*This is a SPOILER-FREE review. Thanos demanded my silence and I am going to listen to him*
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters April 27th
So this is going to be an incredibly difficult post to write, mostly because there is so much packed into the 2 hours and 40 minutes that is Avengers: Infinity War. I can tell you what you probably already know: The Avengers all seem to come together to fight an evil force who is trying to obtain all of the Infinity Stones and rule the universe.
The interesting thing is that although they come together, the film is set in separate worlds. So do the Avengers really assemble together, every single one of them?
Well, not exactly. Although they are all fighting the same force (Thanos), they are not all specifically fighting together, although many of them do. I loved seeing some of the characters from different films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe meet for the first time. We already know Tony Stark (Iron Man) and Peter Quill (Star-Lord) meet because of the trailer featuring a snippet of their bantering. The way they meet is quite phenomenal and when these two cocky super heroes from two different parts of the universe interact, it’s a clash that ends up being comical.
With that said, the movie is most certainly not all comedy and snarkiness. This movie is entirely Thanos’ journey. This is about the villain who seems to always be in the background of previous Marvel films, but never really had his day in the sunshine. In a way it’s Thanos who is the glue holding the Marvel Universe together because even though many of the Avengers don’t know each other, they all seem to hate Thanos. The common thread that is weaved through it all.
There’s some very deep moments, moments that you as a Marvel fan will never forget. Moments that will stay with you as you try to process it all. You will want to see Avengers: Infinity War again and again to scour it for the inevitable clues as a sort of therapy until the 4th Avengers film (still untitled because according to the Russo Brothers *could* spoil this film for many… hmmm). We will have a full year to figure it out, watch the past MCU films over and over and see the upcoming Marvel films in theaters to try and put the puzzle together. But you will probably still come out with more questions than answers….
Of course we will be wrong in whatever we imagine, because Marvel is clever like that.
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters April 27th. I hope you got tickets because it’s going to be an insane opening weekend. Sidenote – you 100% NEED to stay for the very end credit scene. If you were an avid Marvel fan I wouldn’t have to tell you this but for some reason many people still do.
*thank you to Marvel for sending me to the premiere in order to facilitate this post. All travel and accommodations were provided to me.