IMDB Rating: 9.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
***Be warned that there may be spoilers contained***
This latest of the Marvel movies has been a full decade in the making, follows on from the events of the Black Panther, and follows the finality of the consolidation of the 5 infinity stones, and Thanos’ ultimate follow through on a idea decades in the making.
This movie pulls a lot of the various plot lines from multiple movies together to a series of finalities that are spread across the universe. It pulls, Black Panther, Dr Strange, Spider Man, Bucky (back from psychosis), the Guardians of the Galaxy, and a large number of *cough… sidekicks.
The story very quickly splits into 4 storylines, following Thanos (of course), Thor, Groot and Rocket, Dr Strange, and then Iron Man, Spiderman, Gamora, Mantis, Drax and Starlord, and finally Cap, Bucky, T’Challa, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, Hulk, Hawk and War Machine. Thanos interjects himself into each of these other three storylines as he collects each of the stones.
Starting off with the power stone, he collects the space stone next with a surprisingly early death (see if you can spot who’s missing from the above lineup), next is the reality one, then the soul stone, followed by the time stone, and finally the mind stone.
So yes, I did enjoy this movie but it really didn’t thrill me (my heart rate spiked at 117 for the first and only Hulk fight). I also got really damn annoyed at the brief Avengers theme music every time one of them shows up or does something significant. Also the end became almost expected especially one Thanos went for the time stone first, (but not entirely in its devastating effect on the character lineup) I am really happy for the bad guy to be the eventual winner, it does raise some questions as to the future of the movies following the particular story arc. I have a few questions that the overall storyline for this movie just begs to be asked.
***SPOILERS*** Like how can a lowly human witch (on a power scale from a normie to an infinity stone of immense galactic legendary power) destroy an infinity stone? How can the 5 most powerful elements in the entire universe get consolidated into a single tool that allows complete control over absolutely everything without destroying everything? How will Thanos move on from collecting the stones now that his sole life purpose has been completed? What happens when (if) Thanos dies and every wannabe moron with delusions of grandeur not go hunting for the gauntlet to rule the universe? And, most importantly, WTF are The Watchers doing whilst Thanos is collecting these stones? Are they just like the police and sit there watching the crime unfold and do nothing?