For a long while I couldn’t figure out which moments in Avengers: Infinity War I loved the most because there are so many incredibly AWESOME parts in this movie that it’s hard to decide. But after seeing this film over ten times now I feel that I finally have distinguished the moments that make the happiest in this superb superhero flick. So, of course, I’m here to share them with you. Enjoy!
1. Iron Man vs. Thanos
Tony Stark has feared the arrival of Thanos for years. He’s gone through PTSD after the Battle of New York, he made Ultron because he wanted to create a defense mechanism that would help protect the world from Thanos’s eventual arrival, and finally, in Infinity War, these two characters that have known of each other from across the cosmos have themselves a one-on-one duel. It’s awesome!
Iron Man gets in quite a few licks with that incredible nanotech suit of his but at the end of the day Thanos is truly the most powerful villain in the universe and that becomes quickly obvious as he defeats Tony. This scene makes me so happy every time I watch it because to see these two goliaths on opposite sides fight each other is pretty cool indeed.
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Avengers: Infinity War came out a few months ago and blew minds around the world, culminating a little over $2 billion dollars in its box-office run. Now it’s just recently come out on Digital and I have been enjoying it thoroughly! But in my second to latest viewing I realized something kind of amazing.
Disney owns two of the most popular franchises right now, Marvel and Star Wars, and a lot can be compared between the two but one thing that usually can’t be compared are the movies’ narrative compositions. Well, I have discovered that Avengers: Infinity War and A New Hope have nearly identical beginnings and that’s what I’m excited to share it with you. Enjoy!
Both Movies Start Showing a Ship Under Attack By a Larger Ship
In Avengers: Infinity War the first thing we see after the iconic Marvel logo is Thor’s Asgardian ship under attack by Thanos’s massive craft.
And in A New Hope we see Princess Leia’s ship, the Tantative IV, being chased and eventually caught by an Imperial Star Destroyer.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has gradually cemented things that we expect to see in each of its installments such as its patented humor, the end-credits scene, and the moment the very end of the credits when it says, “Such and such will return.” Knowing that a certain hero will return always is exciting because we are given a promise that yes, we will see them again. And Avengers: Infinity War wasn’t an exception but there was a twist that I only just noticed yesterday.
I watched the entire credits, including the haunting end-credit scenes that sets up Captain Marvel, and then at the end it didn’t say The Avengers will return or the Guardians of the Galaxy will return. It said Thanos will return. And that’s the genius behind the construction of Infinity War.
While every film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has focused on the heroes at hand the real story revolved around Thanos. He was a villain that this franchise had been building up to for ten years. When he arrived the writers knew they needed to give him a proper introduction and so they created a story that wrapped around him. They wrote him as the protagonist, not the antagonist, and that’s the reason why he wasn’t left in the weeds to get swallowed up by all of the incredible heroes.
I always figured that the writers created the movie with him at the center of the story but the fact that it said “Thanos will return” at the end of the credits confirms that.
This also confirms how fragile the stage is for the heroes moving forward. We know there are a certain group of heroes who survived the infamous finger snap but do we know they truly will survive this next film. It’s scary to think that by the end of Avengers 4 there will be concrete deaths. I’m nervous to see what happens because I’ve grown so attached to these characters.
For me, this was a fun discovery and I can’t to see what other new things I’ll find in the confines of the movie.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.
Star Wars and Marvel are the two mega-franchises dominating the cinema world right now so of course comparisons are going to be made. There are a lot of elements that can be compared between the two franchises but one thing that is a huge staple to a movie is its villain. If the antagonist is memorable the film is unforgettable. If the villain is kind of lame seven times out of ten that movie is going to easily be a mediocre film. Star Wars was built off of the basis of heroes and villains and Marvel has, much in the same way, been built on that same foundation too.
So, today I’m going to compare three of the franchises’ best villains and see whether Star Wars or Marvel comes out on top. Enjoy!
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Since the Tesseract appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger it’s been a slow culmination of the six infamous Infinity Stones that Thanos has been secretly waiting to get in the past seven years and now that they have all been found…and used *wince* I couldn’t help but ask myself which of the Infinity Stones was my personal favorite? Well, as you can see from the picture for this post, my favorite stone is the Time Stone, and for good reason.
First of all, it appeared in one of my favorite MCU films, Doctor Strange, and so that was a nice surprise.
Secondly, the Eye of Agamotto is such an amazing relic. It’s actually, besides Doctor Strange’s cape and Thor’s new axe, Stormbreaker, my favorite item in the MCU. I love its ancient look. I love that it is truly shaped like an eye and when it is opened the bright emerald green glow of the gem within its confines is just brilliant to look at.
Three, it can turn back time! How awesome is that? If I had the ability to turn back time I would probably go back and watch The Force Awakens in the movie theaters another five times. 🙂
The Time Stone is such a powerful stone that it ended up becoming the most important asset in Thanos’s quest for galactic cleansing, for when Scarlet Witch destroyed the Mind Stone (and Vision along with it) all he had to do was turn back the clock and retrieve the stone for himself (which was horrible by the way.) If that doesn’t prove that the Time Stone is undoubtedly the most powerful of the incredible gems then I don’t know what to say. Now we haven’t seen the Soul Stone in action yet. Maybe it can be used to bring people back to life, which would then probably make it actually the most powerful stone in Thanos’s collection but until I see it resurrect Thanos for a Round 2 of fighting or something outlandish like that then the Time Stone will remain as my favorite.
Which stone is your favorite? Feel free to join in on the conversation in the comments below. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.
This week has passed and that means it’s time for another weekly Who’s Your segment. Last week I asked you all who was your favorite classic Star Wars character and this week I’m excited to see which Marvel villain is the one you happen to enjoy the most. Here are all of the villains.
Ronan the Accuser
Ronan was a slightly corny villain but that’s what made him so perfect for Guardians of the Galaxy. He was still a worthy adversary though as he nearly destroyed Xandar and was able to wield the might of the Power Stone. Thankfully the Guardians were more powerful than him though. 🙂
General “Thunderbolt” Ross
The anti-Hulk, that could’ve made for a very compelling and intimidating villain. While I don’t remember The Incredible Hulk very well I do remember this villain because he definitely was scary looking. Too bad the movie wasn’t better. *shrug*
Malekith definitely wasn’t anywhere near the most compelling MCU villain but he did provide Thor and Loki plenty of anguish as he managed to kill off Thor’s mother.
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Disney has made me SOOO happy over the past few years with their mega-franchises, Star Wars and Marvel. Marvel has slowly but gradually become more and more entertaining over the years and Star Wars, well, Star Wars is the best. One thing Star Wars always had better than Marvel however were the villains. Marvel’s villain conundrum was the franchise’s main setback and made the films a little boring to watch because at the end of the day I knew, somehow, with every film that the heroes were going to win. Now, Marvel crafted a perfect formula at shaking things up and keeping the films fun and interesting but that’s exactly what it was; a formula that was never shaken or eradicated.
Star Wars on the other hand truly allows creative freedom to the movies’ individual creators and that was almost to a fault, for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi were so different from each other that a lot of people rebuked the new direction the current Star Wars trilogy had headed and that slightly hurt the franchise.
With Avengers: Infinity War that formula was flipped on its head as the MCU finally created a villain that not only was compelling and memorable but so powerful that the heroes, no matter what they did, couldn’t defeat him! It was honestly one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. Thanos was basically a ridiculously difficult endgame boss brought to the big screen. Um…awesome!
And then The Last Jedi helped elevate Kylo Ren to a level where he wasn’t looked at as just a villain but as an individual who had just as much of a compelling storyline as Rey which isn’t usually seen in movies. At the end of The Force Awakens I despised Kylo Ren with all my being but by the end of The Last Jedi he was my favorite character of the current trilogy and that is a huge transition achieved by fantastic storytelling on Rian Johnson’s part. So…which villain is greater? Well, I’m going to base this analysis off of five criteria; design, villainy, storyline, victories, and music. I hope you enjoy. 🙂
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