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Raise your hand if you haven't yet seen Avengers: Infinity War. Anyone? Doesn't look like it. Marvel Studios shattered the box office record for an opening weekend, besting the number previously held by J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And in the process, the latest MCU thriller left the universe -- and a dedicated fanbase -- in shambles, wondering what is to come of any of the heroes who are left. Knowing that you will want to discuss this movie, and hear valuable analysis, the ReelBlend guys held a SPOILER-FILLED conversation on Avengers: Infinity War this week, so once you have seen the movie, give it a listen.
There were a lot of questions Jake Hamilton, Kevin McCarthy and Sean O'Connell wanted to address. What happened to the heroes? What will happen to those who are left? How does Thanos (Josh Brolin) know Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)? Why did Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) give up the Time Stone?
To help us settle a few of these key issues, we called in some help. Erik Davis is the Managing Editor over at Fandango, and a long-time friend of the guys. He knows his stuff when it comes to movies, and especially the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So we asked him on ReelBlend, and he was an awesome guest. Listen to what he has to say.
This week's Unpopular Opinion stayed in the Marvel realm, as Jake and Kevin got into an argument over Ant-Man, and whether it's any good. Kevin loves Peyton Reed's solo adventure, putting it as a Top 10 MCU film. Jake hates it, and says it ranks near the bottom of the pile. Erik tried to break the tie. Listen to see where he falls.
After that, it was time for this week's #Blend, and man, was it a hard one. The guys chose Tom Cruise, and debated the seasoned A-Lister's BEST performance. Some of them landed on the same answer. The listeners, who played along using #CruiseBlend on social media, ended up with a totally different answer. That's how good Cruise is.
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