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Josh Stoddard’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
At this point, my only real gripe is with Peter Dinklage and the worst line readings in cinema history. Unless, it's deliberate? I mean, each one makes me chuckle. Maybe he's one of our finest actors after all...
This is the first time I've watched Infinity War since my gruelling 5-day-marathon. I bought the DVD (and regret not investing in Blu-Ray, but those don't work on my laptop!) upon release but only just found time to sit down and watch it with the family.
My parents are casual fans, they've watched most MCU and superhero movies, they're responsible for my obsession with Spider-Man and my mum, in particular, is fond of both him and Captain America. But considering they're nowhere near as invested as some of us, they managed to follow along. Which only proves those people wrong who say it's inaccessible and pointless for anyone but Marvel fans to watch because they simply wouldn't understand. If anything, I think the Russos have done a pretty decent job at making this an inclusive event.
Nevertheless, my parents still had puzzled expressions on their faces at the end, naturally. Honestly, I was offended my mum wasn't heartbroken by Spider-Man's death and surprised at her audible gasp when Iron Man was stabbed. So, I guess, this movie usurps expectations but also, can't fool its audience? It can't win, just like the Avengers.
"Is there no more movies?" they both asked, and I explained the upcoming sequels. "Well, that's silly," my dad said. Fair enough. They weren't floored or impressed, just baffled. So, basically, I'm contradicting myself - I can't win! Maybe this isn't for everyone after all, despite it being a blockbuster movie successful worldwide to a varying range of audiences?
Each to their own, innit.
I don't what I'm trying to say except obviously this is my porn, my Christmas and remains my favourite movie of the year. I can't wait for Avengers: Annihilation/Endgame/Forever/Disassembled/4. What can I say, I'm a masochist for endings.
P.S. This is the first Stan Lee cameo I've seen since his passing. Bless you, genius. Excelsior!