originally posted by: dogstar23
The Marvel movies - I couldn't imagine a functioning movie doing anymore justice to the Infinity Gauntlet/ Infinity War arc than what Marvel did.
As a guy who actually collected the original Infinity Gauntlet series and aftermath, I have to disagree.
I still don't understand what some see as it all being "ruined." Enjoyable movies, massive money-makers, not to mention, many of my comics have
skyrocketed in value thanks to newfound prominence and interest among a wider population.
I understand that they had to consolidate some storylines, and that the typical consumer wouldn't know the decades of background for the characters,
but there were glaring issues that didn't need to be approached in the first place.
1) Thanos wasn't a malthusian zealot. He worshiped the personification of Death. Death thought it was a cosmic imbalance that more sentients were
alive in the universe than there dead souls. Thanos thought he could impress Death by killing more of them.
This is why Thanos is called the 'Mad Titan' in the Marvel Universe. He's nuts. But the MCU version is a rational, well-thought out and
philosophical being. They completely skip over the idea that Thanos could have created more resources, or changed universal physics to make resources
more sustainable, or halved universal reproduction rates... etc.
Nope. Kill'm. FABULOUS COSMIC POWERS, itty bitty thought process.
2) They completely dropped the Adam Warlock plot. He wasn't necessary per say, but they dropped the idea of a foil to Thanos who was out-thinking the
Titan. You couldn't fight Thanos physically with the gauntlet, people had to think 5 steps ahead. It could be argued that was what Dr. Strange did,
but it was very weak compared to what Warlock did in the story.
3) Nebula was a critical factor in the original series, she took advantage of Thanos' hubris. Totally missed opportunity.
4) The last-minute addition of Captain Marvel was groan-worthy, compounded by the femme force scene at the end. The character just mowed through a
battle cruiser like it was balsa wood, but we'll give her an estrogen-only escort! I can't know if your movie theatre didn't groan at that scene, but
here in Missouri even the women in the audience were throwing popcorn at the screen.
5) A three hour finale movie with a ten-minute slow down grief counseling session to prove how woke the director was...
6) A rat saved the universe.
7) EDIT: Oh yeah. Time traveler Cap. Who could have cleaned up so many problems before they started. Never mind Hydra infiltrating the US
government and what they did to Bucky, I need to dance with Peggy.
Infinity War was pretty good. Endgame was a total let down after Part I.
edit on 19-7-2020 by Teikiatsu because: (no reason given)