Avengers: Infinity War is the highly anticipated crossover event that is a culmination of over a dozen separate Marvel movies. The villain Thanos is on a mission to collect all six of the infinity stones, each of which contain a different power, in order to execute his mission of wiping out half of all known species in the universe. It is up to the Avengers to stop Thanos from collecting the stones in order to save the universe as they know it.
With such a star studded cast of main characters, one may wonder how realistic it is to give each superhero an appropriate amount of face time. However, I thought this was something that the movie did very well. They were able to introduce each superhero and connect them to the overall plot in an efficient manner, and each character played a key role throughout the course of this movie. I also thought the movie did a really good job of blending comedy and serious themes throughout the movie. One moment you would have Tony Stark cracking jokes and the next moment you would have Thanos having to make crucial decisions about sacrifices for the infinity stone. The movie was never too dark or too comedic throughout, it was a really well done blend.
One of the most interesting things about this movie, in my opinion, was the philosophy of the main villain, Thanos. He believes that in order to bring balance to the universe and preserve its finite resources, half of its population must be wiped out. This is an interesting twist for a villain’s motive, since he is not necessarily interested in conquering on other planets and taking over, but truly believes he is doing what is necessary for the good of the universe. He tells a story in the movie about a planet that was suffering, but after he wiped out half the population the planet began to thrive again because there were enough resources to go around. While I certainly don’t think his approach is the right way to go, it does bring up an interesting point when we think about the population on Earth. We only have a finite amount of resources on this planet, and the population is growing exponentially faster than it is dying. What ultimately happens when we do run out of resources?
Overall, I really enjoyed this movie and thought they did a great job with all of the superheroes, supervillains, comedy, and plot.
Final Rating: 9/10
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