Well it’s finally here, the film all fanboys and girls have been waiting for. The film that has taken Marvel 10 years to get to, and probably about £5 billion worth of profit that they’ve taken from the hands of poor innocent children.
You know how people complained about Lord of the Rings and said there were too many endings, well I’m complaining about the multiple beginnings in this film. I think IW starts from Thor: Ragnarok or maybe Spider-Man: Homecoming, possibly Black Panther and even Civil War. See what I mean, this timeline is so confusing. The film starts on Thor’s ship where he saved the Asgardians from their doom. Only for them to be doomed by Cable…I mean Thanos, who turns up causing all sorts of mayhem.
Thanos is introduced well, straight away we see that he is a clever, strong and formidable foe and this sets him up for the rest of the film. Thanos wants the Infinity Stones because he wants to control the universal population, if he kills half the population then the other half can live happily because there will be enough resources to go round. Pretty drastic right, sounds like it will be a policy in the next Tory manifesto. Thanos is a good character, certainly one of the better villains in a Marvel film and is played brilliantly by Josh Brolin. He brings so much weight and reality to the role and despite being a super bad guy who brings the character to a very emotional level. By the end of the film he has all the stones, which is kinda crazy right considering he didn’t have any before the film started. We’ve spent 10 years waiting for this film and getting to know all these stones and then in the space of 2 hours he has all of them. Like come on!
As every superhero and their mother was in the film there wasn’t much chance for character development with the noticeable exception of Gamora, who, confronts her adopted step-dad and calls him out for the mental abuse he caused when she was a child. Jheeze, I didn’t know this was a Woody Allen biopic. Chris Pratt as Star-Lord is again hilarious as the dopey yet lovable Peter Quill who is the sole reason why there is a part two.
You know what is dumb, the ending. The ending is stupid. I hated the ending. I would’ve been happy with some of the little side characters who have little relevance to the plot dying. That wouldn’t have bothered me. I would’ve been happy if Iron Man or Captain America died because the team would’ve been down, and then in part two they have to rally together and avenge the death of them. That would’ve been cool and interesting because that would show balls as Marvel don’t show their heroes dying because it’s a franchise and needs to make money. It would’ve been believable. You know what wasn’t cool. Everyone dying that same stupid pathetic way that Voldemort died in Harry Potter. People came out of that cinema saying ‘I can’t believe Spiderman and Black Panther are dead’ ‘How can they kill Stan’ ‘Hurry I need a wee I’ve been waiting 10 minutes for that stupid post credit scene’, as if Marvel would kill off two characters who raked in fortunes at the box office. Now it’s obvious that they’re not dead, but are like trapped in that soul stone thing and that they’ll use the time stone to go back in time. Seriously, I would’ve really loved this film if not for that ending.
The last three Marvel films released have been their better ones, and this certainly adds to that list. Despite its longevity and woeful ending it will keep every Marvel fan happy with its Whedon-esque jokes, the plentiful amount of action and the mash-up of the different characters.