A V E N G E R S
I N F I N I T Y W A R
Starring : Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland, Josh Brolin and any other actor involved in the Marvel Universe apart from a few
Director : Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Certificate : 12A
Running Time : 2hrs & 40mins
Blurb : As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
My Rating : 5 / 5 (of course)
My Review :
Just like every other Marvel fan in the world, I had been counting down the days until Avengers : Infinity War hit the cinema. I had seen the trailers countless times, read the theories and come up with a few of my own, however nothing had really prepared me for what the Russo Brothers had in store for us.
The thing I want to mention first is Marvel’s skill in management of the tone throughout the movie. It went from wisecracking to tragic with ease. Typical of the brand we have come to identify with Marvel over the past 10 years.
It is not only Earth that is in danger this time, the whole Universe is unknowingly hurtling towards catastrophe. A hulking tyrant with a ridged chin known as Thanos has designs on carrying out the ultimate genocide. Thanos wants to destroy half the population of the universe creating a cosmic balance. The only thing stopping him is his ability to get hold of the remaining infinity stones for his gauntlet. Standing in his way of course are The Avengers.
I really enjoyed the teaming up in this movie. One team consisted of Thor with the Guardians of Galaxy, Iron-man and Bruce Banner were trading witticisms with Doctor Strange and the rest of the Avengers made their way to Wakanda. There were a few of characters missing and I am hoping this maybe explained in the up-coming Marvel movies. While I am trying my best not to put any spoilers in this review, I will warn you, not all of the characters survive to the end of movie. There were moments when I shed a tear or two (or basically balled my eyes out).
Even though the movie was almost 3 hours in length and the cinema audience was made up of all ages from young children to pensioners, I have never been in such a quiet cinema especially during the last 10 to 15 minutes. No-one moved, everyone was frozen in their seats.
While parts of the movie are chaotic, fast paced and at times a little bizarre – there is a giant dwarf??? It worked. All the pieces that have been laid through the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the years collided together to make this one beautifully crafted movie. I am really looking forward to the next instalment. Unfortunately we all have to wait nearly a year for it.