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The moment I stepped out of the Cineworld’s theatre hall, I was at a loss for words. I didn’t know what or how to feel, and inside my head, questions and theories were flying around as if nothing that I’d just watched made any sense.
That (last) Friday night, few hours after I had let myself be sad over the loss of Loki and suffered at the thought of Peter holding onto Tony before he vanished into thin air, I began to research on the curiosities that my mind was inquiring.
First of all, the opening was one hell of an opener. I’d expect that they would start off with Thor and Loki, as I remembered in Ragnarok’s post credit scene where the Asgardian encountered another spaceship – that would have been Thanos and the gang, because of their expression really showed us that something bad was going to happen.
And I actually kind of expected something bad was going to happen to Loki too, but his death – like a proper, serious one this time – that I wasn’t expecting! Despite everything Loki could do and had done, I have a feeling that he was gone for good this time. To quote Thanos exactly, “no resurrection this time”. But I mean come onnn, in front of Thor?
Then, there was Gamora’s death. At this point, Thanos has proven that he too could be a softie and he actually shed a tear – because to acquire the Soul Stone means that he’d have to sacrifice someone that he loves, and he sacrificed his adopted daughter. What a bloody muppet.
Someone had come up with a theory that Gamora could probably be the Soul Stone now, and has the chance to come back if Thanos lost. Hmmm…
However, the ‘death’ of the few more superheroes – Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Drax, Groot, Mantis, Star Lord, Spider-man and Doctor Strange – where they had seen to be evaporated into the air was hard for me to believe that they had actually gone forever. I didn’t buy it, despite the sad scenes where most were vanished right in front of their best friend or those who cares about them. Because the fact that they were just simply vanished rather than being stabbed or shot, I believe they’re still alive. Or even if they did die, they would be incarnated – perhaps in other world or dimension, but they can’t be gone yet.
Rather than why did the one that mysteriously disappeared were disappeared, I’m more anxious about those that are still alive. Truth be told, I was kind of have prepared for Tony or Steve’s death so when they were the one who did not die amongst the lot, I honestly didn’t feel completely relieved. Even though I might have cried when Tony got stabbed by Thanos (because I assumed that he was really going to die there and then…I felt like a loser).
When Wanda, out of every other superheroes out there had to kill Vision (her robot boyfriend), I felt like it could have been my favourite heart-rending scene, before Thanos undid the time and ripped out the Mind Stone off Vision’s head himself. Like, rudeee Thanos!
So then I’ve decided that the most heartbreaking part in the movie was when Peter Parker was clinging onto his Mr Stark, while saying “I don’t want to go”. I love their father and son relationship. I love how Tony always said no to Peter but at the end of the day, he just let the young one off anyway. And he even considered Peter’s idea and actually back him up against Strange. Do you remember at the beginning when Stark told Potts about his dream of having children and being a father, but Potts wanted him to stop being Iron Man before his dream could come true? Well, you know what? He could have Peter as his son. Sorted.
Some of my favourite funny scenes that I can remember on top of my head right now:
- “Get lost, Squidward.” Stark to Thanos’ sidekick, Ebony.
- “You’re embarrassing me in front of the wizards.” Stark to Banner when the latter couldn’t come out as Hulk.
- “He’s not a dude. You’re a dude. He’s a man. A handsome, muscular man.” Drax to Quill, about Thor.
- Thor calling Rocket “Rabbit“. It wouldn’t be funny if Thor’s a human, but since he’s from the God Squad…
- And another one from Thor where he said his farewell to the Guardians, and “Good luck, morons.” Pretty sure he didn’t know that “moron” is an offensive word as he said it innocently with a smile on his face.
- Invisible Drax.
- “What was she doing up there this whole time?” Okoye, about Scarlet Witch.
- “I am Steve Rogers.” (I still can’t stop laughing thinking about this)
What else was great from the movie? The actions, of course! The battle in Wakanda was so intense and I loved every second of it. I mean, Captain America and Black Panther being side by side on the front line gave me chills. And when the three favourite superwomen (Scarlet Witch, Black Widow and Okoye) protected each other, yasss you go ladies!
And oh, can we talk about Thor’s new hammer, Stormbreaker? When Thor came through the final battle and like “my new hammer shall execute you worthless peasants.” So bloody cool. Ever since Ragnarok, Thor has definitely sliding into my “Ultimate Marvel Heroes” lane (eh, what do you mean it’s because his haircut that makes him look irresistible made me like him more? Pfftt). But let’s not forget without the Teenager Groot’s arm, Thor wouldn’t be able to come back to fight in time. So, that’s Groot from being utterly useless at first to being the Lightning God’s saviour. Well done, Teenager Groot.
The ending was somehow quite abrupt, but yet again, expected. We all know that the story’s not going to end just yet. We already got a two and a half hours of goodies for now, and most of us can’t even brain ourselves properly after having all that.
But seriously, what I love the most in Marvel is their beautiful friendship they all have with each other. Especially the love-hate ones. I have so many ships now I don’t bother to make myself to even count or list them all anymore. They can all have my heart.
The only thing that I’m still curious about is, if Thanos now have the power to everything, why would he still want to wipe only half of all existence? Being an omnipotent now that he is, he could produce more resources without killing the innocence (at least) or even wipe everything out if he wanted to start anew. So, why half? I’m still distressed at the fact that Tony and Steve were still alive – which only means that they are going to have a huge role of saving everyone and possibly facing a proper death in the next movie – as Doctor Strange renounced “I’m sorry, Tony. It’s the only way.” Why was he apologising to Tony? Does it mean that I need to prepare myself to get heartbroken ONE MORE BLOODY TIME? Great Marvel, just great.
Anyway, thank you for reading this post. I feel like I have so much to talk about still, but feel free to leave a long or just a comment. I would love to read your thoughts on Infinity War.
May Infinity War has made you suffer less than it did to me,
P.S One of my friends’ great observation might have spotted a blunder: To use the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos has to close his hand. But when Star Lord was going to shoot Gamora, Thanos didn’t clench his fist, but bubbles came out of the gun anyway.