An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
- Great acting by the ensemble cast, especially Robert Downey Jr (Iron man) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr Strange). They had excellent on-screen chemistry.
- Very interesting , unpredictable storyline.
- Fantastic visual effects and CGI .
- If you have not watched the previous Marvel super hero movies you may not feel the significance of this movie. You will also miss the weight of certain characters’ presence and lack of presence.
Thanos: “In time you will know what it feels like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless. It’s frightening, turns the legs to jelly. I ask you to what end? Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same. And now it’s here. Or should I say, I am.”
Thanos: The hardest choices require the strongest will.
Dr.Strange: You will find our will equal to your own!
The long awaited 3rd Avengers ensemble movie “Infinity War” was finally released. There had been a lot of speculation about what would happen in this movie , but all the theories pale in comparison to the actual film.
Over the past 10 years, Marvel Studios has released 18 Movies that lead up to the plot of Infinity War. These are: The Incredible Hulk, three Iron Man movies, three Captain America movies, two previous Avengers movies, three Thor movies, two Guardians of the Galaxy movies, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Black Panther. All of them have plot threads that collide in Infinity War, and Marvel’s clear expectation is that people walking into the movie will have seen all the previous films.
The movie wastes no time in establishing the highest of stakes. From the very beginning to the shocking end, the collective marvel super hero movie fans jaws dropped to the floor. A stand-out performance in this film comes from Josh Brolin who plays ,arguably, the best Marvel villain, Thanos. There was excellent character development as you learn the reasoning behind his sinister actions. One may not empathize with him but we can at least understand his perspective and believe his pain when he must make true sacrifices to achieve his ultimate goal.
It is splendid how the various Marvel characters gelled together smoothly, even those that have not been in the same movie before.Examples of this are the Guardians meeting the Avengers, Iron Man squabbling with Doctor Strange.
Avengers: Infinity War successfully brings together the past 10 years of Marvel movies into a hugely effective cocktail of super-hero action and drama. The fact that it manages to give nearly every member of its seamingly overstuffed cast at least a moment to shine is its greatest feat.
4 out of 5
BY KAPA KAUMBA