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)
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.
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