Avengers: Infinity War Review & Opinion (Spoilers)

SPOILERS AHEAD

Okay so I’m not usually a spoiler alert kinda gal, but I have to talk about this. Last night I got to see the new Avengers film at Cineworld, and I’m in shock. I know that the majority of people haven’t seen this film, but please don’t read on if you want to see it.

Thanos is TERRIFYING

Before now, I had Marvel films pegged as pretty predictable. It was a given that main characters would survive, that good would win in the end, and that they all lived in a semi-happy ever after. But this film turns that on its head. From the get-go, we know that Thanos is a force to be reckoned with. He’s dangerous, hulk busting, Asgardian murdering hunk of purple chin. Whenever he’s on screen, you really worry for the characters with him. He kills without hesitation, with reckoning, and easily. No one is safe in this film, and if you have a favourite…Well, don’t hold your breath for them surviving his wrath.

One thing I really liked about Thanos was that I could actually see where he was coming from. Yeah, he’s a tyrant, but his reason for wanting to destroy half of the universe is tangible. He explains that his need for murder is to save the universe from overpopulation and disease – that once he has achieved his goal, he will sit and watch a “new dawn”. Some people may not agree with the sentiment, but it actually makes a change from the murderous visions that many bad guys in the Marvel Universe have.

Ambitious Cameos

If there’s a Marvel film, it’s title character was in Avengers: Infinity War. I’m talking Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Hulk, you name it they’re in it (apart from Marvel TV Shows). I love how ambitious this film is in general, but the relationships between characters is what got to me the most. We see characters interacting that have never met before (Thor and Rocket, Iron Man and Star-Lord) and the mix of personalities is amazing. I also think that the combination of films was done well, especially as they all have different creative styles. I loved the energy between Iron Man and Dr.Strange as well. However, when the shocking ending takes place, it really tugs at your heartstrings.

Avengers: Infinity War Ending

Now, this is where I’m going to talk about the nitty gritty (for real if you haven’t seen this, don’t read on). I remember weeks ago, I was talking with work friends about who would potentially die in this instalment. It turns out I should have been asking “who is going to live”…

Who Dies in Avengers: Infinity War

  • Loki
  • Gamora
  • Spider-Man
  • Black Panther
  • Dr. Strange
  • Starlord
  • Scarlet Witch
  • Bucky Barnes
  • Vision
  • The Collector
  • Heimdall
  • Drax
  • Falcon
  • Maria Hill
  • Nick Fury
  • Mantis

I think that’s everyone…I think. Yes, I cried, especially when SpiderMan disappeared into Tony’s arms. I’m still in shock from how Marvel pulled this out of the bag, to be honest. It’s ballsy, and I really don’t know where they’re going to go from here. I think that some characters will return. They have to, especially as Spider-Man has another film to bring out… But how they bring them back, I have no idea at all. Many die in unique ways, however, the majority die at the hands of Thanos after he gets his hands on the infinity stones. He literally turns them to dust at the click of his massive purple sausage fingers – he destroys the gauntlet in the process, but surely it can be reversed… Please, someone, tell me it can be reversed???

Post Credits Scene Avengers: Infinity War

So the post-credits scene shows us the deaths of Nick Fury and Maria, turned to nothing at the hands of Thanos.  But, we’re also set up for Captain Marvel, which is one of the films due for release before the next Avengers instalment. Supposedly, the film will be set in the past, which makes sense knowing that Nick Fury will play a large part in the film. I’m hoping she’s a badass who can change time because right now that’s our only hope for a happy ending here.

What now…

I’m surprised at the lack of Ant-Man in this film, especially since there was so much speculation about his appearance. The new Ant-Man film is due for release in July, and I hope it addresses the massacre of Thanos, otherwise, it will look so disjointed in the franchise. Looking back at Avengers: Infinity War, I still think I’m in shock, but I would give it…

5/5

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