Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – Encore Review 2

“[about Thor] It’s like a pirate had a baby with an angel.” – Drax

Number of Times Seen – 3 (8 May 2018, 23 Oct 2018 and 24 Apr 2019)

Link to original reviewHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – The Avengers must work together to try and stop the Titan Thanos from acquiring the 6 Infinity Stones and becoming the most powerful being in the Universe.

My Take on it – This is a film that I have been waiting to see continued for almost a year (like every one else in the world).

Before seeing the latest addition to the MCU (and the direct continuation to this film), I decided to revisit it so that this ongoing storyline is still fresh in my mind when I go to the theater in a short while.

This film is an amazing culmination of the films in the MCU up until this point.

They find a great way to take characters from the various MCU storylines and integrate them into one very epic story.

The choice to mix and match various characters who haven’t worked together prior to this film works really well since it allows us to see interactions that are both funny and poignant as they must quickly learn to adapt and work together towards a common goal.

The way that this film takes the various storylines presented over the past decade and integrates them is done really well especially given the fact that various main characters from the varying storylines must share screen time which is quite precious even at 2 and a half hours.

The characters are feel as if they are used quite well and none feel underused or overused in their various capacities in this storyline.

This film highlights two important themes; unity and sacrifice.

Each of these themes is revisited numerous times by various characters as it hammers in the importance of such ideas in the words where superheroes exist and in those where they do not.

This film is quite an ambitious and comprehensive film and despite the fact that it assumes that viewers have prior knowledge of the MCU films leading up to it, it isn’t a requirement since they do a nice job explaining the most important aspects and character connections quite well.

Thanos is a great villain and a formidable foe for the Avengers and it’s great seeing him finally in action against these heroes who wish to save the Universe from his grasp.

The special effects used here are superbly integrated into the story and that helps enhance the enjoyment of the film since it makes us truly believe that a world with superheroes and super-humans is plausible.

This may not be the most powerful or deep superhero film ever made, but it still comes quite close and it’s obviously quite enjoyable from start to finish and always a pleasure to revisit.

Bottom Line – Amazing culmination of all of the films in the MCU up until now. The way that they integrate the various characters are different missions and allow us to see characters that have never met before from different storylines converge and interact is great. They do an amazing job putting all of the storylines together in a way that allows us to see each of the characters shine despite the fact that this film joins together so many main characters from the various films.  The main points of this film is unity and sacrifice and both of these themes are revisited over and over during the course of the film.  This is a very ambitious and comprehensive film and although it is probably a good idea to have prior MCU knowledge, it isn’t 100% necessarily and that credits them with being able to create an epic stand alone culmination of the films made beforehand yet, we still get to understand everything as is. Thanos is a great villain and it’s nice to finally see him in action because he is quite a formidable foe for The Avengers and co.  The special effects used here are superb and enhance the storyline so much because it makes everything so believable from start to finish in a realm where superheroes exist.  Not the most perfect superhero film, but comes quite close. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) telling Peter Parker (Tom Holland) to cut it out with the pop culture references is quite hypocritical, as Stark often pokes fun at other characters by calling them by movie titles or character names. In The Avengers (2012), Stark called Loki Reindeer Games (2000), Rock of Ages (2012), and Shakespeare in the Park (1995), he called Thor Point Break (1991), and he called Hawkeye “Legolas”. In Captain America: Civil War (2016), he called Bucky The Manchurian Candidate (2004). In Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), he called Peter Parker “Crockett”, as a reference to Miami Vice (1984). In this movie, he scorned Ebony Maw by calling him “Squidward”, and he called Star Lord Flash Gordon (1980). (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)


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