Avengers: Infinity War: I’m going to start this review off with a 3 word synopsis: Unprepared, Inconclusive and F*CK.
Alright now that that’s out of the way… lets talk about Avengers: Infinity War. For a movie that has been hyped up for the last … 10 years, it does the wait justice. I could end my review right there and all of the Marvel fans and RDJ fans, Benedict Cumberbatch fans and Black Panther fans are still going to line up to see this film. I’m not going to end my review there, those of you that know me know that I’m too verbose of a person to relinquish an entire film to three words. We’re going to break it down though by those three words, and I will remain as SPOILER FREE as possible.
.:: Unprepared ::.
I’d love to tell you that I had an idea of what I was getting into, but you and I both know that sometimes knowing what happens in the comic isn’t always what happens in the film. Let me just say this film takes some chapters out of Game of Thrones. There were a lot of instances where I placed my hand on my chest gasping at events in disbelief but then I also did that when Chris Evans appeared on screen because he’s my celebrity husband. If I ever met him in real life, my long-term boyfriend of nearly 5 years would be out faster than you can say “Heil Hydra.” I LOVE HIM. Anyways, there were some tropes I was prepared for, there was some reunions that I was excited about but nothing prepared me for… HAHAH I’m not telling you crap. No really, I went with the Queen of NO Spoilers to this film I’m not about to be that person that ruins things for everyone else. I will say you will want to be prepared to not be prepared for some scenes in this movie and I know that sounds confusing and probably has every grammatical error in the book, but it is what it is.
.:: Inconclusive ::.
Were you expecting an ending? Or were you expecting more questions than what you came in with? Let me say that the last 20 minutes of the movie are like the teasers and cut scenes from the end credits. What does it all mean? NO ONE KNOWS. When I say inconclusive what I mean is that you don’t know the ending of some scenes you don’t know the ending of the film and even once it happens you may still be asking yourself if that was really the end. It’s complicated, really and truly. Not like when you were dating that girl for 4 months and she asked you “what are we?” and you wanted to say “it’s complicated…” In other words, I think its important to understand that this isn’t like any other Marvel film we have had before. Yes, Avengers brought together the first great super powers but Infinity War brings them all.
Before we get to the last word of my synopsis, I’d like to take a few moments to mention a few one liners that I adored quite a bit:
“Get out Squidward” (not a direct quote)
“I took it as an elective.”
“I’m sure you tried your best.”
“She’s not alone…”
I would also like to make mention of the acting, I really think that Josh Brolin as Thanos was fantastic casting. At no point do I feel for his character even though the film tries to make that happen, at no point do I understand his concept of mercy or how his plans for genocide across the universe is justified. Josh Brolin is quite great at this profoundly megalomaniac behavior. I also liked how these characters both big and small interacted with each other. They are of different backgrounds, origin stories and histories yet they are forced to co-exist very quickly with each other and these witty wordplay battles occur along with quick formed relationships and respect for one another.
I’d also like to take a few moments to mention the imagery of this film, the cinematics as a whole including but not limited to the visual effects, make up, wardrobe etc. was really quite astounding. My favorite new uniform is this Renegade Captain America which an all-black outfit, with a strong beard and long hair… can you tell I just love Captain Steve Rogers. But also, he just looks like such a bad ass who is literally mourning the freedom of America with his outfit since the signing of the Accords. You’ll notice throughout the film this element of time, everything is happening in one instant, these are not separated timelines with one event after the next they are synchronous moments of the Marvel Universe and I don’t really believe that this has been done before where the effects of these events are in real time.
.:: This brings us to our last word: F*CK ::.
This was my reaction at the end of the film, and then again at the single post credit teaser. Which I will not say anything about except that when you think that they haven’t put an end credits scene, think again, because they have. It is at the very literal end of the credits. This word can be read in anger, in astonishment, in excitement. I will tell you that no one in the theater yelped as loud as my Queen of Spoilers Nicole at the end credits scene, which is an ode to how exciting it is. However, you can also say this word in fear, fear of the unknown, fear of what has passed, what will pass. Essentially you might need some tea to calm down after this movie. Or you might need to go see it three more times to fully comprehend what has just occurred.
All in all, this review is not meant to talk you out of attending this film or even in to attending. You know you must see it at some point your timing of seeing it is your choice entirely, but I would recommend seeing it sooner rather than later. I would recommend to see it with a group of people that are excited to see it that are happy participants in watching something that turns the Universe up side down.
Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review
|Avengers: Infinity War|
|DIRECTOR:||Anthony Russo, Joe Russo|
|RELEASE DATE:||April 27 2018|