If you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War by now I’m going to assume you couldn’t care less if I throw out some spoilers right now. If you do mind and you just haven’t gone to it yet then read the previous post.
I have mentioned before but I’m going to declare it again – I really don’t like the infiltration of these comic book movies. It annoys me that I now know the difference between DC and Marvel. And I am irritated that I am now hooked until the bitter end with this saga and that the bitter end is being dragged out to two movies instead of one.
I have watched all three Captain America movies even though he isn’t my favorite.
I have watched all three Iron Man movies though I came to them late. I think I watched them after the first Avengers.
I have watched all three Thor movies. He was my favorite until the third installment when Jane Foster suddenly disappeared.
I have watched all the Spider Man movies even the newest one.
I have watched all the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
I watched the first two Avenger movies and prepared myself for some of the heroes to die in the third movie. And I braced myself for that and expected to say goodbye to some Avengers. I expected those that have hit their 3rd solo movie would be bowing out. That would be okay because I’m getting a little tired of the complicated Marvel Universe and keeping all the story lines straight.
In short, I have invested a lot of time in the Marvel universe. By now I know there is a formula to the story. The heroes are going to lose, rally, then come back for an epic battle and win.
As the credits rolled for Avengers: Infinity War I felt annoyed and irritated as I waited for the final tag. The feeling lasted for a few days afterward. It is the same annoyance I get with a cliffhanger season finale and have to wait till the end of summer to see how it resolves. Except, this time, I have to wait a year.
Here’s the thing, when a sequel comes out I usually like to watch the previous movies to refresh my memory of what is going on. The Marvel Universe is so vast now I can’t do that. I’d have to watch about 14 movies to prepare. That is too much and I refuse to do it.
C’mon now, can’t we have a few stand-alone movies where I don’t have to keep track of intricate story lines that require more attention than I pay to my own life? Of course, I will watch the final movie next year. But then I might have to take a break from the Marvel Universe for a little bit.