The Avengers hit the theatres in 2012, and it quickly became on the most popular films of the year, and has remained the benchmark for all Marvel films since. It was a brilliant combination of world building, science fiction, humour, and genuine talent, and it pushed the Marvel Cinematic Universe to new heights.
Some years later and we received The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and while it had its strengths, it failed to capture the audience the same way as its predecessor. But this all changed with their latest film: Avengers: Infinity War.
Infinity War proved that Marvel still had plenty of punch left in the series, and we were given a film that combined all of our favourite heroes into one, while also giving us one of the most endearing movie villains of all time: Thanos.
The Plot So Far
Infinity War sees Thanos on his quest to acquire all of the Infinity Stones for his gauntlet, and introduces all of the heroes from all previous films as they try their best to stop the mad titan. It’s a film packed to the brim with amazing action sequences that are distilled well into moments of sincerity, especially from the villain, and it proved to be just as successful as the first Avengers.
Infinity War ends with Thanos achieving his goal and ultimately wipes out half of all living life in the universe, and we’re left reeling from the loss of some of our favourite heroes. But Avengers: Endgame is set to release soon, and as one of the most highly-anticipated movies of all time, fans have been waiting patiently while keeping busy with work, life, other series and online pokies NZ.
The team putting the film together, along with the actors involved, have gone to great lengths to keep as much of the plot under wraps. There have been some plot leaks and snapshots in recent months, but for the most part, we don’t know exactly what to expect.
We do know that we will be entering a completely changed Marvel Universe, which will be missing some of our most popular key players after Thanos turned them to dust. There has also been endless speculation of how the rest of the Avengers left alive plan to take the titan down, but there has yet to be any confirmed information as of yet.
Many are still very much on the fence as to whether Thanos is the ultimate bad guy, despite killing half of the universe with the snap of a finger. The character was portrayed exceptionally well by Josh Brolin, to the extent where many people online have announced their support for the character and what he stands for, and that the general consensus is that he was simply doing what he believed was right to try and save the universe.
Whatever the case may be, it will be interesting to see what plans the team comes up with to deal with the equivalent of a living god.