Today is the last day of my 13 years at Wesleyan. Though sometimes it felt as if I had a never-ending string of tests and papers and homework, I can’t imagine graduating from anywhere else.
For years, simply any film based on a comic book property was put into the superhero genre and adhered to some pretty trite clichés. Every movie had to feature some A-List actor portraying some bland, surface-level character with vague motivation and “flaws” (Of course, never flawed enough so the audience would not enjoy them or question them). They all had to have some over-the-top third act battle between the hero and a CGI villain or hordes of nameless drones swarming them. This dullness and repetition of tropes caused renowned director Stephen Spielberg to state in an interview with The Associated Press that “there will be a time that the superhero movie goes the way of the Western.”
Marvel’s Avenger’s: Infinity War is the culmination of over a decade of character development, high-concept storytelling, and Stan Lee cameos. However, if the film is not worth watching then what’s the point? That’s what I am here to answer today. I’m going to be breaking down my thoughts on the movie as well as some fun Easter eggs I spotted throughout the movie.
As the tradition goes, every year on Feb. 2, a groundhog comes out of his den to tell the world whether there will be six more weeks of winter or an early spring. This day of wonder is known as Groundhog Day, and if you were wondering how meteorologists predict the weather, this is not it. Keep Reading