AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR v.12 (Crosses $2 Billion Worldwide; Dragonlord's Review)

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If you have seen AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, how would you rate it?

  1. 10 - Excellent

    31.9%
  2. 9 - Great

    37.3%
  3. 8 - Good

    14.6%
  4. 7 - Pretty Good

    8.6%
  5. 6 - Decent

    2.9%
  6. 5 - Average

    1.9%
  7. 4 - Poor

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  8. 3 - Bad

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  9. 2 - Terribad

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  10. I am a nerd

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  11. 1 - Reserved for Adamant's Score

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  1. Dragonlordxxxxx

    Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Update: April 25, 2018

    Dragonlord’s Review of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (No Spoilers)

    Bottom Line: Skillfully balancing the different tone and characters, Avengers: Infinity War is an extraordinary crossover event that not only is ambitious in its scale and massive in its scope but as emotional and haunting at its core. This is MCU's Empire Strikes Back.

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    [Note: For this non-spoiler Infinity War review, I will be as vague as possible with the details to make it as safe for everyone to read.]

    If you’re a comic book fan, there was something special when you read a crossover event for the first time. Whether it was Secret Wars or Crisis on Infinite Earths or Infinity Gauntlet, it felt like a momentous occasion seeing the various iconic characters and teams gather together in one comic book series. That is how it must feel like for the Marvel Cinematic Universe fans watching Avengers: Infinity War.

    A 10-year culmination steadily built over the past 18 movies, Avengers: Infinity War exceeds the hype and anticipation to deliver arguably one of the greatest superhero movies ever. Unlike The Last Jedi where it spits in the eyes of their fanbase, Infinity War subverts expectations but in an extremely positive fashion. The plot twists are so staggering and affecting that it demands that you watch it as soon as possible to avoid being spoiled by your friends or the media.

    Despite the overall awesomeness of the film, it has its small share of flaws. Clearly meant for those that have faithfully followed the MCU, Infinity War does away with introductions or plot explanations on previous movies and dives straight after the events of Thor: Ragnarok. The first thing that stood out was Alan Silvestri’s bland, phoned-in orchestral score. The music didn’t fit, it felt intrusive and cheesy which diminished the gravitas of the scene a bit. Just to be clear, the scene is fine but the right score (or no score at all) would have made it better.

    From there, the story shifts to Earth where the film bombards you with action scene after action scene, bordering on exhausting. Marvel Studios normally does a good job of pacing its action but they might have overplayed it a little this time. They could also have developed a proper build-up and greater tension for Thanos and the Black Order’s arrival. The fight scenes are superbly done but a few times it’s too rapid and hard to follow, especially the night scenes.

    One of the enjoyable aspects of the film is seeing the different MCU characters meet for the first time, which they milk for maximum humor effect. The banter does get a bit tiresome and feels forced though when some of the more egotistical characters squabble amongst themselves to see who has the bigger dick. Though lot of the jokes are funny, the comedy goes a bit overboard for my taste and should have been reeled in.

    The first act had an uneven pacing where scene-to-scene transition didn't flow naturally. The turning point when the film starts to find its right footing is when Captain America shows up. It’s no coincidence that the film starts to flow smoother and moving in the right direction as Cap is one of the MCU’s major leader characters that doesn’t rely on quips and one-liners compared to some of his peers.

    Another inflection point for the better is when the perspective shifts to Thanos and his pursuit for the Infinity Stones at the film’s midpoint. Slightly reminiscent of Jim Starlin’s The Thanos Quest, not only does the audience get to know the Mad Titan better and his motivations, they’ll even be inexplicably compelled to root for him to get the Stones. Aside from Thanos being magnificently rendered on the screen as well as being a bad ass powerhouse, Josh Brolin gives a wonderful nuanced performance that shines through all the fantastic CGI effects. Not only is Thanos one of MCU's best villains, he joins the ranks of Gollum and Caesar as one of filmdom’s most memorable talking CGI characters ever.

    Skillfully balancing the different Marvel characters and giving every one of their portrayals justice, directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have done an exemplary job creating an extraordinary crossover event that not only is ambitious in its scale and massive in its scope as it is emotional and haunting at its core. The two monumentally epic climactic battles is simply mind-blowing and worth the price of admission, multiple times. This is the MCU’s Empire Strikes Back.

    Rating: 9/10


    Spoiler Thoughts and Musings for AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

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    Kinda felt bad for the Asgardians. Half of their race was probably killed by Hela in Thor: Ragnarok. The refugees escaped Asgard’s destruction but only to die by the hands of Thanos and the Black Order.

    With Heimdall killed by Thanos at the beginning, there goes one of the popular theories out of the window that Heimdall has the Soul Stone.

    As expected, Loki died. At least he went out with honor trying to kill Thanos. Also debunked is the theory that Loki was the one who summoned Thanos at the end of Thor: Ragnarok.

    Sif not part of Thor: Ragnarok turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to her. She would have been killed by Hela alongside the Warriors Three in Thor: Ragnarok. If by some chance she survived, she would have met her demise alongside the Asgardians by the hands of Thanos.

    They didn’t show Valkyrie, Korg and Meek among the casualties. Hopefully they survived somehow.

    Hulk versus Thanos was good but it wasn’t the epic brawl I was expecting. The actual fight was limited to a confined space and was all too brief. These two MCU behemoths deserved to duke it out in an open field where they can cut loose and all kinds of cool destructive moves take place.

    Why didn’t Heimdall send Thor to Earth instead of the Hulk?

    Hulk/Banner became the harbinger of doom in the film. In the Infinity Gauntlet comic book series, it was the Silver Surfer who was the messenger.

    Wished they spent at least 5 minutes building up the arrival of the Black Order to Earth. There was no proper build-up. Banner shows up and warns the heroes, then a few minutes later the Black Order showed up.

    Tony Stark and Dr. Strange bickering like children was a bit irksome because their conflict felt forced.

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    I got a laugh when Peter Parker asked Ned for a distraction and Ned shouts “We’re all going to die!” (which in the end is kinda true)

    I inherently don’t like the concept of nanotech suits popping up out of thin air but damn, Iron Man’s Bleeding Edge suit is bad-ass. It’s so powerful that it could go toe-to-toe with Thanos for a short while.

    Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian fighting the heroes in New York was fun. I liked Ebony. His evangelical speeches didn’t do anything for me but I liked the way he talked – calm, refined and articulate. But the way he uses his telekinesis was very cool and highly effective.

    Cull Obsidian was pretty good. I liked that he wasn’t just like brawler-type and that they gave him some tech to work with especially his hammer which gave him ranged attacks.

    Cull Obsidian’s fight with Iron Man and Spider-Man was good but the action was a bit too fast and would have liked it if they slowed it a bit down to better digest and savor the battle.

    What’s interesting (and funny) is Banner cannot transform into the Hulk because Hulk refuses to go out, even saying out loud “no!” in mid-transformation. With Hulk being more intelligent now, he seems to have acquired the notion of fear after being brutally beaten by Thanos.

    Tony summoning the Iron Spider suit and saving Spider-Man was pretty cool. I wasn’t really enamored with the Iron Spider suit in the trailers but it has won me over especially seeing the spider-arms in action.

    Strange’s Cloak of Levitation was once again very funny. It has its own personality like the magic carpet in Disney’s Aladdin.

    It was mentioned that Ant-Man and Hawkeye are under house arrest. Both did not appear in this movie.

    Cap’s entrance was very cool. It also felt like the film finally had a clear direction and purpose.

    I liked Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight. They were solid and formidable opponents.

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    The Guardians bit where the team, except for Quill, would fawn over Thor and Quill’s insecurities were funny. I just found it unnatural for Thor to be so cheerful when his people and stepbrother were just massacred.

    Unlike in Age of Ultron, Thor’s side quest to forge a new weapon was both meaningful and entertaining. Peter Dinklage’s role is also revealed as an ironic giant dwarf who is the master forger.

    With Groot giving part of his body as the ax handle, Thor gets a brand new weapon – Stormbreaker. I heartily approve. I’ve said in the past that Mjolnir looks a bit awkward when Thor swings it into action and that Thor needed a Stormbreaker-like weapon that has a very long handle.

    Gamora plays a major part in the story as it is revealed that Thanos does love her. It was heartbreaking to see Thanos sacrificing her to get the Soul Stone.

    The biggest surprise of the movie was the return of the Red Skull. After he was banished by the Tesseract, he sort of became the keeper for the Soul Stone. It’s still unclear if that was Hugo Weaving portraying the Skull or was it his voice.

    The battle at Titan was epic. Star-Lord really impressed me with his fighting and tactical prowess. The Bleeding Armor was amazing. Also impressed with Tony's battle skills.

    When they were in the middle of getting the glove off Thanos and Star-Lord was about to jeopardize the plan, if I were Tony, I would have zapped Star-Lord unconscious.

    Dr. Strange also gave a good showing against Thanos. His shadow clone jutsu was very cool. And even though they tried to rationalize it, I still believe that Dr. Strange with the Eye of Agamotto/Time Stone would have been enough to defeat Thanos.

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    The battle at Wakanda was another epic moment. It’s a bit stupid the Wakandans didn’t employ ranged weapons against the Outriders but the battle is so spectacular you just go with it.

    Thor arriving at Wakanda was goosebump-inducing and a great fantastic moment. Banner yelling to the enemy “you’re all screwed!” was also great.

    Loved how Banner defeated Cull Obsidian without the Hulk’s help, who still had performance anxiety issues.

    Thanos was clearly toying with Cap and the team as he could have easily overpowered all of them. He also knew he had the Time Stone to undo events if necessary.

    So in the end, Thanos wins and kills half of the universe. My eyes got a bit teary-eyed when Peter Parker was dying. His pleas of “I don’t want to go. I don’t want to go” hit me in the feels. (I know I know they're not really dead and will come back in Avengers 4)

    I loved that the trailers used the "Cap and gang running hero shot" to fake us out. Hulk didn't even show up in Wakanda.

    I think Shuri will revive the Vision. I think she had enough of his memory to put him back together. The question now is the new Vision going to be cold and robotic. And will Vision's new form be the white (or grey) version.

    One of my daughters made an astute comment that if Thanos is omnipotent, why not just expand the universe or expand the resources so that no one goes hungry. I agree. Thanos’ imagination is so limited. Instead of killing half of the universe, he could magically cure most of its problems with the Gauntlet. She also had several theories and one of them is what if Thanos just created an alternate reality/universe where the other half of the population didn't die but just lived there.

    In the post-credits scene, Nick Fury and Maria Hill turn to Ash. Before dying, Fury managed to activate his overgrown pager which showed the symbol for Captain Marvel. My brain is filled with so many questions. Is Captain Marvel confined in the quantum realm? How does she fit inside the Infinity War storyline.

    I predict that at the end (or near the end) of the Captain Marvel movie that Carol Danvers will either fly off into space (or go in the Quantum Realm) and she will have a pager with her and she'll tell Nick Fury that if he/they need her, just page her.

    They say Carol Danvers is going to be one of the most powerful beings in the MCU. So that's good news because they're going to need that extra firepower going up against Thanos in Avengers 4.



    Link to previous Avengers: Infinity War threads: [1], [2], [/3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11]
     
  2. Dragonlordxxxxx

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    Update: April 28, 2018

    Dragonlord’s Idea for the Ending of AVENGERS 4 (Spoilers)

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    [Warning: Contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War.]

    I’ve come up with what I think is a great ending to Avengers 4. It’s poignant and emotional that goes full circle to the first Avengers movie. The problem is my plot point might be too good. So I hope you guys don’t really get an unhealthy attachment to this ending so that you won’t be disappointed when the actual Avengers 4 goes off in a totally different direction. So without further adieu, here’s my pitch.

    At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, half of the universe’s population was killed off by Thanos, instantly turning into ash. The original six members of the Avengers are still alive (Hawkeye is presumed to be also alive). That got me thinking - 6 Infinity Stones for 6 Avengers. One of the themes of Infinity War was sacrifice. What if in order to undo what Thanos did to the universe, the original six Avengers have to sacrifice their lives for the greater good. Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth's Marvel contracts end after Avengers 4. So what better way to end it than to go out with a bang.

    Basically that’s the gist of my ending. Six Avengers for six Infinity Stones. Now I only had a few hours to work on this, so it’s pretty rough but the following is a plot summary of the ending to my Avengers 4.

    (IMPORTANT: Play the video and just listen to the music while reading)




    The original six Avengers (Cap, Iron Man, Thor, Widow, Hawkeye and Hulk) alongside War Machine, Vision (repaired), Rocket, Nebula, new Black Panther (Shuri), Okoye, Ant-Man, Wasp, Abomination (recruited) and Captain Marvel have laid siege to Thanos’ base in some planet (let’s just call it Galmaron). The original 6 Avengers with Nebula are fighting Thanos inside the base while the others are fighting the Chitauri army outside.

    The Infinity Gauntlet hasn’t been working properly ever since the end of Infinity War but it’s still formidable enough to lay a serious beating on the invading Avengers. Nebula is seriously injured and lying on the ground. Thor lands the killing blow with Stormbreaker lodged in Thanos’ head. With his last death spasm, Thanos orders the Infinity Stones to cease functioning in order to prevent the Avengers from undoing what he did. Simultaneously, Cap grabs the Gauntlet trying to yank it off Thanos’ hand.

    Cap’s mind is briefly transported inside the Soul Stone. The Red Skull is there cloaked, his face covered. Cap doesn’t recognize him. Skull says some cryptic words of wisdom. Before vanishing, Skull notes the universe has a strange sense of humor giving the fate of the universe at the hands of a kid from Brooklyn (which is a reference to their conversation in The First Avenger). Before Cap could figure out who he was talking to, he is brought back to the real world.

    Cap informs the team that there’s a small chance to restore a spark in the Infinity Stones and use it for one last time but all of them have to make the supreme sacrifice. Rhodey is on the com saying that they can’t hold off the Chitauri army any longer. After a brief emotional banter and farewell, the six hold one Infinity Stone each in their hands. They close their eyes and concentrate. Soon the Stones begin to glow. Bright light fills the room. We see brief footages of the characters’ camaraderie and battles from Phase 1 to 3. Eventually the white light consumes everything on screen.

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    In what may be an afterlife or just a figment of their subconscious mind, each of them is alone in a serene place and greeted by someone. The bright light makes it difficult for the audience to see who the greeters are but you can reasonably surmise who they are: Tony – his mom, Steve – young Peggy Carter, Thor – Odin and Loki, Clint – his wife and kids, and so on. Everybody approaches their loved ones except Clint who says goodbye to his family before his family fades out.

    We see throughout the universe the half of the population that died returned via ash reformation. On Earth, we see the resurrected people reunited with their loved ones. Clint’s family is returned to their farm. On Galmaron, the deceased heroes are resurrected inside Thanos’ base. Spider-Man, Black Panther, Star-Lord, Drax, Mantis, Groot, Falcon, Bucky, Scarlet Witch and Dr. Strange are all there. Those that were killed prior to Thanos snapping his fingers remained dead.

    The returned heroes are all happy to be back. Peter Parker jubilantly says thank you to Mr. Stark and turns around only to find the original six Avengers lying on the floor lifeless. They’re all in shock and in disbelief. Nebula informs the heroes inside and the ones on the outside that Steve, Tony, Bruce, Natasha, Clint and Thor are all dead, sacrificing themselves to undo what Thanos did. Parker, who views Tony like a surrogate father/uncle, crumbles besides Tony’s corpse and cries.

    The heroes indoors can hear the battle outside. In a slow motion sequence, they turn their attention outwards and walk outside. Their faces filled with anger and tears. They join the battle. Slow mo stops, regular speed resumes. The heroes, all in agony, fight the Chitauri with a rage and fury never seen before. They unleash all their pain and anguish unto to the Chitauri forces until they are all vanquished.

    EPILOGUE

    Waves and waves of humanity attend the funeral march for the six Avengers founding members back on Earth. Nebula recorded what the six Avengers did and the footage has been released to the public and played over and over again. People all around the world watch their television set with tears. At the burial ceremony, we see Clint’s family, Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan, General Ross and Betty Ross, Peter Parker and Aunt May, Nick Fury and Maria Hill, Coulson and team, Bucky and Sharon Carter, the Wakandan delegates, and the rest of the heroes.

    Pepper gives a beautiful and tearful eulogy. After the eulogy, the camera pans out to reveal the memorial statue of the six Avengers.

    THE END

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    (Play the video and listen to the music while reading. Imagine this is the ending credits of the movie.)




    POST-CREDITS SCENE (1)

    We see a taxi driving in a suburban area. Inside the taxi are two parents and their teenage daughter. The parents keep on assuring that this move is for the best. The daughter wants to stay with the parents. The father insists that it’s for her own good. The taxi arrives at a large gate and buzzes the intercom. The gate opens. As the taxi goes inside, we see the address – 1407 Graymalkin Lane. The End.

    POST-CREDITS SCENE (2)

    Nick Fury and General Ross are walking in a college hallway. They’re arguing over the merits of a new project. Fury insists that the fallout and the emergence of Cosmic Rays near the Earth is cause for concern and should be investigated. They stop outside a class room. Ross asks Fury if this is the guy he’s recommending for the project. Fury nods. We see the back of a mid-30s professor writing something frantically in the whiteboard. One of the students raises their hands and says, “Dr. Richards?” The professor turns around (but we don’t see his face) and says, “Yes?” The End.


    Notes: Those two post-credits are not really necessary. They can just be omitted out.

    Since some of the actors are still under contract with Marvel Studios after Avengers 4, the six characters that will sacrifice themselves don't have to be all six of the founding members.

    The non-functioning Infinity Stones are with the different heroes, serving as keepsakes. One is with Vision, another with the Guardians and so on and so forth.


     
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    Update: April 30, 2018

    AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Shatters Box Office Record with $258.2 Million U.S. Weekend and $640.9 Million Worldwide Bow

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    Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War kicked off the summer box office in high style over the weekend, opening to a record-setting $258.2 million in North America and $382.7 million overseas for a global total of $640.9 million, the top worldwide debut of all time, according to final numbers. The superhero mashup accomplished the feat without China, where it doesn't unfurl until May 11.

    Final numbers released Monday were up from Sunday's estimates, which showed Infinity War debuting to $250 million domestically and $630 million internationally.

    Fellow Disney title Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million) was the previous record-holder for biggest domestic bow, while Universal's The Fate of the Furious had held the record for biggest global start ($541.9 million).

    Infinity War's box-office victory was aided by the biggest Saturday of all time in North America ($83 million), as well as the biggest Sunday ($69 million), reflecting powerful word of mouth. The tentpole cost close to $300 million to produce before a major marketing spend.

    Directed by the Russo brothers, Avengers: Infinity War is the most ambitious amassing of superheroes ever on the big screen and comes as Marvel Studios — led by Kevin Feige — celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2009, Walt Disney Co. chief Bob Iger paid $4 billion to acquire Marvel Entertainment, even though many of the superhero characters in Marvel's stable were unproven.

    "Marvel spent 10 years methodically and carefully creating a universe of characters, worlds and stories that all led to this and, in doing so, created an event unlike anything the business has ever seen," said Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis as he prepares to exit the top post and turn his job over to studio veteran Cathleen Taff.

    "We have been sitting here all weekend in astonishment," added Taff.

    Infinity War is the first film to be shot entirely with Imax cameras. Imax theaters in turn delivered $41 million of the total worldwide gross, the biggest showing ever for a Marvel title. The U.S. share was $22.5 million.

    Marvel Studios is unrivaled in its success, now boasting six of the top 10 opening weekends of all time. The Avengers ($207.4 million) previously held the mark for the biggest superhero launch, followed by Black Panther($202 million). They are the only other superhero titles to have crossed $200 million in their first weekend.

    Infinity War also continues Disney's domination at the box office. The studio has bragging rights to nine of the 10 biggest domestic openings, including the top three; Infinity War, Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi($220 million). Universal's Jurassic World ($208.8 million) is No. 4.

    As in North America, Infinity War set a slew of industry records overseas, including staking out the second-best international opening all time. Fate of the Furious still reigns as the top international opening with $443.2 million, thanks to a hefty $185 million day-and-day debut in China. Without China, Fate of the Furious' international start would have been roughly $258 million.

    Box Office Milestone: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Passes 'The Force Awakens' With Record $258M U.S. Bow
     
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    Update: May 5, 2018

    AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide Box Office in Record Time


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    Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War has crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office faster than any film in history. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the superhero mashup achieved the milestone on Saturday, its 11th day in release. That supplants the 12 days it took for fellow Disney title Star Wars: The Force Awakens to join the billion-dollar club. (The clock begins on the day a film opens overseas, which, in the case of Infinity War, was April 25.)

    Infinity War finished Friday with a worldwide total of $974.5 million, including $369.7 million in North America, where last weekend it eclipsed the December 2015 launch of Lucasfilm's Force Awakens($248 million) to score the top domestic opening of all time with $257.8 million.

    The film's international total of $604.8 million through Thursday is all the more impressive for the fact that it doesn't set sail in China until May 11. It debuted in Russia on Thursday to $4.9 million, the biggest opening day of all time there.

    Disney's domination is hard to ignore. On Friday, Disney crossed $3 billion in ticket sales at the 2018 global box office, the fastest any studio has reached this threshold in a given year (in 2016, Disney set a new benchmark when crossing $3 billion on May 6).

    Infinity War becomes the 34th movie to cross $1 billion at the global box office, not accounting for inflation. The Disney empire lays claim to 17 of those titles — or half — including six Marvel films (The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Panther, Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War and Infinity War).

    Topping the list overall is Fox's Avatar ($2.788 billion), Paramount/Fox's Titanic ($2.187 billion) and Disney/Lucasfilm's Force Awakens ($2.068 billion). They are the only three films that have earned north of $2 billion, and all three were released over the year-end holidays. Universal's Jurassic World ($1.671 billion) and The Avengers ($1.518 billion), both released in summer like Infinity War, round out the top five.

    Avengers: Infinity War has already outperformed a slew of superhero films. On Thursday, it surpassed the entire worldwide run of Spider-Man 3 ($890.9 million), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880.2 million), Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($873.6 million) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($863.8 million).

    That's after passing up Thor: Ragnarok ($854 million), Wonder Woman ($822 million) and Spider-Man ($822 million) on Wednesday and Deadpool ($783 million), Guardians of the Galaxy ($773 million), The Amazing Spider-Man ($758 million), X-Men: Days of Future Past ($748 million) and Suicide Squad ($747 million) on Tuesday.

    The other major Hollywood studios continue to hold off unfurling their big summer pics because of Infinity War. Instead, a trio of smaller films brave the waters at the domestic box office this weekend, where the Avengers tentpole will easily dominate with a haul in the $115 million-$120 million range, the second-biggest weekend of all time, not adjusted for inflation.

    Force Awakens is the record holder for biggest second weekend ($149.2 million), followed by Black Panther($111.7 million), Jurassic World ($106.6 million) and The Avengers ($103.1 million).

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    I managed to secure a leaked blu-ray copy of Avengers: Infinity War and here is the official subtitles that will finally settle if Spidey said "field trip" or "future."

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    finally watched this tonight in theatres

    movie was fucking legit

    i thought I was going to have serious superhero fatigue, but man this movie subverted my expectations hardcore

    this felt like a fucking horror movie wrapped in a marvel movie. setpieces were great. the wakanda shit was derivitive but i was with it the whole way.

    all the Thanos shit was great...finally a villain with depth and motivations that ACTUALLY make sense.

    comedy didnt feel out of place. the serious moments were handled well.

    this was definitely the Stark/Strange/Thor show.

    as far as im concerned, Thors plotline was the fucking best. second was Strange and Stark with Spidey...the guardians were great EXCEPT Quill. he"s a moron, and single handedly caused the doom of half the universe was hilarious.

    this moive had brutal deaths for both good and bad guys, like this shit was more brutal than fucking Lord of the Rings

    Not much else I can really go on about since im so late to the party but my favorite part of this movie, was that they didnt cheap out on the magic battle between Strange, Thanos and crew...any other movie could cheap out and just use laser blasts...but this was like...when Voldemort and Dumbledore use ACTUAL magic in the Order of the Phoenix...its like "holy shit...these guys are doing shit no one in the show can remotely even attempt!" ...but then the series progresses and the magic boils down to a green magic laser vs a blue magic laser.......its lazy. but this was HUGE for my appreciation of the movie....Strange/Tony/Thanos/Spidey fighting Thanos was incredible, it felt gritty, the magic was fucking awesome...GREAT setpiece . best in the series.

    I also want to pipe in and say this movie had better planet/world creation than the last 6 Star Wars movies combined...they felt rich and looked fucking incredible.

    but yeah...lot of holes in their plans and stuff...but i assume Strange saw all the flaws in his timetravel scene, and i assume the moment Thanos gets the time gem, is when Strange created a timeloop. like in the Strange movie with Doramammu. and the second movie will be the realization that Thanos is living in a loop. and they'll have a line of dialogue from Strange in the finale like, "14million outcomes Thanos, but this is the one you DON'T win" and then THor obliterates Thanos brain with his super hammer.

    but yeah great movie. thoroughly enjoyable. appealed to my shlock side, my marvel Stark sass humor side, my horror movie, body horror love...fuck it was good

    that and they utilized Strange/Thanos true powers in a great. beautiful setpiece. was like DBZ in real life with the moon shit...soooo good.

    also Captain America/Bucky/Black Widow were marginalized like fucking crazy which was a godsend because they all bore me to death.

    but yeah Thanos as a villain was 10/10. the scene where he kills Gamora was insane, and when he snaps his fingers and the audio drops as he speaks with child-gamora was straight out of the fucking twilight zone or something....creepy shit man

    9/10

    1 point deducted for killing off Strange and not fucking Black Widow
     
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    Also someone clapped in my theatre when Thor arrived in Wakanda and I actually burst out laughing via second hand embarrassment

    Theatre was nothing but like adult neckbeards. Couldnt believe it.

    They may have also been reaching for the tissues when both Scarlett Johansen showed up and when Spiderman died


    I legit also didnt realize it was Scarjo, the blond hair threw me off. At first I thought it was Steve Rogers girlfriend from civil War
     
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    Still a lot of fun despite the wildly varying power levels and contrived decision-making.

    And it's "field trip."
     
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    FINALLY got to watch it last night. Wow, what a roller coaster of entertainment. Maybe the only movie over 2 hours long that I wanted to immediately replay

    Completely marked out for Thor in this movie. Hope he is the one that ends up bashing Thanos to pieces
     
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    Watched about 2 hours this morning before work. When I get home will start it over while eating dinner.

    Epic flick.
     
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    So maybe I'm an idiot for not expecting this, but I had no idea this was only part 1 of a series to be continued

    When it ended I was like WTF.

    Fucking hate waiting for closure
     
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    N00b
     
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    I get it, I mean might as well double their money

    I just wish I had a complete 4 hour movie to watch in stead of waiting. It was absolutely brutal waiting to see this one as long as I did with everyone telling me "omg u haven't seen it? I just saw it for the 7th time in IMAX yesterday"
     
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    On the plus side, we really don't have long to wait.
    It feels like most of these big trilogy type movies have a 2 year break between them.

    They filmed 1 and 2 back to back, so we've got less than a year wait.
    And Captain Marvel before that.
     
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    Captain Marvel.

    I said what im about to say, months ago.

    They need to hurry the fuck up already with that bitch. I mean, i dont know anything about her and im expected to think this slut is gonna just swoop in here and steal the Avengers thunder? If so, how about some advertising? A teaser? A poster? Some titties?

    Weve gotten none of that. If shes awesome, fair enough, but sounds like a short window to convince us of it.
     
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    Have faith, my child.
    The church of Marvel has a plan.

    And let's remember where we are at at the end of IW. Thor has a kick ass axe that can kill Thanos. Tony, Banner, Nebula, Rocket, Cap, Hawkeye, Antman, War Machine, and then probably Captain Marvel are all still around.
    The gauntlet is busted, so Thanos shouldn't be able to use it.

    Captain Marvel isn't necessarily needed to beat Thanos. With Thor's new weapon, along with the rest of the Avengers, it feels like they should be able to defeat him.

    Fixing the damage is another story though
     
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    Just gonna lol at ppl bashin captain marvel and making assumptions of sjw, feminism ect ect,

    Just wait and see MCU (kevin feige) execute it this female super hero much better than DCEU's wonder woman.

    (Only saying that because you got literally one guy overmapping every marvel movie)
     
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    I've been tempted to watch this on my Xbox lol

    I already bought it. All I have to do is hit play. My body isn't ready yet.
     

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