Well I idly watched it last night. Tho since I'd seen plenty of spoilers and knew the whole plot, wasn't putting much effort in.Started to watch this on D+ and....made it about 15 minutes in. Was it THAT DARK in the theater? Wow...who is doing quality control for the big D these days?
Just...wow. What a complete one-eighty from the first movie. I may go back and try again but...probably not. This just reeked of too many people calling the shots with this movie and the result is just unwatchable. I'm left stunned at the thought that this made over a billion. How could something so bad make so much money? And then I remembered those vapid, pointless Transformers movies. Those made big bucks too. After seeing parts of this I totally get how the avalanche of Wakanda products just ended up rotting on the pegs and shelves. Who would want this?
I'll rewatch the first again sometime, knowing that it was the end for this character. In the movies anyway. Cheers to those that really enjoyed this. Really.
It's just proving that for me, Marvel movies are dead.
Overall: limp and uneven. Pretty much agree with the critics; the beginning Chadwick tributes were dignified and well done (except for one of the dancers with a big smile, like she's having a great time...). M'baku underutilized. Acting was good except the whole thing was leaden, poorly edited. Things that were supposed to build to something profound fell flat. Many things were just dumb even for a "comic book movie". Riri annoying, unappealing and just shoehorned in. Lots of cringe cheese. Some horrible costumes and armor. Awful ripoff callbacks to far better films. Plus, like, give me a break, you wouldn't call other Avengers & friends in - it's not even mentioned, so guess it's a given we're not talking "they'll be here because we need them to."
Wound up staring at my 1/4 scale Iron Studios MCU pieces, and gloomily thinking of how awesome the first 10 years was. Just thinking for whatever reason of Natasha talking to Cap in the car "it's a good way not to die tho" or Tony Stark in that cave banging the first IM suit out. Moments from film that stay in your mind and you cared about these characters. Some great lines from the films. Jaw dropping stuff like the appearance of the Hulkbuster.
WK cheesy filler until the next season of Mando and Andor. Tho IMO Chadwick was handled as tastefully as possible, so credit for that (tho personally think BP should have been recast).
I'd like to believe the upcoming Thunderbolts could salvage a lot, since there's an Expendables potential. But the MCU just seems to keep hiring *&^% writers and now hiring lackluster cast.