Avengers: Infinity War NON-SPOILER User Review Thread

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  1. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    Hey guys, this is a review thread for you to use, and this is a NON-SPOILER version. So, want a safe environment where you won't be spoiled? Here you go! While tags in the forum will be strictly enforced, with the exception of the SPOILER Thread and the SPOILER User Review Thread, I cannot be online all night, LOL! So, I am making this thread as a safe haven for you guys nervous about the spoilers but still want to talk about the movie.
     
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    Why is no one posting here.? At least people can share their opinions and reviews here without any spoilers for the people, like us, who are yet to watch the movie. Cos, I wanna see the reviews but at the same time I'm scared of the spoilers in the other thread.!!!
     
  4. jmc away for a while

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    Valid point. Here's mine, non spoiler:

    Alright, so I just got back, my thoughts as followed.

    I'm not even sure where to begin with this because it's still stuck in my mind over an hour later. And that's something that's never happened to me with a Marvel movie. This movie never lets up from the first minute, and yet there's a surprising amount of depth to it, a lot more than an other Avengers films, and honestly more than most of the MCU solo films.

    First off, the pacing of this movie is on point. To be able to craft a story like this with so many characters and have it run as buttery smooth as it is is nothing short of a miracle. This film will be looked at in film classes in the future in how you manage a story with this many characters in it.

    It would be impossible to write about every character, so all I can really do is say no-one feels like they've been done an injustice to. Everyone has their moment and no-one feels like they are trying to outshine the other actors, this is as big a team effort as you're ever likely to see from everyone involved. Most ensembles films have a few of the characters be the lead but everyone is balanced perfectly. Thanos is not so much the lead as he is the glue that holds it all together. Most surprisingly, he makes his case to the audience as to why he's doing what he's doing, not as a quest for power, but as a quest for balance. He's the type of villain that has been sorely missed from the MCU.

    There are a few short cuts made here and there with some characters seemingly coming out of nowhere to move the story forward, a few WTF moments from some characters and a few surprisingly dodgy looking CG effect but overall nothing noticeable to derail the ride. The action is pretty intense and given how the groups are split some of the sequences are very inventive, although some of the sequences are a bit too shaky cam for my liking.

    As it stands this the first and only Marvel movie where I genuinely had no idea where they were taking the story. The best compliment I can say is that this doesn't feel like a Marvel movie, at least not a regular one. Part of that may be seeing all these characters we've been watching for 10 years converge together, part of that is down to the villain being a genuine threat, part of that is the technical precision needed to make this work, all of those pieces make this something really unique. Does that make it their best film? I don't know yet. All I can say is that this is the first time I walked out wanting to immediately watch a Marvel movie again.

    A very, very strong 8/10
     
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    Thanks a lot and how do you rank it among your favorite Marvel movies. Especially with The Avengers. Cos that's my all time favorite Superhero movie.!!!
     
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    I have to watch it again before I know where it stands.
     
  7. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    Remember, this is a NON-SPOILER review thread. If your review has spoilers, please post in the SPOILER Review thread.

    Thank you
     
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    Infinity War. Definitely the most non-Marvel film from them. It's almost bizarre. This is their biggest movie yet. It's the most comic book-ish CBM imo as many things that happened here are possible to be drawn on pages but not on big screen, but they pulled it off. You can see what I mean because of how expansive the movie is. Most ambitious and most daring work from MCU. Entertaining as hell but filled with well earned emotional and dreadful moments. It's also funnier than I'd expected it to be.

    Thanos as a villain is given more layer than most MCU villains, he's almost sympathetic? He does some bad stuff but you understand the reason. His mission is noble. This film made it clear of that. Somehow Infinity War feels more like his story than another installment of The Avengers. To few reviewers this might be an issue but this is a plus for me. The action is fantastic too. Many creative moments. And did I say this movie huge? It seriously is.

    I agree however that even in 2 and an half hours this whole story feels kind of overstuffed. Many things going on. It gets a bit tedious at times (for me), I just can't imagine how some people who are not fans can take all this clearly. Several things also get a bit repetitive, although this more of a personal problem but I felt that way during the movie. As I said about "overstuffed" issue before, this made it harder for me to appreciate the intricate work that went into making this film because jumping from one place to another and all different setting kinda tiring. Mad Max Fury Road is similar but it actually worked in that movie (for me anyway) and partially, in the case of Infinity War.

    This movie made it clear that you HAVE to wait for the next one to feel satisfied. I can't wait for it as well.

    I gave it 8.9/10 few hours ago but after I let all the hype settled down, my final score is more of 8.5/10

    Oh and this movie made me love Thor even more. Great guy.


    Pardon my english guys. Not my first language.
     
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    Is Thanos totally nerfed like Ultron or jus in a few scenes. Cos everyone is raving about Thanos being one of the best villains of all time.
     
  10. LvtLeeTDK Fullmetal Alchemist

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    How are you able to quote my post ? I thought the mod deleted it.

    Thanos is praised for his complexity and characteristics. It really is amazing. His power is quite inconsistent though. See the film and you guys will know what I mean
     
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    This is a recurring issue in the MCU for virtually all characters. So not on the whole too surprising.
     
  12. BigThor God of Thunder

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    It's a recurring issue in CBM films in general not just MCU films, it happens in Fox films, Sony films, DC/Warner Brother films etc.
     
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    Ive certainly found it more noticeable in the MCU. Especially with cap for example. its not a huge negative, just an observation.
     
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    The movie was underwhelming and overwhelming for me.
     
  15. BigThor God of Thunder

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    A normal HUMAN Doc Ock (only his tentacles were strong) taking several punches/kicks to the human parts of his body from Spider-Man who stops a train is the worst I can think of.
     
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    WELL, THEY FREAKING DID IT. THEY ABSOLUTELY DID IT.

    Yes, it does feel like a lot happens, but what happens, maaaaaan. What an amazing 10 years it has been! It was not a perfect film, but it was still a great film, belongs to the top tier of the MCU. I don't know how I'll rate it yet, I'll probably wait till my second viewing on Saturday before I rate it. But I don't think fans will be disappointed. Throughout these 10 years, we felt all kinds of emotions, and you will feel ALL OF THOSE EMOTIONS in this movie. Wow, and yup, Thanos is this generation's Darth Vader. HE WAS AN ABSOLUTE BEAST.

    I really don't know what else to say, but this film delivers. I freakin' loved it and I hope all of you do as well! Cheers!
     
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    Cos Mod deleted your post after I quoted it and was typing my reply. :p
     
  18. LoganPool Like Deadpool, but with more hair.

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    I thought I couldn't get anymore excited for this film, but you proved me wrong! Great little review! Tomorrow night needs to get here now!
     
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    Saw it a few hours ago - will need a second time to enjoy it as a film and not as much as an exciting ride.

    Very good movie, it delivered and leaves you wanting for more, the film doesn't feel long at all.
    So without spoilers, quick + and -.

    + :
    Thanos, excellent, fleshed-out and motivated villain. Flawless.
    The whole cast : top notch acting and some touching moments, especially from Saldana, Bethany and Olsen.
    Pretty much everything, you have the same intensity than in WS and CW with higher stakes and dramatic moments.
    Some iconic moments from the original comic books.
    The stinger.

    - :
    The action was a bit confusing sometimes but not a big problem (I was also seating in the 4th row) because it's INTENSE.
    The henchwoman alien wasn't as convincing as the others, CGI-wise. Also not a big problem.

    Right now, its a 9,5/10.
     
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    Saw today in Italy.

    It's a masterpiece.
     
  21. LoganPool Like Deadpool, but with more hair.

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    Stupid question... what do you mean by the stinger?
     
  22. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    Stinger normally refers to tease for future things, like an after the credits scene, sequel tease, etc.
     
  23. LoganPool Like Deadpool, but with more hair.

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    Had not heard that before. Thanks!
     
  24. Fallen I'm done running from my past.

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    I am not a hardcore MCU fan. For your reference I think most of their movies feel the same. Especially origins. I despise the ending of Civil War with a passion and my favourite MCU films in no order are Iron-Man, Avengers, Winter- Soldier and Guardians 2.
    Before anyone jumps on me I am a DC comics reader and Burton's, Donners and Nolans adaptations are my cup of tea compared to Marvel. Having said that,
    I absolutely adored this film. Talk about a cross-over comic book come to life.
    I could not believe how much I loved Brolin's Thanos. Motivated, well thought, perfectly realised. The references to the old films are many and well deserved.
    If I could compare to something that would be a season finale of a great t.v. series, where all your patience has paid off but leaves you hanging for more. Sure there are logic leaps but man. It is like mythology coming to life. More plot driven than character driven but the execution is pitch perfect.
    On other notes the cinematography is not as muted as it was on the previous Russo films and the shots have a James Gunn feel to them (Especially in space).
    Overall I loved it. And I expected to hated it. I Can't wait to see it again tonight.
     

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