Reviewing Marvel’s biggest movie, “Avengers: Infinity War”

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Reviewing Marvel’s biggest movie, “Avengers: Infinity War”

Asa Herndon, Humans of Tunstall Editor

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Ten years ago, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was created with the premise of adapting Marvel Comics’ stories and characters onto the big screen. Now, ten years later, Marvel has released their newest movie that combines all of their current characters, from The Avengers to the Guardians of the Galaxy, into one movie. This movie is known as Avengers: Infinity War.

Based on the Infinity Gauntlet comic story line, the movie follows the main villain, Thanos, and his quest to find all six infinity stones: six powerful cosmic artifacts created at the dawn of the universe with the powers to alter space, time, reality, soul, mind, and power. When all six are combined into the gauntlet, they have the power to erase half of mankind with the snap of the wielder’s fingers.

The only thing that stands in the way of The Mad Titan’s quest for power is Earth’s mightiest heroes and the galaxy’s defenders. However, there are many differences from the original story.

For one, the stones, apart from sharing a different color scheme from their comic counterparts, are obtained in different ways. In the comics, Thanos obtained all six of the stones by stealing them from the Elders of the Universe. Once he obtains them all, he uses them as an appeasement for his love interest, Mistress Death.

In the movie, he has to take a different approach, depending on the stone and where it was. Whether that means stealing it from another character, sacrificing someone for one, or holding someone hostage, Thanos is ruthless and scarce in mercy on his quest for power. His reason for obtaining them was also different. Instead of love, he gathers them as a means for a galactic holocaust. After hailing from the planet Titan, which went extinct from overpopulation, he gathers them to wipe out half of all life in the universe as means of regulating the population.

However, unlike most Marvel movies where the villain is beaten, at the end of Infinity War, the unthinkable happens. Not only does Thanos gather all the stones, but he successfully uses them to erase half of humankind, taking almost all of the Marvel heroes with him.

In other words, the villain won…for now.

However, there are several facts that suggests the fight against Thanos is not over. For one, the movie was teased as “Infinity War-Part 1” when it was announced back in October 2014. Plus, there are several points throughout the movie to back this. For instance, as Doctor Strange was disintegrating with the rest of the heroes who fade out at the end, he looks at Tony Stark (Iron Man) and says “Tony, this was the only way.” Earlier in the movie, he claimed to have seen over 14 million possible outcomes, but only one future was a success for the heroes. It also worth noting that the post-credit scene teased an new upcoming hero, Captain Marvel, who is speculated to have a major role in the next movie.

The sequel itself is slated to be released on May 3, 2019, which was also teased as “Infinity War, Part 2” when it was announced. Until the release however, Marvel fans will have to wait in anticipation and anxiousness to learn what will happen to their favorite characters.

 

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