Spoilers Avengers: Endgame grade and discussion thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by The Nth Doctor, Apr 21, 2019.

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How do you rate Avengers: Endgame?

  1. A+

    35.1%
  2. A

    28.8%
  3. A-

    16.2%
  4. B+

    9.9%
  5. B

    4.7%
  6. B-

    1.0%
  7. C+

    1.0%
  8. C

    1.6%
  9. C-

    0 vote(s)
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  10. D+

    0.5%
  11. D

    0.5%
  12. D-

    0 vote(s)
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  13. F

    0.5%
  1. Grendelsbayne

    Grendelsbayne Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    There was no secret marriage. Peggy WAS married in the previous movies, we just never knew who her husband was.
     
  2. Claudia

    Claudia Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Okay...

    First of all, I haven't seen any of the other Avengers relinquish their weapons of choice, or mass-produce them (or let them be mass-produced) or leave a blood-sample or two to recreate the serum.

    Secondly, of course, it was Tony's wish to control and "his taking charge" that made him take a nuke up through a space-portal with little to no hope of return, that made him take the gauntlet and essentially irradiate himself to death. Absolutely. Just please explain to me how exactly did that (especially the latter instance) advance him personally, since he's all about egotism and narcissism? Or was it his control issues that led him to essentially lay down on the wire (twice) so that no one else can do it and outshine him?

    (Just BTW ad CW... it's a bit difficult and contradictory to argue both sides, the one where Steve does the right thing by going off the rails... but once Tony does the same thing it's wrong. But I guess in your point of view he can't do right in any case.)
     
  3. Kemaiku

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    Tony didn't give up his armour, he actually went further to make a second skin of it inside him (yes I know it's from the comics, and how the hell can he have the mass of 3-4 suits inside his chest without it falling through him...), tried to create the Sokovia Accords to neuter the entire Avengers Initiative over his singular fuckup, puched up with everyone who disagreed, dragged his wife into it, and made saving the world yet again about "look at this cool thing I totally can make but should I?" and the movies keep applauding him for it.
     
  4. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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  5. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    OK, did we see them tell her where Tony was last seen? I don't remember that from the post credits scene in Captain Marvel, but it also usually takes several viewings before I remember everything in a movie or TV episode.
    Why not? I really don't think we know enough details about how all of that worked to say what she could, or could not have done.
     
  6. UssGlenn

    UssGlenn Commodore Commodore

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    We only see her showing up on Earth, everything after that is supposition on my part, but it's the only way events could have unfolded.
     
  7. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    What, no love for the "Captain Marvel's post-credits scene didn't happen, she ran across Tony by chance, and the Avengers were just burned out and that's why they had minimal surprise when a glowy woman dropping a spaceship on their front lawn" theory?
     
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  8. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

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    Most Norse gods weren't nearly as cut as Thor in modern depictions. And in the Epics/Edda's, Thor would go undercover at banquets and eat nearly the entire thing himself. It's wall to wall glutteny in some stories. I'm glad we're finally getting a canon version of it. :p
     
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  9. Silvercrest

    Silvercrest Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Oh, that's right.
     
  10. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    it's a good movie.. a victory lap for the franchise where everyone gets a good send-off. Actual analysis of the plot bears out that it would not hold up even under simple scrutiny and normally that would be a problem.. but since the fan service is earned and satisfying I will let it go. that's why I won't analyze this film. I will just say I like it and now I can move on away from Marvel
     
  11. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    Just came back from my second viewing (and after rewatching the Iron Man trilogy yesterday) and I loved it even more the second time. Every Tony scene hit all the harder this time after viewing his trilogy and makes his final sacrifice all the more poignant. "Proof that Tony Stark has a heart," indeed. :wah:

    I spotted the Howard the Duck cameo, but only because I was looking for him. It was a very "blink and you miss him" moment and he's partially obscured anyways. Someone mentioned earlier in the thread that they spotted Sif during the final battle and I kept my eye out for her, too, but I didn't see her. I did see one female character that I didn't immediately recognize, so it might been her but the moment happened so quickly, that it's hard to tell. I'm looking forward freeze framing every shot of that battle sequence. :lol:

    My audience, however, sucked in comparison to my first viewing, laughing at only half the jokes and rarely cheering at the big moments.
     
  12. Silvercrest

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    Hmm ... I just realized the soul stone seemed to have zero relevance to the plot of the movie. In the comics the stone has a well-known ability to steal souls plus hosting those souls in a "paradise dimension", plus some lesser-defined abilities. In the movie the stone does ... what? We see Thanos briefly encounter Gamora in what could be some kind of afterlife dimension, but she never appears again and it's never repeated with anyone else (notably, Natasha). And as far as I know, Thanos never activates that individual stone for any purpose. Am I overlooking anything?

    Is there any onscreen reason stating why that stone was even needed, other than "gotta catch 'em all" just because?

    Could Thanos have just said, "Never mind, five are enough"?

    On another topic, I REALLY wanna know what Cap and the Red Skull talked about when he took the stone back to Vormir.
     
  13. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    ^My friend was speculating there might've been a deleted scene between Bruce and Nat after his snap in the Soul World, based on his line about how he tried to bring her back, too, but there was no way to make it work.
     
  14. Set Harth

    Set Harth Vice Admiral Admiral

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    "Did we miss our window?"

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  15. Velocity

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    Maybe Red Skull didn't need to hang around after the stone was gone, so Steve didn't see him.
     
  16. Booji

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    The Soul Stone is what actually kills everyone in The Snap.

    Soul World was a big missed opportunity. Very disappointing.
     
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  17. Anwar

    Anwar Vice Admiral Admiral

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    In her own movie she spends most of it shaking off brainwashing to make her unemotional and basically a living weapon. Her seeming "Wooden" was the point.
     
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  18. stj

    stj Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Claudia will not agree to disagree.

    First, there's no mass-producing Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Scarlet Witch. So yeah keeping repulsor technology from giving us flying cars is a huge, huge, huge thing.

    Second, conceding Stark has terrible control issues doesn't mean he's not capable of self-sacrifice in a crisis. Doesn't even imply it.

    Third, it is Stark who has it both ways, no one else.

    Fourth, wanting to kill someone who was not responsible for their actions is maybe understandable, but it's wrong, wrong, wrong. And it wasn't a matter of temper: Stark was totally calm when he didn't have any great difficulty with shoot at sight, which is wrong, wrong, wrong. This is like execution of the mentally ill, except without troubling with a trial and jury.

    The problem tge Stark in this movie is that to justify all that money (or maybe satisfy Downey's vanity,) hamfisted failed tearjerking was foisted on us. The problem was not that Stark was a flawed hero, much less that Stark was really a villain. The objection is to the in universe adulation when not everyone should feel that way. Nebula---Nebula!---gets all sentimental about his first death scene!

    As to Peggy Carter secretly marrying Steve Rogers? I suppose on second thought, allowing intelligence officers to have secret lives is exactly how SHIELD=HYDRA worked. It could not have been a simple matter of "us" not being told it was to Steve Rogers. Carter's employees knew Steven Rogers was Captain American and would have drafted him.
     
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  19. Anwar

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    Why would Sharon know? All she'd know is that her Uncle by marriage was some guy who sort of looked like Steve Rogers (since he'd have aged by then).

    Peggy can certainly be married and be in the Spy Game by Ant-Man. She just made sure that she got him a fake ID and it stuck.
     
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  20. LaxScrutiny

    LaxScrutiny Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Years ago I thought you were just trolling but I'm starting to get you and see what you're saying. I may break the Internet here, but I see your points.