According to CNN Media, with an estimated $640.9 million in the bank this past weekend from the global box office, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War broke the record for biggest worldwide opening.
Avengers: Infinity War essentially serves as the culmination of all the Marvel movies that began with Iron Man back in 2008. Avengers: Infinity War revolves around the six Infinity stones: space, time, mind, soul, reality, and power. Each of these stones, whether in its true form or some other, were scattered throughout the MCU.
For example, the power stone in Guardians of the Galaxy, the time stone in Doctor Strange, and the space stone in Captain America: The First Avenger. In Avengers: Infinity War, fans get to see the main villain Thanos trying to collect all of these stones, which causes nearly all Marvel heroes’ distinct storylines to cross paths.
The plot of the movie revolves around Thanos, a being capable of wielding and using the power of multiple infinity stones at once. With the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos tries to gather all the infinity stones in order to wipe out half the population on earth.
Having watched the movie this past weekend, I can say that the character of Thanos is what I enjoyed most about the film. The directors, The Russo brothers, went into great detail in explaining Thanos’ motivations and justifications for his actions. Unlike most super villains Marvel fans are accustomed to, I believe Thanos is unique in that he exhibits human qualities that most people can relate to. Nothing makes Avengers: Infinity War more exciting that having our heroes go against arguably the strongest being in the MCU, who is not only morally motivated, but feels like he has a responsibility to the universe.
While Avengers: Infinity War is an overall incredible movie, I was personally disappointed by the lack of “assembling” on the part of the Avengers. The Avengers cast is broken up into mini groups given how the plot shifts from one location to the next. As a result, some characters have yet to meet one another, which was a huge aspect that created the hype in the first place.
Being a huge Marvel fan I highly, highly recommend this movie. But even for those who aren’t Marvel fanatics, this is a fantastic movies that touches on love and life philosophy’s, as well as providing action and fight scenes that leave you on the edge of your seat. However, I do recommend watching previous Marvel movies so that you can spot easter eggs and understand the significance of crucial scenes.
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