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Heimdall Is The Unsung Hero of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

I still haven’t gotten over the fact that Avengers: Infinity War was such an amazing movie. After my most recent viewing I realized something that was rather obvious but I didn’t think of until now. If it weren’t for Heimdall sending Hulk to Doctor Strange things would’ve been a LOT worse.

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Tony Stark would’ve been hanging out with Pepper completely oblivious to the fact that Thanos would be arriving to end life as he knew it.

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Bruce Banner wouldn’t have called Captain America which means he and his friends wouldn’t have saved Vision and Wanda from the Thanos’s minions which means that Wanda Maximoff would’ve probably perished and Vision’s stone would’ve been taken then.

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And Doctor Strange would’ve still been captured by The Maw but he wouldn’t have had Iron Man and Spider-Man to rescue him which means…well, it wouldn’t have been pretty.

All in all, if you think Avengers: Infinity War is depressing without Heimdall’s aid at the beginning of the movie things could’ve been a LOT worse.

I thank you for reading my simple observation and I hope you have a great day.

Ranking the Marvel Villains: From Worst to Best

The last time I wrote this post was in March of this year which was a full month before Avengers: Infinity War came out. Now, with the Marvel year over and a few new villains under the franchise’s belt it’s time to update this ranking.

20. Malekith

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Malekith is still the worst villain in Marvel.

19. Ronan the Accuser

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While Guardians of the Galaxy will always remain as one of my favorite Marvel films Ronan is just…corny.

18. Yellow Jacket

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I like Yellow Jacket’s suit, I don’t like the man within the suit. He was way too cliché and that can be a problem.

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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.

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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.

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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 Five Best Moments in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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

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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’ and ‘A New Hope’ Have Nearly Identical Beginnings

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

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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.

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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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Thanos Will Return?

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.

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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.