This past weekend the moment that Marvel fans had been waiting over 10 years for, finally happened. Avengers Infinity War debut in theatres over the weekend, a compilation of over 20 movies throughout the years has led to this very moment and it did not disappoint. All of Marvel’s superheroes finally joined together to face the biggest threat the universe has ever faced, Thanos & his dark order. Without further ado, here is our review of the Blockbuster movie.
This was one of the only movies I’ve ever been to where people were continuously clapping throughout the movie. There was a scene, maybe halfway through the movie where Captain America made his first appearance and that received cheers from everyone in the movie theatre. It was a generally wild experience because as a fan, you knew going into the movie that this was what everything has led up to. From Iron Man to Captain America & Hyrda to Ultron and the Sakovia Accords, it has all led up to this moment. This movie was considerably darker in tone and context than any other Marvel movie ever (maybe other than Blade). From the jump, you knew that Thanos and his minions were not here to play and this was one villain that needed to be taken seriously. With that being said, in order to counteract the Dark theme of the film, there is a ton of comedic relief that helps relieve some of the tension in the air when all of these superheroes finally meet. Keep this in mind, this is the first time that the Guardians of the Galaxy are meetings the Avengers and reuniting with Thor & the Hulk. The movie is filled with surprises that will keep you on the edge of your seat and pop culture references to keep things fresh which is the reason it gets a certified 10/10 rating.
*SPOILERS AHEAD, PLEASE DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED*
It’s entirely impossible to speak on this movie without spoiling it for someone so this is a second reminder for you to please stop reading in order to avoid any spoilers. The movie starts off with a bang, literally, putting some of our favorite Marvel superheroes in dangers way already. With Thanos on Thor & Loki’s ship, having murdered half of Asgard’s population and trying to extract the Tesseract from Loki. Of course, Loki & Thor (accompanied by the Hulk) don’t let this happen, eventually leading to Tom Hiddleston’s characters death. Let me remind you, this all happens within the first 5 minutes of the movie. Hulk & Thanos battle it out but Hulk is ultimately bested and we get to see just how powerful Thanos really is.
The film continues on, introducing each character into the story and them coming to grips with this life-altering adventure that is about to happen. The film mainly takes place with 3 separate crews of superheroes; The guardians of the galaxy & Thor, Iron Man & his crew of New York superheroes (Spider-man & Doctor Strange), & the superheroes who are trying to keep Vision away from Thanos (Black Panther, Captain America & Crew in Wakanda). These 3 storylines all intertwine together to make one very long but entertaining film.
The main thing to review was Josh Brolin’s portrayal of Thanos. Over the years, Marvel Villains have become notorious for having basic and weak portrayals of the characters. However, Josh Brolin and his take on Thanos is not only the best Marvel villain ever filmed, he also makes the movie his own. This movie could have easily been called ‘Thanos vs Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ and would have the same effect. We finally got to see a Marvel villain with a well thought out and detailed backstory, one that includes Gamora as his stepdaughter. The villainous Thanos has set out to control the infinity stones (using his gauntlet) in order to reduce the clutter of the supposed ‘over-populated’ universe. Fueled by his desire to bring peace to the universe by reducing its population, Thanos sets out to take the infinity stones from their protectors. In the end, the result is what we thought it would be. Thanos achieves his goal of getting all the stones and with the snap of his fingers, wiped out half of the earth’s population, including some of our favorite superheroes.
The 1st part to the 2-part Infinity Wars saga ending off with one of the biggest cliffhangers in the Marvel Cinematic universe and fans will have to wait a whole year to see what happens. Since the 2nd movie has already been filmed and produced, you can guarantee that the Marvel executives know what they’re doing. It touched on every aspect of each character’s lives, from Iron Man getting married to Captain America and Bucky reuniting and to Thor and the death of his entire family. It also introduces elements of characters we hadn’t seen yet like Vision and Scarlett Witch’s love story and the Bruce Banner trying to balance life with the Hulk. There was seriously nothing more you could have asked for in this movie. This movie, in its entirety, was (to be honest) a Marvel Cinematic Universe Masterpiece.