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Might as well get this rolling. Footage was shown at D23 -- nothing official released yet but here's a very spoiler-heavy discussion of said footage:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-footage-from-avengers-infinity-war-blows-awa-1796948476

Etc. etc.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 15 July 2017 22:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Plus, Black Order characters now known

https://io9.gizmodo.com/thanos-black-order-and-infinity-gauntlet-have-been-reve-1796952158

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 15 July 2017 22:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Ahhhh, cool. I'd kinda been wondering if they'd incorporate some of Hickman's material into the next Avengers movies, as his run is readymade for big screen epic insanity.

Dippin' Sauce on my Nice New Slacks (Old Lunch), Saturday, 15 July 2017 23:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Whole lotta Avengin'

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/k4umfbkielbit0zqgpyf.png

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 July 2017 23:51 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I'm becoming gravely concerned that Thanos is going to be horribly boring in these.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 4 November 2017 15:16 (one year ago) Permalink

I miss the dissolve btw

https://thedissolve.com/news/2895-op-ed-thanos-hasnt-starred-in-a-movie-yet-and-im-a/

El Tomboto, Saturday, 4 November 2017 15:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Assume the marvel brain trust will use infinity stone related cgi hijinx do the heavy lifting. Replacing thanos doing insane shit with character development

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Saturday, 4 November 2017 15:32 (one year ago) Permalink

maybe if they bring back Blanchett's Hela to be his sweetheart like in the Ultimates or whatever, he can be a little bit more interesting than the "I deserve to be the ultimate galactic tyrant why because I said so" they've given him and almost every other MCU villain as a motivation

El Tomboto, Saturday, 4 November 2017 15:59 (one year ago) Permalink

so you’re talking about this basically?

https://www.cinemablend.com/new/Marvel-May-Make-Major-Change-Thanos-Story-Infinity-War-107577.html

I welcome more Cate and less shitty cgi death person as love interest

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Saturday, 4 November 2017 16:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Yes, that. Also, if we can get a Thanos-Hela DENIED meme out of it, that could also be culturally important

El Tomboto, Saturday, 4 November 2017 17:55 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Trailer!...

...tomorrow.

But you can enjoy this now. It reveals nothing.

Thank you to the best fans in the universe! Marvel Studios' "Avengers: #InfinityWar" Trailer TOMORROW. pic.twitter.com/2F1E0A81Bt

— The Avengers (@Avengers) November 28, 2017

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:18 (one year ago) Permalink

my ILM friend that's editing this trailer as we speak is um not fond of it

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:20 (one year ago) Permalink

took me way longer than it should have to realise you weren’t talking about an I love music poster there

hi i’m darren and i’m a bouncer from bendigo (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:21 (one year ago) Permalink

I've a feeling A:IW will be a bit of a turd. Serious, blowing up loads of shit Marvel has peaked, it's their quirkier films that are more artistically successful now.

chap, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:50 (one year ago) Permalink

I also feel that this movie I know nothing about will be bad like a piece of poop.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:54 (one year ago) Permalink

hey me too

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Bet Marvel are quaking now!

chap, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Man, if the trailer editing guy isn't on board, this culmination of a nine-year, $5 billion franchise is doomed.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:46 (one year ago) Permalink

she is not a guy

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:46 (one year ago) Permalink

and unsurprisingly she works on a lot of garbage she doesn't like, as you might expect

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:47 (one year ago) Permalink

All people are guys, see US v The Electric Company (1973)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_iGaQglnKg

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:49 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZfuNTqbHE8

Okay, I guess?

Frederik B, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 13:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Whole lotta' Avengin'

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 13:56 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm exhausted just from the trailer.
that said, the latest Marvel I saw - I think it was Ultron or was it Civil War... or both ! - was already too much of fights/destruction/everything for me.

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Definitely released a few sneaky endorphins TBH. I reaaly hate Spidey's shiny outfit though.

chap, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Is this still gonna be two parts?

chap, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Apparently the second one is currently untitled and no longer Infinity War Part 2. Make of that what you will.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:24 (one year ago) Permalink

that said, the latest Marvel I saw - I think it was Ultron or was it Civil War... or both ! - was already too much of fights/destruction/everything for me.

― AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:15 AM (eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Keep going, dude. All three movies released this year had a ton of laughs and fun to offset the crazy action setpieces.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:25 (one year ago) Permalink

starlord has a moustache wtf

hi i’m darren and i’m a bouncer from bendigo (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:27 (one year ago) Permalink

the other annoying thing for me is that IronMan, arguably my favourite avenger as a kid, spends most of his time in (ugly) clothes instead of his armor (with helmet on !) nowadays...

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:39 (one year ago) Permalink

I do like Parker's Spidey-sense.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:49 (one year ago) Permalink

Although I know that, in the self-mocking way of these movies, it will probably be referred to exactly that way on screen by Downey: "What, you have some sort of 'spidey sense' or something?"

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanos looks idiotic, although that's no change from the comics

Otherwise trailer seemed like a boring slugfest

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Also: No Paul Rudd, and a whole two (2) women

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:05 (one year ago) Permalink

I see Spider-Man, but... no Ned, no deal!

mh, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:08 (one year ago) Permalink

I counted 5 women (Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Okoye, Gamora, Mantis; no Wasp or Nebula)

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:11 (one year ago) Permalink

I missed Gamora and Mantis but counted a whole 9 seconds featuring women in the trailer

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:25 (one year ago) Permalink

as someone who loves to complain about the proliferation of superhero movies, this is an absurd complaint

Simon H., Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:28 (one year ago) Permalink

also kind of silly to expect anything near equal representation considering every single one of their current toplining characters is male

Simon H., Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:29 (one year ago) Permalink

that's an excuse, not a justification

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:37 (one year ago) Permalink

I see Spider-Man, but... no Ned, no deal!

Quite right. Oh wait.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Ned is in the movie according to Wikipedia, as is Shuri. (Also lol that this trailer is basically a series of low-level spoilers for the Black Panter movie)

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:41 (one year ago) Permalink

Like, I'm pretty sure everyone is expecting Black Panther to make it out of his own movie alive but it wasn't guaranteed that Okeye would until this trailer came out, plus Shuri is listed in the Wikipedia cast.

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:42 (one year ago) Permalink

that's an excuse, not a justification

it's neither - just a reminder of their shitty state of affairs on this score

Simon H., Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Speaking of which, where is Monica Rambeau?

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:43 (one year ago) Permalink

it's neither - just a reminder of their shitty state of affairs on this score

so we agree, then - great!

i really enjoy the MCU movies, just this trailer seems to double down on everything i find least enjoyable about them (i.e. fight scenes, brooding, thanos cgi)

hopefully movie won't reflect trailer etc

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:48 (one year ago) Permalink

I appreciate the one-two

.@JohnBoyega is all of us watching the #Avengers#InfinityWar trailer... 😂 pic.twitter.com/RguGFWM92s

— IGN (@IGN) November 29, 2017

Yall know I was watching star wars right? 👀👀👀👀😂😂😂 https://t.co/PojthPjDXA

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) November 29, 2017

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:46 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

A short new thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVxOVlm_lE8

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 February 2018 03:37 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

One less week to wait before we all get to go infinitying.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 1 March 2018 22:56 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Apparently two and a half hours long. (How else are they going to show everyone.)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 8 March 2018 21:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

largely agreed with those ratings, im wait-and-see re infinity war

bp turned into a hot mess tho, shouldve been a triumph

topical mlady (darraghmac), Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Usually when I've seen 1-2 movies in a series or franchise which I consider to be Not Good I tend to throw in the towel but hey if masochism is your kink who am I to judge really

― The Mandal Brah Set (Old Lunch), Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:21 (one minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

valid if there isnt twenty odd movies in the franchise which you know to vary wildly in quality, tone, scope, style and cast.

right?

topical mlady (darraghmac), Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:24 (one month ago) Permalink

tbc my problem w continuity and how incomprehensible it is was foregrounded in this movie by virtue of the fact that there are like literally two dozen protagonists. I get that the point was to tie all of the franchise together, but that is a *bad* point to make from a storytelling perspective - it just means there's too many fucking people and not enough screentime to make all of them consequential, or interesting, or worth including (beyond a wink-wink "spot the hero" cameo). It's just an extension of fanboy collector-mania ("collect them all!"), it runs counter to fundamental requirements of narrative.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:25 (one month ago) Permalink

even with something like LOTR, which had a similarly huge cast, the filmmakers were right to follow Tolkien's lead and make the hobbits the fulcrum of p much every narrative strand. that cut it down to four people you really follow, with these other ppl dodging in and out. in IW it's all flattened out, *everybody* gets their 15-minutes or whatever and it's just one half-baked course of bullshit after another.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Usually when I've seen 1-2 movies in a series or franchise which I consider to be Not Good I tend to throw in the towel

― The Mandal Brah Set (Old Lunch)

this is patently untrue based on your posting history

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Spider Verse was 10x better than all the MCU shit I've seen tbh

resident hack (Simon H.), Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:35 (one month ago) Permalink

maybe that's pushing it but man they should stick to that style or a variant of it

resident hack (Simon H.), Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:35 (one month ago) Permalink

there's an argument to be made that Infinity War is a post-narrative movie of sorts

Everyone get a quip or two, their splash page moment, and you fill in the rest based on what you know about them from their own films. It's essentially a delivery vehicle for these big "moments" - I guess more akin to a theme park ride or something

I definitely don't disagree that it's overstuffed, but as an attempt to realise the giant comics crossover on screen I think it's pretty successful (certainly more succesful than 99% of giant comics crossovers)

Number None, Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:36 (one month ago) Permalink

lotr had only nine really central characters, four of whom are comic relief and one of whom gets proper killed pretty quickly

i dont even know where youd begin totting up how many central characters avengers movies have, let alone the dozen-movie strands of backplot and supporting. im not convinced theres a way to make it work tbh.

should have started killing em off starting at avengers 2

xp i think nn is right. i just think its bad.

topical mlady (darraghmac), Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:38 (one month ago) Permalink

fuckin psyched for when abrams picks up wheel of time tho but

topical mlady (darraghmac), Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:39 (one month ago) Permalink

whedon

fuckin whatever

topical mlady (darraghmac), Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:39 (one month ago) Permalink

LOTR is also a direct adaptation of an existing three-act narrative (and it still managed to be unwieldy as fuck)

Number None, Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:43 (one month ago) Permalink

well jackson yknow

topical mlady (darraghmac), Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:44 (one month ago) Permalink

not someone I would invoke as an exemplar of narrative discipline alright

Number None, Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:45 (one month ago) Permalink

what a huge waste of resources, money and effort

why do you hate job creators

j., Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Fwiw I think giant crossover events suck in comics form too, for all kinds of reasons, some of which apply for films as well.
Xps

Οὖτις, Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:54 (one month ago) Permalink

not someone I would invoke as an exemplar of narrative discipline alright

except that he was, right up until the first LOTR

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 3 January 2019 01:01 (one month ago) Permalink

that was a different guy

Number None, Thursday, 3 January 2019 01:03 (one month ago) Permalink

shakey and dm otmfm, I have been marched through these wastelands of CGI sludge and thumbnail plots by my otherwise delightful daughters, and nothing can redeem most of them

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 3 January 2019 01:19 (one month ago) Permalink

oh dang the emperor has no clothes

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 3 January 2019 01:57 (one month ago) Permalink

I have been debating watching Infinity War on Netflix, and the problems shakey outlined are pretty much why I've been holding off. They've been building up to this film for so long, and I just don't care about this culmination or the millions of characters involved. The Avengers films have mostly been a let down for me.

OTOH, I finally got around to watching Black Panther, and I liked it well enough. Yeah, Killmonger was maybe too sympathetic, but wasn't that the point?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 3 January 2019 01:58 (one month ago) Permalink

Usually when I've seen 1-2 movies in a series or franchise which I consider to be Not Good I tend to throw in the towel

― The Mandal Brah Set (Old Lunch)

this is patently untrue based on your posting history

― sans lep (sic), Wednesday, January 2, 2019 6:32 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

sic u made the classic mistake of assuming I possess a degree of taste and discernment which allows me to identify Not Good things as Not Good which is itself refuted by my posting history and I declare this a checkmate sir, good day to you

The Mandal Brah Set (Old Lunch), Thursday, 3 January 2019 04:33 (one month ago) Permalink

not someone I would invoke as an exemplar of narrative discipline alright

except that he was, right up until the first LOTR

I'd say until King Kong - he cut a tonne of stuff from LOTR, then decided to make a three hour film where the best way to experience it is to walk in after an hour.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 3 January 2019 08:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Ah Jesus he's directing the next Tintin film.

(I liked Infinity War pretty good for what it is, like if someone managed to make a cathedral out of cheese - you may as well enjoy it, there probably won't be another like it again)

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 3 January 2019 08:15 (one month ago) Permalink

OL - I was thinking eg

I'd say until King Kong - he cut a tonne of stuff from LOTR, then decided to make a three hour film where the best way to experience it is to walk in after an hour.

I slept through a solid 45 minute chunk of the first LOTR in the cinema and still walked out not feeling like I'd missed anything

even if you love the LOTRs, in whatever form, you can't argue that they are not more languorous than Bad Taste or Braindead or Forgotten Silver

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 3 January 2019 08:35 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm guessing you knew what you were missing, though?

They're definitely more languorous, but the plot for the first two of those mentioned films could be written on the back of a napkin - I'm not sure you could get LOTR into a shorter form without significant damage.

As I say that I'm sure that there's a super cut of 'just the Frodo and Sam, none of that other shite"

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 3 January 2019 10:05 (one month ago) Permalink

ill kill fuckers

topical mlady (darraghmac), Thursday, 3 January 2019 10:11 (one month ago) Permalink

the plot for the first two of those mentioned films could be written on the back of a napkin

one might then point to said napkins as signal examples of narrative discipline, good to have you on board

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 3 January 2019 10:46 (one month ago) Permalink

there are only seven basic napkins

Number None, Thursday, 3 January 2019 10:49 (one month ago) Permalink

The rest are paste

Οὖτις, Thursday, 3 January 2019 16:04 (one month ago) Permalink

it's just one half-baked course of bullshit after another.

New board description plz

slack thompson (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 3 January 2019 23:20 (one month ago) Permalink

TBF sometimes I don't bother to bake my bullshit at all

The Mandal Brah Set (Old Lunch), Thursday, 3 January 2019 23:21 (one month ago) Permalink

my posts are bullshit carpaccio

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 January 2019 23:36 (one month ago) Permalink

I would've preferred Thanos' original motive, NIHILISM why because he's in love with DEATH, or Darkseid's anti-life equation, which at least have some semblance of internal consistency/logic.
In the original Infinity Gauntlet comic book story arc, Thanos' logic for killing half of the all living beings was exactly the same as in the movie. He did do it because he was in love with Death, and in the comics it was actually Death who was worried about overpopulation of the universe, so she'd tasked Thanos to do something about it... Which actually makes it worse than the movie, because Death is one of the fundamental forces of the Marvel universe, so surely she should understand this kind of Malthusian thinking simply makes no sense on a galactic level. In the movie you could at least interpret it that Thanos went mad after the destruction of his homeworld, which is why he can't see that his supposedly rational final solution is bullshit.

Tuomas, Saturday, 5 January 2019 13:42 (one month ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I guess there was a new sorta teaser/trailer? Anyway, all's quiet on the Fox front, but I wouldn't be shocked if when they bring everyone back, they hint that some new folks (Fantastic Four?) might be back with them.

I also assume there will have to be some serious time travel involved in this one, since if half the population vanished civilization would pretty much be over.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 4 February 2019 16:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

New trailer makes it look like if The Leftovers was resolved with space punching

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Monday, 4 February 2019 16:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp Today's homework: the wiki section on Pandemics.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 4 February 2019 16:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

TBF there are few things that can't be resolved with space punching.

Why have more than 1,000 of my bucks disappearded? (Old Lunch), Monday, 4 February 2019 16:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i haven't yet seen the leftovers and now, given simon's implication that it is not resolved by space punching, i don't think i ever will

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 4 February 2019 16:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

When/if they do incorporate the FF, I look forward to whatever metacomment Cap makes about Johnny Storm (too bad Killmonger won't be around to do likewise).

Why have more than 1,000 of my bucks disappearded? (Old Lunch), Monday, 4 February 2019 16:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

chris evans' cap will have been recast with michael chiklis by then, adding even more depth to the humour

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 4 February 2019 16:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It will be the deepest humor you ever encountered, so deep.

Why have more than 1,000 of my bucks disappearded? (Old Lunch), Monday, 4 February 2019 16:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i'm pretty sure killmonger will be return, if only in the very last shot of BP2

also, see the leftovers

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 4 February 2019 16:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is it resolved by space punching? if no, see previous post

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 4 February 2019 16:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is an American supernatural mystery drama television series created by Damon Lindelof <sound of a tab closing>

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 4 February 2019 16:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Mind you he brought the space punching in Kirk Vs Sherlock!

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 4 February 2019 16:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lol we've been over this elsewhere but it's excellent and basically the anti-Lost xp

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Monday, 4 February 2019 16:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is an American supernatural mystery drama television series created by Damon Lindelof <sound of a tab closing>

― Andrew Farrell, Monday, February 4, 2019

Lol we've been over this elsewhere but it's excellent and basically the anti-Lost xp

― bhad bundy (Simon H.), Monday, February 4

yeah i love teeing off on lindelof but this really did feel like the closest we're going to get to an apology

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Season 1 of The Leftovers is really good, and surprising, but Season 2 is fucking amazing.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Bucky is... the International Assassin

mh, Monday, 4 February 2019 17:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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