YOOOOOO mah boi Red Skull's back and he's a Dementor, fuckin' sick. I figured he wasn't dead after the first Captain America movie but after the next two had no sign of him I thought they might've actually done it. Glad to see him again, even if it was only for a little bit. I love Red Skull, such a cool villain. All the time spent guarding the Soul Stone seems to have mellowed him out, too.
I was expecting character deaths, but even before the whole disintegration thing (btw I'm sure post-snap people will be okay in the end but I dunno about pre-snap deaths) I wasn't expecting the stuff like Heimdall or Gamora. Jury's still out on Loki, though, he's the one character who even if you see the body he still might not be dead. I knew some form of disintegration was gonna happen because the only thing I knew about the movie beforehand was the "I don't feel so good." meme without any context. I wasn't sure who would've said it beforehand but now after seeing the movie having it be a Peter quote makes perfect sense. I'm really surprised that Stark is still alive, out of everyone he's the one guy I figured was dead for sure in this movie.
Once Thanos got the Time Stone I figured it was over cuz time bullshit, but I can only assume Strange has set a plan in motion that leads to the 1 reality where they win, out of the 14 million or whatever that he saw.
That last shot of Thanos was pretty dope, though, not gonna lie. Very pretty sunrise. Having it say Thanos will be the one to return was a nice touch, too. And at least now that his work is done, he'll be resting indefinitely, giving the heroes plenty of time to mount a counteroffensive once Captain Marvel joins them. Also, I'm curious what the state of the stones and gauntlet is, they looked pretty messed up after the snap.
But those motherfuckers, they actually did it. They killed Samuel L. Jackson. I did love how he was cut off about to say "motherfucker," very iconic Samuel L. Jackson word. Maybe when he comes back he'll finish the word.
Overall, fantastic movie. Despite the sheer amount of cast members as well as the handful of new characters, things didn't feel cluttered. How the combat and everything escalated on multiple fronts all together like it did was done really well. And thankfully Marvel is good at having the right amount of comedy without it being over the top, I enjoyed all the jokes and stuff in this movie. Drax's invisible and "Why is Gamora?" jokes, Quill trying to be manly in front of Thor, the Peters talking about old movies, Rocket trying to get Bucky's gun and arm (I guess he can have the gun now), etc. All the new interactions between groups were great. The mixture of music scores was wonderful, too. And the Stan Lee cameo was short but sweet, they didn't make a massive deal about his inclusion despite how monumental a movie this is. Not sure if I'd say it's my favorite Marvel movie, though, because despite how awesome it is it's just a very somber turn of events.