Friday Fishbird Flicks 📽 – wherein I watch a movie that everyone has already seen, and talk very briefly about it so we can get on with other things 🤩.
I put on my most bejeweled necklace and gloves, to watch 2018’s “Avengers : Infinity War“, starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karen Gillan, Zoe Saldana & every other actor that’s ever thrown on a cape or cool shades to save the world. 🧙♂️🧝🏻♀️🕴🏻
I gave this fantastical family reunion 7 Fishbirds out of 10.
Now, I haven’t seen all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe pictures, or even all of The Avengers movies – so I was glad when Dr Strange explained that Thanos (the large purple fellow) was basically an evil Captain Planet, trying to capture various kidney stones of wind, water & heart etc.
I enjoyed bouncing between the ensemble cast and the three hour film held my interest a lot more than I thought it would.
Drax is still my favourite, though there were a few chuckles courtesy of Iron Man, Thor, Star-Lord and Doc Strange. I felt the comedy worked a lot better in this movie, than it did in the second ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ pic.
If I was given a fistful of infinity stones myself – and I’ve got a 40th birthday this year so, it’ll probably happen – I’d be tempted to bring the whole 8000 odd Marvel characters (ever created) back in the next movie MUSICAL 😀👏 and get them to do a synchronised dance while explaining why Netflix’s Luke Cage was so boring.
It wouldn’t explain the cliffhanger ending of Infinity War, or follow Thanos on his journey to buy a matching glove – but it would have you tapping your feet (in confusion and also joy).
It’s literally win win.
I paired this movie with a few glasses of Pig In The House Organic Shiraz, which I smashed quicker than an Iron suited Hulk in a Wakanda battle 🎥🎞