Avengers: Infinity wars
Finally, it's hit us! Marvel’s latest Superhero movie has arrived in the form of Avengers: Infinity War, and believe you me it’s shaping up to be an absolute knockout. Visually stunning shots are tempered with a compelling story and top tier acting, all coming together to bring about an unbelievable experience that will leave you counting the seconds until it’s sequel, due out next May.
The plot follows Thanos the Mad Titan as he attempts to bring together all six devastatingly powerful Infinity Stones in order to gain ultimate power over the universe. He is aided by his adopted children, known in the comics as the Black Order. They quickly find themselves at odds with both the Guardians of the Galaxy and earth’s mightiest heroes, The Avengers. As the movie progresses and Thanos collects more of the stones that our heroes have left in their wake, his power grows exponentially. But as we learn more about his past and his motivation, the audience begins to feel if not drawn to him, that they can at least relate to some of his ideas. Thanos shows us that terrible things can be done for good reasons and that you don’t have to be a bad guy to do heinous things. Sometimes you just have to have the will to do what no one else can.
Infinity war is as epic visually as we have come to expect from the minds at Marvel and while not every shot will amaze you or bring about a sense of awe, the vistas presented can make you wish you could pause in the cinema and just drink in the beauty. We get to explore many new and exciting locations in Avengers: Infinity War including the Mad Titan’s own ravaged planet. Each new backdrop feels more exciting and unique than the last creating a sense of a universe much bigger than the one we see through the lens of the camera. Prepare to be enthralled by a universe we are still only just scratching the surface of.
The most important thing to bear in mind is that Avengers: Infinity War is in essence a two part story. There are a lot of unanswered story threads and unresolved conflicts by the end of the movie that while they leave you wanting more, they will also leave you frustrated at the lack of resolution. Nothing in the promotional resources will prepare you for the way Avengers: Infinity War ends and the year long wait for the currently untitled Avengers 4 will seem excruciating as you leave your cinema seat.
Remember though, it is a Marvel movie so you HAVE to wait for the end credits scene. Those who have kept up with the movies and Agents of Shield show will find themselves rewarded for their patience, and those who have read the comics will enjoy the chance to Marvel at the latest Soldier to join the Infinity War…
Happy watching everyone.