Avengers: Infinity War: Movie Review

Dramatic, bold, heavy and fulfilling. "Avengers: Infinity War" was the ultimate culmination of a decade of the awesome Marvel Cinematic Universe films. "Infinity War" had everything from bombastic action sequences, the best villain yet and shocking conclusions. While the film, at its core, is the first film in a duology, it will ultimately leave audiences in shock and in awe and most importantly, satisfied.

The powerful Thanos (Josh Brolin) has caused much devastation across the universe. A maniacal being who believes that he must sacrifice half of the universe's population to ensure sustainability and prosperity, he has been on the hunt for the six infinity stones to complete his infinity gauntlet. If he succeeds to collect all, he gets the ultimate power of erasing beings with a snap of his fingers. While the task seems to be an impossible one, this does not stop our superhero allies to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat Thanos and save the universe.
"Avengers: Infinity War" had a huge task in combining 18 films for the past 10 years and a large cast of superheroes and make them all coalesce into one tight product. The final film was simply exquisite exceeding even our wildest expectations. The biggest surprise and our favorite though is the villain Thanos. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been known to have weak villains usually used as cannon fodder for a spectacular finale. Thanos is very far from that. In fact, the film was able to make a compelling stand on the psyche of this diabolical force - he himself believes that his deadly cause is a noble and necessary one to save the universe. It eerily makes sense in a twisted way and it is one that plays with audiences' emotions. It also caught us by surprise that Thanos had his poignant moments wherein he showed a softer, unexpected side. Villains are bad but rarely get to see the whole picture in why they are evil in the first place. With "Infinity War", we get that missing piece and we loved that.
The next best thing for "Infinity War" is that it was bolstered by a fast-paced yet meaty screenplay. The film is less than 2 and a half hours long and it is surprising how much they were able to fit in given the number of characters they had to deal with. These collaborations and team-ups themselves were quirky and great and had their own charisma and vibe. Most importantly, the film was able to present each character in a compelling manner. While no one stood out as the lead, no one felt like filler material. The biggest gripe we had with "Infinity War" was its ending. It's a huge cliffhanger that suddenly stops the film in the middle of things. On the topic of who dies and who lives, we won't spoil anything but the film takes a bold stance on the matter. If you thought anyone was safe then you'll be in complete shellshock as the film proves this common thought otherwise. Overall, "Avengers: Infinity War" is a compelling watch like every other MCU film before it. While it leaves you hanging in the end, everything before that was simply amazing.
Rating: 5 reels

Why you should watch it:
- an epic ode to a decade of wonderful cinematic treats
- it did not hold back and no one is safe
- it presented a well-rounde villain and a menacing one at that

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the film ends with a huge cliffhanger

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