Avengers: Infinity War Review

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Will superhero movies continue to thrive? Will they have what it takes to take the genre to a next step? Those are the questions many people are asking themselves especially around the time of such a milestone. The Avengers must team-up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from collecting the Infinity Stones. Weapons able to warp reality, soul, mind, time, power and space.

The plot is very simple, but it’s the wonders it can bestow from such simplicity which make every scene a great journey. As a Marvel movies fan, there were a number of things that surprised me when considering the things they chose to follow through on and which ones not. It was those moments which brought forth a breath of fresh air. The movie doesn’t break away from the genre, doesn’t try to be a giant leap forward like something in the lines of Logan or The Dark Knight. It does, however, bring a slightly different taste to the mainstream superhero movies. At times it felt heavily inspired by The Lord of the Rings.

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The focus on characters all doing different things, in varying locations but still, serving the same plot. It’s not something you see every day in these sort of films. Usually what writers wanna do is slap as many characters onto a single frame and call it a day. We’ve come a long way since Iron Man. That’s what’s so evident. But how does the movie stand on its own, without any comparisons being made about the norms of the industry? In that regard, it’s a solid picture focusing on all the right things. The story progression is very captivating, valuing of its character arcs.

Every character served a purpose. They especially shined in scenes which put them under pressure, those usually involving action. The fights incorporated were smile-inducing while the visual effects were magically entrancing. Does the Marvel villain curse leave a stain on this one? Thanos is an amazing antagonist, maybe even more so than some of its heroes. Any doubts you had about him you can throw out the window. Next, the incorporation of the soundtrack and beautiful score by Alan Silvestri. Really work in line with the emotion present.

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Good villains? Powerful score? Is this really a Marvel Studios movie? Avengers: Infinity War is a new testing ground to see whether audiences are willing to accept something slightly different than just jokes, quips, and banter. Before anyone calls me out, there’s a number of that in the movie, but it’s done so in a much more caring manner. Never distracting from emotional impact or drama. Some of its screenplay choices were weirdly enough not playing into the hype as I thought it would. The Russo Brothers looked the expectations straight in the face and turned them into something better.

8.5/10

There is one after credit scene.

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