Sunday is date day. My husband and I generally take a hike, piddle around the house, then go out for dinner. Last Sunday we changed it up a bit. I’ve been wanting to see Avengers: Infinity War, and, I wanted to see it on the big screen.
Going to see this film is unusual on five counts. First, we have not been to a movie theater together since seeing the Jim Carrey version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, in November of 2000. Besides the noise, sticky seats and floors, there’s no particular reason. There have been many great films over the years, it just never occurs to us to go see a movie in a theater when it will be coming to TV soon.
Second, I don’t consider myself a Marvel Movie nerd, but for some reason, I wanted to see this film. Maybe, it had something to do with the “Three Chris’,” Chris Hemsworth (aka Thor), Chris Evans (aka Captain America), and Chris Pratt (aka Star-Lord). I will say, I have watched several Marvel films in the comfort of my own home. Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and quite possibly a few more. Hmmm, maybe I am a Marvel nerd after all. Who knew.
I loved this film! Avengers: Infinity War, has a blockbuster cast, its share of one-liners, cameo appearances, audience favorites (Captain America and Thor), massive over the top Comic Book action, deception, depth, and surprises.
When the screen went black and the credits began to roll, the audience sat in stunned silence. I’ve don’t believe I’ve ever experienced a theater full of people so shocked and confused at what had just happened. A collective unspoken, “What? Wait. That’s it? But…” filled the auditorium. No one moved.
This brings us to the third unusual regard. My husband and I actually discussed the movie on our way home, throughout the afternoon, and during date night dinner.
Fourth, here I am writing about. That never happens.
Fifth, I have to wait a full year for Avengers 4 to hit theaters. You can bet this Marvel nerd will be there. I didn’t even consider that for Batman, but then he’s not a Marvel character.
Smiles are contagious; let’s start an epidemic -Laura Smith-