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The "Infinity War"-version of Thanos explained his backstory and his rationale for wiping out half the population as a "mercy". He also spared the lives of several characters. At the start of "Endgame", he even says that he destroyed the Infinity Stones to avoid the temptation to further tinker with the universe. In "Endgame", he's back to being a villain who wants to wipe out the universe and gloats about destroying Earth. My problem was that Thanos in "Endgame" just seemed like a dumbed-down version of what was initially an interesting character (and the highlight of "Infinity War"). Just my opinion, though! [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] [quote]"I don't care if the movie made a "nod" toward a gay character, I don't much care about the wimmin teamup during the battle, its all just nonsense fluff in a comic book movie" "Why does EVERY movie have to be a diversity ticklist"[/quote] It seems like you care. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] [quote]"Chris Hemsworth didn't have the acting chops to pull off Thor as a tragic AND comedic figure." "I think this film could have been great, but, ultimately, the filmmakers took the safe way out and made a three-hour film designed to placate fans without attempting to challenge their imaginations."[/quote] One is a criticism of Chris Hemsworth's acting. The other is a criticism of the filmmakers' ambition. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] As I understand it, Fortnite Battle Royale had an official Marvel-sponsored event tie-in with Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, which featured the Infinity Gauntlet. The two companies (Epic and Marvel) have done a lot of cross-promotions since then. Personally, I dislike this kind of noticeable product placement in films and I found Fortnite in "Avengers: Endgame" really on-the-nose. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] You need to watch six films: 1) "Guardians of the Galaxy" - gives you a run down of Thanos, the Infinity Stones and the intergalactic aspect of Marvel films 2) "Thor: Ragnarok" - ends just where "Avengers: Infinity War" starts 3) "Black Panther" - introduces Wakanda where a big chunk of "Infinity War" is set 4) "Avengers: Infinity War" is the first part of the story that concludes with "Endgame" 5) "Ant-Man & The Wasp" - explains the Quantum Realm, which plays a part of "Endgame" 6) "Captain Marvel" - I'm assuming she plays a large part in "Endgame" [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] I would have preferred more action on the Kree homeworld, too. The Earth locations were very bland, particularly the lengthy sequence in a non-descript warehouse. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] Personally, I think it takes a lot away from Nick Fury's mystique and the film went overboard with the Marvel-style light comedy. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] My understanding is that the Carol Danvers version of "Captain Marvel" has only really enjoyed popularity since 2015, when Kelly Sue DeConnick relaunched the character. She was quite badly written up until that point. When I used to read comics, my Captain Marvel was Monica Rambeau, who was the first female African American member of The Avengers. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] Honestly, I could compile a list of my problems with "Captain Marvel" but, ultimately ... I was bored (I actually yawned in the cinema when the Tesseract popped up, yet again). But, as you know, I totally respect your opinion and I appreciate that you are a fan of these films. The person who reviewed it for the site that I usually supply reviews for also looked at it much more kindly than I did ;) [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/[/url][/b] I didn't like 'Aquaman' at all. I think by this point in Marvel's sprawling series, they should have the experience and resources to be making films that are more than competent. I also think audiences should demand more than competence in exchange for their money and time. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/[/url][/b] View all replies >