On April 4 of this year, I wrote a post highlighting the emotional differences between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Looking back, I’m surprised at how accurate I was in predicting how much of a cry fest Endgame would end up being. So, for this week’s Throwback Friday, I thought this would be the perfect flashback post to read. Enjoy!
Avengers: Infinity War is one of the few films that I can watch over and over again and still enjoy with every single viewing. It’s ranked #60 (or at least it used to be) on IMDb’s Top #250 movies with a ranking of 8.5 out of 10 and it totally deserves it. The movie is amazing. It’s one of the easiest movies to watch multiple times because there’s so much to love about it.
We get to enjoy all of our favorite heroes. The action scenes are phenomenal. The music is amazing. The emotional levels of this film are truly stirring. And the end is just…the best.
Avengers: Infinity War is one of the greatest stories I have ever witnessed onscreen. There are comedy and suspense, riveting dialogue and romance, triumph and tragedy, all locked into a film that feels like your classic superhero movie but manages to present a shocking twist as the heroes actually end up losing to the villain, Thanos.
And that’s why Infinity War is so great!
It could have easily been an epic replica of The Avengers with the level of humor and storytelling presented in the film but it was the direness of the overall arcing of the situation that leaves me absolutely riveted.
Infinity War is an amazing movie that’s pure fun to watch but after seeing the slew of trailers Marvel has presented for Endgame it’s pretty clear that the next movie is going to have a much darker tone.
I mean, just look at these heroes.
It’s jarring to see these heroes in such a miserable state. I mean, it’s really, really sad.
The more I see these trailers the more depressing they get. But I like that. To have these heroes in such a dark place makes this Avengers finale feel all the more gripping. When they eventually defeat Thanos it is going to be one of the most triumphant moments in cinema history. (And it was too. “And I…am…Iron Man.” *Snap!* Best superhero moment ever!!!)
So, for all of you fellow Marvel fans, prepare for the waterworks ’cause this movie is going to be quite the emotional ride.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.