Avengers: Infinity War ★½

I don’t understand the phenomenal success of Marvel movies. At their best I find them just okay. But I truly don’t understand the success of the Avengers movies. They’re the weakest of the bunch to me. Lots of contrived plotting and fan service and CG dipshittery. This one, with all its self-seriousness and tragedy, was the second-worst Marvel movie I’ve seen (bad, but not nearly as dull as Thor: The Dark World). I have no hope for these things. I only return to them because friends invite me to watch them, and I like my friends. Sue me! I like my friends!