So, I Watched Avengers: Infinity War
Gasp, I did what?
I wasn’t sure I was going to watch this, actually. Like a lot of people, I’ve had a bit of Marvel Fatigue. More importantly, I haven’t been able to watch a lot of the movies leading up to it and, though it’s easy to get a synopsis, this is one of those things that you just get left behind on.
Thankfully my family are all uber-nerds so I got dragged along. I was very thankful for it, too. I loved the movie. For once, they “hype” as they call it, was actually worthwhile.
The thing is, most of the issues I had with the movie are pretty much just because I’m a writer. It probably wouldn’t be nearly as obvious for most people. I wasn’t able to predict the details, but the ending wasn’t much of a surprise to me.
And there were more than a few times during the movie that I got frustrated by plot holes, inconsistencies, or cliches. I won’t point those out because, honestly, I don’t want to wreck other people's enjoyment of the movie. I only do that in person.
It’s funny how knowledge can take away a bit of your joy in something. For instance, when it comes to Infinity War, the past few weeks have seen these words linked with one other: “Spoilers”. God forbid anyone so much as mention which characters are actually in the film, much less what they do.
Personally, I’ve never much been concerned about spoilers. I’m the kind of person who reads the last page of the book halfway through, so I can go to sleep without rushing through the next 100 pages. I’m the one who hunts down the “ending of _________ explained” youtube videos if I’m curious about a new movie.
For me, just knowing isn’t that big of a deal because seeing how the story plays out is most of the fun. In fact, now that I know stories, it’s almost all the fun. After all, a story can really end in only two ways. Our heros win, or they lose. Watching them go through it, connecting emotionally to them, is what we really watch stories for, right?
What about you? Are you scared of spoilers, or would you rather just be part of the conversation?