Reckon we'll need this. A little tired, so I'll hammer things out tomorrow (duh, Thor continues to be the best, and perhaps the only consistently good thing about this film?), but my biggest takeaways would likely be that this thing really meanders a good deal in the middle, and for a cinematic universe that is arguably at its worst when it's just a bunch of people talking about and chasing infinity stones, it's definitely an odd choice to literally make this film about people talking about and chasing infinity stones. Though I guess I do admire the subversion, and enjoyed the first encounter with Thanos. I would have liked that tone maintained throughout and really went with a character examination, but just as that starts to ramp up, we give way to the plot and it becomes all consuming.
Also not sure that losing half the people on earth would make things so desolate five years later, but who can say. I definitely think there would still be baseball teams.
Way about Iron Man dying, this film, as pretty much any film with Tony Stark at the center, is at its worst when RDJ just does his thing. Hemsworth continues to impress constantly, and has me hopeful that we may finally get a good GotG movie.
Going along with enjoying the parts where they subvert expectations, I really liked the choice to have no stingers.
Working through my thoughts on the big battle, because, at this point, we've seen it done so much that I'm not sure this brings anything new to the field. It doesn't capture the same heft that the big ones in LotR have, there aren't enough fronts to match GoT at its best, so I guess it most felt like a smaller scale version of the Ready Player One fight? Who knows.