Just got back from seeing it. Pretty good. Above average Marvel movie. That’s about it in my opinion. Does everything the other Marvel movies so, just moreso. Some good action scenes, some good serious moments, a few nice humor moments. One completely unnecessary cameo that was more or less pointless. At no point did I feel any tension and the only surprise was at the end, and even that was only a small one.
My thoughts afterward were mostly about how disappointed I am that the magic stuff doesn’t actually get used. There is no functional difference between Iron Man tech and Doctor Strange magic. Both are whatever this moment in the scene needs and neither make a big difference because a movie fight has to take a certain amount of time, no more and no less. Whereas the magic stuff could have been so cool and seeing the alien tech/magic mix could have been jaw dropping amazing. Oh well. Generic special effects action scenes are the way to success apparently.
Also, captain America doesn’t get his proper shield for the big fight. In fact, they didn’t do much with Vision either. Or the cool energy shields of the Wakandan warriors. Also, Thanos had a stupid plan. I wish they had gone with the original comic motivation of trying to romance death. Or even just mentioned the biggest flaw in his plan that it was a fucking stop-gap measure and someone would have to do it all over again later.
I liked the first trailer more than I did the movie, honestly. I want to see that version of it.