Avengers: Infinity War - Marvel's pinnacle of superheroes?
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) is the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Are people tired of Avengers? Definitely not! Staggering $2.049 billion box office proves that people still very much enjoy Thor and Hulk punching monsters for two and a half hours. Like the first two parts - it is fun to watch. But, is there something more to this movie?
First of all, I couldn’t believe the whole Guardians of the Galaxy crew was in the movie. I am still amazed how many superstar actors Marvel Studios managed to squeeze into their last Avengers film. Sure, it is fun seeing them all in one place - but Marvel Studios is digging this huge hole in audience appetite. I can hardly imagine that people will be satisfied when next Captain America comes out with only Chris Evans and handful of superheroes.
The movie follows the same funny/end of the world/avengers fighting with each other pattern we have seen in the previous parts. However, there is one significant difference - the bad guy.
Thanos is this huge, beautiful CGI, smart, emotional character. Finally, the Studio realised they have to develop the character of a bad guy. Why is The Joker from The Dark Knight so sensational? Sure, Heath Ledger nailed it - but more importantly Nolan gives us the story, the complexity and the Joker’s perspective in the movie. He makes sure we keep an eye on him. We end up loving the guy even more than Betmen. Can you remember the bad guys from the first two Avenger movies? I only remember some ugly looking space creatures who want to destroy the Earth for whatever reason. They are simply evil - it is childish. Thanos is a f***ing badass who cries sometimes. He has depth. Let’s not get over the top here - he is not the most complex character in movie history, but certainly is refreshment.
To wrap it up - even for someone who watches superhero movies from time to time this movie should be entertaining. There are scenes where I laughed because they were genuinely funny, there is fighting, cool bad guy and tons of superheroes in one place. What’s not to like? :)