I am looking forward to the Avengers: Infinity War movie. I loved the Infinity events in marvel comics, reading over them so many times (Gauntlet, War, and Crusade). I was a big fan of Thanos and his evolution throughout the series, Warlock, and the level of threat where even people like Thor were just used as distractions.
I am particularly looking forward to seeing Thanos and is crew on the big screen. However, based on recent Disney and Marvel movies as well as the latest trailer, I am concerned. Quite simply, will Thanos be a threatening and deep villain, or will he just be the leader of a bunch of mooks?
I will put this perfectly clear. Thanos looks like he was struggling to overpower Captain America. However, the difference in their power is so cosmically vast that nothing Captain America would do physically should slow Thanos. Similarly, it looks like he has an army of faceless, non-threatening mooks that will die by the droves to Falcon and his guns, amongst other things.
This is similar to all the other Disney movies recently. Stormtroopers and Kylo are consistently failing at everything to make the heroes look good, Hela’s dead army was killed by the droves, Ultron’s army of Iron-Men dying to single arrows, etc. We are told that these enemies are threatening and powerful, but we are just shown them dying by the droves and failing even with the advantage.
So I hope Thanos is good. I hope his space-faring army isn’t a pushover. I hope he gets a few big wins besides just beating down Iron Man (as per the Teaser). I am concerned he will be easily outsmarted (which is just wrong, based on the comics) and overpowered by (OMG!) a combined attack. I hope I am wrong.
But the recent Disney track record has me thinking I am going to be disappointed.
The long review embargo (similar to DC) also does not inspire confidence in the movie.