOVIE HAD BLUE IN IT IT BROKE NEW GROUND CONSUME PRODUCT GET HYPE FOR MORE PRODUCT AND BUY MORE TICKETS TO CONSUME SAME PRODUCT SO I CLAAAAAAP".

Eacaraxe:

trunkage:
I got the same response. Not much talk or noise. But then, I thought a quite theatre would be an indication of people respecting others desire to watch the movie. I guess my like of the movie must have blinded me to everyone's dislike of the movie....

Yep, we're now in an age where people not being self-centered, mindless, braying jackasses in the theater is considered the sign of a bad movie.

I'll take a "bad" movie and a "bored" audience any day or night of the week over "I RECOGNIZED THAT REFERENCE AND I CLAAAAAAPED OH MY GOD THAT CHARACTER QUIPPED AND I LAAAAAAAFFFED THERE WAS MORE CGI AND I CHEEEEEERED THIS MOVIE HAD BLUE IN IT IT BROKE NEW GROUND CONSUME PRODUCT GET HYPE FOR MORE PRODUCT AND BUY MORE TICKETS TO CONSUME SAME PRODUCT SO I CLAAAAAAP".

Speak for yourself. The theater I was in, and the one I usually go to, people are respectful regardless of quality. When I went to see Avengers: End Game in the morning, people laughed when appropriate without going overboard, clapped when appropriate, and were silent and respectful to each other. That goes double for the kids.

End Game was the greatest 3 hours of life. The movie gets an S Rank. A Better Than Sex rating. 11/10 FTW!!

Johnny Novgorod:

trunkage:

The Decapitated Centaur:

Would that have done anything? The price was paid and you can't backtrack.

But, as I've said, Endgame is style over story,

Eacaraxe:

trunkage:
I got the same response. Not much talk or noise. But then, I thought a quite theatre would be an indication of people respecting others desire to watch the movie. I guess my like of the movie must have blinded me to everyone's dislike of the movie....

Yep, we're now in an age where people not being self-centered, mindless, braying jackasses in the theater is considered the sign of a bad movie.

I'll take a "bad" movie and a "bored" audience any day or night of the week over "I RECOGNIZED THAT REFERENCE AND I CLAAAAAAPED OH MY GOD THAT CHARACTER QUIPPED AND I LAAAAAAAFFFED THERE WAS MORE CGI AND I CHEEEEEERED THIS MOVIE HAD BLUE IN IT IT BROKE NEW GROUND CONSUME PRODUCT GET HYPE FOR MORE PRODUCT AND BUY MORE TICKETS TO CONSUME SAME PRODUCT SO I CLAAAAAAP".

I did see Infinity War on opening day last year. While there wasn't call outs of references, there was definitely cheering. It creates a very different environment. But I didn't want that experience for Endgame, chose a different day.

Johnny Novgorod:

Xprimentyl:
I DO have one issue, if you or anyone could be bothered:

Thanos is REALLY fucking strong. Watch Infinity War and actually pay attention to when he uses the gems during a fight. He barely uses them at all. He tends towards not using them in fights unless he has to like fighting against Dr Strange and magic.

Also, it's funny to me that there were kids at the cinema who weren't even born when Marvel started down this road. I remember going to see Raimi's Spider-man and Bryan Singers X-Men at the cinema.

I thought it was good. Not as good as Infinity War. I spoilered myself and I don't think it effected how I saw the film since it's a Marvel film, we know how it goes. I am glad they didn't fuck it up though as it would have been so easy to.

Really though there was more I liked than I disliked.

Johnny Novgorod:

Xprimentyl:
I DO have one issue, if you or anyone could be bothered:

Thanos is REALLY fucking strong. Watch Infinity War and actually pay attention to when he uses the gems during a fight. He barely uses them at all. He tends towards not using them in fights unless he has to like fighting against Dr Strange and magic.

Also, it's funny to me that there were kids at the cinema who weren't even born when Marvel started down this road. I remember going to see Raimi's Spider-man and Bryan Singers X-Men at the cinema.

I thought it was good. Not as good as Infinity War. I spoilered myself and I don't think it effected how I saw the film since it's a Marvel film, we know how it goes. I am glad they didn't fuck it up though as it would have been so easy to.

Trigger warning for people that like Captain Marvel.

Really though there was more I liked than I disliked.

Here Comes Tomorrow:

Johnny Novgorod:

Xprimentyl:
I DO have one issue, if you or anyone could be bothered:

Thanos is REALLY fucking strong. Watch Infinity War and actually pay attention to when he uses the gems during a fight. He barely uses them at all. He tends towards not using them in fights unless he has to like fighting against Dr Strange and magic.

Samtemdo8:

Johnny Novgorod:

McElroy:
Oh dear the audience. There was a woman sitting behind me actually saying "oh my god" (in English, and this is a Finnish theatre we're sitting in) every time something of note happened.

God I had a fat chick sitting in front of me that kept swaying frantically and rocking the seats around her every time Iron Man called someone a funny name.

Ugh....and I never found Marvel's sense of humor that funny and always found it cringe and distracting.

"Cringe" is a verb and shouldn't be used in that way unless you're a ditzy 12 year old girl talking to her BFFs on her phone, shame on you.

Instead, try the more healthy alternative; cringeworthy.

Here Comes Tomorrow:

Trigger warning for people that like Captain Marvel.

Xprimentyl:

Here Comes Tomorrow:

Trigger warning for people that like Captain Marvel.

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