Avengers: Infinity War Review

Avengers: Infinity War Review

Avengers: Infinity War broke box office records with a large sum of $258.2 million made in the opening weekend, making it the largest debut in cinematic history. The previous 18 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, have led up to this movie, including the Iron Man trilogy, Captain America trilogy, Thor trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2, and lots more. Over 20 superheroes are showcased in this universal brawl against the titan Thanos. Spoilers and leaks diffuse through the internet like wildfire, but is it worthy of all the praise it is getting?

“Leaving the theater, my mind was out of control and my heart was racing,” senior Daniel Auber said. “I have never felt this much emotion from a movie in my entire life.”

In terms of movie direction and production, Avengers: Infinity War was once again an improvement and success in the MCU. The visual effects and CGI that were implemented in to the movie were stunning, and looked very realistic. The camera angles, colors, sounds, etc. were on top of the game, making you believe the movie was taking place right in front of you. The directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, did a great job at keeping you on your toes for many reasons. Having too many characters on screen would cause some to be left out of the spotlight, and would be too much too follow at once. The Russo brothers cleverly separated the cast into multiple little groups of heroes we have never seen together, and had the perfect balance of each group’s adventure on screen. Even if you pay attention to the background, you can see characters being themselves or interacting with each other.

“Power levels were all over the place,” senior Jason Williams said. “Some heroes were made way less powerful than they were in the comics, and other characters that are much weaker were shown to be extremely powerful. The power levels also didn’t stay consistent throughout.”

In terms of the story, it is definitely not for the faint of heart. Fans of the MCU will most likely leave the movie with pain in their chest and tears in their eyes. The story was perfectly executed and the directors took very big risks that payed off in the end. The movie is an emotional rollercoaster from start to end. The risks taken permanently change the MCU, and viewers will have to wait until next year for part two.

“I think they will bring in Adam Warlock, who was teased in a post-credits scene during Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Auber said. “That would fix the storyline and make everything the way it needs to be.”

I recommend this movie to anyone who is up to date with the MCU. If you do not know much about the marvel movies, comics, or characters, the movie will be hard to follow as all of the scenes are direct continuations from a multitude of previous Marvel movies. The movie is worth the money to see in theaters and is even better in the 3D format if you are able to view it that way. The MCU is forever changed, maybe for the best.

“If you haven’t seen the other movies, you will not understand anything in this movie,” Williams said. “If you have, you’ll absolutely love this one.”