Avengers: Infinity War (2018): ‘A Marvel Climax’ – A Film Review

 

Introduction

So it’s safe to say that one of the biggest cinematic universes that exist right now has been Marvel‘s ten year and nineteen film epic. That last film being Avengers: Infinity War. We have spent a lot of time with these characters and their world has been firmly established. The CGI visuals: the worlds, space and the high tech of these super heroes, remains a stunning aspect of this franchise. The franchise has all been building to this point and many characters we’ve seen in five, or more, films have develop right before us. Sufficed to say that the build up for Avengers: Infinity War has been huge. Many were left to wonder when all these characters would cross paths – Guardians of the Galaxy and the people of earth including characters like Doctor Strange, being amongst the last. There has also been some powerful stones featured in many of these previous films as a key weapon of destruction or something to protect. It has all been building to Infinity War.

 

A Story about Thanos

So Marvel has a light hearted fun side that doesn’t always help them and in Avengers: Infinity War there are similar moments of comedy which undercut greater moments (bathos). But these moments, like some awkward references and product placements, feel like nit picks. Many problems with films such as these are just how much one can build up the ‘all powerful’ before it gets silly and there just isn’t anywhere to go (see X Men: Apocalypse or Avengers: Age of Ultron). But Infinity War effectively, through performances of beloved characters, crafts a powerful film that will entertain you beyond any of its cheesier or Bathos moments. The antagonist is built as an appropriate threat and his humanisation doesn’t actually take from his menace. SPOILERS: Early on beloved and extremely powerful characters are defeated and given their send off. Likely helping with this. END OF SPOILERS.

 

The Sunset

Infinity War is also an extremely visual film. The landscapes, visions and spells are absolutely fantastic; adding a real sense of their environments and atmosphere to the film. It really compliments the ways the characters fight and struggle, whilst building wonder within different worlds and locations. The film isn’t the most unpredictable but does take some interesting turns which really helps to develop the action. Although a few of the dramatic moments are held on longer than they needed to get the point across.

 

Conclusion

There are flawed films and then there are bad films. If you are so swept up in it, and what’s going on, that, even if you see the nit picks, you just don’t care; then the film is seriously doing something right – vas it should be. Many still enjoy Star Wars, despite nit picks such as having the two metre weakness of a death star. That is precisely the power of film and exactly where Infinity War hits you hardest. Through performance, visuals and the plot points, you deeply care.

 

Synopsis

Thanos (Josh Brolin)defeats Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Loki (Tom Hiddleston, Heimdall (Idris Elba) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)and take from them the Power Stone. Hulk escapes as Thor is left behind as they work on a way to defeat Thanos and stop him from retrieving the rest of the infinity stones and bring about a mass genocide across planets.

 

Ratings

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A Note on My Reviews

Please read ‘On Reviews‘ for a guide to how I write film reviews. Any spoilers are appropriately marked and, though I personally prefer to know little about a film before seeing it, there is a synopsis below the review for any who wish to see one.

 

Films Mentioned

Avengers: Age of Ultron (d. Joss Whedon USA 2015)

Avengers: Infinity War (d. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo USA 2018)

Guardians of the Galaxy (d. James Gunn USA 2014)

Star Wars (d. George Lucas USA 1977)

X-Men: Apocalypse (d. Bryan Singer USA 2016)

 

Further Reading

rottentomatoes.com

metacritic.com

Official Site

Interview with Cast

Interview with Joe Russo and the Producer

Interview with Marvel President Kevin Feige

Behind the Scenes

Bloopers

Gag Reel

Easter Eggs

 

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) – A Film Review

Doctor Strange (2016) – A Film Review

Captain America: Civil War (2016)  – A Film Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – A Film Review

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) – A Film Review

Iron Man 3 (2013) – A Film Review

 

This was an analytical review of….

 

Avengers: Infinity War (d. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo USA 2018)

 



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