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Avengers Infinity War – Review

Avengers Infinity War

Cast:  Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

Director: Anthony Russo

MPAA rating: PG-13

Runtime: 149

Nowadays it seems the movie making industry is gradually shifting towards a convention of entirely nurtured superpower films. With the rate at which movies with superpower depiction are being churned out, one might wonder whether such heroic films are captivating and, maybe inspiring too. What with Avengers: Infinity War, you get a unique view of what a movie with supernatural casts really looks like.

It’s interesting to know that you sure get intrigued by the actions of characters like the Avengers and their attempt to foil the heartless Thanos from claiming the Infinity stones. Of course this would not have been possible if the Avengers had not been supported by the Guardians of the galaxy. At the start of the film, Asgard has been destroyed and there are survivors. But that is as a result of the Power Stone bearers’ cruel interception of the space. As they come from the Xander planet, Thanos and its lieutenants, Cull Obsidian, Proxima Midnight and Ebony Maw jointly carried out this infamous operation. Then bloodshed: during the extraction of the Space Stone from the Tesseract, the powerful Thanos fights and conquers Thor and Hulk, killing Loki in the process. Through Heimdall’s help Hulk is sent to Earth via Bifrost before he meets his eventually death. But to leave no trace behind, Thanos and his gang has to destroy the spaceship.

Sanctum Sanctorum lands in New York, changing to Bruce Banner warning Stephen Strange and Wong about Thanos imminent attack on the universe. Then Strange springs to action, recruiting Tony Stark. But Strange is captured by maw after after Peter Parker has been alerted when they are trying to collect the Time Stone from Strange. Later on in the movie, Maw meets his death in the hands of Stark and Parker who eventually rescue Strange.

The men and women in action

It’s interesting to see to Robert Downey Jr. play the challenging role of a leader of the Avengers (Tony Stark) with all his philanthropy, ingenuity and affluence. Well, we could conveniently call him Stark the good guy, for his mission could be tagged noble: saving the universe from destruction by the enemies. Even the neurosurgeon turned magician Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) had to be warmed by Bruce Warner (Mark Ruffalo), or else would have been consumed by the destruction by Thanos (Josh Brolin) and its gang, Proxima Midnight (Carrie Coon), Ebony Maw (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor), Cull Obsidian (Terry Notary and Corvos Glaive (Michael James Shaw). Other starring actors include Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Natasha Romanof (Scarlett Johansson), James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) and others.

The Anthony Russo directed movie has been said to be to have been inspired by the popular superhero film titled Avengers. It is also a sequel to both The Avengers (2012) and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Avengers and Endless Bloodbath

Avengers: Infinity War is exactly what it is called because the bloodbath seems endless. It is a world in which everybody struggles for survival, in which the glory of a universe doesn’t fit a man and his army however large. From the beginning of the film to the end, it is an act of chaos and the killings here and there. Thanos killing of Loki. Even Vision sacrificing himself so that Thanos could be prevented from retrieving the Mind Stone shows man’s desperation to keep a valuable treasure at all cost. And little Gamora’s kidnap and eventual killing is unjustified. Also, when Groot reinforces the Avengers, Obsidian, Midnighy and Graive are killed. So, it’s been killings and bloodshed all along. No wonder some figoers feel the film is too violent. Well, many others however believe the whole show of blood and the killings are kind of cool, making the movie real.

How was the movie received at first?

The 2018 Star Wars movie, Avengers: Infinity War produced by Kevin Feige has already demonstrated a huge success even before its premier in the US on the 27th of April, 2018. By this time, the blockbuster has grossed a whopping $1.9 million, making it the fourth movie in the world with such a great feat. Judged by its genre alone, as a superhero film, Avengers: Infinity War, is the best in 2018 and then in terms of country, in the entire USA, it is the movie with the 6th highest grossing record. And another fascinating thing about the film is that just within the 11 days of its opening it has reached a gross of $1 billion worldwide, making it the fastest so far as far as filmmaking is concerned. Interestingly, this record had already been predicted by Deadly Hollywood about two weeks before its actual release. Even the anticipation of the film, according to a survey by Fandango, Avengers: Infinity War was very high among superhero movie fans. Imagine its ticket pre-sale surpassing that of the popular movie Black Panther.

What if Critics Had a Second Thought

On the popular movie raring site, Rotten Tomatoes, the movie gets an 83% rating on 334 reviews on an average rating of 7.4/10. Likewise in Metacritic, 53 different critics scored the movie 68 out of 100. Also in CinemaScore, Avengers: Infinity War is given an A using their usual A+ to F scale. On PostTalk, lovers of the superhero blockbuster give it a positive rating of 87%. Besides all these positive reviews by filmgoers and other movie critics alike, the fact that the director of the movie has been able to manage successfully the large casts in the movie has been commended by the prestigious The Hollywood Reporter. Joining The Hollywood Reporter in the appraisal of the movie is Chicago Suntimes which called the superhero, Anthony Russo directed movie “the biggest and most ambitious movie yet.” However, The famous New York Times has a shocking view of the movie, it believes that the movie “…makes very little sense.” But if we really examine the 2018 superhero movie based on reactions from critics we would be right to say that the film has so far received such a tremendous rating as has never happened to any superhero of its genre before. Now isn’t that something worth a chew?







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