AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Movie Review: A ‘Marvel’ously mounted, incredibly emotional epic game changer
This is the one which describes that word HUGE in every sense. Taking a decade to build, the Marvel’s movie universe’s 19th picture is a bedazzling 160 minute array of MCU heroes, consisting of 76 characters united against the most dangerous threat ever to give the audience a complete knockout punch. But that’s not all..
AVENGERS : INFINITY WAR is a movie that sets the example on how to sharpen the arc of a blockbuster born on a template of a super hero to an epic game changer in the genre. It dares to travel into the zone where normally a studio super hero flick can’t even imagine in its wildest dreams and stun the audience with that emotional resonate.
“We're in the endgame now,” says Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) to IRON MAN (Robert Downey Jr.), Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa / Black Panther) says “Today we don’t fight for one life. We fight for all of them”.
From IRON MAN to the latest BLACK PANTHER, screen writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely pen this super hero orgy that features Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk/Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chis Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord/ Chris Pratt), Don Cheadle (James Rhodes / War Machine), Tom Holland (Peter Parker / Spider-Man), Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa / Black Panther), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch), Anthony Mackie(Sam Wilson / Falcon), Sebastian Stan (James "Bucky" Barnes / White Wolf), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong (Wong), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Dave Bautista (Drax), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Vin Diesel as Groot (voice), Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon (voice), Benicio Del Toro (Taneleer Tivan / The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M'Baku) all join forces to fight Thanos (Josh Brolin).
Thanos – the Lord of the wrecked planet Titan, Thanos is a huge, supremely powerful, demon in a mind blowing piece of motion capture. Thanos is all fear, evil with that restrained tone and sculptured beard, a solid mix of Hellboy & the Hulk having that peculiar sociopath nature to restore balance by eliminating half of the population of the universe. For that dream Thanos has to posses those six infinity stones called Mind, Soul, Time, Power, Space, and Reality. The stones are in power of our heroes and as Thanos starts possessing those stones one after another and proudly fixes it on his fingers in his big glove, things start taking serious turns.
Set in deep space and lands like New York, Wakanda, Titan, Knowhere, director duo - Joe and Anthony Russo accomplish a rare feat of assembling their numerous technicians/artiste under one roof and mount this highly anticipated saga as per expectations and fulfill the promise as delivered to the crowd. Fans will go crazy and as we all jumped in joy when we saw the teaser seeing our super heroes marching ahead as an army, the movie will captivate them with continuous thrills in this super extravagant opera that moves like a song.
The writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and director duo Anthony and Joe Russo add witty moments like the struggle of Hulk /Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) to get the out of practice Hulk back into action, the banter between Spider-Man, Iron Man and Doctor Strange, the moments between Star-Lord, Loki, Thor, Groot, Rocket Raccoon and Drax are fun. The proceedings get emotional when Gamora shares her moments with Thanos all leads to a stunning grand finale that knocks you out.
Without turning spoilers, we would just say that the makers had done it and the ‘trick’ works big. Feeling to shout OMG, NO repeatedly keeps coming and you won’t leave the auditorium till the end credits for sure. Even after coming out from the theatre you are still inside as AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR keeps on haunting your senses.
The scale at which AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is mounted is astonishing, the war/combat sequences are a delight for junkies and the public in general. Director duo Anthony and Joe Russo (two CAPTAIN AMREICA series previous) had created a bedazzling and emotionally resonant epic.
As a wise man said about ‘life’ – in giving you experience, it takes away your innocence in the bargain. Marvel with AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR has given a new ‘life’ to the super hero genre as the masters of cosmic/superhero stories gain ‘experience’ in this labor of work that spanned through a decade.
The experience will make sure that no Marvel fan leaves the auditorium till the final credits scroll. The innocence (read triumph/ecstasy) of a routine super hero winning over the bad/evil guys over gains maturity as it starts asking questions when it ends sparking a debate all over till we wait with bated breath for the next announcement/follow-up, by then AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR may have already added a couple of pages in the books of history.
- Screenplay: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
- Actor: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman
- Actress: Scarlett Johansson
- Producer: Kevin Feige
- Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
- Music Director: Alan Silvestri
- Production house: Marvel Studios
- Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures