Apr 272018

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ just hit theatres all across the country (and the world). The reviews are in and everyone only has good things to say about it. Still, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be the highest grossing movie ever. In fact, it may not even be the highest grossing Marvel movie ever. Don’t agree with us? Here are 5 reasons that may change your mind:

Too Many Characters

What was supposed to be the biggest pull of this movie has ended up becoming one of the reasons it’s not going to go on and become the highest grossing movie of all time. Let me ask you a simple question. Who is the protagonist in the movie? Iron Man? Spider-man? Dr. Strange? Thor? Captain America? I honestly can’t tell.

Again, and I can’t stress this enough, I am not saying it’s a bad movie. But, what I am saying is you know Thanos is the bad guy! Who’s the good guy? Where’s the good vs. evil we’ve grown so accustomed to? Marvel has taken a huge risk by being completely different from any other movie they’ve made and while it will still earn a billion dollars, it’s not going straight to the top.

Expectation Subversion

‘Expect the unexpected.’ That’s what Benedict Cumberbatch said when we asked him what fans could look forward to in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. We walked into the movie with such high expectations that it was going to be a very difficult job to keep everyone happy.

That’s exactly what happened. By the end of the movie, we were left feeling empty. It’s like when you ask for a space grey iPhone 8 and get a gold one instead. It’s the same phone but a different colour. They made an Avengers movie but in a different colour. So, while most people are expecting a Marvel movie, they better be ready for disappointment. But, once again, this certainly doesn’t mean it’s a bad movie. You better watch it!

Release Date

How can the release date be a reason ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is not going to earn the big bucks? It’s released around the same time the first two Avengers movies released, in perfect summer blockbuster fashion. The only problem this time around is what’s releasing in May.

First up, you have the merc with a mouth on the 16th of May hoping to cash in on the huge success that was Deadpool. Then you have Solo: A Star Wars Story releasing just one week later. That means Infinity War has just 2 weeks to rake in as much dough as it can. That’s not enough time to earn enough to make it the highest grossing Marvel movie ever. If only Marvel execs had a real time stone.

There Are Better Marvel Movies

Now, on to the point that’s going to garner the most hate here. You could try to fool yourself but this is the truth. Avengers: Infinity War isn’t the best Marvel movie out there. If you ask me to rank it, I’d go as far as saying it’s at the 5th spot. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers, Thor: Ragnarok and Iron Man were all better movies. I’d even go as far as saying Black Panther was a better movie.

When it isn’t even the best Marvel movie, how can you expect Infinity War to compete with the likes of Avatar, Titanic, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World? You simply can’t. 

It’s Missing That Certain ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’

I don’t know what. That’s exactly what the movie is missing. When you’re done watching it, you won’t feel happiness, sadness, anger, fear or regret. What you will feel is emptiness. I don’t know about you but that’s not a feeling I’m accustomed to after watching what’s supposed to be the biggest movie of the year.

I know this is not something you’d expect from a Marvel movie. Not in a million years some would say. Reach out to me @seanhyams on Twitter or Instagram and we can debate. Just make sure you watch the movie first so you can do your part in getting the movie closer to a billion dollars. Also, it’s always easier to debate when both people have watched the reference material, right?

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