There is a lot to talk about this movie. First of all, I would like to express my opinion on how convenient some things seem to be. Like most superhero movies, there is always a complete coincidence to help the plot move forward or something that happens ‘magically’ that saves the characters. In this case, there were many moments I noticed. The first one must be when Bruce Banner found Tony’s phone after the attack. How did he do that? The small, black and folded phone falls on the ground in the middle of Manhattan during a fight where cars are flying, buildings are falling and, somehow, he ends up right in front of it. But let’s not dwell on that, it is not that much of a mistake. There are some other similarly convenient plot devices throughout the movie, like Tony having something to close the hole on the ship, even though it was not previously introduced or mentioned. But, I think, the moment that made me go ‘What?’ the most is definitely the first time Steve appears. I really like Cap, he is my favorite character. The music playing in the background was epic, and so was his entrance. However, if you take a look at what was happening, how did he and those other two powerless people manage to almost defeat two of Thanos’ main soldiers? They had fought Vision and the Scarlet Witch and won. It doesn’t make much sense, but I still let it slide.
Now, about some points I brought up in the spoiler-free review. There are a lot of characters and not all of them are useful. Black Panther, Hulk, Black Widow, Falcon and some others are just there for the sake of it. They have one or two moments of fighting and then that is it. The one that I didn’t understand was Hulk. Why was he even in this movie? Just to warn Tony? It could have been Loki or Heimdall, but I guess they had to be killed off for Hulk to be useless in the movie. Other characters, however, were good, especially the Guardians, Spiderman, Doctor Strange, Thor, Vision, Scarlet Witch, and Thanos, obviously. These were the most interesting ones in my opinion. The ones that made the most difference and stood out the most. Thor was really funny and worked the best in my opinion. His entrance in the Wakanda fight sequence was really badass, one of my favorite moments for sure. The Guardians were also on point with most of their jokes. As I said in the main review, it worked better than in their second movie. And they were really useful, present throughout the entire story. Spiderman had fun moments and probably, for me, the most emotional one as well. When he was disappearing at the end and he started panicking… that was the most real emotion in everything.
Now, I must talk about the biggest problems. There were two stupid moments that I think define this movie. The first one comes after the fight on Titan when Star-Lord decides to play dumb and destroy their chance to basically win. After everything they’ve done, Quill just can’t handle the fact that Gamora is dead. And how does he take out his anger on the giant powerful being in front of him one might ask? By punching him in the face. Really? Literally couldn’t wait another ten seconds? The other mistake comes on the part in which Strange gives Thanos the time gem. That was dumb, we must agree on this. It was not like Tony and him were friends for life, and even if they were, he was already stabbed and likely to die. The gem would give Thanos the ability to destroy half the universe, and Strange just gave it away like that? After all they’ve been through? After saying he was the defender and would never let it get on the hands of evil people? For TONY? If it was Spiderman in Iron man’s position I could understand a little better, but still wouldn’t like it.
The only thing left for me to talk about is the ending itself. I liked it. ‘Random’ people getting killed all over the place, disappearing like leaves. It was well done. I say ‘Random’, because the directors chose specifically who to kill. But going back to it, I think it was the most emotional moment. You knew at that point that the movie was ending and that you won’t know what happens next until part 2 comes out. As I said before, Peter’s death was the most emotional one by far. He captured the desperation and panic on the brink of passing. The other ones were also interesting, like Black Panther and the Winter Soldier. And finally, it ends with Thanos sitting on a calm world, mission accomplished. I liked how they adapted his motivation from the Infinity Gauntlet comic book. It was a better reason for being a villain than almost all other ones from the MCU. The after-credit scene sets up the sequel and I’m looking forward to seeing what they will do with it. One last point though, how could Nick Fury know that Captain Marvel wasn’t affected by the gauntlet? Did he send a message to the past? Doesn’t matter right now, that is for another year. For now, I leave you with my opinion.
If you want to see the non-spoiler review with my general opinion about the movie, click HERE.