Yes, that was the case. Unfortunately, things didn't go to plan. The lab was destroyed before it could safely remove the stone. Then after Wanda used magic to remove/destroy the stone – Thanos used the Time Stone to rewind to a time when the Mind Stone was intact and could be ripped out of Vision's head.I only saw the movie once so I may be a little hazy on exact points, but I thought Vision was willing to sacrifice himself only to have T'Challa convincing him to allow his people to remove the stone and save him.
Yes, Brolin gave a fantastic performance throughout and the character of Thanos definitely earned a seat at the table amongst the greatest movie villains.This has probably been talked about by others in this thread and the other thread, but what makes this film so good is Thanos. We finally have a villain that's multi-dimensional, smart, very powerful and who's motive for doing his evil is clearly understood as being more than just for personal gain. He actually believes he's doing what's best for everyone despite his quest for genocide to cull population in order for finite resources to be better distributed among the surviving races. Great writing and also great acting by Brolin.
Just to clarify, my response was to another post wondering why the people of Wakanda were willing to sacrifice themselves just to save Vision.Yes, that was the case. Unfortunately, things didn't go to plan. The lab was destroyed before it could safely remove the stone. Then after Wanda used magic to remove/destroy the stone – Thanos used the Time Stone to rewind to a time when the Mind Stone was intact and could be ripped out of Vision's head.
Some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed.
Regarding your speculation regarding the A4 set photos,Just to clarify, my response was to another post wondering why the people of Wakanda were willing to sacrifice themselves just to save Vision.
After reading other articles and the discussions going on here as to what will come next I have a theory as to what will play out in the next Avengers movie. I will put this in spoilers just in case.
Hearing that there were set photos from Avengers 4 showing the battle of New York and recalling the original photo of Michael Rooker on set with the full Yondu costume and makeup on, I have a feeling that the next Avengers will use some sort of time warp to go back in time to destroy all of the stones by changing events that had previously occurred in the Marvel movies up to date. I am just not sure as to what the final outcome may be such as if they destroy the mind stone from Loki's scepter in Avengers that means the Vision was never created as well as Wanda and Pietro. If the power stone is destroyed prior to Peter Quill finding in on that planet, the Guardians of the Galaxy are never formed. And so on.
The spoiler tags are about set photos from Avengers 4, so discussing those outright could be considered a spoiler for the next movie I assume some may not want to know. Even though the set photos are ambiguous, they certainly suggest something.Why are we using spoilers in this thread? I thought the purpose of this thread is to discuss these movies without worrying about spoiler tags?
I just think it’s unnecessary as such photos can be misleading due to editing and reshoots. In short, its just speculation.The spoiler tags are about set photos from Avengers 4, so discussing those outright could be considered a spoiler for the next movie I assume some may not want to know. Even though the set photos are ambiguous, they certainly suggest something.
Thor's "raw" lightning power was great in Ragnarok. However, it still didn't do much of anything against Hela. He couldn't beat her with it. If he had Stormbreaker then to further focus that power maybe he wouldn't have had to let Asgard be destroyed in order to stop her (because he couldn't). We didn't see Thanos and his Black Order defeating Thor on the refugee ship, that had already happened when we joined the story. But it can be assumed that he was just as ineffectual against an Infinity Stone Powered Thanos as he was against Hela, making it clear to him that he needed something to further enhance his powers.I saw it last night and thought it was good but, not great. My post may end up sounding negative but, I did enjoy the movie, I just didn't love it. Honestly, I just enjoy the characters' stand alone films more then the Avengers ones. Black Panther was just a far better film. Oddly enough, Civil War is a better "Avengers" movie then any of the actual Avengers movies, IMO.
One thing that bugs me is how they reset Ragnarok. One of the big points of that movie was that Thor learns that the power has always been within him, not the hammer. He then controllers the lightning with, what felt like, more force then when he had the hammer. Now, in IW, he's obsessed with getting another hammer. Why? He just proved to himself (and us) that he didn't need it and may be more powerful without it. I loved Ragnarok and just hated to see them back track on this character growth. Plus, he got his eye back. Thought it was cool that he was more like his father without the eye but, that is now erased. (Speaking of the eye, his eye lids where gone in Ragnarok, how did they reappear so quickly when Rocket gave him the new eye?)
Also, I'm getting tired of "deaths" in Marvel movies. None of them had any weight because we all know that they will not stick. It's pretty obvious that the disintegrating deaths will all be back but, I'm not convinced that the other 3 deaths will stick. Loki dies all the time so, that literally meant nothing to me in IW. Vision died, came back to life, then died again in a matter of a minute so, that shows you how they can bring him back. Gamora might be the one that sticks but, I wouldn't be surprised if the soul stone brings her back. Plus, they brought back Red Skull, he died a long time ago and we all believed he died in Cap 1. If Marvel ever wants deaths to have some meaning and weight then they have to stop resurrecting characters.
I did enjoy the move but, these things bug me, plus the way they used Hulk (or basically not using Hulk). Maybe I "love" this one more after 4 comes out and completes the story.