Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Avengers: Infinity War

#THE GIST

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

#action     #sci-fi     #superhero    

#REVIEWS

@Jari

"Avengers: Infinity War" had a lot of things to do. Not only did it have to manage an enormous cast but it also had to deliver on all the things the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been leading up to, to this point. I always remained hopeful thanks to the return of the Russo brothers but it actually baffled me with how good it all turned out. For starters, Thanos. The villain that's been teased for the past 6 years finally arrived and he didn't disappoint. He wasn't some evil guy for the sake of it but actually the contrary with actual depth and a motivation while being absolutely menacing in the meantime. An all-around great villain and maybe just maybe the best villain since the Dark Knight's Joker. The story itself is an emotional rollercoaster that started with a bang and never slowed down. There were real stakes involved and this is something I very much hoped for considering the scale. Even the OST stood out, which doesn't happen that often for me in a Marvel movie. Overall, I don't have much else to say without spoiling the experience and would highly recommend "Avengers: Infinity War" to anyone even remotely interested but do keep in mind that you do need a bit of background knowledge from the MCU to get to the full impact of the film.

#exceptional 4.5

@Liam

With all the build up towards "Avengers: Infinity War" I was pretty excited to finally see all the characters come together in a single story and watch it unfold. One thing I want to mention right off the bat is that, in my opinion, this is the first Marvel movie with a villain that actually matters. Of course this has much to do with the fact that they have used multiple films to introduce Thanos, but it is still a breath of fresh air for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and something that has been lacking in the past lineup. However all good things come with a bad side and the abundance of characters in Infinity War resulted in at least a few characters being left out a little. This is no surprise, but either way somewhat of a shame. This aside, I did enjoy the actor performances throughout and there were some really strong ones in there, for one Josh Brolin as Thanos put up one hell of an act. Something else I would like to mention is the typical Marvel style soundtrack. It is as epic as ever and I noticed they made it just a bit darker and more dramatic this time around which really fits the storyline. All-in-all "Marvel: Infinity War" is probably the most solid movie in Marvel's lineup to this point and if have been following the Marvel scene a little you should not miss out.

#exceptional 4.5

@Conclusion

The long-awaited cumulative first part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally here. 'Avengers: Infinity War' will mark the end of the MCU as we know it. Naturally, with everything leading up to this, there was a lot of hype and excitement. However, as we have not seen a Marvel film of this scale before there were also some worries. Luckily, the end result probably surpassed most people's expectations. First and foremost, let's talk about the story. Since most of the preliminary setup and backstory is already out of the way, Marvel was finally able to focus on a compelling villain and Thanos ended up being a fantastic one. He was menacing and it is the first time we are presented with proper motivation. He was not afraid to make sacrifices to achieve his plan and, to some degree, you could actually understand why he is going down this road. This makes for a villain you are able to empathize with and the result is a stronger story which keeps you questioning who is right and who is wrong. This also makes for some highly emotional scenes with real stakes for everyone involved. We would also like to mention that the OST is as solid as ever. It was definitely a tone darker and more sombre than previous movies, but no less memorable. Lastly, like with most MCU movies, the acting performances were great across the board, but for us the standout has to be Josh Brolin as Thanos. With that being said, we strongly recommend 'Avengers: Infinity War' to all who have been following the MCU since you do need a bit of background knowledge to get the full experience.

#exceptional 4.5