Popular movies can tend to all feel the same these days, especially in the superhero genre. However, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War was anything but your run of the mill superhero punch out.
While some studios are struggling to get one movie with six characters to work, somehow Marvel directors Anthony and Joseph Russo deliver big time on a movie that features not six, not twelve, but TWENTY major characters. And somehow it works.
Avengers: Infinity War is a fun jam-packed summer blockbuster that feels like a treat to long time Marvel fans. Back when Iron Man came out in 2008 (has it really been that long??) I could barely believe Marvel was going to attempt an Avengers movie, the idea that an Infinity War movie could be possible was way too far fetched. Not only did Marvel pull off making a story about magic stones feel like reading a comic book, but they also made it mainstream!
Like this is the kind of stuff all of us nerds used to get made fun for in school and now a movie about a purple space man, a Norse god and a million other weird characters is selling out shows left and right! Did I step into The Twilight Zone or something?
Everything in this movie feels epic and deservedly so. This has been ten years in the making and Marvel knows it and the fact that this didn’t crumble under the weight of fan expectation is incredible.
One of my favorite things about the film is just how much it feels like a comic book. There’s a scene in the beginning of the movie where Iron Man is fighting a giant alien in New York, and when Spider-Man swings in for a team up it feels ripped right out of a comic book splash page.
You could feel the love for the source material through every minute. And for a medium that’s been called unfilmable, the Russo Brothers found that magic key to making comic from movie indistinguishable.
The only downside is the movie is quite long. Clocking in at around two hours and forty-five minutes, it’s something you have to plan your day around and buckle in for. However the movie never feels like it’s wasting your time, and the length feels justified, I never felt like the movie was dragging at least.
Also if you’ve only seen a couple of Marvel films, this movie will be very confusing as it expects you to know the events of the past two Guardians of the Galaxy films as well as Avengers Age of Ultron, Captain America Civil War, and Thor Ragnarok (at the bare minimum.)
However considering just about all of those movies were box office hits, I don’t think that’ll be a huge issue.
As soon as you get the chance make sure you buy a ticket soon to see Avengers Infinity War and see one of the most popular movies of the decade.