I saw this movie in theaters.
...Well what can I say? It's been 10 years following the MCU leading up to this point. When Iron Man came out back in 2008, I was 18 and in my Junior year in High School. I've been following this movie series ever since and have seen most of them in theaters when I was financially able to.
There were countless predictions online that this movie was going to do like The Last Jedi where people claimed it would fall very short of expectations and hype... Granted I love The Last Jedi and thought it was one of the best films in the series to date, so I wasn't all too worried about these comments. However it was still rise for concern. I feared the film would not live up to the hype and be "just another MCU" film.
I am so glad that was not the case. This is easily the best film in the franchise yet. And with one of their best villains ever put to screen. It is a bit hard to decide if Thanos or Killmonger is the best MCU baddy... but after you let this movie sink in for a few months the choice becomes clear.
I'll be honest, I'm a little disappointing that they seem to have thrown out the whole angle of Thanos being in love with Lady Death and pleasing her being the motivation behind his actions... However the direction they did take him is more than amazing. And who knows... maybe in Avengers 4 we will still get some of that. There have been countless rumors that Hella will be brought back from Ragnarok and turn into Lady Death. I believe that even happened at one point in one of the timelines in the comics. At least so I've heard. I've also heard rumors that Avengers 4 will also be split again into two films... guess we just wait and see. It's awesome to have those films come out right around my birthday in May!
Anyways, the film doesn't disappoint. It's got some amazing action, splendid writing, and a superb cast of characters. Almost every aspect of the film is delivered on in near flawless order. Though I will agree with Captain Midnight that the crew stuck in Wakanda did seem to get the short end of the stick a bit on screen time and development. They felt more back burner than anything. Not that I didn't enjoy every moment of their battle. And the way they made the hoards of faceless enemies for the to battle again seem so much scarier with how they acted at the force field was a nice refresher to the hoards of faceless minions they fought in Avengers, in Age of Ultron, an even Ragnarok.
The ending is great! But I'll try to avoid spoilers. I'm very eager to see how they try to turn things around in the next film and undo what Thanos has done. Who will be sacrificed? Who will be brought back? Who wont? And most importantly... who will pay the ultimate price for good? I can hardly wait!
Mistake Status: I saw this movie in theaters before I had made my return to this site so I didn't look for any. Not that I would have anyways for a film like this while in theaters. I will own it eventually and I do plan to go through the MCU for mistakes as I love super hero movies. Just it's not high priority right now as plenty of other people have been doing it. I'm focusing more on the animated features. That and I plan to tackle the dceu soon.
Avengers: Infinity War was one of the most anticipated movies of all time, so it had a lot to achieve, and boy does it achieve. For this movie to truly work on the level that it does, it needed a lot of time to earn it, and with 10 years and 18 movies to set up every single character, all of the mythology, as well as the stakes and what is at hand, it more than earns it.
Infinity War manages to seamlessly incorporate a cast of over 25 actors into a two and a half hour movie without ever becoming overstuffed. Just about all of them have chemistry and work off each other incredibly well. There is a perfect balance of comedy and drama, whilst also creating memorable action set pieces and every single character is given a moment to shine and never feels wasted.
The production team has put a lot of care and effort into this movie and it all pays off in the end. I think the majority of this movie are VFX shots, and every single visual effect is perfect. The sound mixing, sound editing, editing, music and production design are fantastic as well. And probably the most jaw-dropping and emotionally shattering ending since... ever.
A landmark film that more than lived up to its massive hype. Every character is used perfectly and it is full of moments to stand up and cheer for. Marvel had already changed the landscape of blockbuster films in a way that many have tried to replicate, but none have been nearly as successful. This film could very well expand Marvel's influence in the world of film-making.Phaneron
Continuity mistake: On the spaceship, Peter is talking to Tony, and has his hair swept back with gel or similar. When he says "You can't be a friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man if there's no neighbourhood", we cut to Tony then back, and Peter now has a fringe with no gel. In later shots it's back how it was before.
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