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  • Avengers Infinity War SPOILER Talk

    Because we all know this movie deserves its own thread and we probably don't want to take over the Movie thread with spoiler blocks. I'm on my way to see it right now.

    Here be spoilers. Ye have been warned.

    Discuss.


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  • #2
    They all...,they all just turned to dust man....

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    • #3
      Thanos' whole goal and reasoning is kind of dumb, but it was still a pretty good movie overall.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by AnubisXy View Post
        Thanos' whole goal and reasoning is kind of dumb, but it was still a pretty good movie overall.
        In the comics it makes more sense

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Nicolas Milioni View Post
          In the comics it makes more sense
          For a certain value of "sense" I guess. I think it is at least as insane as in the movie. I mean, it makes some twisted sort of sense to gift your the one you love with the deaths of half the universe when you are trying to win the love of literally death incarnate. "I am in love with the cosmic incarnation of death", however, is very insane.

          That said, at least then you couldn't plausibly tell him "well, if you are so worried about resource shortages, surely you can use that Infinite power of yours to turn every society in the universe into a post-scarcity one by supplying impossible, infinite resources, right?"


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          • #6
            Killing off enough people to impress the hot goddess of death across the room makes way more sense than killing half the universe's population due to a problem that isn't actually quite the problem people think it is when you have the god-like-power to create infinite resources.

            Movie Thanos is stupid, and I haven't even seen the movie yet.


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            • #7
              ...I'm kind of hoping one of the writers realizes this, and makes specific mention of it in Avengers 4, using it to highlight just how messed up Thanos is. The power of infinity at his literal fingertips, and his first and only thought is to destroy.

              Might make that work, I don't know.


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              • #8
                Yeah, his plan is dumb as hell, but the movie was cool otherwise.


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                • #9
                  I think you're all forgetting that Thanos' official title is "The Mad Titan" so of course he's not going to be acting in the right state of mind.


                  I mean, you guys remember what he was like back in the cartoons, right?
                  Last edited by Nyrufa; 05-04-2018, 11:11 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nyrufa View Post
                    I think you're all forgetting that Thanos' official title is "The Mad Titan" so of course he's not going to be acting in the right state of mind.


                    I mean, you guys remember what he was like back in the cartoons, right?
                    That is a terrible excuse.


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                    • #11
                      Just finished. I think my entire body is shaking.

                      I almost gave the screen the finger at the "Thanos will return" after the stinger.


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ArcaneArts View Post
                        That is a terrible excuse.

                        But an accurate one....

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Nyrufa View Post


                          But an accurate one....
                          No. No it's not.

                          Disregarding all the ways that mad is a loaded term, mad narratively does not mean internally incoherent and unsatisfying. The comic book Thanos is, at least, satisfying with his "insane" desire and plan, and it has a consistency. Nolan/BTAS Joker is "mad", but his actions actually do parse out to his desires that is satisfying for the audience to follow on.

                          It takes less than a second of looking at Thanos's plan and goal before you realize that even an "insane" person would realize that that's a waste of a god's powers.

                          We do not have to look far to see how weak "madness" is as an excuse, and, honestly, it's a poor one. He's too coherent and together to really sell "madness". This is not a madman. This is a cheap attempt to make a simple but effective character more morally complex and dropping the ball because no one thought about what infinite cosmic power actually means.


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                          • #14
                            Cheesy anime OVA's with more focus on how to squeeze in panty shots than actual narrative coherence have plots less stupid attributed to the villains goals. I am just saying.


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ArcaneArts View Post
                              No. No it's not.

                              Disregarding all the ways that mad is a loaded term, mad narratively does not mean internally incoherent and unsatisfying. The comic book Thanos is, at least, satisfying with his "insane" desire and plan, and it has a consistency. Nolan/BTAS Joker is "mad", but his actions actually do parse out to his desires that is satisfying for the audience to follow on.

                              It takes less than a second of looking at Thanos's plan and goal before you realize that even an "insane" person would realize that that's a waste of a god's powers.

                              We do not have to look far to see how weak "madness" is as an excuse, and, honestly, it's a poor one. He's too coherent and together to really sell "madness". This is not a madman. This is a cheap attempt to make a simple but effective character more morally complex and dropping the ball because no one thought about what infinite cosmic power actually means.


                              So wait, people are upset that Thanos only wiped out half the universe instead of all of it? Because if I'm not mistaken, that's exactly what he did in the comics, too.

                              And the reason Thanos failed in those is because he subconsciously believed that he wasn't actually worthy of succeeding. This allowed his enemies to steal the gauntlet from him and then Adam Warlock used its power to fix everything.
                              Last edited by Nyrufa; 05-05-2018, 01:10 AM.

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