Avengers Infinity War: A Spoiler Filled Review and Discussion


Well. I saw Avengers: Infinity War on Friday. So, in the words of Rhett and Link, let’s talk about that.

I guess I’ll start by saying that no opening to a movie has ever made me feel more scared, or ill, than the first three or so minutes of Infinity War. Within that span of time, Thanos (pictured above) showed us just how powerful he is by killing Loki, Thor’s brother, and the main antagonist of the first Avengers film back in 2012. He lifted him up and broke his neck, just like that, even making a remark that there would be no more tricks, basically confirming that Loki will most likely stay dead within the MCU. Also in that opening scene, Thanos killed Heimdall, but not before he could send the Hulk to warn Earth of the coming threat.

The battle scenes in this movie don’t hold anything back, which I really do enjoy from a movie about a war. From Iron Man, Doctor Strange and others fighting Thanos on Titan, to Captain America and the rest of the Avengers and even some of the Guardians fighting the alien armies in Wakanda, this movie is constantly delivering on the action.

The ending was a huge cliffhanger, keeping me aching for Avengers 4 in May 2019. Thanos succeeded in gathering all six of the Infinity Stones, including the Soul Stone, which surprisingly came radically out of left field, so to speak, also bringing about the return of a character we haven’t heard from in the MCU for years. And in the end, just when it seems like Thor had successfully ended Thanos with his new axe, Stormbreaker, Thanos whispers to him, “You should’ve gone for the head,” and gives the infamous *snap* of his fingers, eradicating half of all life in the universe. Even more surprising, none of the original Avengers team met their end. Rather, most of the newer members such as Black Panther and Doctor Strange turned to ash and disappeared. The saddest part of the movie though, comes when Spider-Man himself disappears in Iron Man’s arms, crying, and pleading for his life. This moment made me and the friends I saw the movie with break down.

Overall, Avengers: Infinity War was a huge success, making fans everywhere anxious for the sequel, to see how what’s left of the heroes will reverse the actions of Thanos. Infinity War is also the new record holder for highest grossing opening weekend with $640.9 million globally, beating 2017’s Fate of the Furious, which raked in $541.9 million globally. It now holds the record for the highest grossing opening weekend ever. Currently, the film has a fresh 84% with critics and a 94% with fans on Rotten Tomatoes. I HIGHLY recommend seeing this movie if you haven’t already. Though I imagine if you’re reading this, you already have, so good on you, and I hope you enjoyed the ride.

By: Dylan Hiegel

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