Marvel’s biggest film yet, “Avengers: Infinity War” steps up the game in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the entire franchise produces films that are either hit or miss, this latest film is without a doubt a smashing hit. With this being the third “Avengers” film, the largest amount of Marvel heroes come together in this action filled, stress fest. In order to defeat Thanos, the large evil purple thing from space who wants to take control of the galaxy, every superhero known to man needs to ban together to save the universe in their most daring and intimidating adventure yet. This includes; Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, Spiderman, Black Widow, Thor, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, The Winter Soldier, Vision, and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Marvel brilliantly brought back Joe and Anthony Russo to direct. Their previous directing feats were “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War”, two of the most intense and largely epic Marvel films. So, if there is an upcoming superhero movie with the Russo brothers directing, you know it’s going to be great. However, if you want to comprehend the true sense of the MCU and the stakes, it is highly recommended to make some time for the previous eighteen films. Also, finding a brief YouTuber synopsis video works too. “Infinity War” requires previous viewings to understand all that is happening but can still be enjoyed as a continuous action-packed thriller.
This film has already surpassed its predecessors in terms of its screenwriting. The film has tremendous guts that many of the other don’t and it seems more like a shocking “Game of Thrones” episode. Without getting into spoilers, its important to know that heartbreak and terror will most certainly occur, and this is mostly due to its villain, Thanos. Never has there been a more forceful, intense and intimidating villain in a Marvel movie. It’s pretty hard to take the “Captain America: First Avenger” villain (Red Skull) seriously, with his red face, defined cheek bones and overly villainous lines. Here with Thanos, the situation feels utterly hopeless and even the best of the heroes struggle harder than ever to save humanity.
“Infinity War” is intense from start to finish without a single dull moment in its entire two hour and twenty-nine minute runtime. From Iron Man fighting off “Squidward” like people, to Spiderman getting a newer high-tech suit, the movie continues to entertain throughout. Also, just like a Marvel movie, it throws around plenty of playful humor to lighten the tension. In previous Marvel films, the comicality can be neither here nor there, but with “Infinity War” the humor is refreshing and on point.
Its pretty difficult to find a flaw with this film. “Infinity War” is just flat out entertaining and may very well be the best superhero movie in recent years, up there with Logan and The Dark Knight.
Darkest Scene: *SPOILER*
Best Scene: *SPOILER*
Funniest Scene: When Thanos is referred to as Grimace
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language and some crude references.