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“Avengers: Infinity War” Review

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Avengers: Infinity War Poster. Marvel and Walt Disney Studios.

Becca Turnis, Web Editor

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Ten years, 18 movies, and it all comes down to this. “Avengers: Infinity War” is finally here. Well, it’s actually been here for two weeks, but I didn’t want to spoil everybody. With that said, if you haven’t seen this cinematic masterpiece yet, STOP READING.

Having seen the film three times, (Thank God for $5 Tuesdays), I’m am still not able to string my thoughts, feelings, and opinions into coherent paragraphs, so I’m giving you bullet points. There’s also a list of my favorite quotes because there were enough to warrant a list. Enjoy.

 

Thoughts, Feelings, and Opinions.

  • The silence during the Marvel logo is a great tone-setter
  • Thor + Power Stone = Ouch
  • With one line, Loki has come full circle since “Avengers.”
  • Poor Heimdall
  • Loki, Prince of Asgard, O D I N S O N.
  • Loki is supposed to the god of MISCHIEF, and you want me to believe his plan is just to stab Thanos?
  • I know he’s technically a god but how does Thor survive the ship blowing up?
  • Banner usually has no memories of his time as Hulk. How does he remember Thanos?
  • For these opening scenes, and most of the movie, Banner is very visibly shaken. The general theory is that due to his Hulk memory issues, the events of Ultron, Ragnarok, and Infinity War all take place in about a week for him. Poor Banner.
  • Tony promises no more surprises right at Dr. Strange comes up 🙂
  • I love Tony’s little scoff at the flip phone.
  • The spidey sense is really cool. As is Peter repeatedly hitting Ned in the face to get his attention.
  • Stan Lee’s cameos, while now predictable, are always delightful.
  • Peter should have been the one to call Thanos’ goon “Squidward.” That is some A+ Millenial/Gen Z humor, and it was wasted on a man in his 50’s.
  • I really wish the Hulk issues were explained better.
  • Bleeding. Edge. Armor. A+
  • The Cloak of Levitation is a better friend than I’ve ever had.
  • I R O N  S P I D E R.
  • The cracks in Pepper’s voice make that the third most emotional scene.
  • If you are going to whitewash one of your few ethnic characters, at least have them maintain the accent.
  • My stomach literally dropped the first time vision is stabbed.
  • I got goosebumps because of the Avengers theme music with Steve’s entrance. God, I love a good score.
  • I do not appreciate Clint and Scott being thrown away with one line. This is the biggest movie of the MCU, and you’re not going to include one of the original Avengers? That’s just cold.
  • The movie flows very well between Earth, space, and flashback
  • I love the Guardian’s music. I still want to know how Quill keeps his tape deck and walkman functioning though.
  • The foreshadowing of Gamora and the soul stone is WAY too obvious.
  • Drax is the epitome of a lovable moron.
  • The first time I saw the reality stone scene I thought Drax and Mantis were dead.
  • Speaking of a good score, I LOVE the Black Panther theme.
  • Tom Holland is God’s gift to the MCU.
  • Strange asks Tony if he can get them home. Stange has a Sling Ring. Strange can get them back.
  • Watching Thor laugh-cry through his history gives me all the feels.
  • One of the best details in this film is Okoye’s side-eye at Banner fumbling around in the hulkbuster.
  • Peter Quill is the most selfish idiot in all the universe.
  • The choreography and cinematography of the Wakanda battle are beautiful.
  • I need more all-women superhero fights.
  • Bruce Banner character development: In “Avengers,” Banner was so anxious, he couldn’t even say “Hulk”. Six years later, he calls the hulk an a–hole. A+ character development.
  • It’s so convenient that all these planets have breathable atmospheres.
  • I want to be mad at Strange for giving up the time stone, but he’s seen the only future where they win, so it makes sense.
  • I hate the Russo brothers for making me watch Vision die twice in three minutes.
  • Way back at the skirmish in New York, one of Thanos’ goons gets his hand chopped off by a Dr. Strange portal. That’s what they should’ve done to Thanos.
  • Tom Holland completely improvised his death scene. Give the man an Oscar.
  • The emotional weight of the ending is removed when you remember they’ve already confirmed sequels for Guardians of the Galaxy, Spiderman: Homecoming, and Black Panther.
  • This was film six of Chris Evans’ six-film contract. I do not understand how he made it out alive.
  • In a film with over 40 named characters, no one felt forgotten about. Well, except the two that were literally forgotten about.
  • I appreciated the instant meme-ification of one of the film’s biggest moments, despite the strong anti-spoiler campaign.

Favorite Lines

  • Thor:  “You talk too much.”
  • Loki: “We have a Hulk.”
  • Strange: “Are you seriously leaning on The Cauldron of the Cosmos?”
  • Stark: “Get lost, Squidward!”
  • Stark: “Dude, you’re embarrassing me in front of the wizards.”
  • Peter: “I should have stayed on the bus.”
  • Quill: “This might be dangerous so let’s put on our mean faces.”
  • Thor: “Your father killed my brother… Families can be tough.”
  • Quill: “I’m gonna blow that nutsack of a chin off your face!”
  • Sam: “This is awkward.”
  • Stark: “You are a seriously loyal piece of outerwear.”
  • Peter: “You can’t be a friendly, neighborhood, Spiderman if there’s no neighborhood.”
  • Thor: “Thank you, Sweet Rabbit.”
  • Stark: “I do not want another single pop-culture reference out of you the rest of the trip.”
  • Stark: “What exactly do they do?” Mantis: “Kick Names, Take a–.”
  • Gamora: “This isn’t love.”
  • Okoye: “When you said you were going to open Wakanda to the rest of the world, this is not what I imagined.”
  • Banner: “Oh, screw you, you big green a–hole! I’ll do it myself!”
  • Peter: “I got you. I got you. Sorry, I can’t remember anybody’s names.
  • Stark: “If you throw another moon at me, I’m gonna lose it.”
  • Thanos: “All that for a drop of Blood.”
  • Thor: “I told you. You die for that.”
  • Peter: “Mr. Stark, I don’t feel so good.”
  • Steve: “Oh, God.”
  • Fury: Motherf…
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