[This story contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War”]
"Two down, four to go," says Josh Brolin's Thanos, standing in the midst of the debris created by his securing the space stone, formally known as Tesseract. His satisfaction is in line with that of the audience when they finally witness the payout of an action element first introduced in 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger . It can not be denied that trance and satisfaction can be seen in the way Thanos collected the Infinity Stones during Avengers: Infinity War . Not only do these stones bear the weight of this latest chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also the expectations of those who have followed the entire franchise and these artifacts in terms of both the physical threats they present and the emotional connections that they have recognize many of the characters that populate this universe. Nevertheless, in the run-up to the Russo Bros. epic Avengers film, the stones were one of the most criticized aspects of the MCU. These stones were seen as MacGuffins, denying filmmakers the ability to tell stories that will not be curtailed by future plans, and may have hampered some films' ability to put characters in front of the plot, especially the bad guys. But as united as in Avengers: Infinity War we must ask ourselves if the sheer power of the whole smoothes the jagged edges of some of Marvel's narrative errors.
While the idea that Tesseract and Stone were in Loki's staff Infinity Gems were presiding theories following The Avengers (201
2), credibility given by post-credit scenes, it was not until 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy
that the truth behind these artifacts has been completely revealed. These gems, for the purposes of Marvel's film universe, have been renamed as stones by the comics and have been declared perfect by The Collector (Benicio Del Toro), and all the mighty aspects of the universe. The ball in question in this film, which is being sought by Zealot Ronan (Lee Pace), reveals itself as Power Ton, while the space, thought, and reality stones of the objects in Captain America: The First Avenger,  The Avengers
and Thor: The Dark World
(2013). Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) even notes that the Orb is a MacGuffin, in one of the few times when the MCU showed self-confidence. But even before the audience is given a context for these objects and teased about the future, it is difficult to argue that these Infinity Stones are the narrative and emotional arches for Captain America
and The Avengers  To be fair, many of Marvel Comics' overarching stories have revolved around elements of power. The same goes for the films that shaped and redefined the blockbuster: Indiana Jones The Lord of the Rings Star Wars: The Awakening of Power . In the case of the Tesseract, or Cosmic Cube, it has always played in Red Skull's schemes in its comic performances, and Joe Johnson's Raiders of the Lost Ark inspired movie America film well use of it. As the first Marvel film in chronological order, the Tesseract creates the necessary threat to creating a super soldier and superhero to give a logical answer to this villainous level. While the Tesseract, when used again in The Avengers intervenes in the modern blockbuster trope of an ending beam or signal on a very tall building, it also creates a good reason for the culmination of what he had until that time were separate franchises, at least according to general audience standards. At the same time, it provided an opportunity for an alien invasion and opened up a very different side of the MCU. In the three Guardians of the Galaxy only Thorsten              the Aethers did not use bows to the character while serving to make Malekith the cutest villain of the MCU. Now that the power of each Infinity Stone has been completely uncovered by Avengers: Infinity War the use of the Ether, the Reality Stone, makes in hindsight even less sense in this Thor sequel. 19659005] The aftermath of Thor: The Dark World caused a series of groans that emerged from some circles when the plot element of the Infinity Stones was tracked in Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Doctor Strange (2016). But their use in these three films feels more original than what happened before, as their features allowed more than energy explosions and another reason for the reunification of the heroes. The stranger side of the MCU was created through the use of the stones: Artificial Intelligence (in Age Ultron s The Vision), Celestials (the Guardian of the Galaxy Films), Zeitreisen ( Doctor Strange ). Also, some of MCU's most emotional beats come from Vision, Peter Quill and Stephen Strange, in their relationship to the infinity stones and how they change how they see themselves and their surroundings. This allows these films to be seen as more than just superhero films, but as part of a cosmic epic. As much as talked about the stones in the way, the Marvel Studios showed an awareness of where these elements would fit. In Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), no soul stone was pushed to obstruct the maturation of Peter Parker, or this year Black Panther should be successful and careful due to its diversity designed characters, rather than his place in the next Avengers films. The Infinity Stones have consistently shown themselves in the areas they belong to, and although they were not always consistently handled, it made sense to see them in the places we had made. And without those earlier films that would shoulder the burden of these so-called MacGuffins, [Avengers:InfinityWar would not be the rousing success it is.
The introduction of the majority of Infinity Stones before Infinity War helps immensely with the tempo of Marvel's latest film. Thanos' Collection of Stones in Comics went by The Infinity Gauntlet (1991) in the story Thanos Quest (1990), in which none of the stones of characters which was central to this story. The Russos cleverly bind Thanos' collection of stones to the main heroes of Infinity War which diminishes doubts that Thanos & # 39; The task would be too much to fit into an already packed story. Infinity War works in a way the comics do not, because it puts the characters in front of the stones. The collection of Thanos forms the necessary emotional beats of the film in an ever more devastating way. Thanos & # 39; s mission becomes personal, not to Thanos himself, but to the characters he encounters and to the audience that is witnessing. But placing the stones with these characters in the previous films, rather than with cosmic beings as in the source material, Avengers: Infinity War makes the promise true that "fate still arrives" and leaves us with the disillusionment of reality that the past successes of our heroes were only delays. This recalls Age of Ultron to the Mind Stone Vision line: "Humans are weird, they think that order and chaos are somehow opposites and try to control what will not be, but there is grace in their mistakes. "The same feeling could be extended to all creatives that have developed the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the grand, messy, beautiful being it is.
When taken as a whole, the MCU is connective tissue on the Infinity Stones is not all suitable explained. The questions of why Thanos has been waiting so long to act, and why he borrowed the stones he eventually has to collect, are never addressed and turn out to be flaws in this vast collection of visions. Although it is not seamless, the MCU, borrowed from head of studio Kevin Feige, is "unparalleled" on a holistic level, and largely on an individual level as well. While this act of MCU, once completed, remains imperfect, Marvel Studios' future installments will have a difficult task finding something more threatening, emotionally engaging, and graceful than this Infinity Stones saga.