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04-25-2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Yes, I invoked The Last Jedi, and no that's not because I want to instantly guarantee 11 million comments on the post. It's because, like that film but to a lesser extent, Avengers: Infinity War is not the movie you're expecting, often throwing what you'd thought you'd get away and delivering something you didn't know you wanted. It is, at times, melancholy, silent, thoughtful, emotional, and completely devoid of action. Major action set pieces disappear from the film for long stretches while it -- shocker -- develops its characters, only to return all the more powerful and complex because of it.

This isn't to say that Infinity War isn't big and bold and prolific and full of everything you've come to expect from Marvel, but it's also quiet in ways you wouldn't even have thought. And this all stems from the least likely culprit for a Marvel movie: the villain.

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