The Avengers Infinity War Review. This movie has made me feel things that I haven’t about a movie in a very long time. If you are anything like me you will definitely feel a sense of “everything is gonna be alright” because of the generous sprinkling of light humour that makes the situation feel less serious than it actually is. The emotional roller coaster that begins right at the beginning of the movie to the very end has you feeling more and more frustrated and on edge as it goes on. Don’t get me wrong this movie is absolutely stunning and amazing and a cliffhanger at the end has you wanting more and more. I’m definitely very excited to see how this storyline will carry out in the next Avengers movie.
SPILER: Avengers Infinity War is the third Avengers film and the 19th Marvel Cinematic Universe film overall, serving as a culmination of the last 10 years. Will not a full-stop (Avengers 4 comes out next year), it does a great job of bringing the much-teased infinity stones/Thanos storyline together. Lots of knowledge of the previous MCU films is assumed, especially the two most recent films which lead directly in to this film – ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Black Panther’. It might make some sense if you haven’t seen the others, but probably not too much.
The stakes are certainly high, with a number of deaths of key characters throughout (no spoilers) and the opening scene literally taking no prisoners. The vital part of this film is the villain, Thanos (Brolin) who – despite being large, ugly & purple – gets enough backstory and shows adequate ethos to almost empathise with his reasoning for wanting to destroy half the universe (via the infinity stones). While there’s some deaths and plenty of tension/darkness in parts, there’s still lots of laughs, mostly thanks to Thor (Hemsworth), Starlord (Pratt), Rocket (Cooper) and Drax (Bautista).
The CGI is fantastic the entire film, with plenty of scenes in space and on new planets, which is always great to see – as is Iron Man (Downey Jr.)’s inevitable new suit. The way the team-ups are handled is done really well, with Dr Strange (Cumberbatch), the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man (Holland), Black Panther (Boseman) and the Avengers all split up, so there’s always different scenes moving things along at a good pace. The third act battle is not predictable and the ending is hugely shocking – certainly no cop-out.