“Avengers – Infinity War” marks the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it’s by far the biggest one to date. If you consider yourself a fan of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, or the Guardians of the Galaxy, then “Avengers – Infinity War” is a film you cannot afford to miss. However, if there are any Ant-Man fans reading this, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait for him to appear in the next Marvel installment coming in July: “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” As for everyone else in “Avengers -Infinity War,” it’s all hands on deck as our all-star cast of heroes find themselves in their greatest and most dangerous adventure yet.
After a heated battle in space, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself cast adrift as a new threat heads for Earth—an assembly of alien creatures who refer to themselves as the Children of Thanos. Upon arriving in New York, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) team up to intercept the villains, only to be overpowered and taken into space. Meanwhile, Thor finds himself making allies with the Guardians of the Galaxy, while back on Earth, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) tries to warn Captain America (Chris Evans) and his rogue team of heroes of an impending invasion from the Children of Thanos and his vast army.
It becomes a race against time, spanning from Earth to the farthest regions of Space, as our heroes are faced with a great menace who not only threatens their lives, but the lives of the entire galaxy—a threat known as Thanos (Josh Brolin). Thanos is an all-powerful titan who has only one desire: to collect the six Infinity Stones, a set of gems that each wield immense power. And if Thanos manages to collect all six, he will possess enough power to purge the galaxy of all life with just a mere snap of his fingers.
From beginning to end, “Avengers – Infinity War” is a never-ending, action-packed, adventure. This film is the “Empire Strikes Back” of the franchise; with battles that take place in New York, Africa, spaceships, alien worlds, and every single one is as good as the last. I know praising the special effects in a Marvel Movie goes without saying by this point, but every detail of this movie is so visually impressive that you’ll need to see the film more than once in order to absorb all the details.
With so many characters from multiple films being featured, fans will be pleased to know that every hero starring in “Avengers – Infinity War” is given their moment to shine. So even if there’s a certain character you’re not a fan of in the movie, you can rest assure that they won’t be dominating the scene for long. Every hero is treated like an equal, and no one feels like their presence is overshadowing the other.
Being the nineteenth film in the franchise, and a huge event movie, there will be callbacks and references to previous movies such as: “Captain America: Civil War,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Doctor Strange,” “Black Panther,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2.” Viewers who have not seen these movies may be a tad confused if they go to see “Avengers – Infinity War.” So, either grab some popcorn and have a Marvel movie marathon, or find a friend or family member who can bring you up to speed and summarize what you may have missed. It’ll be worth it because believe me when I say that this is the must-see action movie of the year.
“Avengers—Infinity War” is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, along with language and some crude references. I could literally go on for hours over how great this movie is, so I’ll keep my statements short and brief—go see it! Take the kids, take your friends, take your worst enemy even, because they will enjoy this as well. The final score for “Avengers—Infinity War” is a solid 9 out of 10!
Marco Island resident and avid moviegoer, Matthew Mendisana is a Lynn University alumnus. While he possesses a bachelor’s degree in science, it’s the arts that attracted his attention. In his four years at Lynn, Matthew managed to achieve Magna Cum Laude status, earn three publications in the Lynn University magazine, make a short documentary featured in the university’s Film Festival, and created a radio PSA that was later broadcasted overseas.