Anna Raven wrote: ↑
04 Jan 2019, 13:41
Actually, I think he does serve a role, he replaces the character of Death. No offense Cable, but this movie was already packed with characters, adding a new one, such as the real Death might have been disorienting for a lot of folks
. At least by using a previous character, with ties to one of the gems, it seems a little less overwhelming. Plus he's got the creepy skull face going on, just like the real Death. I think it was kind of done as an homage, since they weren't doing the traditional Thanos love story.
But I found the presence of the Red Skull disorienting. When I saw him there, I thought he had to be connected to the soul stone somehow, then I wondered if the Soul Stone was the one from CA1, and then i got all confused. I had to go to wikipedia after the movie and research which stones were in which movies to get it all sorted out (which, to be fair, I probably would have had to do anyhow). But still, it added to my confusion.
I agree with Cable. A cameo from Death or some other entirely un-established character would have made more sense. Hell, it could have been the Ghost of Christmas Past, and it would have been less confusing. As a viewer, you’d be like “ah, this is a soul condemned to guard the stone,” and you’d move on. But by making it a character we already knew, you’re left wondering, “did I forget something? Did I miss a movie?”