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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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm gonna be that guy today, I guess

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm

Simon H., Thursday, 9 May 2019 14:55 (one month ago) Permalink

thank u for introduceing us to concept of adjusted gross, are eyes are opned now and we can see forevr

Artisanal Personality Disorder (Old Lunch), Thursday, 9 May 2019 15:00 (one month ago) Permalink

the backlash against criticism has maybe reached the stage ye might consider it imo

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Thursday, 9 May 2019 15:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Isn't Gone With the Wind including the numerous times it re-entered theatres and not the original run?

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Actually yes, the first five films on that list

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Plus

pre-1980 pictures achieved their totals through multiple releases, especially Disney animated features which made much of their totals in the past few decades belying their original release dates in terms of adjustment. For example, Snow White has made $118,328,683 of its unadjusted $184,925,486 total since 1983. Click here for a full discussion of adjusting for movie ticket price inflation.

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:03 (one month ago) Permalink

IIRC Two Wee Lasses Indulging in a Lolly still maintains the attendance record but that was before they started charging theater patrons (admission being gained in exchange for a promissory note for a free sock darning or carriage wash).

Artisanal Personality Disorder (Old Lunch), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:08 (one month ago) Permalink

(A Jaunty Gentleman Polishing his Spyglass was a contender until the nitrate print ignited and burned down 2/3 of the eastern seaboard in 1885.)

Artisanal Personality Disorder (Old Lunch), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:21 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm gonna be that guy today, I guess

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm

― Simon H., Thursday, May 9, 2019

hmm if only Endgame can get a third weekend it might catch Black Panther

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Still can't believe they're planning on destroying all of the prints tomorrow. It seemed poised for wild success! Alas.

Artisanal Personality Disorder (Old Lunch), Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:36 (one month ago) Permalink

hmm if only Endgame can get a third weekend it might catch Black Panther

Looks like it's the original and much better 1959 version of Endgame on that list too and not the 2019 reboot

groovypanda, Friday, 10 May 2019 07:29 (one month ago) Permalink

OTM re: the 'Avengers...assemble!' moment with scores of super-dupers rushing to the rescue. No lie, that was the closest this world-weary geezer has come to a feeling of child-like abandon and awe in quite some time. And for the reasons you describe. To have the crazy adventures and melodrama that enthralled me as a kid, sitting alone on my bedroom floor, suddenly recast on a giant screen amidst a crowd of people...it was something else.

they did a good job making this moment thrilling (it reminded me of the moment in Matewan when the armed hillbillies come out of the trees to save the striking miners)

but call me a killjoy virtue-signalling old man if you must but i'm REALLY not down with getting every kid on the planet to feel that lustily charging into a giant-set piece slaughter-battle is something to aspire to in any way. i mean i know that our entertainment has valorized mechanized killing for decades, and, you know, i love Hard Boiled, but somehow the sight of these tens of thousands of massed troops felt different

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2019 11:34 (one month ago) Permalink

me and my son had the incredibly predictable conversation afterwards: "what did you think of it dad?" "it was alright. there were some good jokes. what was your favourite part?" "when they said avengers assemble" "yeah that was pretty good but i'm not a fan of them making it seem like war is some great thing" "DAD IT'S JUST A MOVIE" "i'm aware that it's a movie" etc

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2019 11:36 (one month ago) Permalink

well my daughters were extremely reluctant to pay to see it because it glorifies war and US military might. But they still wanted to see it.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 13 May 2019 11:48 (one month ago) Permalink

i only read half of war and peace

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2019 11:53 (one month ago) Permalink

I mean, I can see your point, Tracer, but this is the film formerly known as Infinity War Part II..

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 13 May 2019 12:04 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm not saying I was deceived!

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2019 12:09 (one month ago) Permalink

i liked the stuff with the two Nebulas and Gamora, feel like that could have been its own little movie almost

it was kinda weird that the big battle seemingly takes place on a perma-night hellscape when it is actually a sunny day? i mean, i know he blew up the base but.. particles subside, don't they? (i probably missed something)

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2019 12:20 (one month ago) Permalink

tracer 'mise-en-scène' hand

j., Monday, 13 May 2019 12:41 (one month ago) Permalink

you know, *pauses philosophically* they really could have asked my opinion on some basic filmmaking principles before making this all-time box office smash

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2019 12:52 (one month ago) Permalink

for instance, i could have told them, "make sure Hulk's mouth DOESN'T look weird"

"make sure Hulk's mouth looks weird, mister Tracer??"

"DOESN'T"

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2019 12:56 (one month ago) Permalink

I dunno, it was only upon reflection and realizing that they didn't stand out as weird-looking or out of place that I truly appreciated the mocap work on Hulk and Thanos in this movie. It's a little sad how infrequently filmmakers have been able to make this innovation really work for them in the decade since Gollum happened.

Have you ever had a dream that you um you had your you you could you (Old Lunch), Monday, 13 May 2019 13:15 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh shit, Two Towers was almost two decades ago, fuck I'm old.

Have you ever had a dream that you um you had your you you could you (Old Lunch), Monday, 13 May 2019 13:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Ruffalo's mouth looks weird.

WmC, Monday, 13 May 2019 13:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think Ruffalo's mouth is just crooked and I never noticed until it was blown up to the size of a summer squash.

Have you ever had a dream that you um you had your you you could you (Old Lunch), Monday, 13 May 2019 13:26 (one month ago) Permalink

The weird thing with the main battle is that you have this huge all-in battle over a fairly small ground and still they had enough time and space to have little one on one talks and duels whereas it should be just a huge melee/mess.

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 13 May 2019 13:34 (one month ago) Permalink

two Nebulas

jesus this is killing me

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2019 13:34 (one month ago) Permalink

The weird thing with the main battle is that you have this huge all-in battle over a fairly small ground and still they had enough time and space to have little one on one talks and duels whereas it should be just a huge melee/mess.

― AlXTC from Paris, Monday, May 13, 2019 8:34 AM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Have u read a superhero comic book ever

Have you ever had a dream that you um you had your you you could you (Old Lunch), Monday, 13 May 2019 13:39 (one month ago) Permalink

I mean yes it's weird but the question pertains.

Have you ever had a dream that you um you had your you you could you (Old Lunch), Monday, 13 May 2019 13:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Ruffalo's mouth looks weird.

the guy had brain cancer irl, cut him some slack

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 13 May 2019 13:41 (one month ago) Permalink

only on the battlefield can you have a true superhero meet cute

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 13 May 2019 13:45 (one month ago) Permalink

ok, I didn't know about the (benign, not cancerous) tumor. His mouth looks somewhat weird even if he has a medical reason for it.

WmC, Monday, 13 May 2019 13:57 (one month ago) Permalink

eheh, yes, of course I know that like many other things, you just have to accept this is how it goes in this universe...
and I think I haven't read a comic book since... the 80s !

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 13 May 2019 14:00 (one month ago) Permalink

I think at the beginning of the main battle, there's a moment with Star-Lord (?) when they just talk for a little while and there's NOBODY around them...

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 13 May 2019 14:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Comic superheroes frequently engage in a sprightly half hour monologue while engaging in a bout of fisticuffs that couldn't possibly last more than a few minutes. It's like a secondary superpower.

Have you ever had a dream that you um you had your you you could you (Old Lunch), Monday, 13 May 2019 14:10 (one month ago) Permalink

i really enjoyed Paul Rudd's bewildered take on everything. refreshingly human in the midst of all this steely confidence.

can't agree that the CGI faces looked good. they looked bad.

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2019 14:17 (one month ago) Permalink

Finally got around to seeing this last night. This was pretty good, about as good as an ensemble superhero movie could probably get.

silverfish, Friday, 24 May 2019 17:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It held up on a rewatch pretty well too. Still think going quiet for the first hour was the key move.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 24 May 2019 17:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, I think having the avengers immediately going out and easily killing Thanos and then not knowing what to do next was pretty effective for setting the right mood

silverfish, Friday, 24 May 2019 18:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Getting very close to Avatar now in All Time Worldwide.

Is there a reason for the discrepancy between this and Force Awakens in terms of the split between US/Overseas takings?

groovypanda, Friday, 24 May 2019 20:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xp oh shit thanos was bin laden

daenerys baker (darraghmac), Friday, 24 May 2019 20:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the snap was an inside job

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 24 May 2019 21:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

blues did 1/2

daenerys baker (darraghmac), Friday, 24 May 2019 21:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Is there a reason for the discrepancy between this and Force Awakens in terms of the split between US/Overseas takings?

Endgame seems to be doing much better in China: almost 1/3 of its non-US profits are from there, whereas with Force Awakens the same number was 1/10... And for Last Jedi the ratio is even less than one tenth. Apparently Star Wars just isn't that big in China, mostly because the original trilogy never made it to the cinemas there, so SW never became a big cultural phenomenon.

https://screenrant.com/star-wars-movies-chinese-box-office-bomb-explained

Tuomas, Monday, 27 May 2019 12:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

When does this open?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 3 June 2019 11:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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