Avengers: Infinity War, a film of infinite possibilities


Ashton T. Livingston, Entertainment Editor

   The most ambitious cinematic event in film has finally come to fruition, and is it worth all the hype? The answer is yes. The film though shouldn’t necessarily be seen as a film and more as an event. The film doesn’t have much development towards our heroes. The heroes are just where we left them in past movies. The two and nearly a half hour film has all your favorites in it, but this movie isn’t really about them. “Thanos is the best villain I’ve seen in a Marvel movie”, says Sarah Schultz. Thanos is quite possibly the best villain the MCU has seen to this day. The depth we feel in this villain is outstanding.


  Thanos shows true depth in quite a few scenes such as in the scene where he goes on a quest for the Soul Stone. Thanos and Gamora go to the top of a large mountain which holds Red Skull. The villain Red Skull hasn’t been seen since the first Captain America movie. The character has been guarding the Soul Stone since his disappearance. Thanos must give up something he loves to receive the Stone. This leads to an emotional scene where the audience and even Thanos, the bad guy of this film, cries as the Mad Titan sacrifices Gamora to receive the Soul Stone. The scene shows us that this villain does have a heart, but is also willing to give up anything to achieve his goal. This gives a new depth to this villain and really sets a new standard for villains in comic book movies.

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    The film may say Avengers in the title, but trust me, those characters are almost secondary. Thanos is truly the main character of this film. He has some of the most screen time and development as a character. His arc is also the main focus of the film. The only stuff we see with the Avengers are scenes in which they attempt to stop his advances. The plot directly involves him. The Avengers are almost a background thing for the plot. You could easily persuade me that the Avengers are the villains of the film and I would totally believe you.

     The story is pretty solid. It has a lot of twists regarding the generic Marvel formula. The plot follows the villain this time around as opposed to our heroes. Haley Hanson said, “I totally didn’t see that coming”.


      This film throws all of us in for a shock killing off a large number of main characters in the MCU. The characters who die are relatively new to the game as well. “I can’t believe they did that”, states Hanson over and over as the credits rolled. The death of Spider-man I felt was quite possibly the most effective. His death, unlike the others, was slow and painful. We saw the pain he went through as he died. Spider-Man’s healing power fighting off the instant death invoked by Thanos. This scene had me crying and many others in the theater. This scene was super effective due to the lack of a score and it relying purely on the relationship us as an audience has with these characters. The death of the other characters like Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and most of the Guardians of the Galaxy were unexpected. Most of the deaths in this film where unexpected. This unexpectedness leads to the purest show of emotions in any theater.


     Avengers: Infinity War is a major part of cinematic history. The fact that Marvel built themselves from the ground up starting with Iron Man. They’ve risked the business time and time again, putting out films that people thought wouldn’t work. Those films turned out to be some of their biggest successes. Marvel is one of only a handful companies who have a successful cinematic universe. I am genuinely excited for what they have to offer in the future. Avengers: Infinity War gets a solid A.