Updated: Jul 14
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) is something new with the ending that the antagonist defeats all protagonists and destroys its fictional universe. And what we saw was the shooting game of 159 minutes.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)'s box office record was 133,061,397 HKD. This is ranked as top #2. The Avengers (2012) was 96,705,670 HKD ranked #7. Moreover, Avengers: Infinity War (2018) has been ranked #10 box office mega hit blockbuster 86,134,777 HKD in Hong Kong at the present since its release in the end of April.
American comic characters and its model figures, comic books, and souvenirs flooded the every town malls and markets around Hong Kong. Even though you can't tell their identities, you are still quite familiar with their imaginaries. Marketers who handling American comic-related products succeeded in mass marketing operations in this market.
The story line is simple enough that antagonist Thanos defeats Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man and other sub characters who embody this American comic justice league to put an end to their universe. And it is racially white heroes' world. I can only see the fat Chinese sub character with oriental magic...
As the result, what we can only see is 159 mins of shooting game, and at the end we can see there is nothing more.... It reminded me of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven:
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. `'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door - Only this, and nothing more.'1
At the end, what I can say for this film is 'Only this, and nothing more...' Like Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven...
1. Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven, First published in 1845; https://www.heise.de/ix/raven/Literature/Lore/TheRaven.html. Accessed May 3, 2018.
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