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    Updated on Sep 17, 2018. Posted on May 1, 2018

    I Just Realized That The Ladies In "Avengers: Infinity War" Do All The Work And Now It's All I Can Think About

    SPOILERY SPOILERS SPILLED!

    Okay, okay, so yesterday I saw Infinity War again and thought, "This is even better the second time." But then, later that night, I couldn't sleep! I tossed and turned until I realized something major: The women do all the heavy lifting in this movie.

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    Before I explain myself, now is a good time to say SPOILERS! SPOILERS! THERE ARE SPOILERS BELOW. DON'T READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE!

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    Although if you haven't seen it, what are you even doing?

    I'M NOT KIDDING! LAST CHANCE TO TURN AROUND!!!

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    Before you guys come for me, I'm not saying that the fellas did NOTHING. Because they did. But, they also basically ruined everything. If it wasn't for them, Thanos would be dead, our faves would be alive, and we wouldn't have to sit through another 3-hour movie, with essentially the exact same plot, next year.

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    Alright, let's break this down, shall we? Example #1: Gamora

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    Gamora managed to keep secret the location of the soul stone FOR YEARS. And, when she realized that Thanos would come for her, she was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice and gave Quill permission — nay, made him promise! — to kill her. And what did Star-Lord do? He failed to follow-through (yes, the bubble gun wasn't technically his fault, but still) and she got kidnapped anyway!

    Sure, she eventually caved and revealed the stone's location. But, then like a total badass, she TRIED TO STAB HERSELF to prevent Thanos from getting the stone. You know what they say, if you want something done, do it yourself. In the end, she wound up making the ultimate sacrifice and was the only woman in the whole movie to do so. (And no, I'm not counting the weird disappearing act that everyone else does.)

    Example #2: Nebula

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    First off, after she kills Thanos' guard and escapes, she calls Mantis and tells her to "Meet her on Titan." So, I'm assuming their genius plan is at least partly, her idea. Then, she's the one that ultimately realizes that Gamora is dead. But, what does she do about it? NOTHING. Even though she went to Titan to save her sister and is definitely mourning her loss, she KEEPS IT FUCKING TOGETHER because she knows that destroying Thanos is more important. Quill on the other hand? He gets emotional and totally botches the plan (which was working, btw!) that the group comes up with to separate Thanos from his hand thingy that holds all the stones (EVEN THOUGH HE ALMOST KILLED GAMORA HIMSELF LIKE SHE WANTED HIM TO).

    Now, I'm not a heartless monster. Obviously, if the person you love has just been murdered you're going to react some kind of way. Except half of the Earth's population and who knows what else is on the line!

    Example #3: Shuri

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    Now, I do think that that entire battle in Wakanda was a waste of time because they were just stalling to save Vision's life and then he wound up dying anyway. But, that being said, Princess Shuri was the only one even remotely capable of saving his life in the first place. Dr. Banner had NO IDEA how to separate Vision from the stone.

    Example #4: Scarlet Witch

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    Speaking of Vision, even though she loved him and OBVIOUSLY didn't want him to die, she was strong and brave and destroyed the stone, killing him for the greater good. Unfortunately, the whole thing got reversed when Thanos went back in time. (Which, can we just talk about how Thor — who was doing pretty well most of the movie — totally botched this by not going for the head??? More like God of Blunder, amiright?)

    Example #5: Mantis

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    Another woman who had to keep a guy from totally blowing it and almost getting them killed? Mantis! Drax went ape shit the second he laid eyes on Thanos and tried to get his revenge, with literally no plan whatsoever. He would've been killed instantly and would've put the other Guardians at risk to boot. LUCKILY, Mantis was there to put him to sleep so he could calm the F down. Men!

    Example #6: Okoye & Black Widow

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    So, the rest of the ladies try to defeat Thanos in their own way. But, can we talk about how Okoye and Black Widow get down and dirty in that final battle? THEY ARE BEASTS! They totally took down Proxima Midnight and killed countless of those alien dog things. Who knows what would've happened without them. Plus, that look Okoye gave Dr. Banner when he fell in his Iron Man suit added about 20 years to my life.

    Finally, example #7: Captain Marvel

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    So, Captain Marvel (who's gonna be played by Brie Larson) doesn't ~exactly~ make an appearance in this movie. But, it's her symbol that's displayed on Nick Fury's pager in the post-credits scene. HE CALLS HER TO SAVE THE DAY. In his dying moments, Nick Fury thinks that Captain Marvel is the only person that can save the universe. If that's not girl power, I don't know what is.

    NOW, LIKE I SAID. The guys totally contributed. But, they also singlehandedly made all of the major mistakes, whereas the ladies just continued to crush it, scene after scene. All I'm saying is that an all-female team of Avengers would've gotten the job done.

    Now, I'm not naive. I know that people are going to fight me on this (even though I'm right). Have at it in the comments!

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