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Avengers: Infinity War - Infinitely Awesome

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Submitted by Bethany on Sat, 04/28/2018 - 10:16
Rating
9

My initial review of this movie consists of just three words: GO SEE IT. 

Unless, of course, you are one of those rare humans who has not seen any movies in the Marvel universe, doesn't enjoy superhero movies, and couldn't care less about this franchise.  That's cool and all, but like, I don't get you. 

For those of you who have seen all of the Marvel movies so far, there is no question that you are going to see this one, so just go do it, then come back here to read my review.  Because I have feeeeelings about this movie, and I need to discuss them.  So be warned, SPOILERS BELOW. 

SERIOUSLY, there will be SPOILERS FROM NOW ON.  PLEASE DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE OR DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE ENDING BEING COMPLETELY SPOILED. 

I'M SERIOUS. 

FOR REALS. 

SPOILERS BELOW. 

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Ok, I think I can be reasonably sure now that no one is reading this part by accident.  So let's have a real chat about this movie. I think it was amazing.  The acting was spot on as usual for a Marvel movie, everyone really embodied their character.  It was so much fun to see characters from different movies coming together in different ways.  The humor was excellent - breaking the tension in tough scenes, sometimes I was laughing so hard I know I missed the next joke, so I can't wait to see the movie again.  I thought it was well paced - not for one second was I bored, I was enthralled and enchanted the entire dang time.  At one point Joel whispered "I hope this movie never ends" and I so agree - it could have gone on for infinity and I would have been happy (see what I did there?). 

I found the story to be fascinating, and I loved finding out what was behind Thanos' desire to wield the infinity gauntlet and destroy half the universe - he wasn't doing it out of malice or some twisted desire to be in control - he truly believes it is an act of mercy - a way of saving life!  He believes we live in a world with finite resources and, essentially, that overpopulation was going to lead to the downfall of not just humanity, but all life.  So he wants to eradicate half of all life, with no emotion or favoritism involved, in order to save the other half.  Whoa. 

Now, I was prepared for death in this movie.  I knew that major characters were going to die, so I was bracing myself for that possibility at every turn.  But I had no idea how many were going to die.  And that the bad guy wins?  What??  As we left the movie Joel kept saying to me, "sometimes the bad guys win".  And that's true.  In real life.  I don't know about you, but I don't go to a superhero movie wanting real life.  If a ton of good guys had died in order for their side to win, I would be sad, but not devastated; at least the loss would be for a good cause.  But a ton of good guys died and the bad guy still won!  I just....I was speechless when the movie ended.  It was so not what I expected, and I felt so different than I usually feel at the end of a marvel movie.  Usually I'm pumped up, energized, and this time I just felt...empty. The most heartbreaking loss for me was Black Panther - he just had the most amazing movie and I wanted to see so so so much more of him and Wakanda and now he's just...gone? 

When the words on the screen flashed "Thanos Will Return" a small child's voice cried out in our theater - "I don't want him to return!"  I feel ya kid, I feel ya.  I don't either.  But apparently he will, and let's be real, I will be there in the theater opening weekend to see what happens next.