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Avengers: Infinity War is currently taking the world by storm. I was lucky enough to attend the World Premiere of this film and it immediately blew me away. You might have already read my spoiler free review – but I needed to process all my feelings and thoughts from Infinity War. So here is your last chance – if you have not seen this movie yet, abort, abort! Bookmark this post for another time, once you have seen it. Because I am going to talk about EVERYTHING that broke my heart. This movie was an emotional roller coaster – and here are ten scenes that I am still not over (in no particular order).
WARNING: SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT!
The Opening Scene
OK, I warned you – here goes nothing! This entire film had me on an emotional roller coaster – and it opened with a bang. Two major deaths in the first scene – Heimdall and Loki. That is when the tears started for me. At first, I thought Thanos would end up killing Thor, just like that, because Loki was refusing to turn over the Tesseract. Then the tables quickly get turned on Loki after he gives it up to save his brother, but tries to kill Thanos to get it back. Thor watches Loki get choked to death. That is when I knew Infinity War wasn’t playing around.
FUN FACT: If you are a comic book reader like me, you probably loved the scene following this where Bruce Banner comes crashing through the Sanctum Sanctorum’s ceiling. He was sent there by Heimdall so that he could warn Doctor Strange of Thanos’ eminent arrival, and the fact that he already has two infinity stones. In the Infinity Gauntlet comic book series, a very similar thing happens – only it is Silver Surfer. He is coming to warn Earth that Thanos has gotten all the Infinity Stones and is coming for Earth. In both the movie and the comic, the news bearer is pretty injured.
Gamora & Star-Lord
As you likely already know, the Guardians of the Galaxy have a spot in my heart. So to see Gamora telling Star-Lord that he needs to kill her if Thanos takes her was hard. I could tell that is not what Peter wanted to do, of course. But when Gamora made him swear on her mom, I had a feeling we would see that happen in the movie. And then we did. Sort of. When she convinces him to shoot her (even though thanks to the Reality stone we only saw bubbles come out of the blaster), that was hard. He was crying, she was crying, I was crying…
Thanos Torturing Nebula
Gamora swore she would never tell Thanos where the soul stone is. And then he started torturing her sister, Nebula. After what these two just went through in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, I was happy to see that she was pained by her sister’s torture. She gave it up, and essentially sacrificed herself for it.
Thanos Kills Gamora
I had a feeling going in to this movie that Gamora was going to die. I did not know why I felt that, but I did. Watching it actually happen though, that was rough. Thanos dragging Gamora over the edge of the cliff. Yikes. It was hard. Apparently Zoe Saldana agreed with me because she actually left the theater for a few minutes after watching that scene. She did end up returning though, but I can only imagine watching a character you have become dying like that might have been a heavy blow.
Star-Lord Discovers Gamora Is Dead
When Star-Lord realizes that the reason Gamora is not with Thanos is that she is dead – that was. Well. I don’t really have words. I have said before that I have a soft spot for these guys, and I adore them as a couple. Poor Peter has gone through so much with losing his mom, and his dad, and now his love. Nebula being there and understanding what happened was hard too. She was finally starting to get along with her sister, and then lost her.
Thanos Stabs Iron Man
Iron Man has always been one of my favorite heros, when Thanos stabbed him and it seemed like it was the end. Well, that was a hard one for me to watch. In fact, I gasped, screamed no, and started sobbing. My friend next to me had to rub my back and hold me. Then Doctor Strange ends up giving up the time stone to save Iron Man’s life. Effectively ending his own (although I hope he will be back).
Scarlet Witch Kills Vision
We see several glimpses of how strong Scarlet With and Vision’s love for each other is throughout this film. And then the time comes that Scarlet Witch has to destroy the mind stone and kill Vision in the process. She doesn’t want to do it. He says it shouldn’t be her that has to do it. Heck, I didn’t want to see it happen. One of the hardest parts about it was that after she succeeded, Thanos just had to turn time back a little bit, for her to watch him die all over again.
Cap and Bucky have been separated for a while now. So to see them back together in Wakanda, fighting side by side, was amazing. But once Thanos snapped his fingers and people started turning to ash, no one was safe. For Bucky to say “Steve” and just look at him the way he did as he disappeared. That was hard to see. I love their friendship. Unfortunately I think they will be reunited just in time for Cap to die.
Spider-Man Begs Iron Man For His Life
This was the scene that I think really effected most people. To see this young kid, Spider-Man, clinging to Tony Stark saying “Sir, I don’t want to go. Please.”. That. That right there. If you didn’t feel all sorts of sadness at that point, then you don’t have a heart. I am sorry. You are not a human. Because that pulled at every single heart string I have. WOW. I don’t think I will ever be able to get the look on his face out of my head. Ever.
The After Credit Scene
After the credits we see Maria Hill and Nick Fury driving in a car. All of a sudden a car drives in to them because the driver disappeared. We see people disappearing everywhere and then it happens to Maria. Nick runs to the back of his car to grab something and he sends a message as he starts to disappear. We see that it was sent to Captain Marvel. This was emotional for me because seeing Maria and Nick disappear after seeing so many others I love die or disappear was hard. But I am really excited for what is to come with Captain Marvel!
In the end, we are left with only the original Avengers – which I am sure was done on purpose. We have Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, War Machine, Thor, and Bruce Banner. Nebula, Rocket, and Okoye are also alive – and we can assume Shuri and Wong are as well, but we don’t know for sure. I have seen this movie twice so far, and still have not wrapped my head around it. Only one year until Avengers 4 – let’s start the countdown now.
About Avengers: Infinity War
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet, Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
Avengers: Infinity War in theaters now!
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Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. She is also a Freelance Writer. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for almost ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Hollywood Critics Association and the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association.