Monday, August 19, 2019

being critical of "Endgame"

Film-crit YouTuber Filmento (whose voice always reminds me of Ren from "Ren and Stimpy") has a new video out that gets critical about "Avengers: Endgame." He makes some of the same points I'd made about the film's pacing, and he brings up some potentially controversial ideas about the Thanos we see in the 2019 film. This Thanos—whom Filmento renames "Thonos" both to make him distinct from the 2018 Thanos and to express his profound disappointment at the diminishment of the character—is a one-dimensional villain who is at best a shadow of the Thanos from "Infinity War." Filmento goes on to suggest a way to improve the story such that the fate of the universe doesn't rely on a single rat to pluck Ant-Man back out of the quantum realm. There's much here to chew on.

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