Understanding Avengers: Infinity War (spoilers ahead)


Avengers: Infinity War opened to rave reviews but also fans wondering what they could and could not talk about. So here are some of our favorite moments.

Warning! Major spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War. Read at your own risk, and remember, Thanos demands your silence.

Everyone has been talking about Avengers: Infinity War but doing so without spoiling anything, which is probably a good thing. For a review that is going to tackle the bigger themes and question the movie brings up, you have to talk about some major plot points.

So we’re going to go through everything you need to know about Infinity War.

First, the major character death that was talked about could have easily been covered under the brutal stabbing of Idris Elba, a death that many of us felt. While that character is amazing, it was also mainly because there would be no more Idris Elba.

To our dismay, the death was actually the brutal death of Loki. With the snapping of a neck, the god of mischief we’ve come to love fell at his brother’s feet. From there, it seemed the weight of Thanos was on all our chests as we continued to watch the movie.

Intentionally or not, with a message that says “don’t trust white men to do anything,” Infinity War was split between planets in space and Earth. Mainly in space, but there were some key Earth scenes prior to the final battle, which takes place on Wakanda.

So while all the Avengers are scattered throughout the universe (and some still not talking), the movie is everyone trying to figure out exactly what to do and how to stop Thanos. The press tour doesn’t make much sense because the movie features every character you know and love for like five minutes in total. More than that, its focus is on a team of superheroes that I’ve affectionately called “the ego brigade.”

Tony Stark, Stephen Strange and Peter Quill end up together (with a beautifully naïve and sweet Peter Parker) and are, essentially, the reason that Thanos obtains three of the stones. Stephen Strange just hands him one of them and, because Peter Quill is “emotional,” Thanos’ gauntlet remains in his possession.

The real shock came toward the end when Thanos obtained the mind stone, completing his gauntlet. The problem? He could then snap his fingers and wipe out half of the universe. Which he did. Meaning we, as fans, watched many of our favorites vanish before our eyes.

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So what is going to happen? Who knows, but at least we know that Captain Marvel is still around to save the day. Because, really, a woman should have been in charge from the beginning.

You can catch Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters now.