Following the unexpected record breaking tidal wave that was Marvel’s last triumph “Black Panther” comes another behemoth of a game changer. I hope you have time to take a breath and truly ponder the possibilities of a ten year chain letter delivered through feature films.
That’s what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has succeeded at, while delivering the culmination of this saga entitled “Avengers: Infinity War”. Starring…… well, everyone. From Iron Man to Capt. America to Hulk to Thanos himself, the gang is definitely all here. AIW lets us finally gaze at the Summer blockbuster level on screen destruction we were promised from the after credits scene of the original Avengers film.
Basically, Infinity War is Thanos coming to collect the Infinity Gems we’ve been slowly learning about, over the course of eighteen previous films (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk,Iron Man 2, Thor, Capt America: The First Avenger, Marvels Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Capt America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of Th Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Capt America: Civil War, Dr Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, & Black Panther).
We watch “Earths Mightiest Heroes” call in all the help they can muster to fight a power they are not confident they can defeat. Was it worth the wait?!? That is a unanimous, “Duh!!!!”.
Look, if you don’t follow the MCU, this article probably reads like the gibberish of a tortured mad man. But for those, who’ve since 2008, kept up with this mayhem, lemme reassure you: it pays off.
No spoilers in this review, but I WILL say this film is something new. Years of Easter Egg inside jokes could be missed, action at almost every single turn, heart strings yanked like Cupid is tryin to make a point, so many characters we’ve come to love and grow with while they are jumping/flying/running/fightin
Tears streamed down my mesmerized face as I gazed at almost twenty movies worth of superheroes weave passed each other back and forth like a glorious ballet of Computer Generated Images. A magnificent sight to behold, indeed.
Take off your cool before the movie starts. Recognize this level of dedication to a superhero film franchise is what comic book lovers all over the world have imagined since Robert Downey Jr first lined up the legendary Tony Stark goatee.
Thank you Stan Lee & Jack Kirby. I could write so much more, if this wasn’t spoiler free. Alas, we will have to sit down and chat about this another day. In the meantime, make time to hit the theaters and feast your eyes upon Marvel’s newest and biggest adventure yet: Avengers: Infinity War in theaters April 27th.
Rockwell Knuckles, Esq.