Since the post-credits of ‘The Avengers’, the Marvel campaign to build up Thanos as the ultimate cosmic super-villain started to have an impact. For 5 years straight, the MCU fans waited to see the Mad Titan in its full-throttle action mode and buoy it was totally worth the wait.
The Infinity War was the ultimate comic-book thriller where an unstoppable force (Thanos) meets an immovable object (Iron Man & Co). The Russos described it as a heist movie where Thanos and his Black Order will steal Infinity stones scattered in all corners of the universe. Here’s what they said:
“With “Infinity War,” the biggest new element to the movie is Thanos and the fact that he’s entering the storytelling in a very bold, strong way, to the degree that he’s almost one of the leads. We’ve shaped an interesting narrative around him that in some ways leans heavily on a heist film in the fact that he’s going after the infinity stones in a much bolder, successful way than he has in the past. The entire movie has that energy of the bad guy being one step ahead of the heroes. We looked at a lot of movies that had that heist-style energy to them, and that brought some inspiration”.
Well, Thanos did manage to collect all six Infinity stones (Power, Space, Time, Mind, Reality, Soul) and assembled them in an Infinity gauntlet that can hold the powers of six cosmic singularities controlling different aspects of cosmos.
He wiped out half of the universe at the snap of his fingers, hence fulfilling his purpose in life. It led to the deaths of trillions of beings including half of all superheroes. This will make everyone think that Thanos is just pure evil…
But Is he? Is there even a shred of decency or goodness in Thanos? Absolutely!
According to this theory, Thanos is not just a Space tyrant or cosmic warlord who is hell-bent on destruction on an epic scale, instead, he is more complex than that. He can’t be treated as a traditional movie villain who does bad things for the sake of it. His methods are questionable but the goal of bringing balance to the universe is noteworthy.
He has a remarkable amount of self-control and resoluteness as he never took an eye off his plan even for a single moment. He is not bereft of emotions either as he genuinely felt hurt (even cried) when he had to sacrifice his daughter Gamora’s soul for the ‘Soul Stone’.
In the battle of Wakanda, the Mad Titan told Scarlet Witch that he understood her pain before he used ‘Time Stone’ to reverse the clock and retrieve Mind Stone off Vision’s forehead.
Well, at least he is not a remorseless monster as some of the other comic-book villains have been in the Marvel world.
Avengers: Infinity War earned over $2 Billion in Box office worldwide, hence becoming the highest grossing superhero movie ever. The movie is currently available on digital platforms and DVD/Blu Ray disc has been released.
The official movie synopsis reads:
“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil 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”.
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