‘Avengers: Infinity War’ After A Second Viewing

I went and saw Avengers: Infinity War again today and I can honestly say it was as good as it was the first time, except without all of the surprises this time around. The action was superb, the emotional beats actually got me, well, emotional, and the jokes were just as hilarious, maybe even more so considering that there were a few jokes that I missed. The only downsides to seeing it twice is you can really feel that two and a half hour run time.

Oh my goodness, this is a veeerryyy long movie. I’ve seen long superhero movies before (The Dark Knight is one of my favorite movies and it’s the exact same run time as Avengers: Infinity War) but this film really feels long with all of the different subplots going on. As the scenes jump from here to there and then back around to somewhere it’s just a sometimes agonizingly long lead-up to an imminent ending.

But if you haven’t seen the movie don’t let me dissuade you from wanting to see it. It’s a ridiculously fantastic film that has some very awesome action scenes and some downright shocking moments that you won’t see coming. And Thor is AWESOME! (And Doctor Strange, and Spider Man, and Star-Lord, and Scarlet Witch, and Iron Man…you get the point.) 🙂

All in all, after seeing it a second time my new rating for the movie is 92 out of a 100 and 4.3 out 5 stars. Avengers: Infinity War was everything that I imagined it would be and more and that’s all I wanted.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

 

What’s Next for Kylo Ren?

Kylo Ren is my favorite character in this current Star Wars trilogy because he’s such an intriguingly complex character. In The Force Awakens he was a confused assassin who struggled between the pull of the light and the darkness. After killing Han Solo he supposedly cemented his stance as a pupil of the darkness but the terrible sacrifice only weakened him instead.

In The Last Jedi Rian Johnson humanized the “monster” that he was as he revealed the backstory to how Ben Solo became Kylo Ren. He turned the First Order commander into a victim rather than a crazed psychopath who just wanted to kill everything he once knew and loved. Kylo Ren is placed in a different light as he experiences this strange bond between him and Rey and we see him as a human being who just wanted some love and companionship for crying out loud. He killed Snoke for the opportunity to make a new galactic order with Rey but of course she didn’t go along with his plan and Kylo Ren became his same old bitter, angry self again.

Long story short, he had a showdown with Luke, he lost the confrontation miserably, missed his chance to wipe out the last of the Resistance due to the mirage Luke distraction, and vowed to destroy Rey. So when we see the young Ren again what will he be up to? He’s now the Supreme Leader but he can prove to be a powerful leader or will his anger issues get in the way and ultimately become his downfall? These are some of the topics that I will discuss as I theorize what should happen next for Kylo Ren. Enjoy!

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