The Marvel Cinematic Universe took 10 years to deliver their masterpiece, Avengers: Infinity War, and it went on to become the franchise’s highest grossing movie ever. Marvel made us connected to the characters in those 10 years and when we witness them lose for the first time, we all cried.
We witnessed how each and every character developed through the years. One such noticeable development was of Tony Stark. From an arrogant, egoistic businessman of 2008’s Iron Man, to a leader, selfless, father figure in Infinity War. We witnessed it all. And this was one of the reason that the scene of Spider-Man disappearing after Thanos’ snap made us emotional.
And the entire theatre cried.
We cried not only on the disappearance of Peter, but also on the everlasting grief it left on Tony. Tony cared for Peter like his own child. Remember the scene in Spider-Man: Homecoming where Tony says, “I want you to be better.”? That clearly explains how much Tony felt for Peter. Tony’s greatest fear was not to die. It was seeing everyone dead while he being still alive and helpless about it. We saw that in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
There was something to the scene which we might have missed. Except for Peter and Mantis, none of the other characters had any premonition that they were going to disappear. Mantis said, “Something’s wrong.” This was because out of everyone disappeared, only Mantis and Spider-Man had the ability to sense danger. It was because of his Spidey-Sense that Peter knew something was wrong. We should give a hats-off to the Russo brothers for capturing this beautifully and giving us a once-in-a-lifetime moment.