Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review

May 23, 2018

“We’re in the end game, now.”

—-Spoilers Ahead—-

Ten years ago, in 2008, Marvel released the first of three films in the Iron Man sequence. Becoming a box office hit of 585.2 million dollars, Iron Man set a new standard on the heights a superhero movie could reach, with a fresh and exciting take on beloved comic book characters. Since then, Marvel has released 19 movies of the same cinematic universe, with interconnecting plot lines, reoccurring characters and beautiful cinematography.

While not the last of the Marvel movies to come, Avengers: Infinity War certainly marks a milestone. Infinity War is a culmination of every movie Marvel has put out since Iron Man in 2008. The movie features a cross over event between Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Black Panther, and the Avengers. Even though each movie contains it own distinct personality, Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo, do a marvelous job meshing these characteristics with each other. The movie incorporates the music of the Guardians of Galaxy, the comedic timing of Spider-Man: Homecoming, the cinematography of Doctor Strange, the world-building of Black Panther, and the nostalgia of the original Avengers.

Over the last 10 years Marvel has worked alongside their actors to develop individual characters in a way that shows growth and maturity. Through the years we see how the events of all the movies have affected their personality, their relationships with each other, and their relationship with their abilities.

Throughout the movie, we see the theme of sacrifice consistently. Classically, our heroes must overcome their struggles and determine how much they are willing to sacrifice for the fate of the universe. This time they must sacrifice for the whole of humanity against Thanos.

Thanos is by far the strongest villain that our heroes have ever faced and throughout the movie he continued to prove this to be true. With a misguided moral compass and strength that surpasses that of any villain that we have seen before, Thanos makes for an extremely dangerous and compelling character. In Marvel’s previous movies, there was always the reassurance that good would triumph over evil, and by the end of the movie, all would be temporarily well again. Avengers: Infinity War leaves us with what many can argue, the most interesting part of the movie, delivered at the very end. 

In May 2019, Avengers will return. In an untitled Avengers film, the actors will reprise their roles— some maybe for the last time. For many of the actors who have been there since the beginning, including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Mark Ruffalo, Avengers 4 will be a last hurrah. Over the years we have seen how these actors and Marvel have laid down the foundation for this film universe to grow and flourish. With the introduction of new characters such as Spider-Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock, the fans can be assured that there will be many movies to come. 

Watch the Trailer Here —-> https://youtu.be/QwievZ1Tx-8

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One Response to “Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review”

  1. Mr. Maerzke on August 20th, 2018 2:28 pm

    Finally got around to seeing this one. I felt like I had to “do my homework” before I could keep up with the plot, brushing up on the history of past Marvel Movies. I definitely have thoughts about this movie, but I will not share them here.

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