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Sunday, May 20, 2018
I restarted my exercise streak yesterday morning with an 80 minute bike ride. Day 1. :)
My friends and I ate lunch at Postinos where I ordered a salad, Hannah's Fields, but sampled tidbits of assorted bruschettas and a grilled cheese.
We then walked to Harkins and watched the new Avengers movie. It had good rotten tomatoes scores. The critics score was actually higher than the audience score. The audience score was in the low 80s.
Apparently you're not supposed to tell anyone what it was about. I couldn't if I tried. The new Melissa McCarthy movie got a green splat (critics) and tipped over popcorn (audience) on Rotten Tomatoes. So I figured my friends chose the right movie to see. Avengers had a better score than Life of the Party. But, I came to find Avengers was predominately destruction.
The next movie in the Avengers series better come soon...SPOILER ALERT!....or there may never be a next Guardian movie. Perhaps the conclusion of this movie will be revealed in the next Guardians movie but I hope not. I hope they don't waste a Guardians movie on something similar to Avengers Infinity War.
Avenger's Infinity War and the second Guardians film both had too much CGI destruction. I just read this subtitle in an article: "Problem: Audiences are demonstrably tired of weightless CGI-on-CGI fights." Supposedly they added humor to help with the problems Affinity Wars had (or in my opinion, still has) but it's not enough. Too many characters popping up and in and out (literally and figuratively) is also confusing.
I have enjoyed Chris Pratt's characters since he was Andy Dryer on Parks and Rec. He was great in Jurrasic Park. I really enjoyed the first Guardians of the Galaxy, not so much the second, which disappointed me. He was overshadowed in Infinity War. And there was not enough Chris Hemsworth. You can never have too much Chris Hemsworth in a movie.
They tried adding character interest by starting the movie with Tony Stark talking marriage with Pepper Potts, Gwyneth Paltrow (Goop creator, her controversial company, that among other things has promoted ""Body Vibes", wearable stickers that were claimed to "rebalance the energy frequency in our bodies" and which Goop falsely claimed were made of a NASA-developed material." A recent episode of Modern Family included stickers in their show.). There is no chemistry between Pepper and Tony.
Boy, did I get sidetracked. I wrote today to announce my new exercise streak and Avengers high jacked my train of thought.