Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 sequel to 2012’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, it’s the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe(MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, it 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, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.
In Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy attempt to stop Thanos from collecting the Infinity Stones.
The good; they said this movie couldn’t be done. It’s been two weeks since this film came out, as of this post the film has made $1.164 billion worldwide, which means you’ve had ample time to see it, and I can talk about potential spoilers. But they did it, they made a movie with comic book characters that the public at large didn’t know. They introduced the characters to the public and who this version of the character should be, there was no reliance on a general public perception, instead the filmmakers gave the audience a version that stays true to who these heroes are. What’s more impressive is that they made a movie where all of them can exist in one cohesive world.
The cast alone should make someone go out and see this film. Infinity War and the Russo brothers manage to juggle more than twenty hero characters in this movie, bravo! At no point did anything feel shoehorned in, tagged on, or otherwise forced. The preproduction and screenwriting tasks must have been mind blowing, yet here Infinity War stands, as the 15th most highest grossing film of all time.
Along with the screenwriting and direction, the actors all serve the story and plot of the film, at no point did anyone feel as if they were hamming it up for more screen time. Brolin as Thanos is great. The completely comic book logic of how the Infinity Gauntlet work. It wasn’t super absurd because they built up to it in the first act of the film, which means by the time the powers are fully utilized we as the audience are used to what can be done and it doesn’t come as a shock out of nowhere.
This film made gathering all of these superheroes justified. Many times in the comics the build up to a crossover or story arc event is better than the showdown conclusion. Granted this film is only the first part, but the action and consequences are all logical in the world that’s built.
I could go on and on…
The bad; we have to wait a whole year to see how this story concludes! Ok I’ll wait 🙂
Overall, go see how a superhero ensemble movie should be done, go see it on the big screen. I could go on and on about how much I enjoyed this movie, but it’s best for you to just see this in the theatres. This is the example of how our good guys should disagree with one another and yet still remain consistent and logically to who they are.
A quick note, not every hero character we were introduced to is in this film, but there is a line that explains some of it away, not much is required, just something small that makes sense.
There’s also only one post credits scene, stay till the end (as you should).