In three words: emotional, unpredictable, impactful.
This is a movie of a lifetime. It’s the movie of my generation. For ten years, the MCU has dominated the box office with 18 movies, and I can promise you that the 19th is going to be no different. With over forty heroes in the film, it’s kind of hard not to draw a particularly large crowd.
I bought my tickets six weeks ago in preparation for the 2 hour and 40 minute movie. I’ve had years to predict who is likely to survive to Phase 4 of the MCU, months of analyzing Infinity War trailers until I had almost an entire movie playing in my head. Suffice to say, I don’t think I’ll be watching conspiracy theory videos on YouTube anymore.
Marvel is great at what they do. Their movies never fail to make me laugh, cry, smile, and just…have a really good time at the theatre. This one was a different kind of MCU movie because well, everyone is in it, and although you think that might take away from the emotional intensity of the movie…you’re in for a wild ride. So much happens in this movie, and while I don’t think it’s necessary for you to watch every single MCU movie there is in preparation, I do think it’s necessary for you to understand the basics: who all the heroes are, the Infinity Stones, and Thanos.
I love Marvel. I love all their movies. My list of favourite movies consist of at least four MCU films, and I take personal offence when someone doesn’t like it at all. Every year, I’m always looking forward to the newest addition to this grand multiverse, this intricate world made up of 19 movies, and I don’t think that passion and interest will ever stop. I’m telling you this because my opinion of this movie is probably extremely biased, and I don’t want to mislead you into thinking it’s the greatest cinematic event in history (even if it certainly is the most ambitious).
So, this is my SPOILER-FREE review of Infinity War based on my five-point, three-category system:
Enjoyment – 5
I mean, really, what did you expect? A sense of humour is a prerequisite for all Marvel screenwriters. I’m actually pretty sure they’re not hired unless they can prove they’re capable of making punny jokes. I thought that having 50 characters would be really distracting, and although, yes, that does mean the scenes shift from person to person rather quickly, it also adds to the ‘epic’ factor of the entire movie.
It’s rather fast. But it was good. It was incredible. I can’t let that take away from the jaw-dropping experience that is called Infinity War. My friends and I literally couldn’t blink or stop gaping at the screen as soon as the little Marvel intro began. The plot was fast-paced, engaging, and it was hilarious. It was just a really good time.
Quality – 5
It had a $300-400 million budget, the most expensive Marvel movie ever made, and the second-most expensive movie in history. They have Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated actors. Do I really need to say more? The CGI was seamless. The music was flawless. All the sound effects and the images were perfectly synchronized. I didn’t notice any random mistakes or skin where metal arm should be (have you seen that joke?)
General – 5
I feel like I say this too often, but I loved this movie. I loved it from the tips of my toes to the top of my head. I loved it with all the emotions that coursed through me throughout the 2 hours and 40 minutes I was in that theatre. I feel like my mind and emotions were put through a woodchipper, but I loved it.
If you wanted to see spoilers from me, I won’t be discussing the movie in detail for at least a couple of weeks.
If you have seen the movie, please be respectful to everyone who hasn’t because there is nothing worse than being spoiled. Remember, #ThanosDemandsYourSilence