Review: Avengers Infinity War

Written by on 10th May 2018

Infinity War promised fans an experience that would bring the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and other characters like Doctor Strange together. Did Marvel pull it off?  Jake Anderson has this review for Spark.

-Spoiler Alert-

‘Avengers Infinity War’ is one of the best Marvel movies to date and saying it is “good”, is an understatement.

Marvel movies such as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Iron Man’ in the past have been entertaining but have had many flaws like terrible villains and being quite predictable.

The cast for this film is impressive. It felt like everyone put in their all, even actors like Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen which were quite weak in previous instalments of the franchise, were very entertaining and gave genuine emotional performances.

The stand outs were easily Chris Hemsworth as ‘Thor’, Zoe Saldana as ‘Gamora’ and Chris Pratt as ‘Star Lord’ as they delivered incredibly emotional, funny and entertaining performances.

Every character had their moment despite feeling like they were barely in the film.

For example, Sebastian Stan’s ‘Bucky Barnes’ felt like he was in the film less than 5 minutes but still had a brief, memorable scene with Bradley Cooper’s ‘Rocket’.

Two noticeable absent characters are Jeremy Renner’s ‘Hawkeye’ and Paul Rudd’s ‘Ant-Man’ – fans will have to see ‘Avengers 4’ (2019) and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ (2018) to see these characters again.

Even though a lot of the film was made using CGI, the film looks great. Locations used like Atlanta, Edinburgh and even the North East has its time to shine with Durham among cities used as the backdrop for the film.

The film had great action and character introduction with the stand out scene being when the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ meet ‘Iron Man’, Spider-man’ and ‘Doctor Strange’.

The humour of the film is great and consistent throughout, with most coming from the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and in particular from Chris Pratt.

Many fans may be annoyed by the cliff hanger ending Marvel left. The ending, which involved characters such as Spider-man, Doctor Strange and Black Panther seemingly being killed off, was a great twist as many fans were expecting characters like ‘Captain America’ to bite the bullet.

However, fans can be reassured that there is a high chance they will return as a ‘Spider-man Homecoming’ sequel and a ‘Black Panther’ sequel are already in production.

Article Adapted from Northern Lights

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