MAJOR SPOILERS. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED.
There was an idea. To bring together all these remarkable people from the pages of the comic I held onto every night, to life. To see if they could become something more than just my lullabies. So that when I needed them, they would give me the comfort nobody else could.
And yesterday, 15 years later, more unfortunately than fortunately, the world witnessed something that's going to stay in the deepest corner of our hearts forever. Fortunately because it's been a long wait. 10 years worth of build up. 18 movies worth of fanboying. And god only knows how many characters (20 on the top of my head) worth of looking up to. This is where all the universes collided (quite literally). Captain America was rubbing shoulders with the King Of Wakanda. The God of Thunder was finally speaking to Star-Lord. Two Sherlocks were sharing screen space. But all this only makes me realize that it’s coming to an end. The Marvel Cinematic Universe might not but mine certainly is. Although it’s only a half of the grand finale, it took away a lot with it. Spiderman, Vision, Loki, Gamora, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Star-Lord, Drax, Falcon, Nick Fury, Marie Hill, Heimdall and not to forget Groot! Everybody just disintegrated. So did my childhood.
I’m not a critic. And this is not a review. I’m a fan but this is isn’t a theory for Avengers 4 either. All it is, is a devotee writing about the things he loved and the things he wants to see or expects to see.
What I loved?
Every time two heroes met. They might’ve known each other before or not…but the crossovers were an absolute delight. It was such a comic thing. Another thing was the sheer power of Thanos. A true villain. And the fact that regardless of what happens next, this battle the bad guy won. And the character developments. It was a 160 minute movie with over 25 main characters. There was hardly any scope for characters to develop. But they did and that shows the Russo brothers not only wanted to make this a big movie but they wanted to make a good movie out of it. Doctor Strange went from “I could sacrifice anybody for the safety of the stone” to actually giving up his own life and the stone to trade Tony Stark’s life. Hulk went from being THE HULK to a puny creature that was scared as shit to come out and face Thanos. Thor went from losing his brother, his people, his hammer (I know previous movie) to somehow gaining all the strength and going “BRING ME THANOS”. Thanos himself went from the great lawmaker to legit crying over his dead daughter to finally when his “dream” was achieved only afford a mere smile. On the same lines, every character had an arc. If not only through this movie, through the course of their own franchises that concluded here.Special mention: Peter Dinklage playing Eitri, the Dwarf King (actually a giant). The most WTF moment of the movie.
What I expect?
They avenge! We still have the core Avengers group along with Ant-Man, War Machine and the all new Captain Marvel. Reports have shown Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) on the sets so even though he sat out infinity war, he’s definitely coming back to help out his teammates (hopefully not losing any of his family). Captain Marvel will be an interesting and fresh character to look out for. The first time Marvel is going through with a female centric standalone movie and who evidently has a major role to play. We might get to see a new side to the story through her and somehow a way to defeat Thanos who right now seems untouchable. Captain Marvel is known to be the strongest marvel character so fingers crossed in hope.
A way could be they retreat the stones with the help of Captain Marvel. And through the Reality Stone and Time Stone, go back in time and undo the doings of Thanos or even filmier, resurrect everybody. Then hulk comes out in all his might and with a little help from his buddies, beats the shit out of Thanos. After which, Tony gives up his suits as he’s promised Pepper quite a few times now. Captain who’s already turning into Nomad (the comic fans will know) gives up his mantle. Thor maybe settles down with Jane Foster. Hawkeye can go back to his “normal life”. Black Widow probably overcomes her past traumas (the red in her ledger) and starts a regular life. War Machine goes on to becoming a military consultant or something. Vision and Scarlet, whose love story has had its share of ups and downs can start thinking about themselves.
Spiderman can go back to being the “friendly neighbourhood” superhero. And of course a kick-ass cameo from Stan Lee because the guy never disappoints.