Film Review - Avengers Infinity War (Spoiler Free) Review
Synopsis (From IMDB): As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats to large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has lead up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Since this will be a spoiler-free review I will try not to mention any plot points but I will say this you need to have seen some of the movies in the MCU before watching this one. I know its 18 movies but it has all been leading to this and there are a lot of surprises that happen that if you have not been keeping up will leave you scratching your head. The stakes have never been higher and this is the second Marvel movie this year where the villain is just as amazing as the heroes. I was legit rooting for Thanos at one point in the movie because he does make a valid point. Just to reiterate he doesn't want to destroy everything like he does in the comic just half to keep balance. The problem is he's forcing his will on people. From a visual standpoint, the movie looks great. I did not get to watch the film in IMAX but I have heard nothing but good things about the IMAX version of the movie. The story is grand and the filmmakers were not lying when they said that there would be a cost with every stone gained. It is an absolute feat what Marvel and the Russo brothers have been able to do with this cast (it is a sizable one and everybody isn't even in this one). By now I think you know what to expect from the story side of Marvel. I think this movie is balanced very well. There is some comedy but not the quippy one-liners every 30 seconds that plagued some of the earlier films. There are dark moments in the movie as well but not so overbearing that it suffocates the movie. When things get bad you feel it and a couple of them I didn't even see coming.
The only thing that I really didn't like was the fact that we don't get to see enough of the Black Order aka the children of Thanos. They are basically played as henchmen and nothing more. Although I will say I did like Ebony Maw, I didn't like that we spend so little time with him and the rest of the Order. Other than that I can't think of anything that I didn't like with this movie.
It's a Marvel movie so you should know what's in it by now. The movie does run 2 and a half hours but it is paced fast. The movie hits the ground running and really doesn't let up. I advise you to not be late for this one.
The Avengers have taken the biggest "L" in cinema since Empire Strikes Back. That being said I thoroughly enjoyed this movie from start to finish and give this one a FULL PRICE/I HAVE ALREADY PREORDERED THE DIGITAL VERSION. I am really looking forward to what they do in the Avengers movie in May of 2019. What did you think of the movie? Let me know in the comments and as always thanks for reading.
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