THIS POST IS FULL OF SPOILERS! GET OUTTA HERE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW THINGS ABOUT AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR!
I have so many feels about Avengers: Infinity War that I wasn’t able to form coherent sentences about it immediately after seeing it.
This is of course the initial reaction:
But now that I’ve had time to process, I can sort of pull together thoughts and make them into words. Sort of.
So here’s a rambling collection of thoughts in no particular order.
*I had no idea what was happening when Bucky started turning to dust… I thought something was just wrong with his spanky new arm.
*Thor is the mightiest Avenger. Period.
*WHERE THE FUCK IS VALKYRIE?!?!
* Doctor Strange works so much better as part of an ensemble team. Liked him a lot more here than in his solo movie.
*Wakanda should absolutely host the Olympics, Okoye is a goddamn genius!
*Watching Peter cling to Tony as he faded from existence saying “I don’t want to go” tore my heart out almost as much as another epic character that didn’t want to go.
Which has more emotional impact will depend on your fandom.
*I wonder about Marvel’s decision of which characters to disintegrate—you wouldn’t have thought Black Panther would be one of them, considering his movie just came out and blew the box office away, but then, this was likely all decided long before that. Panther, Spider-Man, Scarlet Witch, Star-lord, Drax, Matis, Groot, Bucky, Falcon, Doctor Strange, Agent Hill, Nick Fury…why these characters in particular?
*When Thanos killed Loki I was all GASP but also OK? Not really sure why.
*However, when Thanos stabbed Tony I was all hands-over-the-mouth-GASP since I heard there would be deaths and figured OMG this is totally the death they were hinting at… Oh poor naive little me.
*Killing Vision twice was harsh, man. Way harsh.
*I’m assuming Shuri survived and expect to see her and Bruce and Tony (when he gets back to Earth) science-ing it up all over the place to try and fix this mess.
*Folks that think Thanos is sympathetic because he cried a whole tear at the thought of killing Gamora to get the Soul Stone were not paying attention because HE FUCKING DID IT ANYWAY BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT GENOCIDAL MANIACS DO!!!
*Also random Red Skull appearance, WTF!?
*After Thanos uses the gauntlet to wipe out half the universe and he’s in that weird red place with a gate and little Gamora, a little girl in the audience asked “Is he in heaven?”
No. He’s not.
*CLEARLY this is what has to happen for Thanos to be defeated, it’s the ONE scenario that Strange saw the Avengers winning and this is how it has to happen. Something or someone—some deus ex machina perhaps—will revert everything back to the way it was before Thanos got all the Infinity Stones. Something! Some weird combo of the Time Stone and the Soul Stone—the latter brings everyone that got dusted back to life and the the former turns back the clock so the world/universe doesn’t remember anything that happened, save the Avengers.
*We need Captain Marvel RIGHT FUCKING NOW!
As much as this movie was a gut punch to the emotions, I need to see it again. Not immediately, but at some point before it leaves the theatre.
Thankfully we have Deadpool 2 coming out in a few weeks to bring laughter back to our lives.