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Removing Thanos’s Armor Was Genius

Last year during San Diego Comic-Con the first looks at Avengers: Infinity War were revealed and a lot of it was kept secret to only those at the conference. One thing fans of the comic books were a little peeved about, however, was the fact that Thanos wasn’t wearing his classic golden armor. Now, after watching the film, I understand the brilliance behind the Russo Brothers’ thinking of removing the armor.

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You see, this movie was set to build our relationship with this character. We learned of his complicated but loving relationship with his daughter Gamora. We learned of the sick reasoning for his mission to wipe out half the universe. And we slightly began to empathize with his character just a little bit. But why did I begin to garner a sort of understanding of Thanos? Simple. Because that armor was gone.

Let’s say he had gone through the entire movie wearing that armor. His emotions wouldn’t have been as clear and comprehensible if he had kept on the golden suit. I mean can you imagine the part when he threw Gamora off the cliff in return for the soul stone with that golden helmet on? It would’ve still been emotional but with him stripped of the armor it’s a lot more heart wrenching to watch.

Also, if you look at nearly every hero in the movie they aren’t wearing anything too grand. They’re either garbed in simple clothing or special suits that are pretty cool but not golden suit of armor kind of cool. Making Thanos look like everybody else made him seem somewhat human even though he’s this powerful being. And that’s why I love the Russo Brothers. They really do think about even the most minute details when it comes to making these films. I love it.

So, this was just a simple observation of mine after watching Infinity War the last time I watched it. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

The Genius of the Russo Brothers’ Marvel Movies

Throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ten year run there have been several directors and writers who have brought these movies and characters to life. The Russo Brothers first Marvel movie debut was Captain America: The Winter Soldier where they displayed a great sense of understanding the character of Captain America and creating a superhero movie on a lesser scale than some of the other Marvel films that had been made at the time.

Only until recently The Winter Soldier was my favorite film because of its more personal storyline and its impactful significance to the overall plot of the MCU. Since The Winter Soldier, however, they have made two other films (Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War) that are clearly some of the greatest superhero movies ever made. But what makes these three movies so perfectly composed and entertaining? Well, it’s simple. The Russo Brothers like cliffhangers.

For example; let’s look at the endings of these three movies.

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ At Home

I haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War in months so imagine my excitement when I bought and watched it last night in the comfort of my house. It’s always interesting watching movies for the first at home on the small screen because it’s different than watching the film in a giant, loud movie theater. The sound may not be as good or the CGI might look terrible. Or maybe the movie isn’t as good as you remembered it to be because there isn’t any IMAX to make the film decent.

Well, I can tell you that it was an amazing experience watching it at home. For months I have watched the Marvel movies such as Black PantherCaptain America: Civil WarThor: Ragnarok, and Doctor Strange with the excitement that these individual stories all leads to Infinity War. I watched Ant-Man and the Wasp several weeks ago and its constant levity helped tone down that ultra serious tone Infinity War had blanketed over the entire series. But after seeing it again last night I realized just how incredible Infinity War is.

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The Dead Heroes In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Actually May Not Return in ‘Avengers 4’

Avengers: Infinity War is the highest grossing film of the year so far and just recently joined an exclusive movie club as it has become the fourth film in cinema history to surpass $2 billion dollars. And that’s not a surprising fact. Avengers: Infinity War was a film eighteen previous movies had been building to and it delivered on almost every level of sheer enjoyment that we expected from a film that was supposedly the culmination of ten years of work. The only criticism the movie managed to garner from both critics and casual moviegoers was that the tragic ending of the film, as shocking as it may be, was destined to be reversed. I mean, Marvel wouldn’t possibly dare to kill off some of their biggest players…would they? In a recent interview from the Russo Brothers they might’ve just confirmed the unthinkable as they have stated that we should take the deaths of those disintegrated by Thanos’s infamous finger snap seriously. Here’s a following quote from them.

“I think it’s important to remember anything is possible in the MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe]. Just because there’s a sequel on the books doesn’t mean… people become accustomed to time moving linearly in the MCU. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There’s a lot of very inventive ways of where the story can go from here.”

So basically they are kind of hinting at the idea that both Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 and the Black Panther sequel are actually prequels that happen prior to Avengers: Infinity War, which actually makes a lot of sense if you think about the time frame both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther sat in. Each film’s story happened shortly thereafter Captain America: Civil War and so that means nearly two years went by before the galactic ending events of Infinity War. It makes sense that both Spider-Man and King T’Challa would have more adventures within that large stretch of time.

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A Spoiler-Free Review of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

It’s been one day since I’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War and I’m still reeling from the movie’s climactic ending. Of course, I can’t tell you what happens and you should DEFINITELY avoid spoilers but I can say this…you won’t see it coming and it’s legitimately stunning. Now let me tell you about the rest of the movie (spoiler-free) before I delve into massive spoiler territory. Enjoy!

The Movie

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As soon as you see the Marvel Studios graphic at the beginning of the movie you completely understand that this isn’t going to be your typical Marvel film. The film begins darkly with a terrible and terrifying scene that had me nearly shedding tears and the movie truly doesn’t let go thereafter. Situations become more dire as the movie progresses, characters are faced with foes that prove to be very formidable, character relationships are pushed to the test, and the stakes for humanity are raised to the max.

Now is this film incredibly dire throughout? No and yes. There is quite a bit of a humor in the movie which is actually rather surprising. In fact, it’s the funniest Marvel movie, in my opinion, to date. I have never laughed so hard at a superhero movie but don’t let this make you concoct a picture that this movie is light because it isn’t. It’s funny when it needs to be funny but it’s dark when it needs to be dark as well. And let me tell you, the ending of this film is anything but funny.

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