Avengers: Infinity War

The end of the Universe.

There are less scenes in this film than sequences, each one carrying a rare weight, not only because of the sheer number of characters on-screen but the stakes everyone has to band together to fight against. This is no Joss Whedon ‘getting-the-gang-together’ adventure, but more an airless scramble to survive at its barest essence. The real surprise comes in Thanos, a villain whose image was filled with so much empty portent for 6 whole years, who is now the most complete Marvel villain, with as much emotional complexity as he does sheer brawn and power. The rest of the characters are hardly important; they’ve completed their arcs and are all free to commit to one of the biggest cinematic spectacles of all time.

I can’t wait to see this devastating, hulking watershed moment again.

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