Avengers: Infinity War MVP (Spoiler Warning)
So by now I’m assuming most people have seen Avengers Infinity War but just in case you haven’t, this article is going to contain spoilers. Spoiler Warning!! (It’s in the title, so that should say it all)
Let me start off by saying that overall, I had a total blast with this movie. Yeah there were some pacing issues, a few minor plot holes (The people of Asgard are just dead from the start and what happened to your accent, Scarlet Witch?), and at times overcrowded. However, they did the best job they could possibly do. What a massive undertaking the Russo Brothers accomplished and for that, hats off to them. It was action packed with memorable fight scenes, especially with our heroes trying to remove the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos’s hand, and it was emotionally resonant. It was the most shocking movie I’ve seen in recent memory to the point where you don’t know what to expect in the future. And because it was so action packed and filled to the brim with characters, there has to be an MVP in the film. The one person that stood out among the rest. While almost everyone got their moment to shine, some felt sidelined for others. So this article, in my opinion of course, is going to include two runner-ups and the Mac Daddy of them all, the MVP of Avengers: Infinity War. Here we go!
Zoe Saldana rocked in this movie! I liked her in both Guardians of the Galaxy films but here, she got to take her character to emotional heights with Peter Quill and Thanos. She was tough in the action scenes and amazing in the deeper moments. Even though she hated her step-father, she couldn’t help but lose it when she thought she killed him with the knife he gave her as a child. Then the Reality Stone set in and Thanos takes her away. The scenes with her as a child really helped flesh out her character and the understanding of how the genocide of her home world began. Then Thanos realizes he needs to kill Gamora in order to obtain the Soul Stone. Thanos sheds a tear and drops her to her death. A very powerful moment which definitely humanizes him. Now, is she or is she not dead? That’s another topic. Deep down, I think he really did care for her even though he’s completely insane and murdered her family. They had this sadistic bond that made their history interesting. Gamora also had a great moment with Nebula as she was being tortured for information on the Soul Stone. It’s sad to see her go n the end and watching Guardians 3 might not be the same.
Speaking of powerful characters, Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder nearly stole the show as the one Avenger that truly crushed every moment of screen time. It makes me happy he wasn’t killed off in Ragnarok. From the very beginning of capture to watching Thanos kill Loki to him wielding Stormbreaker, my eyes were on Thor. He also had the best character arc of them all. He goes through so much: watching his evil adopted brother get murdered, his people obliterated, broken, beat down, burned, and nearly killed at the forge until finally, rising up and kicking all kinds of ass with his new axe in Wakanda! His action scenes were the best. So…much…lightning! This was also the best I’ve seen Chris Hemsworth act as this character. Just watch the scene with him and Rocket as he tries to smile through the tears talking about his father and family. As usual, he had some good funny one-liners. I really thought for a second he did kill Thanos at the end and nearly succeeded, but no. It was already too late. I want to see what he’s going to do in part 2 of Infinity War.
And the MVP goes to – Thanos
This was Thanos’s movie. It was evenly split between The Avengers and Thanos but it’s the Mad Titan that triumphs. Might as well have been called Thanos: Infinity War. Doesn’t have the nice ring though. It was first time I felt like a villain in the MCU could actually kill our heroes. When he’s in a scene, no one and I mean no one is safe. It took six Avengers just to restrain him and it still wasn’t enough. He took down Hulk with very little difficulty, withstood magic from Doctor Strange, and threw fragments of a moon at our heroes during the best fight scene in the movie. At times, he was darkly funny and also had a lot to say. He wasn’t some cliché monster that didn’t talk and wanted to blow stuff up. He’s smart, impatient, and worst of all, determined. There’s clear motivation as to why he wants to destroy half the universe; to give mercy to those that destroy themselves and their way of life. To him, he’s the hero of his own story. I had no idea he was going to obtain all the Infinity Stones and when he does, it finally sinks in everyone’s mindset that all species throughout the universe are doomed. That final shot of him looking into the sunrise at his log cabin-type retreat says it all: he won. Indeed he did.
Who do you think is the real MVP of Infinity War? Let us know!
– Written by JohnBoy