It’s been one day since I’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War and I’m still reeling from the movie’s climactic ending. Of course, I can’t tell you what happens and you should DEFINITELY avoid spoilers but I can say this…you won’t see it coming and it’s legitimately stunning. Now let me tell you about the rest of the movie (spoiler-free) before I delve into massive spoiler territory. Enjoy!
As soon as you see the Marvel Studios graphic at the beginning of the movie you completely understand that this isn’t going to be your typical Marvel film. The film begins darkly with a terrible and terrifying scene that had me nearly shedding tears and the movie truly doesn’t let go thereafter. Situations become more dire as the movie progresses, characters are faced with foes that prove to be very formidable, character relationships are pushed to the test, and the stakes for humanity are raised to the max.
Now is this film incredibly dire throughout? No and yes. There is quite a bit of a humor in the movie which is actually rather surprising. In fact, it’s the funniest Marvel movie, in my opinion, to date. I have never laughed so hard at a superhero movie but don’t let this make you concoct a picture that this movie is light because it isn’t. It’s funny when it needs to be funny but it’s dark when it needs to be dark as well. And let me tell you, the ending of this film is anything but funny.
Are there any negatives to this movie? Uh yeah, one, and that negative is that we have to wait a year to see what happens next. This film has a climactic ending but it’s definitely not the definitive end of this two-part Avengers movie. But everything else is 100% spot on from beginning to end.
The action is electric and everything you would want it to be. The music, oh my gosh, the music is out-of-this-world incredible. The CGI is downright fantastic. I’ve never seen a movie with so much CGI done so perfectly. The character interactions are impeccable and really elevate the film’s quality and enjoyment. And Thanos, let me tell you a little bit about Thanos.
I’ve seen a lot of villains in my time but I have never seen a villain like Thanos before. I was watching that movie in utter shock at how ridiculously powerful Thanos was. I can’t go into great detail because then I would be encroaching upon the spoiler territory but Thanos is no joke, which I’m sure you already know if you’ve read the comic books, but like I’ve said in my other posts I don’t anything about the comics so this was my first introduction to the Mad Titan and I am beyond impressed. There’s formidable and scary opponents like Darth Vader and Sauron but they didn’t seem unbeatable. Thanos is just powerful. Really, really powerful. I’ve never seen the good guys in a movie get pummeled endlessly so hard until Avengers: Infinity War. For all of those critics who wanted Marvel to finally make a movie with high stakes and a memorable villain this film delivers on all of those levels.
My Conclusion of the Film
A lot of times people use the word epic for a film and it’s not legitimate but this movie can only be described as epic. Iron Man has incredible new abilities that’ll make you say, “WHAT!!!!!” Spider-Man’s Iron Spider Suit is OFF THE CHAIN!!!! And Doctor Strange, oh my goodness, he might just be my favorite superhero of all time. There are countless epic moments in this film that’ll have you beaming with joy or wide-eyed in utter fascination.
Another thing that highly impressed me about this movie was how well the Russo Brothers fit all of the heroes into the movie. Some characters got smaller parts and a few lines but they were just as important as the characters who had major roles in the film’s storyline which I was hoping to see.
There were also a lot of things story wise that I didn’t see coming which is another thing that’s very important. You never want to watch a movie and can predict how the film is going to end. I’m glad to announce that this is not one of those movies.
What would I give this film? I’d have to say it’s, as it stands, a 96 out of a 100 and 4.7 out 5 stars. The story in this movie is not only fantastically told but there’s a real emotional depth to the film. There have only been a few Marvel movies (Black Panther, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Captain America: Civil War) that have hit the deeply emotional beats that had left me feeling like I just witnessed something that was truly personal to these characters. Avengers: Infinity War is full of impactful moments between the film’s various characters that add a true depth to the movie that hasn’t been achieved at this large of a scale before.
Basically, you have to see this movie. Some people might not like it, some people (like me) might love it but you have to see this film in IMAX so you can understand the immense scale of what the Russo Brothers were trying and succeeded in achieving. This movie is undoubtedly the first half of a grand near six hour epic and I couldn’t be more thrilled about Avengers: Infinity War.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.