Movie: Avengers: Infinity War
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.
Directors: Anthony Russo/Joe Russo
Producer: Kevin Feige (Head Honcho at Marvel Studios)
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars!
Since the first movie that marked the beginning of the now marvellously (pun not intended. Not this time, at least!) wide Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man (2008), the masterminds behind what has now turned out to be an 19-film long saga had been dextrously dropping the hints at the inevitable fact that at one point, all the possible characters of this universe will be teaming up against the other-worldly being who is hell-bent on wiping out HALF the universe (Thanos, in case you’re wondering) in a film which is now known as Avengers: Infinity War.
And now, a decade later, we have seen Nick Fury’s vision of bringing together a group of extraordinary beings come together go up against their common enigmatic enemy. You’re wondering as to why we took this short trip down the memory lane? Well, if you have followed this franchise religiously, you can’t help but do that. To us, it was almost like a prophecy coming true in a way that one would have never seen coming.
So, without wasting much time into dwelling into the plot of this film (Which will be a confusing task, to say the least), let’s just tell you all as to what was our takeaway from this ambitious action/drama flick.
When you’re heading into a film that belongs to the MCU, expect the unexpected kind of crossovers, such as Thor’s encounter with the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Steve Rogers’ (Who is no longer holding the title of Captain America) meet up with Black Panther T’Challa and many, MANY more! Be assured that the MCU fan within you will rejoice, feel nostalgic and maybe even shed a teardrop or two (or even ten!) as you get engrossed into the ever-palpable inner conflicts that we have known most of the characters to be dealing with since they became a part of the universe. Although you would have waited for this actioner ever since it was announced, you’d wish that it’s key characters never had to go through the events of Infinity War.
Speaking of inner conflicts, this film does drop a surprise in the form of giving us a glimpse into Gamora’s origin story, which was a heart-breaking affair for us, to say the least. If you’re not moved by Gamora and Nebula’s plight in the film, you’re not human. Another surprise in this film, for us, at least, was how Zoe Saldana’s Gamora and Karen Gillian’s Nebula had a greater and a prominent part to play in this epic saga, which, to us, made sense at least, since they are the ones know the evil Thanos better than anyone else (You know, the latter being a parent to them and all).
Speaking of Thanos (Josh Brolin in a motion capture performance), the film entirely belongs to this man. Although the central theme of this film is to join hands with whoever you can when the stakes are high, if you’d change your focus a tad bit, Infinity War is a story of Thanos’ obsession with the goals that he has for achieving what his idea of the greater good is. The film, orally though, dwells a lot into making Thanos grow on us as, probably one would have expected, he is a hot topic amongst all the integral characters.
However, the film, at two hours and forty minutes, this outing feels a tad bit elongated and it perhaps suffers from the common errors of having two directors on board. But, this film, at NO POSSIBLE cost, is a miss. If our opinion was otherwise, be assured that an Infinity War would have broken out right where we are.