At the movies: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

If you have not seen it, I highly recommend you to do so.

*WARNING* If you have not seen the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ movie, you have been warned: Spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk.

I kept telling my girlfriend, “Please do not take this moment away from me … Do not tell me which character will die in this movie!”

“It’s going to be …” she kept saying as we made our way to the April 25 (Wednesday) sneak peak at Arena Cineplex at Seri QLap Mall here in Brunei.

I sat glued to my chair in the cinema as I struggled to wrap my head around what I had just witnessed after watching the 2 hour, 40 minute-long movie. (Fun fact: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is the longest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), clocking in at 2 hours and 40 minutes.

I saw a father consoling his daughter who was grieving over the death of of her heroes as they walked out of the cinema.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ has the highest death count of any MCU movie thus far.

There’s only one post-credit scene, so be sure to sit through the credits.

The whole fun of the movie is trying to figure out which character is going to die.

That being said, I have decided not to reveal this.

Instead, I’ll be sharing my first reactions of watching this movie.

Q: What was going through my head as the end-credits rolled?

I left the cinema supporting what Thanos had to do. In a weird way, I had great respect for Marvel’s ultimate baddie.

A scene from ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (Photos courtesy of Walt Disney Studios)

Thanos only had one mission: To bring balance to the universe by wiping out half of the universe’s population with the snap of his fingers – no matter the cost.

Depending how you look at it: Thanos could be seen as either a villain or a hero. What do you think? What’s your favourite scene from the latest Marvel movie? We’d love to hear from you.

Q: Is the movie worth you hard-earned cash?

Yes! In fact, I did not mind watching the movie for a second time a few days after the premiere.

Q: Is it important to watch the Black Panther movie before catching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’?

Yes! In fact, if you have the time (and energy) re-watch all the past Marvel movies.

Q: Were they any tear-jerking moments?

Deaths aplenty! What do you think? Of course!

Q: Besides a cameo appearance by the great Stan Lee, were they any other surprises?

Someone from ‘Game of Thrones’ will be playing a crucial role in the movie. That’s all I’ll say.