INFINITY WAR REVIEW

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I’m not too sure why I didn’t prebook my tickets to watch Infinity War on the same day it came out. I guess I only prebook tickets for movies I’m dying to see; like Black Pantherwas looking forward to watching Infinity War, though. I just wasn’t in a rush. The problem was that I was starting to see spoilers on twitter. They weren’t blatant spoilers but if you have some sense, you’d know that they were blatant and that no one cares about you or about the fact that you haven’t seen a movie yet, or show, or whatever. I was still going to wait a little longer, though, but I realized that I had work yesterday and I knew those kids would ruthlessly spoil it for me. I decided to call in ‘sick’ and watch it.

In Avengers: Infinity War the lives of everyone on Earth, and in the Universe, are in the most danger they’ve ever been in before; The mighty and seemingly unstoppable Thanos is on the hunt for all 6 of the Infinity Stones and he is letting no one get in his way. In space, the Guardians are trying to stop Thanos, but when the battle reaches Earth, it is up to the Avengers, whose main leaders, Iron Man and Captain America aren’t even speaking to each other, to resolve their meaningless conflict to come together to destroy Thanos before he get’s the chance to achieve his goal of exterminating half the population of the Universe.

After having my mind completely blown by Black Panther earlier in the year, I wasn’t sure Infinity War could top it, even though everyone I talked to said it would. But before the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ opening graphics came up I realized that wasn’t even prepared for Infinity War or the Villain that Thanos was, just like the Avengers weren’t. Completely shook. Avengers: Infinity War was an absolutely unbelievable movie; the way that everyone involved was able to pull that off was flawless and extremely impressive. I was hooked from the opening scene and was on the edge of my seat until the end.

The best part about Infinity War was that someone had the vision (no pun intended) for the movie and they were able to write the script for it and then put it onto the big screen. You’re probably reading this thinking ‘that’s how movies are made, aren’t they?’. That’s true, but none of them topped the amount of genius needed to make Infinity War. The ways they showed how the Infinity Stones worked was impeccable. Perfect! The way they made it so every character flowed with each other so well even though, for some of them, it was their first time meeting. Perfect! The use of metaphors and symbolism and comedy and suffering to get important messages across to the audience. Perfect!

Thanos wasn’t as easy to side with, or he wasn’t as easy to relate to, as Killmonger was because he seemed to be just pure evil unlike Killmonger, but by the end I felt no ways about the damage that Thanos had done. He had a goal to acquire all the Infinity Stones and no one was going to stop him from fulfilling what he believes is his purpose. Even though what he wanted to do was wrong, he justified it quite well and he made a lot of sense. He does what he has to do. This isn’t a spoiler but in one of the scenes Thanos was faced with the most difficult choice, a choice you’d think wouldn’t be hard to make for him, but it was nonetheless, and he said something along the lines of: ‘I ignored my destiny once before, and I can’t do it again.’ So he made the choice to fulfil his destiny which is really what we all have to do; figure out who we’re meant to be and be it, and at the end of the day, whose world is it? Yours and you can do whatever you want if you want.

I might as well say the only thing I didn’t like about Infinity War: the acting between Vision and Wanda set my teeth on edge because it seemed so unnatural and forced. Some of their scenes could’ve easily been cut out to make space for better characters. I was never a big fan of the Spiderman movies but I would’ve rather seen more scenes with Peter Parker than Vision and Wanda.

This Superstar movie features a Superstar cast: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, and Josh Brolin. It was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. The screenplay was written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Avengers: Infinity War was a 10/10 and I have to watch it more times again. Next up: Deadpool 2.

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