“Thanos demands your review.”
You know what this movie is!
We don’t need any fancy introduction. You came here to find out if Marvel is handling this massive cross-over well, and I’m here to tell you. Now, I warn you, some things may be considered spoilers. I will do my best to keep it spoiler free but I must talk of some things. So, here is your spoiler warning! Go see the movie and come back.
We good? Let’s go!
This is the kind of story that can only be told in such an expansive and developed over years. It has very little time for introductions, but we did get some nice slow moments.
What I was most impressed by was how well this movie handled the multiple plotlines. Most movies have maybe an A plot and a B plot with some relationship sub-plots. Infinity War has an A, B, C, and arguably a D plot, all handled quite well. It even managed quite a few twists that I did not see coming.
The story even dives into some pretty heavy moral themes and questions. Granted there is limited time to explore them, but what they do explore is good.
So, despite a few rushed relationship developments that I was a bit iffy on, the story gets a solid 4 out 5.
And what of all those characters we’ve come to know and love through these years?
Well I am happy to say they all get their moments of development and their moments to shine.
It’s a lot to juggle, but the movie even manages to add in a few new characters. It even managed to make me feel sympathetic toward Thanos, the big, purple bad. Even he got character development and an arc to follow.
Now, of course, the arcs couldn’t go deeply into any one character, but I think the movie deserves at least a 4.5 out of 5 in this category.
How about those beautiful planets and spandex clad heroes?
We get incredible landscapes, massive battlefields, and all new costumes. We all have seen Spiderman’s new suit right? Well let’s just say, I love it for a reason you don’t see in the trailers. Everywhere and everyone looked unique, distinct, and instantly recognizable. Every battle was a spectacle.
Visuals get a 5 out of 5.
If you’ve been following the Marvel Cinematic Universe like I have, then you need to see this movie ASAP. It will leave you begging for Part 2 coming a year from now, but you will love it the whole way. It isn’t perfect, but it’s more than I could have predicted.
In all, Avengers: Infinity War gets a 4.5 out of 5.