Plot: The Avengers unite once again to fight their toughest battle yet. The whole existence of the world is in the hands of their deadliest enemy, Thanos.
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Elizabeth Olsen, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Mark Ruffalo, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Paul Bettany, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Mackie, Peter Dinklage, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, Stan Lee.
I’m sitting on the 32 bus, whilst writing this, which takes me to my hometown, coming straight from the cinema where I have just watched one of the best films I’ve ever seen! Having sat through two hours and 50 minutes worth of jam-packed action, explosives, extreme intensity, this 20-minute bus ride is exactly what I need to reflect on the sheer brilliance of what I have just witnessed.
Each character had a decent amount of screen time. Some more than others but the divided time between the heroes was handled incredibly well. You won’t be sat there thinking I’ve seen this person too much or this person too little. Everyone holds their own. It must be quite daunting coming into a huge production like this, for the first time. You have Doctor Strange played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland who plays Spider-Man, who are becoming avengers for the first time. It must have been scary but that didn’t show. Their characters owned their place. They didn’t overtread. In fact, it felt like a new dynamic was added to the Avengers and it felt good. You’ve also got the arrival of Black Panther and the Guardians of the Galaxy squad. It was a fantastic spectacle bringing these characters together.
Marvel is just so clever. Back in 2012, with the first Avenger film, Thanos was explained as one of the most powerful villains in the universe. Since then, we have been teased with hints here there and everywhere, that Thanos is seeking to become even more powerful by hunting down the infinity stones. Six years later, Thanos’s plan is coming to an end. Thanos comes to Earth in search of the final infinity stones. Thanos, with all these infinity stones, threatens to destroy everything. Humankind, the heroes themselves, all of the Marvel worlds. Everything that has been built in this universe over the course of its 10 years would cease to exist.
The formula that Marvel has mastered to create successful superhero films is all present in this movie. It feels different, darker than all its predecessors. The intensity is heightened greatly, especially towards the end of the film. I was on the edge of my seat.
It was an absolutely spectacular film. The scale of it was huge and something that has never been done before. I don’t know how they do it. Having all these mega famous actors and actresses at their disposal must be a dream. I may now have to go and watch all the 18 films that have come prior to this again because I just can’t get enough of this universe.
There were a couple of heroes missing in this film that I’m a bit confused about but I’m hoping they’ll turn up in the sequel because I missed them. Also, I love the Stan Lee cameo! Another scene I loved involved three of our female heroes and I love it when females kickass in movies. It was fantastic to watch and very empowering.
For 10 years, Marvel has been building up its superheroes for this ultimate endgame and it has been an extraordinary ride, one I’m so thankful to have sat through it. We’re not at the end yet but we’re so close. All hope has been lost at the end of this instalment but we’ve got one more film to come next year and I’m expecting great things, big things.
Also, I don’t want to spoil anything but the deaths that featured in this film I’m not believing until the very end of the sequel next year. And by the very end, I mean after I’ve sat through the credits of the sequel too. Marvel never fail to surprise me so I’m not taking any chances. This brings me to the post-credits scene of Infinity War…
There wasn’t two or three like there usually is. There was one post-credits scene and it took place right at the end of all the credits. Felt like I was set there for hours just waiting for the credits to end, there’s a lot of credits behind these Marvel films. Anyway, the scene was worth the wait and anticipation as it featured Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill. That’s all I’ll say about that.
If you love the Marvel universe then get down to the cinema as soon as you can to watch this masterpiece, it will blow your socks off! I cannot wait for the finale next year.