If It Weren’t for Loki Thanos’s Infinity Stone Quest Wouldn’t Have Happened

The arrival of Thanos has been building since The Avengers introduced him in its first end-credits scene and he finally fully arrived in this year’s Avengers: Infinity War. His quest to retrieve all six Infinity Stones was the main basis of Infinity War‘s story and to everyone’s great horror he actually achieved his goal, wiping out half of all existence in the process. But how did this happen? What steps did he take to committing this horrific deed? And who unknowingly aided him in this genocidal quest? Loki, that’s who. Let me tell you why.

thorthedarkworld.jpg

Before I get to the events of Avengers: Infinity War let’s look back at Thor: The Dark World. While this movie is clearly one of the worst installments in the Marvel franchise it does play a key part in Thor and Loki’s relationship as it shows the brothers become allies truly for the first time in the MCU.

Loki ends up “dying” and that’s when this revelation begins. When Loki “died” and assumed the throne in the form of Odin that was supposedly four years before the events of Thor: Ragnarok. In those years Asgard was leaderless and the nine realms were thrown into chaos while Loki sat around looking at plays and enjoying life.

Now that’s where this revelation introduces Etri the Dwarf.

Continue reading If It Weren’t for Loki Thanos’s Infinity Stone Quest Wouldn’t Have Happened

An IMAX Gift from Marvel

This Labor Day was one of the best I’ve had in recent memory. Marvel celebrated their ten-year anniversary by releasing all twenty Marvel films back into select IMAX theaters for us to enjoy one more time. So, naturally, I wanted to see the most epic installment in the franchise again; Avengers: Infinity War. And boy was it epic.

thanosshadow.jpg

I’ve seen a lot of awesome movies that have blown me away in the movie theaters but I’ve never seen a film, especially a superhero movie, quite like Avengers: Infinity War. A lot of times movies are really good or entertaining but rarely do you see a film dabble fearlessly into the epic pool. Infinity War doesn’t hesitate to be as possibly good as it can be.

I watched the movie for only the second time in IMAX last night and I was blown away yet again. And I’ve watched the movie at least ten times at home since I owned it on Blu-Ray! There’s something magical and kind of unforgettable however about sitting in a dark theater and watching Thanos summon comets from a moon in IMAX.

The sound effects are SO loud, your seat is rumbling, the music is absolutely incredible, basically the movie is off the chain. This is the first Marvel film that I just can’t seem to get enough of.

Maybe it’s because it has all of my favorite heroes in it. Maybe because it’s, to me, clearly one of the funniest installments in the franchise. Or maybe because it’s just a really, really good movie.

Whatever the case, to think that Avengers 4 is probably going to be even better is just an astonishing thought and I’m so glad I have less than a year until I see it.

Continue reading An IMAX Gift from Marvel