Avengers: Infinity War (2018): Movie Review

Marvel cleverly predicted how long these superhero movies will be in mainstream media for. (I bet it’s also they’re Box-Office Gross Goal)

Rambling for Infinity & Beyond: I must’ve been living under a rock when this movie came out because this movie was huge. It’s everywhere I go on the internet & it’s probably on its way to overthrow Black Panther at the Box-Office. This is the 2nd most expensive movie ever made & it’s easily Marvel’s biggest movie as of yet. There’s a lot to talk about but I’m going to try & condense it down. There will be spoilers if you’re one of the 10 people who haven’t seen it yet like I was a few hours ago as of writing this review, but don’t worry I’ll save that for later. So let’s talk about the movie franchise that will go on for infinity.

The Plot: The Evil Titan Thanos (Josh Brolin) is searching across the universe for 6 powerful gems known as The Infinity Stones. Some of these stones are on earth. So it’s up to Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) & many other heroes to unite together to stop Thanos before he finds the stones & destroys the entire universe.

Stuff Everywhere: This movie is over 2 ½ hours long & it’s always plot & it’s always focused on that with no breaks or some chill out scenes with some fun banter or character development (Which of course has some comedy to lighten up this dark movie). The world is ending & that’s it. The first 40 minutes or so where Thanos is searching the galaxy for the stones or when Iron Man & Bruce Banner meeting up with Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) this could’ve been part of its own movie or joined onto another movie. It would good for the run time where most of it feels like set-up & that’s it. When I mean there is stuff everywhere I mean everywhere. There are a lot of action scenes, a lot planets, a lot characters & a lot a lot of stuff going on. I feel like this would’ve made a better mini-series than a very rushed 2 ½ hour movie.

Infinity Heroes: I’m serious! There are like 40 or something superheroes in this movie & only like 15 of them actually matter to the plot. I’m not going to mention all of them I’ll just a few examples like Thor who meets up with The Guardians of The Galaxy & they help him out. Gamora (Zoe Saldana) who has a personal history with Thanos. Vision (Paul Bettany) & Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) they’ve a pretty cute romance & Vision has something that Thanos wants & Iron Man & Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) who both go after Thanos for their own personal reasons.

Now let’s get to everyone else like Spiderman (Tom Holland) who does nothing but get a cool Iron Man suit & make pop culture references, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) who does nothing but fight aliens, Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) who does nothing but boss people around & the biggest one of them all is Captain America who literally has no purpose in this whole movie. I’ll mention this more in the spoiler section; this movie doesn’t need half the characters it has. They still could’ve been there but maybe have them in a minor role because this movie can’t handle all of these characters at the same time. I bet even Jose Wheaton couldn’t take all of these characters.

The Big Bad Pinky Dude: I’m guessing Marvel saw how everyone loved the villain from Black Panther so they thought let’s make our villain sympathetic. There are multiple scenes where they show Thanos tearing up over this terrible journey he’s going on. He’s a big softy who doesn’t mind wiping out entire planets. The movie wants you to feel bad for Thanos & it wants you to feel bad for The Avengers when they’re constantly getting beaten by this guy. Thanos isn’t a good villain. Firstly they should’ve done a better job of introducing him. In the other movies they keep talking about how evil he is but all we see is him sitting in a chair & act kind of menacing. Secondly you can’t sympathise with a guy who wants to wipe out existence. Thirdly why does he want to do this? I couldn’t find a clear reason why he wanted to go on this terrible quest in the first place.  Lastly the biggest bad ever feels like another generic evil guy who wants to destroy the universe.

Complaint Free Zone: Enough complaining let’s talk about some positives because I did enjoy myself. There are some funny moments, every scene with Rocket (Bradley Cooper) is great, Zoe Saldana gave a great performance same with Elizabeth Olsen, It’s a very tense movie it kept me on the end of my seat & it’s pretty damn awesome when the heroes charge into a battle near the end of the movie. I don’t think I’ve felt that since The Avengers back in 2012. The motion capture work looks very good & it’s got an interesting ending that kept me intrigued to see what happens next.

Final Thoughts: I know I have bashed it very hard but I did enjoy this movie. I liked it more than Black Panther & it’s a movie that I want to rewatch when it comes out on Blu-Ray. I think it’s a 7/10 it’s a good time with big flaws if you haven’t seen it I recommend giving it a watch. Okay now it’s the spoiler talk from here on out.

Spoiler Alert!

The End Of The World As We Know It: Is it just me or these Marvel Movies feel like big homework assignments that have to be due in by the next Marvel Movie. I haven’t read many Marvel Comics so I’m no expert at any of this but now days it feels like you need encyclopedia with you when you watch one of these movies. Don’t think I can’t handle all of this because I can. It’s just for newcomers it’s going to be a big what the hell is going on to them because this movie heavily relies on your knowledge of the pervious Marvel Movies or Comics.

Back to the movie I think Cap’s team could’ve been taken out of the movie because they do nothing for the plot. Also Loki (Tom Hiddleston) who does nothing but dies (For the 3rd time) along with everyone else from Asgard. (Wasn’t that the whole point of the last Thor movie?) Tony’s scene with Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) was quite nice & lastly why did they bring back Red Skull & The Collector I had more questions than being excited that they’re back. I also enjoyed the scene where Thanos had to sacrifice Gamora for the stone. It didn’t make me appreciate Thanos but it was a good moment which this movie does have a few like with Vision & Scarlet Witch which I really liked. Okay enough stalling let’s just jump to…

The Ending: Throughout this movie the heroes were constantly losing to Thanos & when it ended it took me off guard & the heroes actually lost. Thanos kills Vision then erases everyone from existence. I didn’t see it coming it’s the most daring ending by Marvel yet. This is also the first Marvel movie that I sat to the end of the credits for. It felt kind of pointless by the end I still had to Google for the meaning. (But it’s worth it for old Sammy Jackson) The ending leads me intrigued to see how in Ant-Man & The Wasp how they might give us more clues to this Part 2 movie that’s coming out next year. I’m not going to say much on the next movie. Leave some comments on you think will happen In Avengers 4 or Infinity War Part 2. I would finally love to join in on the discussion.

Those are my thoughts on Avengers: Infinity War if you agree or disagree please let me know in the comments. If you can share it with your loved ones that would be great and if you haven’t notice I’m a huge fan of movies & TV Shows and I’m willing to suffer for my audience (If I have any) so let me know on what I should review next.

Thanks for reading this review and I’ll see you again in the next review.

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