The Russo Brothers masterfully crafted an epic, intergalactic story bringing together all the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
No one can ever say that the Russo brothers, Disney, and Kevin Feige didn’t leave it all on the table with the third Avenger film. The fact they were brave enough to have the balls to do what they did shows just how far ahead Marvel Studios is from any other shared cinematic universe desperately trying to catch up to them.
For non-comic book fans, this film is very polarizing. SPOILERS:
The heroes lose. Thanos wins. Half of the universe is killed. Black Panther, Spider-Man, The Guardians Of The Galaxy, all dead. In the opening of the movie, Thanos kills the Asgardians, Heimdall, and yes, Loki.
Despite the combined might of the Avengers and the Guardians, the heroes never seem to look like they stand a chance against Thanos.
Speaking of Thanos, Josh Brolin gives a masterful performance as the mad Titan. At times you start to agree with his plan to bring balance to the universe. He is the MCU’s most powerful and horrific villain ever presented on film. His arrival at the start of the film echoes that of Darth Vader from A New Hope.
The rest of the heroes all get their time to shine but it’s Chris Hemsworth’s Thor that gets the most time to shine. Over 3 Thor films and now 3 Avenger films, Hemsworth has firmly cemented himself as the God of Thunder.
Don’t get me wrong, despite the dark nature of the film, it still has its comedic moments. The Guardians still pop off memorable lines and Robert Downey Jr still pours on the charm as Tony Stark.
But it’s the ending of the film that will leave moviegoers with an emotional punch to the gut that will have to endure until 2019’s untitled Avengers 4 film. Many sequels try to claim they are the Empire Strikes Back of their respective franchises. But Infinity War truly takes the cake, and maybe even sets itself up to surpass the classic Star Wars film.
HipZOMJoint gives Avengers Infinity War a 9 out of 10.