Synopsis: The Avengers and their 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.
Review: Avengers: Infinity Wars sees the various seeds planted in Avengers: Assemble, Guardians of The Galaxy and a number of the other movies come together. In a nutshell, the Alien invasion, which had such a profound effect on Tony Stark in Assemble makes a lot more sense now. As does Gamora’s daddy issues when it concerns Thanos. I’ll not regurgitate too much in the way of spoilers because this is a movie you have to go see. So I am consciously making an effort to keep this review as spoiler-free as possible.
Speaking of Thanos. He is the central figure of this movie and is played brilliantly by Josh Brolin who in his quest for the Infinity stones manages to make you feel a mixture of emotions. Especially when it comes to his scenes with Gamora.
In fact. This film gets you to feel such a range of emotions that the words “Wow!’ just don’t do it justice.
None of the characters are wasted. Every bit of screen time is filled. I loved how the different characters were paired up. For example, Thor being paired with Rocket Racoon and Groot. Dr. Strange having to work with Iron Man and Spider-Man. While Hulk is reunited with Captain America, Scarlett Witch, The Vision, Falcon, War Machine and Black Widow.
The way in which the film is structured harks back to the classic movie serials of the 1930’s and 40’s. Every character is crammed in there and every one of them has their own issues and reasons for being there.
At the same time. This is the darkest chapter in the Marvel Universe yet. Many heroes die, but they do not die in vain. The deaths actually work as a means to spur our heroes on. Amid the darkness, there is also humor. Hulk refusing to come out whenever Bruce Banner tries to summon him is one such moment. And Thor’s little pet name for Rocket Racoon and Rocket’s sarcastic remarks.
Overall. This movie packs a massive punch and is easily the best Avengers movie to date. It continually punches you in the gut and has you going back for more. And if the films closing moments are not emotional enough for you. Just wait for the post-credits sequence, which will have you wondering what lies ahead.
The CGI is awesome throughout this movie and the soundtrack packs one hell of a punch. In terms of story. There’s a lot crammed in here and the film manages to pack in some surprises, which is huge given the amount of stuff that was talked about on various blogs before the film hit.
We highly recommend you go see this on the big screen. This is not a film you want to wait for on VOD or Blue Ray. It has to be viewed in the cinema. It’s a total experience.
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