REVIEW: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018)

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“-It’s going to kill you!

-Only if I die!

-Uh…Th-That’s what killing means.”

Avengers: Infinity War takes us back into the Marvel world and brings back a good chunk of our favorite Marvel superheroes as they once again try to save the world. This time around, Thanos, the father of Gamora and Nebula, looks to collect all the Infinity Stones that will give him unlimited power. However, when the Avengers put up a fight so Thanos cannot achieve his goal, chaos ensues, bringing the world on the brink of destruction. Infinity War is ballsy in every way possible. Without going into spoilers, because this is a spoiler free review, this movie will toy with your vulnerable emotions. This installment of the Avengers looks to be divided down the middle. But for me, this movie was probably the best one out of the recent Avengers movies.

So here we go as Infinity War will achieve its goal in acquiring almost all your favorite superheroes for an action packed adventure. From Iron Man and Spider-Man, to Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy, each character kicks ass and furthers the plot in their own unique way. It’s the same old superheroes we all know and love. As for the acting throughout this film, it’s basic to say the least. But even with basic acting, the actors give their characters the portrayal they deserve. There’s nothing bad to say about the action in this film. In fact, Infinity War is action packed from the very beginning. new-avengers-infinity-war-photos-and-covers-debut-ahead-of-release-001There are several scenes and epic character inductions that are so much fun to watch on screen. It’s hard to take your eyes off what’s happening, because it’s so enticing. I got chills during one fight in particular that had me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

However, Infinity War does come with its flaws. The only problems I had with this film was the flow of the movie and its length. As for the flow of the movie, I felt it was too choppy and it didn’t feel like a cohesive story. During one fight scene, as I’m just starting to become invested, the film cuts and instead shows “war room planing” with different characters. The abrupt cutting didn’t set well with me due to the fact that I felt the editing came at the most inopportune times in the film. Not all, but some edits. And as for the length, it could have been cut for time. With the movie coming in at a whopping two hours and 35 minutes, it’s hard not to feel impatient when you’re an hour into this film, and you’re still being introduced to the plethora of Marvel superheroes. The film concentrates too much on character introductions, that by the time the movie has 45 minutes left, it tends to rush through a huge chunk of fighting sequences.

I understand if you think this review may be rather vague. But as someone who refused to watch the trailers, I want this movie to be unspoiled for anyone who hasn’t seen the movie. What I can say is that Infinity War is more than just a mindless superhero movie or summer blockbuster. This is a movie that will have you cheering in your seats, and on the brink of emotional destruction, until the very end.

Avengers: Infinity War

Directed by: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, and Chris Pratt

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