Avengers Infinity War: An Insomniac Review (spoiler free)

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After seeing an early screening of Infinity War Thursday afternoon/evening, I was on the wire about doing a review about it because it was tough as is without revealing spoilers.  Not to mentioned that both my daughter and I were actually speechless in addition to me being tired as all hell.  There were so many things that this movie contained (I will discuss that further) and at the same time, there were things that kinda forced me to look back at the last 10 years of Marvel flicks.  That’s one crazy as buildup and in addition to all of that, I was stuck thinking to myself how the hell do I give you my opinion without spoiling anything for you?  Here goes…

THANOS

First of all, if both the Justice League and Thor Ragnarok have taught me anything, it’s fuck the trailers.  Don’t get me wrong they built up expectations and amped me up…so job well done.  But what I’ve noticed is that there is something called post-productions edits or something.  I will accept that without a problem because I know shit changes, gets deleted or added.  Also fine.  I also accept that trailers are only to give you a taste of what’s to come. Also accepted!

But what I hate is that with technology, things get completely changed when you finally sit your ass in the chair in the theater and sometimes changed again when it goes on demand/video.  So what I don’t like to sum it up…is to be fucking lied to. I know it sounds harsh.  But that’s cheating.  Anyway, that’s all I am gonna say about that. Yes, I loved Infinity War trailers and TV spots but those sneaky bastards had me for a second yesterday.
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Ok, I got that off of my chest.  Other things that bugged me a bit but I understand was the beginning, after the traditional action-y sequence “Avengers” title card popped up, was that after the 20 minutes into the film was the when the wheels started spinning.  And I say that because this flick pretty much did not waste any time at all. However there was a part of me thinking that it felt crammed all in.  I mean I understand that it’s a decade worth of movie characters plopped together as well as plots that all had to be blended up and worked into this movie itself.  Yet this movie literally gave me no “bathroom break” moments or time to fumble around with the nachos and cheese contraptions.

My eyes were glues to that screen and needless to say, my drink was pretty much untouched once I remembered how long that movie was.  All that being said, Infinity Wars at times felt rushed and agonizing at the same damn time.  Like I am sitting there thinking and hoping when this person was going to link up with that person but also wondering why did they pan away from a particular situation too.  So there was a lot of back and forth.  Also some to the characters didn’t give me the same feelings as they did in prior settings…despite being played by the same people.

But yet none of this took away from the film.  It was a spectacular film.  Considering most of the MCU flicks have had different directors and writers, it’s expected to see them be slightly different.  Thor is a great example of this especially if you judge him by Ragnorok & the first Thor movie and previous Avengers flicks.  Another thing I will point out is that in this flick, and unlike the other films, the stakes are much much higher.  I sat there thinking the whole time… “DAMN…it’s going down now!”
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The acting and direction (Kudos Russo Bros) did not give me this feeling for no reason.  So the feeling of “blink and you’ll miss it” is forgiven because this isn’t your typical Marvel flick or comic book adaption or even fantasy action movie…the characters on screen know it and you will too.  That my friends is primarily due to Thanos himself.  There is no fucking around with this guy.  Major big ups to Josh Brolin who I’ve adored for a while now (even in MIB 3…lol).  I guess you got it from your daddy!!

Anyways, Thanos is the type of villain I have been waiting for since seeing my first ever comic book flick.  He is not to be played with, he is not wasting time either.  He has a mission and he intends on getting it done…even if it means he knows that his lackeys (as they always do… will fail)  – remember both Avengers movie endings? While Thanos in my opinion never was the standout villain, he is definitely formidable.  And you will see why it’ll take all Avengers heroes to bring him down.  And while he looks like Darkseid and is probably just as powerful….he is not like DC villain.

Thanos does what very few villains do in this movie and each of the heroes know it.  What I also dig about Brolin is that he brings some serious depth to Thanos.  Something that I haven’t seen in the comics or animated movies.  He is more than just a greedy/world dominating/destroying cliche villain.  He has some conflict and you can honestly feel it.  He knows what he has to do and despite not wanting to, he sets out on a mission.  He is not tempted by greed, corrupted the thought of absolute power alone or blinded by rage/love…even if he is in the comics.  The crazy thing is that he feels what his is doing is right. (and on some twisted way, he does have somewhat of a point).

I just wish that his intensity on screen was matched by our heroes.  Not saying that the acting was bad by Iron Man, Captain and crew… I am just saying that Thanos stole each scene…well most of them.  When this dude stepped on the scene, it was like watching a Jason flick…You knew one thing and that was he wasn’t half-stepping or playing games.
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Despite all of that…this movie had me laughing.  It had the humor you would expect from a Marvel movie.  it had some emotion and heart at the same time.  The feelings you’ve grown to cultivate over the years and the love you’ve had for these characters is there. So expect shockers, twists and turns as well as some cameos.  But just keep in mind this is kinda like Harry Potter, Hunger Games and those annoyingly addictive Twilight movies…  there is more to come next year from the next Avengers Infinity War flick.  Also keep in mind, while it takes characters and elements from previous MCU movies, it is its own baby here.  So while you may want more and you won’t want to get up for a while until you process everything…do those ticket-holders waiting to see the next show a favor…just keep it moving!

You can clap, cry, laugh, cheer…hell you can even kick and scream real quick!
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…just hurry and get up because those ushers have shit to do.  Just keep in mind, it may feel like Infinity War is the end-all-be-all but there are more MCU movies to come.

My opinon is while you don’t have to watch every MCU flick to be caught up… I would advise it. Especially the last few releases and the Avengers flicks.
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My vote on Avengers: Infinity War… It was Awesome!
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Well Until Next Time Kiddies

shalom

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My Top 9 MCU Movies on the MARVELous road to Infinity War

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As promised, here is part 2 of my Marvel (MCU) comic book-to-movie adaptations.  These 9 flicks are my top picks and favs.  I ignored things like box office dollars and ticket/video sales, because let’s face it…people will pay to see them regardless. So no they  are NOT in chronological order and no they are not in order of critics success either…just mine!

That being said I wanted to have this out by the time Avengers released but life happened and I had to literally edit everything on my phone.

My Picks…
9. Iron Man 2
8. Spider-Man: Homecoming
7. Ant-Man
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
5. Black Panther
4. Captain America: Civil War
3. Thor Ragnorak
2. Iron Man 1
1. Avengers

Are you excited to see the Avengers movie, what comic book flicks have tickled your fancy?  Have you seen it already?  What did you think?

Stay tuned for my spoiler free quickie of Avengers Infinity War later!!

Well Until Next Time Kiddies

shalom

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“My MARVELous Countdown & Lookback at the MCU!

As promised, here is my first half of the Marvel (MCU) comic book-to-movie adaptations.  These 9 flicks are the not necessarily the worst (because I don’t really have any) but they are my least favorite half. In other words these are NOT in chronological order!

The second video to come will be the top enchilada of the MCU!!!

Are you excited to see the Avengers movie, what comic book flicks have tickled your fancy?

Well Until Next Time Kiddies

shalom

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Top fav horror movies 2017

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OK OK I know this post is a few days old but… In my defense I have been battling a sinus infection so when it came to filming my review video… I thought I should pass on you guys seeing me like this.

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But here goes my count for the best 2017 horror flicks!it's awesome

GET OUT

Any movie that I am not only willing to sit through twice but pay for more than once deserves to be numero uno. This movie had suspense, enough blood, and had me a tad paranoid to visit any of my white friends out of town. I won’t lie I had my doubts about Jordan Peele making a horror movie but it lived up to the hype. Slap yourself if you haven’t seen it by now.

IT

IT was the flick I had been dying to see ever since reading the majority of the book as a kid and seeing the mini-series. I was so glad to see some of the crazy shit from the book on screen. I mean a family TV station in the 80s/90s airing Stephen King? I mean it was good but c’mon without Tim Curry or my childhood crush, Jonathan Brandis from Neverending Story 2 or Ladybugs (Jonathan Brandis) I probably would’ve never watched. But I love this flick and all the hype that came with it was definitely lived up to.

SPLIT

This was definitely M. Night’s claim back to the throne. It was a great suspenseful horror flick without relying on overloads of gore and jump scares. James McAvoy was awesome as crazy ass Kevin and that girl from the witch was perfectly cast as the “survivor girl” I just wish we could’ve seen the other 20 personalities up close, et cetera. LOL

LIFE

A movie with my dream guy Ryan Reynolds who dies off and I am still in tune… Yep he died playing his usual snarky self in the space thriller. As far as space flicks go, I was probably more in tune with this that Aliens because it had me enthralled and the ending…sheesh! I like a good bleak and ending of doom towards earth. That little shit Calvin (the Martian species) was the best kind of killer, no speech and no emotion!

ANNABELLE: CREATION

I pretty much thought the first Annabelle movie sucked. I went in with low expectations thinking I know what they wanted to do with this creepy ass doll but It felt poorly put together. This prequel did not…where they failed, Annabelle 2 got it right. Just the like the Ouija prequel will always outshine its predecessor, we see what happens when folks take the source material and not rush to cash in but tell a story worth watching. It finally told the tale of a Demon using this doll as a conduit like it should’ve in the first flick. Because Lord knows we only have need for one killer doll running around and his movie didn’t make this list.

HAPPY DEATH DAY

I only saw this flick because my friend hates scary movies and Annabelle had left theaters by the time my birthday had come around. The Jason flick we were promised was canned and I figured what the hell. I must say, I was entertained. What I thought would be cliche and predictable was actually kind of fun and had me going. Movie had me thinking I may need to re-enroll in college should my daughter pledge a sorority.

1922

I watched this one night while scrolling on Netflix looking for a horror flick. I will say it was one of those ominous flicks that kept you wigged out the whole time. Not over the top gore or scares but what I miss about classic horror…creep factor! Thomas Jane is almost unrecognizable as this post WW1 farmer who kills his wife and is pretty much haunted by it until the end and not just supernaturally. Karma simply hates this guy. Should’ve known this came from my fav author Stephen King.

BETTER WATCH OUT

I literally watched this the other day after trying to find a movie to put up here to replace Amityville Awakening, which only would’ve made the cut because the kid from Shameless was in it. Anyway this is pretty much Home Alone if Kevin was a little older. Because let’s face it, that fucker was demented to have thought up those “pre-Jigsaw-type” traps for those poor robbers.

THE BELKO EXPERIMENT

Let’s face it. Who wouldn’t want to kill some prick that you had to put up with for 8 hours a day? I’ve worked plenty of jobs where I wanted to throw a stapler at somoen for no good reason. This movie really doesn’t give me the justification of doing that like Clerks or Office Space but…it’s still pretty cool Well this movie which pretty much didn’t have the greatest plot in the world still had enough gore, witty banter, and twist enough to keep me entertained.

THE BABYSITTER

This was a funny tongue-in-cheek horror flick that you have to be a moron to take seriously. I enjoyed watching this King Bach was hilarious as expected. I watched this with very little expectations and glad that it didn’t have a whole lot of jump scares or unnecessary back story. It was a fun tale and kept me entertained. If you have Netflix…check it out!

Well Until Next Time Kiddies

shalom

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Trick ‘r Treat: An Insomniac Review


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THIR13EN GHOSTS: An Insomniac Review

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Feast: An Insomniac Review


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