Where do I even start? I’m at a loss for words to describe how I’m feeling honestly. Excitement, disbelief, awe, shock… All I know for sure is that Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is a film that hits all the right beats and it felt like a culmination of ten years of Marvel Studio’s diligent planning. It is a movie full of surprising twists, and the trailers only show just a small preview of what’s to come for the film. If you have been invested in the Marvel cinematic universe, then you’re in for treat.
There’s not much I can say about the movie without spoiling it, but what I can say for sure is that the movie is about Thanos. Sure, our heroes do receive some screen time, but Thanos has most of the focus. Viewers will be able to get a glimpse at his motivation and some of his background story.
The story itself is fast-paced, event after event, and it could be a bit too fast for some viewers. For myself, I found it was not an issue. I found that sometimes, there was not enough time for viewers to slowly digest the scenes, but I guess that is a consequence of a film at such a large scale, the filmmakers will have to get straight to the point to fit the story in the allotted time. Although the film sits at 2 hours and 40 minutes, Avengers: Infinity War felt like it only lasted an hour. When the ending credits rolled, it was difficult to believe that the movie ended. I was left wanting more.
Lastly, some of your favorite characters may not have as much screen time as you would like, but I thought they were all used well given the size of the case. I personally didn’t think it was too overcrowded because I was excited to see how all the characters would interact with each other. And the interactions did not disappoint. If you were thinking the characters would receive some proper introduction, you will not get that in Avengers: Infinity War because the previous 18 films laid the groundwork of introducing the characters.
The music itself is memorable. The Avengers theme, and variations of the theme, is played several times throughout the movie. I also really love how the film uses no sound or music either to its advantage. The music was used as an accent to the scene instead of being the star which I really love.
Graphics-wise, I thought the film looked fine. I didn’t notice any dip in the CGI while I was watching the film, but it could be that I was just not paying attention.
To be honest, if I told my younger self, I would be invested in the Marvel cinematic universe, I would have probably laughed it off. I was originally not too invested. I remember watching the first Iron Man movie in theaters with a couple of friends because one is a huge Robert Downey Jr. fan…. I think I started going downhill when I saw Avengers with a couple of friends during finals week at my University. Since then, a couple of my friends and I make attempts to stay up-to-date (or somewhat) on the movies.
That being said, Avengers: Infinity War certainly feels like it is a culmination of ten years of hard labor and love of laying the groundwork, and I believe it paid off in the end. I left the theatre satisfied with how the movie played out. The ending… That’s for a different discussion, but I am curious to see how the ending will affect phase four of the Marvel movies.
Lastly, I do recommend staying back for the one post-credit scene. Yes, there is only one post-credit scene. I highly recommend staying back just to see it.
Overall, I personally enjoy Avengers: Infinity War, and I think that if you have been invested in the Marvel cinematic universe, you’ll enjoy the film. It was a wild and crazy rollercoaster from start to finish that I love, and I strongly recommend staying away from spoilers as much as possible.