Avengers: Infinity War Review – World Building Excellence (SPOILER FREE)
Avengers: Infinity War is now in theaters, and to say that it’s a must-see event doesn’t quite do it justice. This film is an amazing product of 10 years of world building in 18 prequel films that culminates in one epic ride that won’t let you relax until it ends. It suffers from a few comic book movie tropes, but overall it’s a damn near masterpiece.
You can check out our full review below via the video or its script. There are no plot spoilers at all, nor do I summarize the plot, so you should be safe to watch it if you haven’t seen the movie yet.
Hey now MCU crackheads, Matt Heywood here from EntertainmentBuddha.com to review Avengers: Infinity War, or what I like to call, the first part of the culmination of 18 mostly excellent Marvel world building films, which is so damn impressive to think about. Especially when you consider the failures of the DC Cinematic Universe. All hail Feige!
There will be no plot spoilers present in this review.
Alright, first things first, I can’t talk about a single bit of plot without spoiling a moment of this movie’s tense, edge of your seat style narrative, but I can tell you that it will instantly grip you and not let you go until the credits roll, and thanks to the ending, Infinity War’s events may even stick with you for hours after your screening. It’s that impactful because so much shit goes down it’s hard to believe it all happens in just 2.5 hours. I’m talking major, major moments and actions that will affect the MCU for quite some time, or until the inevitable Miller Time moment that will come for the good guys in Avengers 4. Shit gets real, let’s just leave it at that.
Anyway, since I refuse to even basically summarize the events of this movie I will just launch into a gushingly positive review that hopefully doesn’t border on being too hyperbolic.
What can I say, this movie absolutely rocks your face off from beginning to end. The pace is frenetic, the story content is tense and forboding, the action is phenomenal, and the cast epitomizes what it means to be top-notch. There’s also plenty of clever humor and just pure nods to the fans who have followed the MCU since 2008 with plenty of inside jokes and character moments that any comic book fan will appreciate. Not to mention, it’s packed with a high feels quotient, and not just the kind that make your heart feel funny and sad. There are genuine “FUCK YEAH” moments too, but there are an equal amount of “Oh NO THEY DIDN’T moments as well.
The plot is just perfectly balanced with character, action, and emotions. It also pays off on 10 years of Marvel movie world building in spades. All of the characters coming together feels natural and as if they were destined to unite, which as fans we knew they were, but in their world they’re all brought together through circumstance, but it feels natural, and not forced like the Justice League’s banding together in their ensemble film. You could see how all 18 movies led their characters to this point, and how all of the post-credit tie-ins perfectly stitched all of the separate properties together in one near perfect film.
I say near perfect when referring to Infinity War as a film only because I know what will ultimately happen with the events that went down in it. There are tragic moments that are hugely impactful to the MCU as a whole moving forward, but based on the rules of this universe, I just know that most of the tragedies will be reversed, so like most movies of this nature, the good guys will somehow come out on top when it’s all said in done in Avengers 4, even though things get darker than ever in the MCU by the time this film ends.
Avengers: Infinity War is nothing short of a comic book movie masterpiece. When you consider what it set at to do, which was to finally bring together 18 movies worth of world building into one coherent comic book film with so many large personalities, it’s hard not to talk about it with superlatives. It will make you laugh, it may make you cry, and it will for sure make you feel entertained. It’s a 9.5 out of 10 type of flick for Team EB. This is a must-watch in theaters event, so take heed of our glowing review and try to get yourself into a screening this weekend to avoid spoilers.
Thanks for watching, this is Matt Heywood signing off for EntertainmentBuddha.com, where we make you a better geek, one post at a time.
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