Back in Arizona, I remember seeing the recipe for a "Kool-Aid Pie" and, more or less based on the name, I went ahead and decided I must try it out.
I hadn't ever done much baking, or made a pie, but I bought the ingredients, all of which looked like ingredients I should probably have for a pie. A crust. Sugar. Dehydrated milk, I think. Then I got out the mixer and whatnot, and maybe 1/3rd of the way through the process of making the pie, I re-read the recipe and realized - "oh, I'm just whipping up sugar and Kool-Aid and putting it in a pie-crust". It was literally an inedible pie. It would have looked neat and cool sitting there all purple, but there was nothing really there. No pie in my pie, just- purpleish whipped sugar. Not even the basics of an actual pie, just something you would throw in a movie, I guess.
That's kind of Marvel's Infinity. It seems like it should be a story. It seems like it's going somewhere, but it was sort of a hand-waving illusion to get you to next, more expensive event, and all of this was some laborious and unnecessary Kool-Aid pie.
To be blunt -