Angeles enjoy wild ride in ‘Avengers’

Heroes fight to save the universe in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
From left, Jennifer Cole, Chris Mulrooney, Gloria Rodriguez, Karen Hoagland, Lisa Sobien and Dave Mason gather after seeing “Avengers: Infinity War” at the AMC Fallbrook 7 in West Hills. (Photo by a kind mall patron)

By Fleet Capt. Dave Mason
WEST HILLS — USS Angeles members cheered for courageous heroes as we watched “Avengers: Infinity War.”
No specific plot points will be given away, but here’s the gist of the wild adventure we saw May 5 at the AMC Fallbrook 7 in West Hills.
Thanos, a dangerous villain who thinks he knows what’s best for everyone everywhere, threatens Earth and every other world in the latest Marvel Studios film. It’s up to the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos (Josh Brolin) from gaining the power to make his evil scheme a reality.
Everyone from Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) fight relentlessly to battle Thanos. The movie demonstrates what it means to be a hero, and the audience, including Angeles members, applauded during the moments when our champions triumphed. And we and everyone else in the auditorium stayed until the end of the credits and saw a great final scene.
Jennifer Cole, Lisa Sobien, Gloria Rodriguez, Karen Hoagland, Chris Mulrooney and I enjoyed the film, which broke the record for the highest-grossing opening weekend. Some of us will definitely see it more than once.
Before the film, Lisa, Gloria, Karen, Chris and I celebrated Cinco de Mayo at the Chili’s in the same mall. Lisa, Gloria and I loved the margaritas!
And Lisa and I couldn’t resist the molten lava chocolate cake.
Hmmm. Maybe if Thanos enjoyed more chocolate, he would be in a better mood and leave the rest of the universe alone.
By the way, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” the ABC series that’s part of the comic book universe, briefly mentioned Thanos attacking Earth in its May 4 episode. The agents realized they were busy enough fighting another villain, but it was great to see Marvel maintain its continuity across its movies and TV episodes.
“Avengers: Infinity War” is part one of the story. Part two will be the “Avengers” movie coming out next year.
Until then, Marvel fans in the USS Angeles will remember the lesson of family from the Guardians of Galaxy. We are Groot.

Dave Mason

Commanding Officer, USS Angeles NCC-71840