IMDB: Avengers: Infinity War – 2018
IMDB Rating: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Previous Viewing Date: 28th April 2018
For this weekend since I have been left at home and unsupervised, I am going through 20 MCU movies in the MCU’s chronological order, starting from Captain America: The First Avenger through to Ant-Man & The Wasp.
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 as after the first scene he has the power (purple) and space (blue) gems.
Next he’s off to collect the reality stone from the collector, following that is the soul stone and the death of a beloved character, Strange then see’s that there is only one way to win and gives up the time stone with little fuss following a brief punch up, and then there is Vision’s mind stone.
Whilst I do enjoy this movie, I get really annoyed at the brief Avengers theme music every time one of them shows up or does something significant.
Also the collection of the mind stone becomes obvious once Thanos gets his hands on the time stone, (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.
***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? What happens to the stones now that they have been used? Are they like the Dragon Balls and dessimenate to the far reaches of the galaxy again? 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?
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