Hello, hope this finds you well. My allergies are saying hello big time these past couple of days. Tis that time of year for nature to be doing things that make my immune system fuss.
Well to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, we went to see Avengers Infinity War. My husband enjoyed it more than I did. What I’m struggling with is going to the theater, holding my bladder for 2 plus hours and leaving the theater overwhelmed, sad and slightly disappointed. Twist the eye of Agamotto (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_Agamotto) back to our anniversary in 2012! We went and saw the first Avenger’s movie on that day and it was a totally different story! We came away from the theater so pumped up and excited!
What I’m seeing happen to these Marvel movies is what happened to the Harry Potter franchise for me. The first couple of movies were balanced and “lighter” and then just progressively got really dark and depressing to the point I didn’t even go to the theater to see them! When I actually take the time to go a movie theater to have that experience, I want it to be a positive experience and it just hasn’t been for several years for me. We actually heard people crying in the theater when we left it yesterday!
To be fair, there was ALOT going on in this movie. I will probably have to watch the movie a couple more times to continue to process all of it. I had to do that with Dr. Strange. I didn’t like that film either on the first go around. They managed to squeeze in like 30 plus main characters and added a few extras like Peter Dinklage’s ginormous dwarf to the mix (we loved that!) There were quips that made me laugh out loud that did help break up some of the tension. It helped me a lot when the Guardians of the Galaxy folks showed up in the film but even that got really dark. I mean they killed Gamora! BOO! (Zoe Saldana: https://movieweb.com/zoe-saldana-hollywood-walk-of-fame-star/)! I actually got goosebumps when they went to Wakanda which is Black Panther’s world.
The end of the film was surreal for me and I honestly didn’t feel anything about it. I guess it’s because I know that all the writers have to do is rewind time or come up with some paradox and everyone will be resurrected. Seeing Thanos in his happy moment at the end, made me think of Marlon Brando from Apocalypse Now for some reason. There he was all peaceful while we the viewers know countless lives, to include those of superhero’s we care about, have been reduced to literal dust.
Apocalypse Now: Marlon Brando Horror Speech
I was of course curious what the “numbers” would say about some words pertaining to the film:
1 22 5 14 7 5 18
A V E N G E R= 72 (9 cycle)
6 9 3 20 9 15 14
F I C T I O N = 76 = 13 = 4 = 2 = 1
1 14 20 1 7 15 14 9 19 20
A N T A G O N I S T = 120 = 3 cycle
16 18 15 20 1 7 15 14 9 19 20
P R O T A G O N I S T = 154 = 10 = 1
8 5 18 15
H E R O = 46 = 10 = 1
22 9 12 12 1 9 14
V I L L A I N = 79 = 16 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8 = 4 = 2= 1
13 1 18 22 5 12
M A R V E L = 71 = 8 = 4 = 2 = 1
20 8 1 14 15 19
T H A N O S = 77 = 14 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8 = 4=2=1
9 14 6 9 14 9 20 25
I N F I N I T Y = 106 = 7
23 1 18
W A R = 42 = 6 = 3 cycle (3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 = 3 and back again)
WAKFU Series – Trailer