My entire family loves both the Marvel and DC Universe, however, we hold the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) a little closer to our hearts…mostly because they’re better than the DC movies…sorry DC lovers. I have seen every Marvel movie since Iron Man in 2008 and have loved following these characters all leading up to the biggest movie of the year so far: Avengers: Infinity War. I walked into this movie excited to see all of the heroes come together to defeat the big, baddie Thanos and expected a dynamic ending that all of the past Marvel movies so far have given the viewers. However, this movie was not like the others. As a matter of fact, in my opinion, this movie took the characters I loved and the hope I had for the characters in terms of their strength against a common cause and ripped it to shreds. Sorry Marvel.
I won’t get into too much detail, but if you’ve been a crazy fan like me dissecting interviews, watching theory videos, and basically trying to piece together how the story of AIW might go, I will just say that everything I thought would happen did not. This movie shocked me in so many different ways, and if you have been listening to recent reviews, just know that if you love these characters as much as I do, you will need a tissue box.
(Yes, I did sob like a baby at the end of this movie).
I thought this movie would answer a lot of questions I had in terms of the Infinity Stones, the locations of them, how the characters are going to come together, where are Antman and Hawkeye, and I will say those questions were answered. Won’t tell you how, obviously. But I will say this movie ended on probably the WORST cliffhanger I have experienced in a movie. I mean I went in with a lot of questions, got them answered, and left the theatre with probably two times more questions than when I started. I understand this is because they are setting the stage for other movies such as Antman and the Wasp and Captain Marvel, but I was still so puzzled, frustrated, upset, and quite angry at the how the movie went.
Don’t get me wrong, this movie overall was great. I love the comedy, the suspense, the action and effects, and just how seamless the transitions between the different storylines went. This movie was very much felt like Marvel took four movies and meshed them into one because characters end up grouped together to take on Thanos in different locations. Therefore, this caused a lot less screen time for most characters and sometimes very important characters in this franchise in general never even interacted. However, the way things came together did come together nicely and did cause a very strong emotional response from me…and also another girl who was sobbing really loud at some point.
This ends my very basic review of AIW. Honestly, I loved this movie no matter how heart-wrenching and frustrating it was. Definitely go watch if you have not seen it yet, but like I said, if you have any love for these characters be warned. No one is safe. (Bring tissues just in case).