AVENGERS INFINITY WAR
SYNOPSIS: “Avengers: Infinity War” picks up as the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, but a dangerous menace has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, Thanos will stop at nothing to collect all six Infinity Stones in his quest to wield unimaginable power and his twisted will on all of humanity.
Gamora: The entire time I knew him, he only ever had one goal. To wipe out half the universe. If he gets all the Infinity Stones, he can do it with the snap of his fingers. Just like that.
Well let's see now, is there a word that is beyond 'epic'? I can't think of it right now because my mind has been blown away by the epicness of this film. You can call it epic but it's just not quite enough. The first Avengers film was the first time in cinematic history (or at least to this scale) where several independent film characters and stories were brought together into one massive super film with all the same cast and quality, kind of like the USA Olympic Men's Basketball Dream Team of 1992. Well this one is like time is irrelevant and you take the best of the best from all the USA Olympic Men's Basketball Teams ever and assemble the ultimate Dream Team. This film is part one of the culmination of several years worth of amazing Marvel films and bringing the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe into a breath taking climax. Yes, this entire film is one long climax to the MCU story. It's AWESOME! You might think I'm biased and you might be right because I am a superhero film fanatic and this one is the ultimate to date. I was already loving it before I even saw it. But believe me, it does not disappoint. It lives up to the hype. Almost every major Marvel hero we've seen on the big screen so far is involved in this one and they are facing the greatest most powerful and dangerous foe in the Marvel world, Thanos (refer to the movie quote above). As you can tell, he is no joke and he has no limits. The Avengers have their work cut out for them, their greatest challenge. Undoubtedly we get that all too familiar cinematic feeling of hopelessness as we ponder on how in the world, eh universe, are the Avengers going to be able to defeat
T'Challa: Evacuate the city! Engage all defenses! And get this man a shield!
As mentioned, we have all the same cast, thank you, with the exception of a few new additions, the most prominent of course is that of Thanos played by Josh Brolin. He delivers a chilling performance worthy of one of the most powerful villains in the universe. He is cold, calculating, larger than life, and quite calm in the sense that nothing intimidates him, he is afraid of nothing. Josh did good. One big question that many have been asking is how would the movie makers accomplish enough screen time for each of the so many Marvel characters. I would have to say that they did a pretty good job considering. I mean the movie would be beyond 3 hours long if they really covered everybody thoroughly. Everybody got a fair share of screen time and the more important characters got a little more.
Tony Stark: You can't park here, buddy. Earth is closed today. Take your tractor beam and
So many elements of this film were masterfully applied; action packed, of course, special effects, amazing, the storyline, not too complicated and not too simple either, and humor, yes some humor that just made the experience that much more fun (refer to movie quote above as an example). I had been complaining about the lack of importance to the infinity stones in a few of the most recent Marvel movies. Times up, here we are at the point where it is the focal point of the story. Actually, it is interesting how well all the pieces, not just the stones, have come together in this mega movie (I'm starting to run out of superlatives). How the heroes have been thrust together by necessity, and how they must battle together the biggest fight so far. Honestly it was exhausting but oh so good. It was another one of those movies that I did not want to look away to write down any notes, eyes glued to the screen enjoying every sensation. The Russo brothers have directed two of the more highly regarded Marvel movies, Captain America: Winter Soldier and Civil War. They have kept the streak going with this monster of a movie. Now remember in case you forgot or just don't know, this is part one of a two part beast so that in itself is a clue as to how part one ends. Priscilla was unaware, my fault, and she was not happy to say the least. Don't worry Marvel maniacs, again, this will not disappoint.
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