Oh, how I love holidays! I’ve been looking forward to the worker’s day public holiday since like forever. I’ve always looked forward to public holidays, call me a lazy Nigerian youth for all I care hmmm.
As humans, we’re adaptable but of late I’ve had doubts about that theory. I’ve never been an early riser, in fact, I wasn’t brought up that way. Waking up early in the morning has been a drag despite using my alarm clock. Of course, you can imagine my favourite feature of my alarm- the snooze (oh yeah, I need a lot of discipline I know).
Now you know why I love holidays and weekends. I get to enjoy enough quality time with my bed, snuggled my pillow and the same applied yesterday till my body had enough.
Anyway, I decided to go watch the much awaited Avengers- Infinity War. After watching Black Panther, I joined the other Marvel fans who began the countdown to the release of the Avengers Infinity War to the cinemas. Sincerely, I can’t particularly call myself a Marvel fan but somehow I found myself watching Marvel movies, maybe because of the hype or the feeling of not being left out- a babe has to represent. Lol.
Going to the movies is one of my favourite ways to unwind especially when I’m alone. I got to Silverbird Festival Mall which is the closest to me. The only time I get to see movies outside Festac Town is probably during movie group hangouts or movie dates.
I got to the cinema just in time to get my tickets, get my popcorn and drinks and catch my breath till someone approached me. I couldn’t catch any glimmer of recognition. She was smiling, while I still scanned her face.
Me: Helloo… Have we met?
Babe: No we haven’t. I actually saw you as you approached the mall and decided to come see you.
Me: Oh…I see. Hope there’s no problem.
Babe: Not at all. I want you to meet my brother. He saw you and was quite shy to come say hi.
This was beginning to amuse me. I had ten minutes to goof around so I decided to play.
Me: Wow. Shy? I don’t like shy guys. Do you?
Babe: (flustered) Yeah I do, it doesn’t matter though. Please, can you at least say hi?
Me: (giggles): Oh yeah, sure. Where is he? I asked scanning around.
Babe: He is at the car park. Do you mind?
Me: Are you kidding me? Sorry, I’m so not going to the car park!
Babe: Ok let me call him.
While she fiddled with her phone, I checked my time. I had two minutes left. Playtime over.
Me: My movie time is about now.
Babe: Please wait, here he is. She said pointing to a group of people and I saw him rooted to a spot unable to move. I didn’t know whether to laugh or get angry but to be honest I was really irritated. All I wanted was a little amusement before going in for the movies.
Me: Was nice talking to you, babe. Thanks for the company. I left her before she could utter another word.
Talking about the Infinity Wars, was I particularly thrilled? Thanks to the spoilers at least I wasn’t that heartbroken even though I don’t like the way the movie ended. Trust the Marvel series always keeping up with the suspense of what to expect next. Let me add to the number of spoilers.
Infinity War laid waste to a shocking number of Marvel’s mightiest heroes. What we don’t know for sure is if will they back in time for Avengers 4?
Heimdall, the guardian of Asgard was the first person that was killed by Thanos, just seconds after he sent an alert to Earth in the shape of a distressed Hulk. Loki, Thor’s brother was another victim of Thanos when he finally put the life of Thor ahead of his own well-being and was sacrificed. When Thanos got all the stones, things sped up and he wiped out half the population of the entire universe. In the shocking ending, the following heroes turn to dust:
T’Challa (Black Panther) (Chadwick Boseman)
Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel)
Mantis (Pom Klementieff)
Drax (Dave Bautista)
Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)
Peter Parker (Spider-Man) (Tom Holland) and the list goes on…
Those that survived were Thor, Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), Bruce Banner (Hulk), Rocket Raccoon, Tony Stark (Iron Man), James “Rhodey” Rhodes (War Machine), and my crush, Steve Rogers (Captain America).
If you haven’t seen the Infinity War then you should. Click here to download it.