Infinity War Opinion/Review

Hey, what’s up, y’all? Today I will be telling you all about Infinity War. What I liked; what I didn’t like, and a few theories I have about it. Obviously this post will be one huge spoiler, so don’t read it if you haven’t seen Infinity War. Also it might be a little rambly (Yes, that is a word. I checked.) as I have a lot I want to say and no idea how to categorize most of it. You’ve been warned.

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First, let me just say that I really had no idea what to expect when I went into this movie. I didn’t know whose deaths to prepare for, or how anything was going to go. The one person I was prepared to lose (Steve Rogers) didn’t even end up dying. That’s just your example for the level of my preparedness.

Anyway, overall I really liked this movie. There were some aspects I thought could have been done better or touched on more, but we’ll get to that later. I thought it did a great job of giving all the characters equal amounts of screen-time. Unfortunately, because there were so many characters and they were spread out all over the universe, that meant nobody got that much screen time. I thought the final fight scene in Wakanda was also done fantastically considering the huge number of people involved. As per usual Marvel standard, the special effects were absolutely amazing. And of course we can’t forget all the wonderful one-liners. A few of my personal favorites: “This is not a dude. You’re a dude. This, this is a man.” “I don’t want to hear any more pop-culture references out of you for the rest of the trip.”  “Let’s talk about this plan of yours, I think it’s good, except it sucks. So, let me do the plan and that way it might be really good.” And of course I can’t leave out what arguably was the best delivered line in the movie, “Evacuate the city. Engage all defenses. And get this man a shield.” If you didn’t read that in T’challa’s voice, you’re doing life wrong.

Now I’m going to talk about the things that I thought could have been done better. The first thing that could have been done better was Natasha and Bruce Banner’s reunion. After all the build-up in the previous film surrounding them possibly becoming romantically involved, the simple “Hi” greeting from opposite sides of the room, followed by silence, was a little bit underwhelming. I was hoping for a little more than that. Like at least a hug. Okay fine, I was hoping for a really melodramatic reunion complete with triumphant music. Did I just accidentally expose myself as a hopeless romantic? Oops. Anyway, yeah, that part was a bit underwhelming.

Something I thought should have been touched on, is the fact that Natasha and Bucky used to know each other. In Civil War, a point was made of her saying to him as he was strangling her, “You could at least recognize me.” I had high hopes for this to be followed up in Infinity War when they met again with Bucky not in his Winter Soldier state. There was no mention of it, and in fact hardly any interaction at all between the characters. Which brings me to my next point.

I didn’t like that there were no long interactions between the Avengers. Something I enjoy about Marvel’s movies are the interactions between the characters. When I say long interactions, I’m referring to the scenes where they’re just hanging out and bantering back and forth, and also where they’re having discussions about the current world-ending event. Scenes like the party scene in Age of Ultron where they take turns trying to pick up Thor’s hammer. Or the discussion about the accords in Civil War. Or the scene in The Avengers where they’re all in the room with Loki’s staff discussing Loki’s plan. Plenty of movies have scenes like these, but Marvel’s stick out to me the most. There were really no scenes like that in Infinity War. I get that the movie probably would have broken the 3 hour mark had they added long scenes predominately populated by dialogue, but I still wish there had been a few.

Now, I think it’s time to discuss the heffalump in the room: the casualty list. And if no one got that reference: Dishonor! Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow!

Sorry, got sidetracked. On to the casualty list:

  1. Loki
  2. Vision
  3. Wanda Maximoff/Scarlett Witch
  4. Sam Wilson/Falcon
  5. Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
  6. T’Challa/Black Panther
  7. Peter Quill/Star Lord
  8. Gamora
  9. Mantis
  10. Groot
  11. Drax
  12. Peter Parker/Spider-Man
  13. Stephen Strange
  14. Nick Fury
  15. Maria Hill

I’m just gonna come right out and say it: Marvel has way more guts than I gave them credit for. I expected there to be a lot of death, but not the characters everyone is in love with. Certainly not that many of the characters everyone is in love with.

I confess, I expected Steve Rogers to die (Didn’t we all?) and was surprised when he survived. I also thought if they were going to kill someone important, it would be Wanda. Since her brother died in the first movie they were in, I did think, next to Cap, she was most likely to die. Did watching her disintegrate still hurt? Yes, it did. I didn’t realize how attached I was to her (and the rest of them) until they disintegrated.  However, I also don’t think most of these people are dead, maybe I’m just in denial, but I won’t be fully convinced they’re dead unless they aren’t back by the end of the next movie.

Want to see a list of the people I think might actually be dead? Ok.

  1.  …

You want to know why there’s no list? I bet you do, because I’m pretty sure we’re all scrambling for any reason as to why our babies could still be alive.

We’ll start by talking about the people who “disintegrated.” (Yes, that’s in quotes for a reason.)

  1. Wanda Maximoff/Scarlett Witch
  2. Sam Wilson/Falcon
  3. Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
  4. T’Challa/Black Panther
  5. Peter Quill/Star Lord
  6. Mantis
  7. Groot
  8. Drax
  9. Peter Parker/Spider-Man
  10. Stephen Strange
  11. Nick Fury
  12. Maria Hill

So, first clue that they aren’t really dead, out of the 14 million and some odd futures that Doctor Strange saw, he says they’re on the track of the only one in which they beat Thanos. He tells Tony just before he disintegrates, “This is the only way.” This of course, leads you to belive he knows something no one else knows, and that he knew that thing when he gave Thanos the Time Stone in the first place.

Next, the people killed by the Infinity Stones disintegrate. What’s so special about disintegration you ask? Well, what if, that wasn’t disintegration, but being sent to a different plane of reality? Say for example, being sucked inside the Soul Stone. (That’s not my idea, by the way. It’s circulating around the internet, I’m just restating it.) But anyway, my writer’s instinct tells me you don’t give certain characters’ deaths defining qualities for no reason. I know that’s a really thin string to grasp at, but wait, I’ve got more.

We already saw in the movie Doctor Strange that the Time Stone can rewind specific people’s timelines to bring them back to life. So, it stands to reason that if the Infinity Stones (including the Time Stone) can be retrieved from Thanos, it could bring everyone that was disintegrated back to life. Now I know what you’re thinking, “If Doctor Strange is disintegrated, who could use the Time Stone to bring everyone back to life?” Don’t worry, I have an answer for that: Wong. Wong was in the very beginning of the movie, and then he went back to the New York Sanctum to guard it. We did not see Wong disintegrate, therefore we can assume that Wong is still alive and could fix everything with the Time Stone.

Now, let’s talk about the people whose dead bodies were seen.

  1. Gamora
  2. Vision
  3. Loki

As a disclaimer, the first two theories are not mine, but I did expand on them. The theory about Gamora is circulating around the internet. The theory about Vision came out of a conversation I had with a Twitter friend of mine.

Because Gamora was the one sacrificed for Thanos to receive the Soul Stone, it’s possible that she was actually sucked into the Stone as well. Though that theory could be disproven by the fact that we see her dead body, it could be further proven by the scene where Thanos momentarily gets sucked into the Soul Stone and he sees a child Gamora.

Onto the theory about Vision. As I mentioned before, I was having a conversation with a Twitter friend and she mentioned that she thought at least this version of Vision was dead. That of course got my writer’s brain spinning. Vision was just a combination of Jarvis and the Mind Stone inside of (for lack of a better word) a 3-D printed vibranium body. Therefore it stands to reason, that if they could retrieve the Mind Stone from Thanos, they could make a new body, put Jarvis and the Stone in the new body, and TA-DA!!! Vision’s back!

Also, you know what, while we’re on the topic, and I’ve already revealed my secret sappy side, I might as well just come out and say it. I JUST WANT VISION AND WANDA TO BE TOGETHER AND BE HAPPY! THEY WERE SO HAPPY TOGETHER IN SCOTLAND RIGHT BEFORE ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE! WHY CAN’T THEY JUST BE HAPPY TOGETHER? Okay, sorry, had to get that off my chest. Anyway you get my point.

Let’s move on to why I don’t think Loki is really dead. Number one, he has “died” before. Number two, Thor is suspicious that he’s faking death this time too. Number 3, you seriously think Loki, one of the most popular characters in the MCU, (if not the most popular character) is really dead?

As my grand finale, I present to you, a possible way that not one single one of these people are really dead.

Drumroll please!

Wait for it…

Wait for it…

Wait for it…

Ladies and gentleman I present to you, the list of known actors signed on for Avengers 4.

  1. Benedict Cumberbatch (Stephen Strange)
  2. Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff)
  3. Tom Holland (Peter Parker)
  4. Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa)
  5. Paul Bettany (Vision)
  6. Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson)
  7. Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes)
  8. Tom Hiddleston (Loki)
  9. Pom Klementieff (Mantis)
  10. Dave Bautista (Drax)
  11. Zoe Saldana (Gamora)
  12. Chris Pratt (Peter Quill)

Though not included in this list are Vin Diesel (Groot), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), I seriously doubt Samuel L. Jackson is really dead. He’s Samuel L. Jackson for gosh sakes.

Now we will move on to a completely different topic that has nothing to do with death. I just have this theory that I really need to share and this is the best transition I can come up with. Okay? Okay.

So, Pepper and Tony are having a conversation at the very beginning of the movie about dreams, and Tony uses the analogy of having a dream where you have to go to the bathroom and then waking up only to discover you actually have to go to the bathroom, to explain to Pepper that he had a dream that they had a child (who they name Morgan) and thus he thinks she might be pregnant. She says she’s not, but I’m not sure that’s true. When Friday calls Pepper for Tony while he’s hanging onto the spaceship, Pepper starts trying to convince him to come down. At the very end of the conversation, just before the signal is lost, she says something that gets broken up by static and then cut off. I’m think what she said was, “I’m pregnant.” Now, I could have completely heard that wrong (the rest of the internet doesn’t seem to be mentioning it) and since there’re no subtitles in movie theaters, I will not be able to verify this theory until either it comes out on DVD and I can verify it with subtitles, or I can find a transcript.

So, what do you y’all think of my theories? Do you have any of your own? Tell me in the comments! I’d love to talk with y’all about it! (Also, since I’m having emotional trauma about all these deaths, there will probably be an Avengers video going up on my YouTube channel in the next week or so.)

That’s all I’ve got for today I hope you enjoyed. If you liked what you read, please consider liking, commenting, and/or subscribing. See ya next time!

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2 thoughts on “Infinity War Opinion/Review”

  1. *claps* BRAVO. I love this review, and I love all of these theories. I love yours at the very end involving Pepper and Tony. I wasn’t even paying attention to that phone call and what it could mean because I was so focused on everything else going on and *cough* what Spiderman was doing in every shot he was in. XD

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