Hi. I saw Avengers: Infinity War last night. My mind was blown. It’s absolutely fantastic. No joke, it’s REALLY fucking good. It nails everything that’s so great about these films. It’s funny, it’s full of awesome superhero fight scenes, and most especially, it’s got drama. Really surprising, heartfelt drama. And more shocks than anybody has even slightly hinted at.
This won’t be so much a review as simply, I don’t know – a commentary about the film? I will give NO spoilers here. Let’s face it, there isn’t much I can say about the film without giving anything away. So, Let’s just reiterate that Avengers: Infinity War is amazing. It’s a culmination of everything Marvel has been leading up to for the past 10 years.
Odds are you already know the plot, but for those that somehow don’t: Thanos is a big alien warrior type that wants to destroy the universe for reasons guys like him have. He goes on a search to collect all of the Infinity Stones that will give him ultimate power. The Avengers – and all of the superheros thus far – must join together to stop him, if they can.
LOTS of crazy shit happens.
I will certainly see this again in the theater. Once is simply not enough.
Seeing Avengers: Infinity War makes you realize how much must go into the whole secrecy aspect of big event films like this. How do you keep things a secret with all of the social media out there? If you’re waiting to see this next week or something, you better turn off your cell phones.
Avengers: Infinity War has a lot of emotional impact, too. We’ve spent the past 10 years getting to know these characters and now when the shit hits the fan, there’s a surprising emotional response. And Josh Brolin’s Thanos gets some rare depth for a villain of this sort.
Avengers: Infinity War is a daunting two and a half hours long, but never feels like it. I would have sat through an additional two and a half hours, quite happily.
There is a lot of jaw-dropping moments in this film, enough to make audiences members audibly gasp and cry out. It’s nuts. But after some hours of reflection, you may realize the Marvel perhaps over-played their hand with the end of Infinity War. We know of a few sequels coming in the next year or two, so there has to be more to the story. Avengers 4 will surely quell our troubled hearts and ease our wringing of hands. Right? RIGHT?
I don’t know. But if you’re a fan of the Marvel films, this is a must see. It’s epic. This film is near perfect. It’s probably the closest to five kittenhands I get without being perfect.
~ Neil T Weakley, your average movie-goer, already looking forward to a second viewing.