Marvel lovers assemble!
Christina and Scott give their *spoiler-free* review of the box office record-breaking film, ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’
The film debuted at $258 million, the biggest opening weekend of all time!
Globally, it has made $808.4 million.
About twenty feature films and a dozen television series have all built up to this! Avengers Infinity War is the culmination of a decade of Marvel stories and I’m happy to say that this new movie delivers on the hype in a big way.
Thanos and his minions are working to collect all of the Infinity Stones – six objects of tremendous power that can shape reality, create devastating attacks, and even allow for time travel. It’s up to Black Panther, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, and dozens of other superheroes to prevent Thanos from gathering the stones and wiping out half of all life in the universe.
Past movies have had strong adversaries like Loki from Thor and Killmonger from Black Panther, but Thanos is the first to feel like a genuine threat. The tone is set early in this movie that Thanos isn’t messing around. Infinity War still carries humor and lighthearted comic book action scenes, but there’s a markedly darker and more desperate tone. You may want to leave the very young superhero fans at home as this one earns the PG-13 rating.
With so many characters to balance, the directors do a great job of giving each some time in the spotlight so that nobody really feels short-changed. There’s a lot to keep track with several subplots circulating around Thanos’ quest for the stones, but it never feels messy. The action scenes are well-choreographed and since there is a greater threat this time around with Thanos, the events feel more unpredictable than with some other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Whether you’re a diehard fan or someone who has never watched a second of these movies, you can follow along and get a sense of the stakes (though it will probably hit harder for those who have invested in the series). Avengers Infinity War will go down as one of the best comic book movies and among the most entertaining films of 2018. Check it out!
This will be one of my shorter reviews because I cannot post any spoilers! Ah it’s going to be tough but here goes…this movie was fantastic! I was a little concerned because there have been a few Marvel movies in the past that have had a ton of characters in them and I felt overwhelmed. The first ‘Avengers’ movie for example had some fight scenes that were too long and far too over-stimulating. For ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ I believe that it was paced perfectly. Fight scenes did not last too long and were very clear and easy to follow. This film had the most characters in it so far and I think that they all got a well-balanced amount of screen time. The movie is long itself, it is two hours and forty minutes…but I swear it does not feel like that! Make sure you use the restroom and have a sufficient amount of snacks and drinks because you will not find anytime in this movie to get up! Normally you may think you will find a slow point in the movie, this one, I guarantee you won’t.
By now, we are all pretty familiar with each superhero because they have all either had their own origin film, or appeared in another. However, this was out introduction to ‘Thanos’ and he is as bad as they make him out to be. He really was a threat to the Avengers and they couldn’t really just swoop in and save the day, as per usual. The one thing I will say about ‘Thanos’ is he does have a weakness and we see it in this film. His weakness really humanizes him to a small extent. I believe EVERY villain has a weakness, not all of them let it overcome them, but they all have one and we really see his.
This particular Marvel film is very dark and leaves you in a state of shock. The reason why I am not giving it a perfect score, is because at the end, I was not sure how to feel about all the events I had just absorbed. I don’t know if I should feel a real sense of loss or a sense of hope. I feel like anything can happen in the comic book world and there are so many layers that we haven’t even scratched the surface of. Overall, it was a good movie and I recommend seeing it in theaters once. I laughed…a lot…and I felt angry, happy and sad all at the same time…the makings of a great film!