Avengers Infinity War Review
All the Marvel cinematic universe has been building to this, Thanos getting off his seat and showing what power he’s got to offer. With the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers coming together this is set to be a movie of epic proportions. Luckily I’m seeing it at midnight so I can avoid anyone spoiling it for me.
Oh and does Thanos show what power he has got.
Quick Overview of what happened
From the get-go, Thanos displays his dominance making short work of the Hulk and killing Loki in the opening scene as he has space and power infinity stones at this point. The Hulk does escape however and makes it to earth to warn Tony Stark and Doctor Strange that Thanos is coming for the infinity stones. Thanos minions come for Doctor Strange’s time infinity stone, only they cannot get it as it cannot be released without Doctor Strange’s permission. Thus, he is taken onto the ship, to be brought to Thanos. Little does Corvus Glaive know is that he has also brought along with him Spiderman and Iron Man.
Back on earth, Steve Rogers and Co. narrowly save Vision from the other minions of Thanos Cull Obsidian and Ebony Maw. They prepare for the fight of their lives to stop Thanos getting Vision’s infinity stone in Wakanda. An epic battle ensues in which Steve Rogers, Black Panther, Black Widow, Bruce Banner in an iron suit, Falcon, War machine and Scarlet Witch hold of the alien army of Thanos, along with the Wakandan Army. They are later aided by Thor.
Before Thor comes to the aid of Steve Rogers and Co. he meets the Guardians of the Galaxy as saw in the ending of Thor Ragnorak. He tells them about the power of Thor and how he needs a powerful weapon to stop him. Him, Rocket and Groot go in such of making Thor another powerful hammer that can stand up to Thanos, while Gamorra, Starlord, Drax the Destroyer and Mantis travel to Knowhere where the colector holds one of the infinity stones. Thor creates a new hammer, Groot giving him an arm in the process and they travel to Wakanda for the last stand against Thanos.
Gamorra, Starlord, Drax and Mantis arrive at Knowhere where Thanos has already gained the reality infinity stone from the collector causing Gamorra to believe she has killed Thanos. Thanos sees that Gamorra still shows feelings towards him as she mourns when she believes he is dead. Thanos then takes Gamorra leaving the rest to find her again. Once with Thanos, Gamorra is forced to tell Thanos where the soul infinity stone is or her sister Nebula dies. She is the only one who knows where it is and had previously asked Starlord to kill her so Thanos would never find out where it is. He then travels to the planet where the soul infinity stone then sacrifices Gamorra to get it. There is also a cameo from Red Skull.
Having retrieved 4 out of 6 infinity stones, Thanos sets his sight on the time infinity stone which Doctor Strange still holds despite being captured by one of Thanos’ minions. Having killed Doctor Strange’s captor they travel to planet Titan in an effort to kill Thanos with the element of surprise on their hands. They come across Starlord and Co. who are in search for Gamorra not knowing she is dead yet. They battle Thanos on Titan briefly overcoming him, nearly relieving him of his infinity gauntlet, however, Thanos reveals he has killed Gamorra causing Starlord to lose his rag, and ruin the plan. Thanos shows his might by nearly killing Iron man until Doctor Strange gives up the stone for Tony Starks life.
The final stone is taken after Thanos arrives at the battle taking place at Wakanda. With the power he has already gained from his infinity gauntlet, he makes short work of the superheroes on his way to Vision. Scarlet Witch destroys the stone along with Vision, thinking that this stopped Thanos. However, Thanos then turns back time creating stone and Vision, then takes the mind infinity stone out of Vision killing him in the process. He now has a complete Infinity Gauntlet, Thor tries to stop him with his new God killing weapon planting it in his chest. Thanos whispers you should’ve aimed for my head as he clicks his finger causing half the people of the earth to fade away into dust. Including many of your favourite superheroes including Spiderman, Black Panther, Drax, Mantis, Groot, Rocket and Scarlet Witch.
Maybe the best Marvel Cinematic Universe movie so far. There were so many deaths at the end, and you need to have watched most of the MCU for them to have a great impact. The film still has humour throughout and all the characters show chemistry on screen together. Starlord and Thor’s interactions being humorous as Starlord is jealous of him. The epic war scene in many MCU creates an inspired visual like always, with the typical two sides running into each other. Thanos world domination plan also shares the same philosophy as Dan Brown’s Inferno, as he looking to create genocide to create a better planet. Thus, Thanos believes he is creating balance in the world through his actions giving more depth to his villainous character. The after-credit scene also looks to introduce Captain Marvel into the MCU as Nick Fury calls her on his pager. Overall great film but my theory is the people who didn’t die in this film will replace the people who did die in this film.