Avengers: INFINITY WAR-Movie Review

From Marvel Studios comes the eagerly anticipated “Avengers: Infinity War,” the third installment in the “Avengers” franchise and 19th Marvel Studios film to date. The release also marks the 10 year anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began with the release of “Iron Man” in 2008.

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Wong (Benedict Wong), Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018

My husband and I had the chance to go on an afternoon date yesterday to see the new Avengers: Infinity War movie. We were both excited for this release and for a chance to go on a date.  Before I tell you what we thought about it, let me share a little bit more with you about this movie and what it is all about.

“Avengers: Infinity War” picks up as the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, but a dangerous menace has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, Thanos will stop at nothing to collect all six Infinity Stones in his quest to wield unimaginable power and his twisted will on all of humanity.

Assembling a team that includes members from every Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, the Avengers and their Super Hero allies must sacrifice like never before in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. An unprecedented cinematic journey 10 years in the making with the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe in play, “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time.

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” is the preeminent collection of iconic Super Hero characters in one film and stars Robert Downey Jr., as Tony Stark/ Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Don Cheadle as Colonel James Rhodes/War Machine, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Paul Bettany as Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Benedict Wong as Wong, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Dave Bautista as Drax, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, with Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, with Josh Brolin as Thanos, and Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord.

ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 15: (L-R) Actors Sebastian Stan, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Josh Brolin, and Chris Hemsworth, producer Kevin Feige, and actors Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, and Anthony Mackie of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR took part today in the Walt Disney Studios live action presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2017 in Anaheim, Calif. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR will be released in U.S. theaters on May 4, 2018. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Sebastian Stan; Dave Bautista; Karen Gillan; Pom Klementieff; Benedict Cumberbatch; Chadwick Boseman; Josh Brolin; Chris Hemsworth; Kevin Feige; Robert Downey Jr.; Mark Ruffalo; Tom Holland; Elizabeth Olsen; Paul Bettany; Don Cheadle; Anthony Mackie

Just take a look at that cast!  AMAZING.

And they were just as amazing on-screen.

Going in I didn’t know much about the villain Thanos.  I remember him making an appearance in The Avengers and in Guardians of the Galaxy but they were just teases. I never read the comic books but  he made his first appearance in “Iron Man” #55 comic book issue in 1973.

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..Thanos (Josh Brolin)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018

Thanos was definitely a villain to be remembered.  He was big and creepy and an interesting character. “He is somebody who won’t stop until he has what he wants. You’re being reminded that he does have a heart, and you can be empathetic toward him. Then suddenly you realize that he’s the worst villain that’s ever existed because he’s willing to go to any lengths in order to accomplish his vision. There’s something else that’s feeding him and doing this, and what’s fun in the movie is trying to figure out what that is.”

The other Avenger’s are back as well.  Iron Man who is hilarious as always, Captain America, SpiderMan, Black Widow and even the Hulk who was exiled to space spending time with Thor in Asgard. Oh, and speaking about Thor,he is back and just as beautiful and strong as always. There are some scenes with him that made me laugh out loud.

This movie has a great cast, great humor, amazing effects and the overall story was just good. The Guardians of the Galaxy are crossing over to the Avenger world for the first time and Black Panther in Wakanda make their appearance as well as Dr. Strange.

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Okoye (Danai Gurira), Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson) and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018

As Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” gets set to blast into U.S. theaters on April 27 with pulse-pounding, high-octane action, directors Anthony and Joe Russo offer their thoughts on what audiences can expect.

“Audiences are going to see a new dimension of their heroes in this film,” says Anthony Russo. “One that deals with challenges in ways that they haven’t had to in the past and one that deals with consequences that they haven’t had in the past. The takeaway is going to be, ‘Wow, Super Heroes are people too.’ I also hope that we have brought an even more human expression of these characters to the table, and I hope that audiences feel that.”

“I don’t think that audiences have seen anything on this level of intensity with this level of stakes and ramifications in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before,” concludes Joe Russo. “There’s nothing comparable to it. If Marvel has been writing a book for the last ten years, these are the final chapters of the book. And there’s finality, and there will be endings. And there will be new beginnings.”

I couldn’t have said it better.  Without giving to much away I will just stop there and say GO AND SEE IT!  It is worth it and be sure to stay to the very end of the credits!

Avengers, Assemble!

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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR opens in theaters everywhere on April 27th!


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