Husky Movie Reviews - Avengers: Infinity War
The latest and most hyped-up Avengers movie to date is Avengers: Infinity War. Infinity War had a total gross of $678,815,482 (box office) and $257,698,183 (opening night) it just came up second to Marvel’s Black Panther with $700,059,566 and $202,003,951 (“Avengers: Infinity War”) on it’s opening night. With directors Joe and Anthony Russo, it features some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s favourite characters such as Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, The Guardians of The Galaxy, and more. This film has a running time of two and a half hours and has received 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.
So, what is Infinity War about? Let’s start from the beginning. Thanos, the main antagonist, is on a mission to collect all six of the Infinity Stones, The Soul Stone, Reality Stone, Time Stone, Space Stone, Power Stone, and the Mind Stone. These stones are scattered across the universe and in order for Thanos to fulfill his dream of balance and order, he needs the stones. The Avengers’ job is to protect the Infinity Stones from the hands of Thanos and his accomplices, The Black Order, featuring new appearances by Ebony Maw, Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight and Cull Obsidian, being lead by Thanos, the “Mad Titan”, played by Josh Brolin.
Avengers Infinity War takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War where the Avengers split into two teams, Team Cap and Team Iron Man with new faces like Bucky Barnes, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, and Black Panther. During Infinity War, the Avengers are split up, making the film jump back from each group of characters, which, later on, gets really confusing once more conflict starts to occur. Something else that bothered me was the lack of protection of the Infinity Stones. I get that some of them were near impossible to protect like the Space Stone or the Reality Stone, but when Dr. Strange spared Tony Stark after saying he would save the Time Stone over him, or in Wakanda when Scarlet Witch wouldn’t give up Vision and the Mind Stone, it really got to me because Vision wanted her to let him destroy the stone and she wouldn’t let him. Those were just some of the things that upset me (as well as other fans).
Overall this film is amazing and it had me on the edge of my seat anticipating what would happen next. The ending was truly unbelievable and I did not expect it to happen. I give the film 5 out of 5 stars for the amazing work that was put in, from all the characters in the MCU together in one film to the hidden Easter eggs and the plot itself. If you haven’t seen this and you love the Avengers, I highly recommend you watch it.
RATING: 5 Stars (out of 5)
By Colby Clayburn
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