I thought this would be fun to watch, but I was wrong about that. About the fun, I mean. I found myself alternating between being impressed at how efficient the story telling was and dismayed at how laborious the storytelling was. I'm not even sure how this movie rates on the Dom-has-super-powers scale of the previous films. It just seems unmoored from reality.
On my first viewing, I said that a) I wanted to re-arrange a few scenes and b) I already liked this movie more than anyone I know. Which maybe says more about the movie than about me.
This time around was the 'Ultimate Edition' and it's had quite a bit of work done - it's not just a few deleted scenes re-inserted, stuff is moved around, subplots are added, motivations are changed. It's long, and a little bit of it…
Hawkeye continues to mentor the Scarlet Witch (here using the winking pseudonym "Jane Banner"), this time in dealing with the casual horror regular humans are capable of perpetrating on one another. It's a little unclear whether this takes place before or after Civil War, although my money's on before if they're operating under the auspices of the federal government.
It's refreshing to have one of these smaller, quieter side stories without Robert Downey Jr. zooming in to save the day every few minutes. Sometimes a regular man with impeccable target shooting skills is enough.
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Too much of a muchness. The actors playing The Losers did great work, but the movie stops being creepy or suspenseful once you realize the monster attacks in every scene. There must be a better way to convey the toll taken on these poor kids by relentless magical attacks than by battering the audience with the same thing. (Lucky thing it decides to leave them alone when they're at their weakest as a group!) It's a real breath of fresh…