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After the release of blockbuster movie, Black Panther, what more could be done by Marvel to leave their fanbase speechless once more? Those were my thoughts upon entering the theater to see Avengers: Infinity War for the first time.

After binging every other Marvel movie known to date, it was hard for me to expect Marvel to outdo itself yet again.  The movie began with an appearance from the beloved Hulk, Thor, and his mischeifious brother, Loki. The three were engaged in conflict with the main antagonist of the entire series, Thanos. The conflict is over the infinity stone that was in possession of Loki at the time.

Mentions of Thanos were heard throughout multiple Marvel movies, including Guardians of the Galaxy, where Thanos is looking for each of the six infinity stones. The Guardians, in fact, were next on the list of appearances, picking Thor up while floating through space. A cut scene back down to Earth occurs, where Hulk has returned home as Bruce and finds his old friend, Tony Stark. He shares the breaking news of Thanos’s quest as the two visit another Marvel hero- Doctor Strange.

After Thanos’s cronies drop in on Earth to start problems, another Marvel favorite, Peter Parker, jumps in to help save New York from yet another alien attack. Over in Scotland, Vision and Wanda Maximoff are seen in hiding, adding the two heroes to the plot of the movie. With one Infinity stone stuck in Vision’s skull, the group heads to the latest Marvel favorite, Wakanda.

There, our old friend Bucky is amongst the Jabari tribe. T’Challa, Bucky, and the Wakandan’s form the last of the protagonist side to join the war. Within the main battle, an iconic female fighting scene works to make my favorite part of the movie.

A female antagonist, Proxima Midnight, causes a problem when she attempts to kill Wanda Maximoff, taunting that she’s about to die alone. That statement, however, is proven wrong when Black Widow and the lovely Okoye jump into the fight. The three heroine kill Proxima once and for all, providing viewers with an epic girl power scene. Some fans believe this alludes to a female Avengers spin-off. For now, however, that remains speculation.

This movie gave the audience something to laugh about, stress about, and cry about. Avengers: Infinity War is not recommended only to Marvel fans, but everyone, as it works hard to achieve a unique level of inclusivity in the cast and plot. There is an eleven out of ten chance I will be seeing this movie a second time, however it must be added that a pack of tissues is necessary for the end of the movie.

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