“In time you will know what it’s like to lose.” – Thanos
This movie broke my little fan girl heart. There will be spoilers throughout so if you haven’t seen this movie yet, and don’t want spoilers, turn away NOW.
The line above comes from the one of the trailers. At the time it made me very nervous, but re-watching it after the movie, it’s even scarier.
A quick run down on the best and worst things about the movie:
The Best Things:
- The action
- The stakes, including the deaths
- The villain
The Worst Things:
- Some of the misplaced humour
- The deaths, which may seem gratuitous to some people
“Avengers: Infinity War” begins where “Thor: Ragnarok” left off. Having fled Asgard after letting Surtur and Hella fight to the death, Thor, Loki, Valkyrie, and Bruce Banner head off on a space ship with the remaining Asgardian survivors headed towards Earth. Unfortunately, right before the movie ends, a giant space ship that looks eerily like the prison where the members of the Guardian’s of the Galaxy were held looms over them and the movie ends.
We learn in Infinity War that this space ship was being used by none other than Thanos himself, and he wants the Tesseract which Loki saved before Asgard imploded. Thor calls Loki “the worst brother ever”, which I thought was a little harsh, but then Loki has betrayed Thor on a number of occasions, so perhaps Thor is justified.
This first scene tore me apart, and left Thor the last remaining Asgardian. We have no idea what happened to Valkyrie because she didn’t feature at all in this movie, and Sif’s actress, Jaimie Alexander, was too busy due to filming schedules to feature in Thor: Ragnaorok.
Thanos’ plan is to collect each of the infinity stones and kill half of the populace in the entire universe. He believes this is necessary so that the remaining half can thrive due to a lack of resources. His methods are cruel, but in my opinion his goal almost redeems him. This isn’t a villain who is insane because he wants nothing but power the way so many MCU villains do. No, this is a villain who reminds me a lot more of Dr Doom – a villain who rules because he believes he knows what is best for his people and knows how to keep the economy strong.
As the movie progresses, Thanos collects each infinity stone. You would think that with an MCU movie, the heroes are going to win. I even found myself disbelieving that Loki was dead. The whole point of Ragnarok in the myths is that the dead gods will rise again, and the world will be repopulated. I just can’t believe that Thor is the last Asgardian. I won’t believe it!
And just as Gamora predicted, Thanos snaps his fingers, and half of the universe dies, including members of the Avengers, of course.
And as the movie ends, the credits gives us one terrifying promise: Thanos will return.
I give this movie 5/5 stars