Avengers: Infinity War Review

Andrew Gomez, Staff Writer

WARNING: Some spoilers are contained in this review.

With Avengers: Infinity War being the fastest movie to earn a billion at the box office, there is no doubt that this movie is good. Somehow, Marvel Studios has found a way to juggle its over 50 superheroes and other minor characters into one movie without the movie feeling too bloated. Most of the story arcs that are developed in this movie don’t feel extremely forced. But there are a few things about the movie that need to be addressed.

The first 30 minutes of the movie would have a Marvel Comics fan geeking out, but many of them could agree that they rushed the introductions just a bit too much. The opening showdown sequence in New York feels both awesome and just a tiny bit corny for some reason. This is not because of the jokes, but because dialogue from Ebony Maw (the villain that Tony Stark calls “Squidward”, lightening the mood for a quick moment) is not organic or natural enough, compared to what one is used to from other Marvel movies. However, these moments don’t last very long.

The pace quickens and the tone shifts before you know it, and the rest of the movie gets better and better as it progresses. Fans are transported into countless new locations in the Marvel Universe (as well as some familiar ones) while every character who has their own story arc in this film do not take over the whole movie and make the audience follow an arc they don’t want to follow. As a matter of fact, the arcs don’t feel like sub-plots; they are more involved in the central plot and help the story progress – and from multiple sides of the universe, at that!

The villain, Thanos is arguably the best Marvel villain in both the comics and now in the movies. The filmmakers have done a fantastic job in doing a faithful adaptation of the character from the page to the screen. Thanos threatens the very reality of what has been 18 movies of this universe being built, and he literally pulls no punches. This is a character they have taken time to develop and not just kill off by the end of the movie, as Marvel has done with most of their other villains. The audience witnesses Thanos’s clear motivation in action as their favorite characters are threatened. Thanos has changed everything we know about these films. This whole universe will never be the same.

The latest installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has altered the course of the rest of its movies forever. Avengers: Infinity War has introduced us to a bigger universe that exists around our favorite characters such as Iron Man, Captain America, the other Avengers, Black Panther, Spider-Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and many more. But the battle has only just begun. The currently untitled continuation of Avengers: Infinity War will be released early May 2019! If you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War, it is recommended that you catch up on some of the other recent Marvel Cinematic Universe films released these last few years (if you haven’t seen them either) so that you can get the full experience of this epic-in-scope comic book on a screen that will reach you on a personal level in a way that not many superhero movies can.