Avengers: Infinity War is about to enter it’s third weekend of release, but some audience members have noticed a strange parallel between the Marvel superhero film and 1999’s Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Some twitter users who have seen Avengers: Infinity War have latched onto comparisons between the film and the third act of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, mainly the Wakanda battle. Twitter users have pointed out that both films feature a huge third act battle in which our heroes are protected by a blue, bubble shield but eventually must fight an army of nameless enemies in a big grassy field. Even the Gungan shields are being compared to the Wakandan shields that certain Wakandans use in the final battle, also shown in Black Panther. Check out some of the twitter reactions to the Avengers: Infinity War/Star Wars: Phantom Menace comparison below:
Infinity war thoughts:
Genuinely surprised it wasnt split into two movie
Lots of parallels in the final third to the Phantom Menace
Very dissapointed in the absence of Milo Thatch
— bigjazzboy (@bendoesnot) May 4, 2018
The final battle in "Infinity War" was a huge "The Phantom Menace" flashback. Glad to see I wasn't the only one who spotted it.
— Disapproving cereal box Baby Yoda (@Pawel_Luki) May 9, 2018
Anybody else see the correlation between the Phantom Menace and Infinity War? The Wakandans are actually droids from the Trade Federation.
— Lance Byers (@MuricanSweg) May 1, 2018
Anyone notice #InfinityWar taking from Star Wars. That Wakanda fight looked like The Phantom Menace on Naboo.
— Rich Kingston (@RichKingston73) May 9, 2018
While nobody is causing an uproar and crying about the film being a rip-off, the comparisons are still interesting to notice. I had friends telling me for the past couple of weeks that they compared that Wakanda battle to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, but I just didn’t see it. Now that I’ve seen the images sitting right next to eachother, I don’t know how I didn’t notice it in the first place.
What do you think about the comparisons? They seem to be in good fun, but will it bother you on your next viewing of Avengers: Infinty War? Let us know in the comments below!
Here is the synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright.
Avengers: Infinity War is now playing.