"Avengers: Infinity War" Movie Review
Remember a few years back when final films in a series were split into two parts? Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Twilight to name a few. Be aware - Avengers: Infinity War is a two-part film. The conclusion will come next year. So, while this review will have NO spoilers, I just want to warn you all that the film has a massive cliffhanger.
The film sees our divided heroes as they form an alliance with the Guardians of the Galaxy in order to take on Thanos. Thanos is seeking the six Infinity Stones. If he gets his hands on all six stones, he will not only become the most powerful being in the galaxy, but also will wipe out half the population of the universe. Thanos saw his own planet become overpopulated and eventually his entire world died. Thanos took it upon himself to wipe out half the population planet by planet until the universe was in balance once again.
What I loved most about the film was how you couldn't really argue with Thanos. While his methods were extreme and, in many ways, devastating, he had a point. Earth teeters on the edge every day because of overpopulation, pollution, perverted politicians keeping the rich rich and the poor poor, etc. There's a ton of factors bombarding the human race. While I'm in no way condoning genocide, wouldn't we be better off if there were less people in the world? Maybe instead of killing half of us, help us colonize Mars, Thanos!
Thanos's perspective upped the stakes and gave the film a unique tension that most superhero films don't have. It was unpredictable and kept you on the edge of your seat for the entire 2 and a half hours. It also didn't even feel like a long film. There was so much going on that it kept your attention and kept you guessing. It had a ton of humor, excitement, and just as much heart as heartbreak. The visuals were outstanding and many moments breathtaking.
In conclusion, I have nothing but praise for this film, aside from one small complaint. Elizabeth Olsen has just given up completely as far as trying to keep up her Russian accent. That's a small issue though and I'm not going to let it detract from how great this film was. Marvel really stepped it up with this film and took a huge risk on making it two parts. It certainly paid off and gave us one of the most incredible films with one of the most heartbreaking endings ever. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
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