Since October 2014, when Marvel Studios first announced its third Avengers installment, its community of fans and the rest of Hollywood
“Avengers: Infinity War” delivers on all fronts, with a once again stellar cast of actors, a necessary villain who steals the film and twists that no fan theories could have predicted.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film is a culmination of the past ten years of Marvel Studios productions. First teased after the credits of 2012’s “The Avengers,” the mad titan Thanos aims to collect the infinity stones that will grant him enough power to wipe out half of the universe. Thus, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy must join forces to prevent the impending destruction of humanity.
The most interesting idea that the Russo Brothers bring to the table in their third directorial feature for Marvel Studios is constructing the film around Thanos. Dissimilar to other approaches for classic
With the past 10 years of Marvel films establishing the motivations and abilities of their heroes, “Infinity War” effectively develops a villain that has otherwise barely seen the light of day to audiences. In addition to the characterization that the script presents, Josh Brolin provides a surprising amount of charisma to the character under a heavy layer of special effects. Thanos provides this film and, more importantly, the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a villain worthy of the heroes that have captured audiences for years.
Marvel’s characters are the best asset that this cinematic universe has to offer. With so much time to develop their characters, all of the actors, and
“Avengers: Infinity War” doesn’t necessarily provide adequate screen time to all of its characters. However, the choice to include or exclude certain characters is indicative of the story being told and serving the fans, but not at the film’s expense. If I searched to find a negative element of the film, I would have to say the film doesn’t necessarily attempt to catch anybody who hasn’t hopped on the Marvel bandwagon up. The relationships between characters are often left to the audience to remember and, while I didn’t have a problem, I’m not unaware of the exclusivity the film often presents.
Marvel Studios also managed to pack this film with as much shock and awe as they could. At certain points, the film transforms into an experience that
Along with their environments, the characters themselves are heavily upgraded for “Infinity War.” New powers, abilities and expensive toys are given to each character in
Current fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be undeniably impressed with “Avengers: Infinity War.” While newer fans may not necessarily understand the inside jokes and complex relationships of its characters, they can still appreciate the impressive action sequences and charismatic villain, who will quickly find his place in ranks with the best bad guys of modern history. The future of the franchise is a complete mystery for fans and I expect Marvel to deliver nothing less than a stellar film once again in the next round.