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    Saw Avengers: Infinity War

    No review from me, go see it yourself!
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    I couldn't watch that kind of s.hit even at gunpoint. Full roided up american garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastazione View Post
    I couldn't watch that kind of s.hit even at gunpoint. Full roided up american garbage.
    Not that I generally approve of forcing people to do things at gunpoint, but it would be an interesting experiment to see if your stance on not seeing a movie is really that strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastazione View Post
    I couldn't watch that kind of s.hit even at gunpoint. Full roided up american garbage.
    Show me on the doll where Disney touched you.
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    Let me guess the plot: good vs. evil, good wins.

    My wallet becomes lighter and I soon forget yet another formula movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Let me guess the plot: good vs. evil, good wins.

    My wallet becomes lighter and I soon forget yet another formula movie.
    Without giving it all away, nope. I'd probably see it again just to see what I missed, it is so long and action-packed.
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    About a month ago, I retired from the movie business after a stint that lasted a good thirty-four years. Long story short, I don't have to see sci-fi shoot-em-ups anymore!
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Let me guess the plot: good vs. evil, good wins.

    My wallet becomes lighter and I soon forget yet another formula movie.
    Given the awesome special effects of the Spiderman TV show from the 80's, I'm in it to finally see the comic book "come to life". But given the horrible picture quality of my local theater, I'll wait for the blu-ray. I wonder if they'll ever do the "Secret Wars"? I'd love to see hulk holding up a mountain on the big screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Let me guess the plot: good vs. evil, good wins.

    My wallet becomes lighter and I soon forget yet another formula movie.
    Haven't seen it yet, but I have read the comics it's based on.

    They were quite good. And not as predictable as you might think.
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    I saw it yesterday afternoon. While it's likely there will be another film, I kinda wish they'd end it right here.
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    Having read and loved these comics in the early 90s I just want to say that Thanos is one of the good guys in Infinity War the sequel to the Infinity Gauntlet limited series.


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    Exclamation holy schnikes

    Numbers are in... biggest box office opening weekend of all-time.

    Infinity War pulled in $250 million in North America, and $630 million worldwide. In. one. weekend.

    And that's without China, where IW doesn't open for two weeks yet.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...pening-1106777


    I know ppl are getting kinda mad at comic book movies grabbing all the attention in Hollywood, but... man, ppl sure are coming out to see 'em.

    aka, hard to argue with success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastazione View Post
    I couldn't watch that kind of s.hit even at gunpoint. Full roided up american garbage.
    I think you could use a time out (especially after your later post I had to delete)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    About a month ago, I retired from the movie business after a stint that lasted a good thirty-four years. Long story short, I don't have to see sci-fi shoot-em-ups anymore!
    Congrats on your retirement, Mapei.

    You should write a book on your experiences in Hollyweird. Bet it'd be a fascinating read.

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    A one-liner from Thor: "I bid you good luck and farewell, moreons."

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    Finally saw it. Liked it, but even now, hours later, I still feel pretty bludgeoned by the pace, all the effects/set pieces, and how overplotted it was. I guess they had to really show off the insane $300-400 million production budget.

    It's a really BIG movie, I'll give it that. But it's also proof that bigger isn't always better. It's not the worst Marvel Universe movie, but it's not the best, either.

    Will say that Josh Brolin did a tremendous job as Thanos, even if his Thanos is pretty different from the comic-book Thanos. But Brolin's interpretation is arguably more interesting in some ways. In fact, Brolin's Thanos isn't even a villain, exactly... more like a protagonist, if you can believe it. Some risky-but-effective choices there by him, the writers, and the directors (the Russo brothers).

    The story also got changed significantly from the original storyline in the comics, maybe mostly for the better, as the comicbook storyline, while great, was also somewhat bonkers and would've made for a very odd (though probably fascinating) film. But they did keep to the spirit of the original storyline.

    The only real misstep there was the change in Thanos' motivation from being the Death-worshipper/lover he was in the comics to some sort of 'zero population growth'/Malthusian extremist type in the film. But Thanos is simply more grandly evil in the comics, for lack of a better descriptor, and probably a bit more fun, too.

    I'd give it three stars out of four. But I still feel pummeled by it.

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    Infinity Gauntlet sippy cups. Good lord.

    https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/21/disne...reams-7564309/
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Infinity Gauntlet sippy cups. Good lord.

    https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/21/disne...reams-7564309/
    I would be so excited to buy one that half my drink would be gone in the snap of a finger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SauronHimself View Post
    I would be so excited to buy one that half my drink would be gone in the snap of a finger.

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    Wait for it:
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    ^ Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    Wait for it:
    When did John Wick join the MCU???
    The Law of Headwinds states: If the ride out is easy, you better have something saved for the turn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    When did John Wick join the MCU???
    I'm just waiting for the John Wick PETA PSA.

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    Was watching Bloomberg financial news tonight... they announced that they'd be talking in the next hour with analyst Thanos Pappasavas.

    I was like, "Thanos?!? You mean he's HERE??"

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    Saw it on Sat. I enjoyed it... good mix of action, fun, etc. It was what it was and I got what I expected. :shrug: I loved all the original comics though so I'm biased...

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