I think I was one of probably 3 or 4 people that was underwhelmed by Endgame.
Having that said, I have to acknowledge that Infinity War was a cinematic feat unlike any other and therefore almost impossible to follow up.
...There were some plot threads and character developments that really should have gotten more screen time or at least better thought-out explanations. I usually leave Marvel movies with though-provoking questions, but the following are questions that address these missing plot elements.
And don't worry, I won't get into their version of time travel...
What Happened to the Hulk in Infinity War?
The Hulk not hulking out in Infinity War was a HUGE part of the movie. Being a massive Hulk fan, I honestly wasn't that irritated about it. I had faith that the writers would come up with something not only satisfying, but that also served the plot and the characters' development we've seen them go through since their MCU debut.
Unfortunately, I left the theater feeling robbed of a potentially amazing plot line. The explanation for a character going back on his very core was explained with a few throw away lines in a diner scene... really?
The character and the audience needed something more concrete and explanatory. We needed thought-out, emotional reasoning as to why the Hulk didn't do what he always does, not just, "Oh me and the Hulk are the same now hur-dur."
Uhh... Did They Really Just Let Loki Screw Up the Time Stream?
When Tony royally screwed up the time heist and gave the Tesseract directly to Loki, I thought it would be solved straight away That's kind of a huge deal... right?
I mean not only does he have a goddamn Infinity Stone, but he also has his own time stream(s?) now. I feel that would take paramount priority, but they just kind of brushed it off like, "Ah feck well let's totally ignore that and get back to the stones."
Unless Cap fixed it by returning the stone back to his original time era... does time travel work like that in the MCU? I'm so confused. Either way, I'm sure Disney will use it to milk more stories for Tom Hiddleston to star in; audiences really can't get enough of the guy.
How Does Past Gamora Sticking in the Future Effect Her Timeline?
Now that 'current' Gamora is 'dead', and 'past' Gamora is alive and in the present, how does that effect her original timeline? More importantly, how does it affect ours?
I would love if the writers used this 'Glitch in the Matrix/Time Stream' to introduce Kang the Conqueror. If you don't know who Kang is, do yourself a favor and download Marvel Unlimited and read about one of the Avengers most menacing foes. It's worth your time, trust me.
I'm sure they'll go into this more in future films, but it kind of seems like a cheap way to keep Gamora in the Guardians. Dammit Marvel, let us just keep one main character death! (Sorry Heimdal and Odin, you're supporting characters to me)
And One Extra... Why Didn't Captain Marvel Wield the Gauntlet?
Okay okay, hear me out; Kevin Feige has repeated multiple times that Carol Danvers is the most powerful hero we've met in the MCU thus far... so if the Hulk can survive a snap... shouldn't Carol be able to handle a snap, saving time & ultimately Tony Stark's life?
Coming from someone who didn't like Captain Marvel, I would have loved to see her don the gauntlet and show her true power aside from blowing s#!t up. I would accept her more if she was willing to take that risk. But writing, Downey Jr.'s contract is up, blah blah blah...
Are you one of the half dozen people who were underwhelmed with Endgame?
Let me know what you think in the comments!
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