Avengers? Please. I only care about Tom Holland

Bailey Rezman, Staff Writer

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If I’m going to be completely honest I’ve never been the biggest fan of comic book movies, especially the recent superhero movies that have been sweeping the box office.

Personally, I just don’t understand the hype of watching a movie that is irrelevant to what’s going on in the outside world. I’m sorry but I’m not paying money for a film ticket just to be confused for the next two hours and thirty minutes.

These were my exact thought when I went to go see Avengers: Infinity Wars last Saturday. I was someone with vague knowledge about the Marvel Universe and its characters.

I had only seen a total of four out of the almost 20 movies, and the ones I saw were probably the most irrelevant of the franchise.

I had only seen Spider-Man: Homecoming because I thought Tom Holland was really cute, and let’s be honest–he was my only reason for seeing Infinity Wars.

Besides that I had seen the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies, and thoroughly enjoyed them. The fourth movie I saw were partially saw was Doctor Strange only because my friends forced me to see it on a band trip.

And guess what? I fell asleep and missed the last 40 minutes.

So I was someone with limited knowledge about Marvel, and the only thing I was looking forward was seeing Tom Holland in 3D.

From the beginning of the movie I was just confused. I didn’t know why Thor only had one eye, or why Thanos decided to just kill Loki for no reason, or even that there was an Olsen twin in this movie.

I had no idea what was going for a good hour in. Sadly, I couldn’t even remember people from the movies I had seen.

Good thing Tom Holland came on screen because he was and the only reason why I kept watching the movie.

Unfortunately, Holland wasn’t interesting enough for me because I fell asleep and missed the last, I don’t know, 40 minutes of the movie?

Yes, I fell asleep during one of the most successful superhero flicks in recent entertainment history. Have you noticed a common pattern between me and Marvel movies? So I probably won’t understand those “floating away” memes that  keep popping up on my Twitter timeline.

The end result was I took a nice nap for a good hour. I was very confused for the parts that I was awake for, and the movie left me wondering why I paid $10 to see Tom Holland in 3-D if he was only the screen for only 20 minutes.

So if you are someone who has not watched any of the Marvel movies, don’t waste your money. I don’t understand how Marvel expects people to keep up with the cinematic franchise if they can’t even keep an average teenage girl like me engrossed long enough to stay awake.

Don’t get me wrong. If you enjoy these films go right at it.

But it seems to me that the average population can’t seem to keep up with the growing an ever-changing universe that is Marvel.

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2 Responses to “Avengers? Please. I only care about Tom Holland”

  1. Sean on May 11th, 2018 2:39 pm

    Avengers is the best thing to happen ever!

  2. brent hatfield on May 16th, 2018 10:03 am

    personally, I am a fan of star wars but am opening up to the spin-off of star wars, aka The Avengers. I think Darth Vader is the cutest specimen in all of the galaxy. Change my mind.

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Avengers? Please. I only care about Tom Holland