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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Starring:
Robert Downey Jnr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Pom Klementieff, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Josh Brolin

Other notable appearances:
Karen Gillan, Tom Hiddleston, Sebastian Stan, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Benicio Del Toro, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Callan Mulvey, Stan Lee

Running time:
149 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Thor: Ragnarok, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange

 

Earth’s mightiest heroes and the Guardians of the Galaxy must put aside their many, many, many differences and come together to fight Thanos before he can accumulate the infinity stones and wield power the likes of which none of them have ever seen.

Avengers: Infinity War is the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

If you have been a fan of the 18 films released in the MCU over the past 10 years, then you have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Avengers: Infinity War has taken everything we knew about the MCU and turned it to 11. 

The action packed story, the stunning visuals, character we’ve grown to care about, stories that have alluded to greater things, laugh out loud funny moments and more dysfunctional family relationships than you can poke a staff at. Everything is ready, present and accounted for, but the added layer is the emotional rollercoaster that Avengers: Infinity War straps its viewers into and you don’t realise you’re on it until the first loop-the-loop.

The cast slip back into their characters flawlessly and everyone involved delivers an exemplary performance with heart. The interactions between the characters make it clear the actors portraying them are having the time of their lives. 

I especially enjoyed the scenes where members of the Guardians of the Galaxy were paired with members of the Avengers. The two franchises have always felt to me to be worlds apart (literally) in terms of character styles, so it was often very funny to see them bringing those two worlds together.

The special effects are a bit ostentatious at times, but this is a film that unites a decade of movie legacies and I think that entitles it to get a little bit showy sometimes. Overall, I found Avengers: Infinity War to be visually spectacular and a genuine joy to watch.

There’s not a lot that I can say about the plot because I want to keep this spoiler free. I will say though that Avengers: Infinity War packs a lot of content in to two and a half hours. Things often moved along swiftly, but I was never left feeling that anything was missing. 

I loved Avengers: Infinity War and feel that it has done a great job of bringing a huge universe together. If you are a fan of the universe thus far, it is an absolute must see. 

Rating:

“Dude, you’re embarrassing me in front of the wizards.”

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2 Comments on Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

  1. Am taking my grandson next weekend! Appreciate the review!

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