After 10 years, Marvel delivers their biggest and boldest movie yet
It’s been 10 years since Marvel released their first movie as part of their ground-breaking cinematic universe. Since then, we’ve seen films for Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, and even Antman. We’ve been on a roller coaster ride of emotions with our favorite superheroes. Infinity War is the grand season finale to the TV show-movie hybrid called the MCU. Whether you’re okay with this concept will ultimately determine your enjoyment of Marvel’s biggest, boldest, and most ambitious movie yet.
Infinity War starts where each individual franchises have finished. The Avengers’ biggest and most powerful villain has arrived. Thanos (Josh Brolin) is on a hunt for all 6 of the infinity stones, and he will stop at nothing to get them. All of Marvel’s previous storylines all intersect here, and it serves as a season finale for all of them.
Marvel’s greatest strength has always been with its superheroes, and that has never been more prevalent than in Infinity War. Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and the characters from Guardians of the Galaxy all play a big part and act as the film’s the main characters. All other characters are secondary but still crucial to the film. The Russo Brothers have given all the characters (expect Ant-Man and surprisingly Hawkeye) a chance to stand out through nail-biting action scenes. Even the smallest of tasks become extremely important for the fate of all our favorite characters.
As the stakes get higher, our heroes find themselves in interesting pair-ups. Most of the film’s humor comes from the relationship between them. It is fun to see your favorite characters get to interact with other characters in other movies. Probably the most fun parts of Infinity War feature the characters working together and using their powers together to fight Thanos and The Black Order. There’s plenty of fighting and action to be seen, and when the action is character-focused, Infinity War truly shines.
Ultimately, Infinity War is the big spectacular season finale of cinema’s very own TV show. It doesn’t have a story of its own. Instead, its concern is to finish other movies’ storylines in a dramatic fashion. And while that makes for a big, breathtaking movie, it doesn’t stand on its own. Just like skipping the entire season and going straight to the last episode, Infinity War feels more like an event than an actual film. Don’t get me wrong though, this is some of the biggest and best TV you’ll ever see but can we call it a film? It’s unable to stand on its own mostly because it doesn’t have its own storyline and I acknowledge that this can be a problem for some viewers.
However, if you take it as a sort of cinematic season finale, Infinity War works well. Focusing on the already well-established characters is an excellent way for the film to ground itself from the action-packed extravaganza it truly wants to be. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with its goals. Actually, this is Marvel’s most ambitious movie yet, and The Russo Brothers have dealt with their many challenges better than many expected. If you’ve invested your time and money in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe than Infinity War is the payoff you need and deserve.
Avengers: Infinity War is currently playing in theatres.