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'Avengers: Infinity War' Should Have Been Three Different Movies

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Is anyone else still fatigued from Avengers: Infinity War? The nearly three-hour-long film follows more than two dozen heroes as they try (and fail) to stop Thanos from wiping out half of the universe. The movie is equal parts exciting, devastating, and frustrating, and there is way too much happening. It isn't bad, but Avengers: Infinity War is overstuffed. There are too many events overshadowing all the important emotional beats. And how do you fix a movie that drops itself on you like a stack of bricks? Easy: you break it up into multiple films.

Between its casts of characters, tons of Easter eggs, and lightning-quick action, it's easy to point to why Avengers: Infinity War should have been a trilogy. Marvel audiences are used to multiple films telling one story over the course of a few years, so a three-part Infinity War saga could have worked. But instead, the filmmakers just squished everything into one long spectacle.