It has been years since I watched a movie alone at the theatres. And this one had been pending for a while. So this Sunday, I decided to see if I could get tickets for this blockbuster and I got lucky  – the single seat at the last row (A24).

As a comic book fan, this has been a great opportunity to see how Marvel brings together its various properties and barring a few jarring pieces, they seem to have done a good job.

The interesting thing that I liked in the movie is the juxtaposition of Thanos and the Avengers. Malthusian ideas versus the Agricultural revolution. [via @adactio]

They did well to end the movie on a note that will keep the audiences coming in next year for the conclusion. And since Captain Marvel is scheduled for release in March 2019 just before the second part of Avengers in May 2019, it is a damn good move. After the Ant-Man and the Wasp  releasing in July 2018, there seems to be no Avengers tie-ins  movies scheduled for release till Captain Marvel.

This is a good deal since they can bring back the vanished Avengers before/at/after the climax of the upcoming Avengers conclusion. Since by then, we can have a grand finale with everyone who went missing or are missing joining in. A pity, they cannot bring in Wolverine and the Inhumans for that one. Peter Dinklage was a surprise. though it seems to be still channeling Tyrion Lannister in his role.

[Bugbears] I felt the Cull Obsidian (Black Order in the movies) could’ve been more fearsome and more powerful. All the different places that Thanos destroys, all of them seem very very eerily similar to each other.

Did I like it? Yes. I would give it ★★★½.


Avengers: Infinity War (2018) from IMDb
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Watched on Sunday May 13, 2018.


Ready Player One (2018) from IMDb
Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe. When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

It’s got everything: time travel, moving castles, mecharobots, ninjas, and monkeys…

Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan – along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies – including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family – to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City.