Avengers : Infinity War - Review

April 28, 2018



 To say that Avengers: Infinity War exceeded my expectations is an understatement. With Thor Ragnarok and Black Panther, it was clear that the MCU is going for more risk-taking concepts but with the same formula overshadowing it. In a way, Infinity War refused to mold itself into the usual quippy MCU formula, despite the directors trying to. Not only were some of the humor unnecessary, but sometimes it was downright disrespectful to the characters and what they’ve been through. I understand a character like Tony Stark who uses humor as a defense mechanism, but when you apply it to almost every character in Infinity War, it just doesn’t work.

 Infinity War started similarly to the Defenders crossover on Netflix with individual stories building up to one reunion. Although it wasn’t the reunion I was looking for, it worked with the overcrowded story better. I wouldn’t have minded sacrificing a few characters to get more of Thanos’ background. He is non-arguably the best MCU villain of all time. I had a problem with his non-threatening CGI appearance and the inconsistency with his powers. But his motivation, background, character arc and bone-chilling line delivery from ‘Josh Brolin’ make it really easy to ignore his shortcomings as a villain.

 When it comes to judging actors’ performances in Marvel movies I tend to avoid it. Not because they’re bad, but because they don’t have enough time to show what they’re capable of. Infinity War, despite being really overcrowded had some performances highlights in Tom Holland’s Spiderman, ‘Josh Brolin’s’ Thanos and ‘Zoe Saldana’s Gamora.

 One of my biggest problems with the MCU is the lack of real consequences, this movie dealt with this problem on a bigger scale than I imagined. However, I’m not too sure it will stick. Infinity War’s situation reminds me of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part one. The first one is meant to give us the cake, as for the icing we’ll have to wait for Avengers Four. The concept of heroes failing is not a new one, it’s been practically trending with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but it’s still a new one in this universe. Seeing where the characters will go from this will be very interesting.
    

 Avengers: Infinity War is everything a summer movie should be. Fun, expensive and emotional. It had many flaws from small CGI villains to relentless redundant jokes. But the pros far outweigh the cons. Infinity War is the epic culmination of a universe that dominated cinema for a decade. It will not leave fans like me happy, but it wasn’t meant to do so in the first place. If you’re a casual movie goes you’ll probably be confused, but if you’re a fan there’s a guarantee that you will leave heartbroken. Just like the characters were forced to make sacrifices, so did the fans. Hopefully, the broken hearts will be mended in Avengers 4.

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