Avengers: Infinity War movie review – Spoiler free!

A cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War”

brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their superhero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. (Marvel.com/Avengers)

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Directed by Anthony Russo & Joe Russo

Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely

Based on the comics of Stan Lee & Jack Kirby

Starring Chris Hemsworth,  Tom Hiddleston, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Anthonie Mackie, Tom Holland, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Josh Brolin, and so many more!

In theatres NOW

What do we think?

Avengers: Infinity War is a movie with a decade of cinematic storytelling and fandom behind it. It feels like the last episode of a favourite TV series that you’re sharing with millions of people worldwide (except it’s not quite the end). It fills with you such amazingly high expectations and also a huge amount of dread that, surely this has to be the end for one or more beloved characters. This is not a movie. This is an adventure. And it is brilliant.

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You don’t need to have seen all of the 18 previous Marvel movies prior to seeing Avengers: Infinity War, though it definitely helps to have seen a few with some inside jokes and references. I would highly recommend seeing Thor Ragnarok as this movie leads off literally minutes after. Thor and Loki kick off the action when faced with the biggest baddie of them all, Thanos. Brilliantly played by Josh Brolin, Thanos has a plan to collect all six Infinity Stones to enable him to restore his warped ideal of balance in the universe. He will let nothing and no one stand in his way.

During his destructive search for the stones, he battles against all of the Avengers plus characters from Dr Strange, Black Panther, Spiderman, and Guardians of the Galaxy. The battle scenes are vast and filled with CGI magic. But the interaction between the characters is what makes this movie so intriguing for Marvel fans. I can attest to inwardly squealing with delight every time a new character appeared on screen. I laughed, I was moved to tears, I held my breath on more than one occasion and I was on the edge of my seat for the whole movie.

Who should see it?

This is not a film to jump into if you’re not that into superhero movies. It doesn’t pretend to be anything other than an action-filled, superhero-laden cinematic spectacular. Those who began the journey with Iron Man back in 2008 or those who jumped in when Thor, Captain America, the Avengers, or the Guardians of the Galaxy made their feature debuts, will love this movie. Everyone’s favourite superhero gets a spot in this epic. It’s 156 minutes long, though it sure didn’t feel like it – testament to a great film. You will talk about it for days, even weeks later, trying to figure out the next step – trying to figure out what the heck just happened!

Written by Julie Scanlon for Kidspot

6 Comments

  1. SarahBlair 30/05/2018 at 9:27 pm

    My husband loves these movies and I think that we own every Marvel and DC movie ever made… luckily my kids love them too so we have seen them many times. I am looking forward to seeing this latest installment, I have heard that it’s very good.

  2. Alezandra 16/05/2018 at 9:16 pm

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  3. Alezandra 16/05/2018 at 9:12 pm

    I made my review on the timeline…but I need to speak it again…and again…

    When my head is just helpless with Avengers Infinity War syndrome *no spoilers*. This movie is just crafted for a great experience. Hands down. Every scene is well placed, how the directors manage each scene is a work of art. It didn’t feel like an almost 3 hour movie. Music/score is well done. Script is just spot on. Funny quips there! This movie also respected each character in accordance to how he/she was portrayed in their individual movies. #marvelfan #mustwatchagain #andagain

  4. Mands1980 15/05/2018 at 9:08 am

    We can’t wait to see this as long as someone can look after the kids I have friends who have seen it and it lives up to there expectations so it’s great to hear positive renarks makes you even more keen to watch it and the trailer on Avengers – infinity wars is great

  5. Shorrty4life1 08/05/2018 at 5:26 pm

    I have been seeing all my friends posting that they are going to see this. ♥ Can’t wait to see it also. Have been told so many great things about this movie. The official trailer looks amazing even had to show hubby.

  6. Bevik1971 04/05/2018 at 10:14 am

    Can’t wait to see this!!! My hubby and I want to go and see it this weekend, so hoping to get a sitter haha. Can’t wait to see Thanos – I’ve seen all of the Marvel movies and have heard some really good reviews on this one!! Super excited 🙂

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