Avengers: Infinity War (2018): Survival of a Universe

Avengers: Infinity War
Do we all live or do we all die? Who stays and who goes? You will not know the answers to these questions until you see Infinity War. At first, I thought the movie was about fighting a War infinitely like X-Men’s Days of Future Past. But it really is about Thanos trying to get the six infinity stones into his gold gauntlet. And the Avengers must assemble to stop him from taking over the universe.
I have to say I have had a few naysayers and people that didn’t care for the film. But most people were highly passionate and enthusiastic about the film. I dare say what happens for fear of retaliation. If you are a Marvel fan of any kind, you will most likely suffer a most excrutiating pain about the demise of one of your favorite characters.
Before going into the film, I had decided that Captain America was going to die. I guess I had it in my mind that I was going to yell out “Cappie No!!!” Although he leads the team in many endeavors and is vital to the team he is not off limits. Then there’s Wanda the Witch, I wasn’t sure how vital she was to for the story to continue. She is very much needed because of her strength and spells, but how much is she needed in the grand scheme of things. I know that she and Vision got a love thing going on. Then, there’s I deduced that someone in the Guardians of the Galaxy won’t make it…I wasn’t sure. This is because there are just too many of them I think maybe the sister, Drax, Rocket, or Mavis. Groot already died one time already. I wasn’t sure about Vision, it could go either way.
There are so many characters in this film. The story jumps from planet to planet. And battles take place in several of them. Benedict Cumberbatch’s “Doctor Strange” wields his power of time with the help of the Avengers to stall Thanos from getting to all six stones. Spiderman has an amazing little “spidey suit” and continues to look up to his mentor and benefactor Iron Man Tony Stark.
These things I have deduced. Spiderman, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, and Black Panther have to live because there are other movies coming out. Atleast 2/3 of the Guardians of the Galaxy characters must live for the next movie. You can tell me if this happens or not.
I have to say there were some very humorous moments and some cheesy ones too. I appreciate the fact that they tried to balance the humor with the amount of pain that this movie would inflict upon our audience. If you are faint of heart, this film is not for you. It will not turn out how you think! All bets are off in this roller coaster of a Marvel Cinematic Universe. This movie was like having a brain freeze with a Slurpee and then a straight shot of warm hot chocolate or Cappuccino and then the cycle continuing over and over again. My heart breaks and then hope returns, then it breaks again and then it returns. But do not fear my feeble friends! This is not the final end. People can be revived….(I think) and anything can happen (or not).
Overall, I have to say this was emotional for me. I have heard that people have left the Avengers: Infinity War cussing, falling into a fit of rage, crying, laughing hysterically, and even taking a drink to calm their nerves. However the case may be Marvel has done a bang-up job with weaving an intricately detailed story and making it sensational. It was also clever not to have the cast know the ending with a “fake script”. How clever was that! I have mad love for them and can only wait until Marvel’s Avenger: Infinity War Part II comes out so the Avenger’s can avenge their loved ones/friends….or not!??

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