I’ve had a few days to process, but I don’t think I’ll ever fully get over my feelings about Avengers: Infinity War. Let’s just say, the last 15 minutes my mouth was wide open and tears silently fell down my face. Now I’m not going to get into any spoilers because that would be mean and hurtful to the people who haven’t had the chance to see it opening weekend, but I would like to talk about a few things.
First, THANOS! I’m used to villains being pretty one dimensional: ‘I’ve been wronged by everyone so I give me all the power!!!!” It also didn’t help that he would be completely CGI. Once again, Marvel prevails and gives us one of the best villains I’ve ever seen. He wasn’t all about extreme power, which is exactly what having the six infinity stones would give him. He honestly believed that his way of thinking of basically obliterating half of the population, earth and beyond, was truly the right thing to do—even if it came at a cost of losing something very close to him. We get to see really grief and emotion from this villain which is pretty rare.
Second! Having all these Marvel characters in one film was extremely overwhelming, but also not? The Russo Brothers did and incredible job with weaving so many stories in a real cohesive way. Seeing Tony Stark with Doctor Strange and Star Lord was great! They’re a lot alike, especially Stark and Strange; both arrogant assholes who came into this whole superhero business by simply trying to stay alive. While I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Doctor Strange movie, I enjoyed his character arc and that enjoyment majorly progressed during this movie.
THIRD! I obviously can’t discuss the end of the movie because of major spoilers, but I wouldn’t do it anyway because I don’t think I’ll ever be able to catch my breath, so here are just some random thoughts: Peter and Tony! Bucky using Rocket as an extendable arm! “I am Groot” “I am Steve Rogers!” Thor with his rabbit and tree friend! THAT ENDING THO!!!!!
Phew…okay, okay. Pull yourself together!
This is why I love Marvel and why I’ve always loved Marvel. These superhero movies aren’t just plotless action spectacles. There is humor and heartache. The stories being told have such depth that makes you actually really care about the characters. How all the different writers have expertly crafted these storylines, weaving between all the movies over the past 10 years is absolutely mind boggling.
That’s all for now. Only one more year until Avengers 4. Dear God.