Avengers: Infinity War Review
- Genre: Fantasy, Marvel Comics, Superhero, End of Days
- Date Released: 23 April 2018
- Based on The Avengers by Stan Lee
- Robert Downey, Jr as Tony Stark/Iron Man
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
- Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
- Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr Stephen Strange
- Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine
- Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider Man
- Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther
- Paul Bettany as Vision
- Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
- Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon
- Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki
- Idris Alba as Heimdall
- Peter Dinklage as Eitri
- Benedict Wong as Wong
- Pom Klementieff as Mantis
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
- Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
- Zoe Saldana as Gamora
- Vin Diesel as Groot
- Bradley Cooper as Rocket
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
- Benicio del Tora as The Collector
- Josh Brolin as Thanos
- Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star Lord
The story, in brief, is that the protagonist named Thanos committed genocide on his home planet named Titan. His planet used to be a beautiful, vibrant, idyllic place for its advanced sentient beings. However, as the population grew exponentially, Titan’s resources started to dimish unable to support them anymore. With some drastic measure, Thanos culled his ‘people’ to allow those remaining to survive.
Then he had another idea. Why not apply depopulation by half to the entire universe. This became Thanos’ mission – to go universal.
In order to impose his will on all the dominions of existence, he had to collect the six Infinity Stones. He travelled far and wide across space, forcefully locating each stone and killing its guardian and taking each stone in turn.
This film is rather long, just under three hours, but because of its fast-paced action-packed adventure and an enormous cast of top well-known actors appearing, some in cameo roles, the film went quickly. The story included the heros from Marvel comics The Avengers, Guardians of the Galax & The Black Panther aided by the new to movie characters Dr Strange and a rebooted Spiderman.
I have to say that this film should be seen more than once. Preferably first in the cinema for big screen view and then on television. There are so many goings-on that you might miss some of it if you blink.
There are so many beloved Marvel characters that you would not want to sideline. I have to admit the part where Nick Fury appeared just completely slipped under my radar.
It was a very good story and the CGI is excellent. I particularly love the panoramic cinematography of the vast African plain.
The ending though is rather surreal and sad as many of the major superheroes had vanished into dust. I heard there is going to be another movie to continue the story. I wonder how they are going to write the ‘gone’ characters in?
Loki is dead. But we need Loki back! Favourite Spider Man is also gone as well as Dr Strange.
Well, perhaps a clue to how these heroes may be resurrected is that one of the Stones Thanos captured is the Time Stone, which can manipulate time back & forward as Thanos demonstrated. The much-anticipated sequel of the movie is currently planned for 2019/2020.