A few weeks ago, I wrote a column where I completely tore apart the concept of spoilers regarding Avengers: Infinity War.

I would now like to point out that I was, in fact, being an idiot.

I had preconceived notions about the film when I went in, due to it being spoiled for me online.

I was convinced I wasn’t really invested in it. I was wrong.

Let me be clear that it’s not a perfect movie by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, there are about 13 massive plot-holes I’ve thought of already.

But in terms of what Marvel have accomplished and the sheer ambition of this film, it’s pretty incredible – and that’s one of the things I’m such a fan of.

All of these characters coming together is absolutely incredible to see.
You see Thor teaming up with the Guardians of The Galaxy. You see Doctor Strange and Spider-Man fighting together.

It’s the kind of thing that, if you’ve read the Avengers comics, it’s absolutely breathtaking to see.

Ten years ago, there was no Marvel Cinematic Universe. Then they announced they were going to make an Iron Man film.

Back then, Iron Man was barely on people’s radars. The big Marvel properties were Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Spider-Man, even Daredevil.
Iron Man was a second, third-rate character at best.

So, after Iron Man truly took off, the cinematic experience has changed forever.

It’s now possible to tell truly epic stories over a long period of time and prove that the audience will show up again and again.

It’s also entirely possible that, in another universe somewhere, that first Iron Man movie was released with barely a whimper and nothing ever happened.

Imagine how sad that universe is.

The truly great thing about the last decade of Marvel movies is how huge that universe has become – not just in terms of the movies but with all the TV shows too.

Infinity War is like the most excellent love letter to fans, as well as the most amazing continuation of a story that has taken 10 years to build.

Nobody is doing it as well as Marvel are. Sorry DC, but you know that’s true.