[quote=“Mike, post:28, topic:10108, full:true”]
Yeah, I agree that that was what they were going for, but the delivery of it was muddled. Steve’s “I love you” is presented as being part of that critical moment, and I think that the intent is weakened by his saying that, not strengthened. They had the perfect opportunity to reference a more generic idea of love and self-sacrifice with the watch … but it gets lost a bit.[/quote]
That’s a fair point, I can see how that would be seen to be muddling things slightly.
I wonder if that’s why they implied that she couldn’t hear him at first (and only realised later what he had said) - to get away from the idea that his love ‘permits’ her to defeat Ares (which I agree would be problematic), and instead just serves to support her own feelings when she ‘hears’ it back, afterwards.
Possibly, I saw it in 2D. Like I said, even then there were a couple of slightly shoddy-looking bits, but nothing that seriously detracted from the film for me.