Re: And SPOILERS in my response as well...

Date:2018-05-14 16:43:02
In Reply To:Re: And SPOILERS in my response as well... by John Frank
John Frank proclaimed:

Going in, I was dimly aware that some characters might not make it. Naturally, I assume that those characters at the end of their film contracts (e.g., Downey) or without standalone franchise value (Ruffalo, ScarJo, Cheadle, etc.) would die, and those who recently made a lot of money (Thor, Black Panther) would live.
I thought Iron Man or Captain America would die. Maybe Thor. The folks at the end of their contracts. They saved that for Avengers 4 apparently.

I enjoyed the movie. Not my favorite Marvel flick by a long shot, but certainly worthwhile. In other words, not nearly as good as The Avengers, but much better than Avengers: Age of Ultron.

My point is only that the Marvel Universe is not deep enough for me have much emotional investment. I am totally cool with that. I have been impressed with the franchise's level of quality overall, despite there being several crapfests. I just do not see myself ever weeping over a death like people apparently did with Spider-Man in this one.
I had the same expectations as Nick. Looks like the next movie will just be a giant farewell to the original team as they sacrifice themselves to retcon back the newbies. I was annoyed that someone spoiled the Spider-man fate (I only finally got to see it on Friday), as it would have been an interesting WTF experience. But no way they spend all that time and money to pull Spidey back from Sony just to kill him off again after ONE successful (and highly entertaining, IMO) movie. Same goes for Black Panther.

I was surprised to hear what sounded like someone crying behind me. Must have been a young, less-jaded-than-me kid that doesn't realize that there's no way that's permanent. Still, the "I don't want to go" line from a young, friendly, earnest character is always an effective punch in the gut. Worked well when the show Angel killed off one character.

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