The latest movie of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is now breaking records at the box office. The film has some scenes which either left the audience in awe or in tears. We listed here some of the best scenes.
1. Thanos Massacres The Asgardians
When the scene opens, Thanos (Josh Brolin) and The Black Order have already attacked the ship, leaving bodies strewn all over the place and the whereabouts of Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and Miek distressingly unknown.
After a brief battle between The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the Mad Titan, the Black Order murders Heimdall (Idris Elba), but not before he can use his powers to send The Hulk to Earth. Thanos then takes Thor hostage, and Loki agrees to hand over the Tesseract to spare his brother’s life.
Loki, ever the trickster, subsequently attempts to murder Thanos, but Thanos responds by promptly throttling the life out of him. Assuming Loki’s death actually sticks – something Thor seems to imply later on – it’s an incredibly ballsy move to start the film by offing one of the MCU’s most beloved characters.
2. The attack on Greenwich Village
Soon after the Hulk is sent crashing through the roof of the Sanctum Santorum. A pretty impressive battle between the heroes (Doctor Strange, Wong, Iron Man, and Spider-Man), and Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian of the Black Order. Taking place in Greenwich Village. The sequence certainly evokes memories of the Battle of New York from The Avengers.
3. Guardians of the Galaxy Meet with Thor
This moment was teased heavily in the marketing leading up to Infinity War. But that doesn’t detract from the satisfaction of seeing the ragtag group of space vigilantes come face-to-face with the God of Thunder for the very first time. Naturally, this entire scene allows the Guardians’ lighthearted humor to shine. Particularly Star-Lord and Drax, who’s opposing views on Thor (the former is jealous. The latter infatuated) make for some of the most laugh-out-loud moments of the entire film.
4. Ambush on Knowhere
After determining that Thanos would head to Knowhere to retrieve the Reality Stone from the Collector, Star-Lord, Drax, Mantis, and Gamora attempt to cut the Mad Titan off at the pass. However, despite Gamora seemingly stabbing her father in the throat, it turns out the Guardians are too late. Instead, it’s all a façade orchestrated by Thanos, who we discover has already gotten his hands on the Reality Stone.
There’re plenty of heavy emotional beats between Thanos, Gamora, and Star-Lord, with just a touch of that aforementioned Guardians humor to add some levity. Overall, though, what this scene does best is hammer home the fact that Thanos isn’t just a powerhouse – he’s also a brilliant tactician, which makes him all the more dangerous.
5. Birth of Stormbreaker
If you pride yourself on being “in the know” in the lead-up to major superhero blockbusters, then you likely already knew Thor would get his hands on the classic battle ax Stormbreaker in Infinity War. Still, much like his meeting with the Guardians, watching Thor obtain a suitable replacement for the recently decimated Mjolnir is far more satisfying on the big screen.
We’d also be remiss if we didn’t call out Game of Thrones alum Peter Dinklage for his portrayal of Eitri the Dwarf King. The Russo Brothers certainly weren’t joking when they said fans would immediately recognize him once he showed up in the film, and he makes an excellent counterweight to the Thor-Rocket Raccoon dynamic.
6. Thor Arrives In Wakanda
After acquiring Stormbreaker (which also grants him access to the Bifrost), Thor heads to Wakanda in order to help Cap (Chris Evans), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and co. fend off Thanos’ Outrider army.
Cue perhaps the most epic entrance in the entirety of the MCU, as an extremely p***ed off Thor slams Stormbreaker into the ground, instantly annihilating hundreds of Outriders to the elation of his fellow Avengers looking on in amazement.
7. Gamora’s Flashback
The trailers made it clear that there would be a flashback to Gamora’s (Zoe Saldana) childhood. The sequence shows Thanos arriving on Gamora’s home planet several decades prior. And massacring half the population in order to balance its resources.
Amid the carnage, Thanos spots young Gamora separated from her mother and takes her under his wing. With the visual aid of a knife, Thanos explains to Gamora how balance works, distracting her temporarily from the mass murder taking place around her.
8. Thanos Kills Gamora
Arguably the most haunting and well-executed scene in the entire film sees Thanos. And Gamora heading to the planet Vormir. There the Soul Stone is hidden. Considering most fans suspected the stone was most likely in Wakanda. It was a hugely pleasant surprise for the actuality to be something nobody could’ve seen coming.
When the pair arrives on the mountainous planet. They’re greeted by a shadowy figure serving as the keeper of the Soul Stone. Revealed to be none other than Red Skull. Though it’s a shame Hugo Weaving didn’t opt to return for a voice cameo (being replaced by Ross Marquand). It was still a shocking fan-service moment to see the iconic villain briefly return.
He informs Thanos that acquiring the Soul Stone requires the sacrifice of a loved one. Which while at first a source of comfort to Gamora (who believes that Thanos doesn’t love her). Quickly turns to horror when she realizes that, in fact, the Mad Titan really does.
After shedding tears for what he has to do. Thanos grabs Gamora and hurls her off the cliff edge to her bloody demise, winning him the Soul Stone. It’s a brilliant sequence that’s not only terrifying but also does a fantastic job developing Thanos as a complex. Multi-faceted character.