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Avengers: Infinity War

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Let’s face it, by the time you read this you will probably have already skirted a billion spoilers for AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018). Congratulations, because there are some jerks out there but I promise you, Raposa and I will ensure there are no spoilers in this review. Just our reactions to an incredible movie.

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know nearly all of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) have led to this point. Everyone has played a part in bringing us here and now it’s time to see how it all comes together.

All you need to know is Thanos (Josh Brolin), the Mad Titan, father to Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillian) is like really bent on obtaining all of the Infinity Stones so he can do bad things to the Universe. What the heck are Infinity Stones, might the casual viewer ask? They’re the basic elements of the universe. They were spread across the vastness of space so no one being could possess them and do bad things to the universe. Likely you missed where they all were, so it breaks down like this –

  • Time Stone – current owner: Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)
  • Mind Stone – current owner: Vision (Paul Bettany)
  • Soul Stone – current owner: *surprise?*
  • Reality Stone – current owner: Collector (Benicio del Toro)
  • Power Stone – Current owner: Nova Corps
  • Space Stone – current owner: Loki (Tom Hiddleston)

This is how the MCU pull everyone from the last 18 movies together for one wild ride across multiple fandoms.

But there’s something deeper here that goes beyond a reunion of MCU characters and seeing how all of the properties interact. There’s a story you can’t help but get wrapped up in, like fighting for your home because it’s a part of a threatened whole. These are characters some of us grew up with in comics and adaptations we’ve gotten cozy with over the last 10 years. They, like us, will set aside differences, join new alliances, fight side-by-side. Wonderful things will happen and you’ll laugh and cheer. Terrible things will happen and you’ll be left stunned.

Exactly like that.

None of which I can talk about because I want you to have the same experience I did when I watched it a few days ago. I can’t express how caught up in this movie I was. I really can’t because, spoilers.

And I feel like I should warn you – but I can’t. I will say for those of us who aren’t perennially plugged into the internet that Avengers: Infinity War is Part 1 of 2. It’ll be released in May of 2019 and we’ll need the time to heal and prepare.

Oh, and lest you forget, stay to the end of the nearly 10 minutes credits. It’s worth it.

Just go see it, and then go see it again and maybe in a few months, we can revisit this review and really talk about it.

And cry.

Avengers: Infinity War is rated PG-13 for pew pew, people getting beat up, people flying into buildings, close calls, near misses, direct hits, and grief you seriously weren’t expecting.


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Movie Reelist Contributor: MontiLee Stormer
MontiLee Stormer is a writer of horror, dark and urban fantasy. She’s also is a troublemaker, concocting acts of mayhem and despair for her own selfish pleasure. An avid movie watcher, she prefers horror but will see just about anything if you're buying. Poltergeist (1982) is her favorite movie and she actively hates The Shining (1980) due to its racism, misogyny, the butchering of the source material. She could host a TEDtalk on this single subject. Writing about herself in the third person is just a bonus.

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