Published On: Tue, Apr 24th, 2018

‘Avengers Infinity War’ dares to shock and wow the audience, setting up ‘Avengers 4’

Picking up at the events from the Thor:Ragnarok end credits scene, set up by a decade of films, The Avengers: Infinity War finally brings Thanos’ grand scheme to the big screen. The plot is to gather the Infinity Stones and destroy half of all life.

Marvel’s highly-anticipated blockbuster sets the bar high, gathering over two dozen of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to battle the Mad Titan and his Black Order.

The story has high impact right from the opening scene, even before the title card, teaming up factions of heroes in all directions, all orbiting the bigger Thanos origin story and his plot to eradicate life across the cosmos. Ripe with humor, references to the older films (including Captain America The First Avenger and that first Avengers film), Infinity War is a new pinnacle for superhero films.

It’s an absolute blast to watch Stark and Doctor Strange trade barbs, Peter Parker drop pop culture references, Banner battle his inner Hulk and witness the onslaught of comic book action for two-and-half hours. Some characters swoop in for a fight scene, while a few trade barbs with members of other films – all of this is threaded together in a highly entertaining fashion.

Sadly, Infinity War isn’t interested in dwelling on character development or a complex plot, which is essentially ripped off from Inferno.

That said, this biggest issue with the third Avengers film is that it is dark. Very, very dark from the start and never stopping to offer much hope for earth or its heroes as it sets up the next film, Avengers 4, due next May.

Marvel Comics’ Infinity Guantlet and spin-off comics books play fast and loose with the permanency of death, so fans may struggle with the realism of this onscreen. The audience is left hanging, worse than The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, wishing for a solution or explanation.

Avengers: Infinity War is daring. Only Marvel could make a film ready to anger, upset, confuse and entertain like this. Audiences are invested in these characters. They know more films are coming, but a quick moment of panic will cause hearts to jump as the story races to a close.

Overall Avengers: Infinity War receives 4 out of 5 stars (Spoilers and discussion can come later in a separate article)

Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Tom Hiddleston. Oh yeah, Josh Brolin stars as Thanos.

Scripted by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: Civil War), the film opens April 27, 2018


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