Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters last weekend and I am invested.
I often find myself in the out when it comes to the superhero films that hit theaters. That was until Black Panther came out. The fact that even my mother made it her mission to see Infinity War with me is proof that I was not the only one in the audience influenced by T’challa’s involvement.
To say I was excited about this movie would be a lie. I was only merely interested. I knew this was going to be a big film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I had decided that it truly wasn’t something that I wanted to fight crowds for. I figured I’d wait a couple of weeks, maybe even four, but seeing that my mother was intrigued, we decided to see it the Tuesday after it hit theaters.
So I saw it. In a packed theater. And I loved it. And now, I’m invested. In this universe, in this story and in its ultimate ending. Russo Brothers did a wonderful job in not only building a villain who could reach the highest level of indestructibility, but also building a villain with a mission and a motive that audiences could actually understand. At heart, this character fell away from the cliche of a bitter villain who wanted to kill heroes and take over the world for his own selfish gain. Instead, the film created a villain who believed that his actions were saving the world…regardless of the price.
The filmmakers also did an awesome job of telling several different stories (in several different planets) throughout the story. It wasn’t choppy or confusing. It was well balanced and articulate in helping the development of the story and its characters as the majority of the avengers reached their cosmic reunification in one single space.
It’s been said for months, probably even years now, that some superheroes that we’ve grown to know throughout the MCU were probably not going to make it out of this film. And while I’m not going to spoil anything on this review, I will say that the ending left me…in denial. I, along with the rest of the audience, could not believe that a film showing all that these characters had at stake would leave us with so much uncertainty. But it is what it is and I will have to hold tight until 2019.
My rating: 9/10