Obviously, major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War from here on in.
With pretty much everyone on the planet having seen it by this point, there is much to discuss about Joe and Anthony Russo's superhero epic. Many are praising the movie's sense of scope and ambition, while others are criticizing it for a familiar 'fate of the universe' narrative and predictable action scenes.
Infinity War undoubtedly lives up to the hype as a piece of blockbuster entertainment, but has it reached the lofty expectations placed upon it by both the fans and the key creatives? Is it really the end of the MCU as we know it, or a placeholder until next year's Avengers 4 reshuffles the deck again?
One thing is for sure, Infinity War raises a whole lot of questions about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Balancing the fate of multiple franchises in a story as dense as it is rewarding, Thanos seemingly hits the reset button on everything we've come to expect from the studio over the last decade, with the future of many key characters still firmly up in the air.