I saw the first Iron Man in theaters 10 years ago. And now here we are 10 years later with a movie no one would have even thought was possible when that one came out.
Avengers: Infinity War is the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This one follows our favorite heroes, from the Avengers to the Guardians of the Galaxy and more, as they attempt to stop the villain Thanos, who has been teased since the first Avengers. Thanos is attempting to gather the 6 Infinity Stones that will make him the most powerful being in the universe, with the ability to erase half the people in the universe with the snap of his fingers.
Wow, this movie is a whirlwind of emotions and a lot to process. I had to see it twice before even beginning to think about how to review it. Let’s start off with who is now the MCU’s best villain, Thanos. Josh Brolin does a fantastic job playing him and his character has so many more layers than I thought he would. He genuinely believes he is doing what is right and it is hard to blame him. On the other side, we have our heroes and boy is it a good time seeing them all together. For the most part, each of them is given plenty of time to shine, which I was worried about going in. There are some really cool moments, my favorite of which are probably Thor with the Guardians. There are a bunch of good jokes between them. Really, I think this might be the funniest movie of the MCU which is weird considering it is also probably the darkest. You would think those tones would clash big time, but they compliment each other so well. As with most Marvel movies, the action scenes are top notch, though they might have showed a little too much of them in the trailers. There are enough funny or action packed moments that make the runtime fly by. 2 and a half hours seems like a lot, but it definitely doesn’t feel that way. The movie also has plenty of surprises and kept me guessing throughout. Finally, the score is fantastic and I got chills on several occasions that the Avengers theme comes into play.
I don’t have many issues with Infinity War. It does have some pacing issues in the middle and there are some lines of dialogue that definitely fall on the cheesy side. There are also a couple small things I wasn’t 100% on board with that I can’t talk about without venturing into spoiler territory.
I went into Infinity War with high expectations and it met and exceeded all of them. I had a blast watching it both times and can’t wait to watch it again. I don’t come from a comic book background, so I don’t have any comments on how it does or doesn’t line up with it. I recommend it obviously to fans of the MCU and superhero movies, but I also think those not up on these movies can find things to enjoy in this one. I don’t think that I can get it all the way up to a 5, but Avengers: Infinity War gets a very solid 4.5/5.
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