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Ep 41: “The Avengers: Infinity War”

May 08, 2018

We dissect Marvel’s “The Avengers: Infinity War” and discuss:

  • Great villains, and the unexpected antagonist;
  • VFX;
  • Writing for an ensemble;
  • and much more!

“The atom bomb was no ‘great decision.’ It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.” – Harry S. Truman

But I couldn’t help but think of the necessity of blotting out women, children and more combatants. We picked a couple of cities where war work was the principle industry and dropped the bombs. – Harry S. Truman (from a handwritten draft of a speech)

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  1. Joe From Hawaii says:

    Finally got to see this, and then listened to the podcast, I really enjoyed the film. Definitely hadn’t considered that Thanos is the protagonist, but your argument for it seems sound. Every other character seem to just be reactive to his machinations. My o9nly problem with the film is the attempt to save Vision. I cant understand why the Wakandans went along with it, as they seem to have no skin in the game.

    1. wes says:

      That’s a good point about the Wakandans. You’d think since they’re removed from the emotions of it all that they’d be perfectly fine with ‘handling’ Vision once it was clear they were out of time.

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