Ok, so before we go into anything to do with Infinity War, let’s make 1 thing abundantly clear. I’m about to spoil the hell out of the film, so if you haven’t seen it yet, leave now while you have the chance.
As a final warning here is Sammy the Spoiler Squirrel to warn you one last time.
Still with me? Ok then, lets begin.
I’m going to kick off by saying HOLY CRAP!!! How amazing was Infinity War? After 10 years of seeing all the different characters solo and joint films, did anyone expect what they saw on the big screen? I sure as chuff didn’t. The first 5 minutes alone had me shook to my core. Speaking of the first 5 minutes, how about that for a character entrance from Thanos. Barely on-screen and he establishes himself as a supreme badass. When Hulk attacked him I thought “Oh here we go” and then he opened a can of extreme whoop ass on the big green guy.
From that moment on, the film barely let up and there were moments I was full on holding my breath because i wasn’t sure what was going to happen next. Anyway, on with my ramblings.
There were far too many to choose from but I have singled out my five of my top moments from the film to share with you and see if you agree or not. They aren’t the obvious choices, but after seeing it twice now, these have stuck with me more than others.
1. Vision kebab anyone?
When Vision was stabbed in the back by Glaive, I genuinely jumped out of my seat. Even the second time round when I knew it was coming, I still jumped way too much. The whole section after Vision was stabbed was fantastic, particularly when you spot Cap on the other side of the train track. You just know shit is about to go down once he appears.
2. “You should have gone right”
This for me was one of the most emotional moments of the film. I think we know what my first one is going to be? But this one almost floored me. Such a simple moment when you finally get to see how Gamora and Star Lord really feel about each other. This film was great at switching between humour and heartbreaking at the drop of a hat.
Only a minute or so before Quill says to Gamora ” You should have gone right” but it’s in a much more jokey way. When he says it for the last time, it was heartbreaking as you can see he knows that whatever happens next, he is going to lose Gamora. Zoe Saldana is excellent in this scene and loved it when she told Quill that “I love you more than anything”. No, you’re crying. I just have some dust in my eye, that could be from an Avenger.
3. Thor gets an upgrade
As soon as Rocket said he and Groot was going with Thor, I got a big smile on my face. The whole kick starting the dwarf star again to make Stormbreaker and then Groot making the handle out of his own arm was just brilliant. You then add that to the entrance they make in Wakanda and it makes for an epic portion of the film.
I really hope Thor and Rocket carry on the team up in part 4. I really enjoyed seeing them together on-screen.
While we’re discussing Thor, now that he has Stormbreaker and can control the Bifrost, do we think he will be the one to go and rescue Tony and Nebula from Titan?
4. Tony has a close call
As Tony takes on Thanos, it becomes clear very quickly he is about to catch himself a beating of epic proportions. As the fight went on, I was fully preparing myself mentally for Tony to die at this point. When Thanos stabs him with part of his own suit (bloody rude if you ask me) there was an audible gasp throughout the screening I was in. I believe my exact words were “What the f*ck is going on”. When Strange steps in to offer up the time stone, that was when I finally took a breath.
After watching for the second time, I did think of something though. What if when Strange tells Tony “This is the only way”, he’s actually setting him up to die in part 4. Bear with me. I think it would be cool if what Strange saw was that Tony will end up wielding the Infinity Gauntlet and reversing everything Thanos did. In doing so Tony sacrifices himself as the power is too great for him to handle.
When Strange looks sad, it’s not because he’s given up the stone, it’s because he knows he has to condemn someone to death. To add to this little theory, I would love it if Steve Rogers is the one holding off Thanos while Tony has the gauntlet. Steve kills Thanos but dies himself from the injuries. That would bring their story to a pretty emotional close as Steve did say after Civil War “so no matter what, I promise you… if you need us, if you need me, I’ll be there”.
5. “I don’t want to go”
I don’t think I have to say too much about this part do I. Tom Holland yet again proves why he is a perfect Spider-Man.
It was more that he still refers to Tony as “Sir” or “Mr Stark” even as he is dying that set me off. He does so well at making you forget the character is really young and then in one sentence has your emotions destroyed because all you want to do is give him a hug and tell him it will be alright. RDJ does really well in this scene also as he tries to comfort the kid that, as much as he tries not to show it, means the world to him.
Well there you go, to say the film is an emotional rollercoaster would be a giant understatement I think. It has been 10 years in the making and I for one will happily say it was entirely worth the wait.
Now all we have to do is wait for a year before we can find out what’s going to happen next. Until then we do have ‘Ant Man and The Wasp’,’Captain Marvel’ and ‘Deadpool 2’ to keep us entertained.
See you soon.