“Avengers: Infinity War is critic-proof, but there are some minor complaints” links

Avengers cast arrives at Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Avengers: Infinity War is critic-proof and it will make trillions of dollars but here’s some stuff that critics didn’t like about it. [Looper]
One of the Russell Simmons’ rape cases has been dismissed. [Dlisted]
Diane Kruger looks soooo ‘90s here. [Go Fug Yourself]
I come from a meat-washing family, but I rarely do it myself. [LaineyGossip]
Paul Ryan fired a chaplain for not hating poor people. [Pajiba]
Infinity War spoilers with no context. [Buzzfeed]
Avicii’s death was possibly/likely suicide. [The Blemish]
Chin-slimming injections apparently exist. [Reality Tea]
Horses have high emotional intelligence & good memories. [Jezebel]
Gigi Hadid spent thousands of dollars on her b-day outfits. [Wonderwall]

Avengers cast arrives at Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    My complaint is that there was too much going on and too many people in it. Some characters got barely a line of dialogue. But I did enjoy it, as did the rest of the audience. Loudly.

    • FLORC says:

      I saw it earlier today.
      That’s my complaint as well. They were cramming in everyone and it was a clusterfxk.
      The sequel should be awesome. And yea… tearjerker moments…

    • Jordan says:

      Nah, that’s exactly what they should have done. This is how it should be. Everyone everywhere fighting for the world.

      • FLORC says:

        Everyone, everywhere fighting is a reason those intense action movies that focus on the physical chaos rather than character driven stories fail. Like the later transformers. Those fight scenes were madness. The characters were there, but limited. It becomes watching, but not invested emotionally.

        I liked infinity fine. There was just no balance.
        Sequel might improve this.

  2. JeanGray says:

    Watched it last night. It was amazing. Everything I needed in that film. Action, comedy, drama. The audience at the theater i was at were very emotional at times. There were several gasps. It wasn’t as overwhelming as I thought it would be with all of the characters. But they spaced it out well with the different locations and groups. It definitely left me wanting more.

    • tifzlan says:

      My bf watched last night and he said people were straight up wailing in the theater. Intense! He LOVED the movie. Said it was the best Marvel film he has ever watched.

      • JeanGray says:

        It IS the best of all of the Marvel movies. The movie leaves you off on a cliffhanger. People were yelling at the screen ” NO! That can’t be the end!” WHat?!?” and waiting for the post credit scene looking for answers and hope lol.

      • Lightpurple says:

        There’s a lot of death and carnage right from the very beginning. So yes, expect some wailing. My theater let out a loud shout when the story arrived in Wakanda.

        ETA @JeanGray, I have so many questions!

      • V4Real says:

        I saw it last night, it was amazing. So many people looked confused AF. Me, knowing the comics I get it and know what is going on. As well as what to expect in 2019.

        This is NOT a spoiler but Dr. Strange gave a clue to what was happening. Also look for Hawkeye dramatic return in part 2 of Infinity War.

      • JeanGray says:

        V4real YUP. That’s exactly what I thought when he said “This was the only way” Especially after the previous comment about what their odds were.

        Lightpurple That makes Ant-man’s movie in July even more pertinent. The timeline for his movie is supposedly right after the events of Civil War and during the war with Thanos, so I am hyped to see what clues we get from that movie!

      • flan says:

        I read the comments about wailing before I saw the movie and thought: “Really?”

        And then I saw the movie.

        There was wailing.

      • Mia4s says:

        Wailing?! Oh good grief please tell me these weren’t adults. I mean, I enjoyed it. It’s very good but, come ON! Unless you’ve never seen another movie or read a book ever there’s no way you can’t know that all but four of the deaths are going to be undone in movie four. From like the second they happen. It had more emotional heft than Marvel normally does I’ll give you that, but wailing? It wasn’t that intense! 🙄

    • Snazzy says:

      I saw it today! Fantastic! The teenage girls in front of me were bawling …
      I have to say no one was quiet in the theater – every few minutes someone would shout out “oh putain” (translation: oh fuck)

  3. Veronica S. says:

    Those are all of the criticisms I expected for the film, so it actually looks like they pulled off something halfway decent if that’s the most of the worst of it.

    If you stuck Paul Ryan in a cartoon, everybody would think he was a ridiculously unbelievable villain.

    • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

      The criticism I would give is that some characters barely had more than 5 lines in the entire film. But I’ve heard that they filmed both parts of Infinity War together, so that might flip? once we see the next part. Then I thought the Vision/Scarlet Witch scenes were just really annoying and drawn out waaaay too long (but I’m just blah on those characters anyway)…..otherwise, it was a near perfect film.

      • Rachel says:

        I’ve seen pics of characters who died in part 1 filming scenes for part 2. Filming photos suggest we see scenes from previous movies, so either flashback or Strange doing something with timelines?

      • Lightpurple says:

        I don’t know where my original post was but one character didn’t seem to have any lines at all. Several fight scenes but no lines.

      • S says:

        @Rachel Primary filming on both movies was done at the same time. Presume they’ll be super secretive about reshoots, or try, to preserve mystery of who lives/who dies, but, then again with the Chrises, sans Pratt, already publicly saying they’re done with Marvel, at least for immediate future, not sure there’s too much suspense other than kill or just vanish leaving window open. (Also, do they put someone else in the suits as often happens in comics?)

        But yes with announced and/or filming sequels already there for some, ahem, left-in-question folks, it’s pretty clear what we saw at the end of part one isn’t THE end.

        Baffled by those who say they didn’t know it was a two-parter going in, since it was literally called Infinity War Part 1 up until last year and every single actor, in every single interview has stated as much. 🤷‍♀️

      • S says:

        @lightpurple … Hmmm, I did not notice that at the time but now that I’m thinking about it, is it …
        Black Widow?

  4. Natalie S says:

    Does Paul Ryan get what Jesus was supposed to be about? That is a dark guy hiding behind his supposed good looks.

    I understand that most of them are only paying lipservice to religion but it’s disturbing that he had a chaplain fired for political reasons.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Pope Francis told Ryan off to his face several years ago. It didn’t phase him and he still pretends to be holier than thou, even after being told by the Pope that his interpretations of Catholicism were wrong.

    • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

      I am in the Anti-douchekibbles & f-cksqueakers group on facebook (basically an anti-Drumpf administration and the Republicans who uphold his mess group) and we are having the beginnings of a discussion about this. The progressive Christians who preach against (or are perceived to have preached against) Drumpf are feeling afraid for their safety, as well as for their jobs. They’ve had people get physically aggressive (this isn’t even naming that Orange Buffoon, but preaching against the nostalgia of a new city….I think the sermon was based around a passage in Jeremiah, I believe they said, where the Jews in the old testament were basically taught not to go back to their old ways of….*rimshot* throwing refugees out of “their city”)……and on their personal pastor message boards have been giving each other advice about how to stay neutral (when the things Jesus taught were about love, compassion, etc towards the poor and refugees, etc) and not divide congregations.

      • Mel M says:

        Yeah there is a woman I follow on IG. She’s a Christian speaker, blogger, writer, she has gotten death threats because she is adamantly against Trump and his policies. When she posts something going against him or criticizing him the comments made by women defending him and insulting her are horrific. I makes my heart hurt.

    • Incredulous says:

      Paul Ryan needed help to get where he is now, financial aid and all those things the poor and disadvantaged need to help combat their problems. Paul Ryan is really busy kicking the ladder down behind him these days, when not trying to cover it in gasoline and set fire to it. Paul Ryan, like a lot of people in Trump’s administration, wants to look down (and whisper “No”) on people more than he wants to set an example.

      He is a Randroid – he got where he is by his own hard work and merit and he will despise you when you point out otherwise. Later on this year, he will retire and go into private employment where he will make lots of money on his pedigree of wrecking the US economy but making rich people richer at the expense of the lives of a significant number of poor and ill people. He will become an esteemed GOP veteran who got into power and Did Stuff, Great Stuff and become a person to aspire to emulate for the next generation of Republicans. There is nothing you or I can do about this.


      Educate the coming generation (increasingly fired up to exercise their right to vote when they get it) about who did what, why they did it and the consequences of same.

      Allow no re-writing of history – He wasn’t THAT bad! Yes, he was and he is intelligent enough to realize that he is to blame, it’s just that he doesn’t care and will not care unless he loses all his money or Mueller knocks on his door, brandishing handcuffs. (Preferably both)

      Never, ever forget that we can be better than we think we are, stronger than we think we are and tougher than we think we are.

      If you won’t fight your corner, who will?

      Sorry, wandered off into preachyland there.

      • Eve V says:

        Great post! Very inspiring and I needed to read that, right now, so thank you!

    • Aang says:

      So according to the Bible “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brother.” Our president is guilty of at least 6. Maybe Ryan should be asking trump to resign instead.

      • still_sarah says:

        Under these horrible circumstances, the chaplain should be PROUD to have been fired by fake Catholic-Christian Paul Ryan. Voters and God will remember what this poster boy for Republicanism has done.

  5. Nicole says:

    My complaints are minor and mostly about how “high” the stakes really were.
    But the movie was amazing and there was total silence during the credits. No one could say anything

    • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

      My favorite part was how Steve basically sat down/collapsed at the end and just said “Oh God”…..

    • wood dragon says:

      A lot of silence at the end of the showing I attended. I am going to have to digest it awhile, but it left me in a thoughtful frame of mind.

    • MI6 says:

      Can there be too many stakes? I think so, after seeing this movie. I think it was great, but I am not sure.
      I don’t know how I feel. I’m emotionally drained.
      Standout performance of the film was Hemsworth as Thor. He played the total loss and heartbreak brilliantly. I admit I was shocked at how good he was. He has risen exponentially in my view of him as an actor.
      Also Josh Brolin. But f*@k Thanos, man.

      • lightpurple says:

        Especially considering that he was by himself or with people dressed in motion capture for most of his scenes. He was sad, angry, grieving, and, at times, brilliantly funny. Zoe’s performance was also touching. And LEGS delivered.

        Amidst all the sadness, there were also some hilarious lines of dialogue, which I won’t spoil.

      • Jordan says:

        When he busted in on earth for the battle, everyone in the audience started clapping. Hemsworth was the best part of the group. Thanos was every bit as awesome as I was hoping.

      • S says:

        @lightpurple Good point! I hadn’t thought of that but you’re absolutely right, given who Thor spent most of the movie with. Hemsworth doesn’t get enough credit as an actor and his comic timing, which was fully on display in Ragnorak, is excellent. Sure he’s a big, hunk or a man, so I get the action impulse everyone has with him, but comedy is where he shines. He seems genuinely silly and Taika Waititi balanced Hemsworth brawn and goofiness so well in Ragnorak … Why it’s my favorite MCU film. (Hiddles and Thompson also used awesomely.) Would love to see Hemsworth and Waititi pair up again. They have great actor-director/CGI actor chemistry.

      • jj says:

        Just saw the movie, it was great, best Avengers ever! People were clapping, crying, gasping and laughing. I haven’t been to a movie where the audience was so totally enthralled. Can’t was for part 2!!!

  6. Ayra. says:

    Did anyone tear up at Peter’s ending scene with Tony?

  7. wood dragon says:

    Well, at least I have those lovely images of bearded and longer haired Steve Rogers.

  8. J says:

    Loved IW. Thor, Strange and Thanos are the standouts.

  9. Ninette says:

    I am not watching the movie. I want Loki to live Forever.

  10. Peacee says:

    In other news, Princess Michael of Kent once owned two black sheep called Serena and Venus. Horrifying. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5665281/Ex-royal-boyfriend-reveals-really-like-live-Kensington-Palace.html

  11. InVain says:

    Aww, a horse link. They are such intelligent animals. I’ve always likened them to dogs. I had both has a teenager and they were similar in their responses to me and I could always feel their emotions and I know they felt mine. I spoke to my horse the same way I would my dog (or even a person sometimes). Would have conversations with her. I could tell she registered a lot. They are caring creatures and YES – they absolutely do remember. Crushing and rewarding at the same time.

  12. SKF says:

    You should never wash raw meat! It does nothing but spread bacteria to other surfaces, foods and utensils and is called cross-contamination. All of the expert bodies advise strongly against doing this. The act of cooking the meat will kill any bacteria.

    • S says:

      That’s only true-ish. Yes, washing things like chicken COULD spread more contaminants than it removes, but that’s only accurate in a scenario where you’re flinging the chicken around under the faucet and not cleaning the sink and surrounding counter afterwards. Held low in the sink, e.g. in colander or something else that can be independently washed itself (you don’t want to put meat directly on the sink surface because of cross contamination), and bringing the water to the meat, with, say, a drop down spray, then patting it dry with paper towels that are immediately discarded, washing makes sense. Theoretically, cooking will also remove the bacteria, but not necessarily any off flavors contained in packing liquid. (That’s really why you wash.)

      Basically you have to be not a complete dolt, which not everyone is in the kitchen, hence the washing does more harm than good mantra. Personally, I always rinse poultry, but rarely beef cuts where I want them to be very dry for a strong sear. In fact, whenever possible I dry beef out in the fridge (on a rack, touching nothing) before cooking, usually salted, which also helps kill bacteria, as well as adding flavor.

  13. Kayzilla says:

    There wasn’t any wailing in my theater. It was really quiet, and then a lot of “Oh, please- they didn’t really kill ‘S’ and ‘T’ and ‘U’ and ‘V’ and ‘W’ and ‘X’ and ‘Y’ and ‘Z!’ They all have sequels next year!” This is why I hate time travel stories. I can’t take any of it seriously when it’s obvious somebody’s going to use the Time Stone to go back and change it again. Nothing matters in time travel story lines.

    • S says:

      First movie I ever saw where the audience clapped and cheered several times, and collectively gasped and shouted out at others. I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite Marvel movie, but I definitely enjoyed it.

      Yes, that ending makes clear it won’t stick, but I think they did it in a way that’s good, in that we didn’t see the characters die, we just saw them … well, you know. I mean, we knew going in it was a part 1 and to end on the heroes failure was almost certain; just as returning for them to triumph in part 2 is. I mean, that’s kind of how the genre works. I’ll feel more cheated if the characters we saw die also prove to be unreal.

    • jammypants says:

      People give the time stone quite a lot of weight but there’s also the soul stone.

  14. violet says:

    Saw it yesterday – theater packed, happy audience. It’s like a locomotive train coming at you nearly every minute and it is a little um teensy bit overcrowded with Really Powerful People. I almost walked out after the first ten minutes in despair for, well, reasons. Hubby loved it. But fun all the way around – did NOT know going in they were going to pull a Hobbit number and do a Part II. It’s worth every penny in terms of entertainment. Might see it again.

    • S says:

      I had heard there was a “shocking” death right at the start and when it opened with one of MY favs on the floor I thought that was gonna be it and then when it became clear there was another hit coming I was not shocked, but I was saddened. Then, later, when they Thor is listing his losses it’s like, ‘Whoa. Dude has been thru some shizz.’

      Infinity War sure puts the inspiring, epic ending of Ragnorak in new, harsh perspective, doesn’t it? Also, can’t help but wonder … Where’s Tessa?!?! 🙀

      • violet says:

        @s – I was wondering where she was, too. Although where they would have crammed her in I do not know, they worked just about every other Marvel creature ever into the script. That was my only real criticism. I mean, just with Guardians of the Galaxy you get five – it just got to be too many from too many other movies. And then, when the credits ran, I saw Benicio del Toro and I hadn’t even spotted him or his voice, and I’m a huge fan – I had to freakin’ look it up when I came home! Overall, I thought Ragnarok was more balanced in terms of action/funny/family. Infinity is really good but so close to OTT it almost blunts itself. Don’t know if I’m being clear on what I mean by that.

      • S says:

        Del Toro plays the Collector, so he had a relatively large, for this movie, part when the Guardians first interact with Thanos during his stone collection spree.

        What I was shocked by in the credits, and didn’t notice was in that same scene, was when they noted that Arrested Development characters were “used with permission,” and I was like, ‘Whaaaa??’ Apparently, Tobias Funke is part of the Collector’s collection. (I had to Google it.) Very subtle joke as the Russo brothers also worked on Arrested Development.