Monday, April 30, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War
The time has finally arrived. It has been ten years almost to the day that Robert Downey Jr. emerged on screen as “genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist” Tony Stark also known by his “made up name” Iron Man. The man that started the Marvel Cinematic Universe on this decade long ride of blockbuster hits that have broken tons of box office records year after year. Here he is again, in his 8th film portraying the iconic man with the heart of steel, Iron Man and helping his friends on another impossible feat.
Avengers: Infinity War takes place right after Thor: Ragnarok ends. Evil villain Thanos (portrayed by Josh Brolin) is determined to obtain all six infinity stones, which could give him all the power in the universe at his fingertips. With just a snap of his fingers he could disintegrate half of the world’s population. Can Thanos conquer this malicious mission or will the Avengers and friends stop him before it’s too late?
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*Spoilers for all six films reside in this article.
For a child growing up in the 1980s everyone whose everyone knew someone who was obsessed with George Lucas’s Star Wars trilogy. For me, it was my older brother, sister and cousins. Having seen Episodes IV-VI many times growing up, I never completely understood the obsession. As a child, you don’t critique the acting, cinematography or storyline really. Children want to be entertained. When Darth Vader came on screen, which I’m sorry as a 31 year old he is still frightening, he had a presence like no other film villain. He had his own music and you never really see his face except for one of the final scenes in the trilogy. The mask of the unknown makes him all the more scary and mysterious. He has no remorse, no conscious as to what he does is wrong or hurtful. But, then again this was before Episodes I-III came out where no one really knew how Darth Vader became Darth Vader or why. I decided to watch all six films in honor of Episode VII The Force Awakens coming out next month. I felt that I couldn’t fully review the film without watching all the films that came before it.