Image Credit: Marvel From Left Danai Gurria as Okoye, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.
It’s been a well-structured ten years since Iron mangraced the silver screen as an independent film full of integrity and ready to be the game changing summer Blockbuster that it was. Ten Years later and a week earlier (Iron Man originally came out on May 2nd), Marvel has studios has released Infinity War. Easily, the penultimate experience brought you courtesy of the Marvel/Disney team that only dreamt of producing films of this magnitude as Iron Manwent into production with Jon Favreau lensing the picture.
Infinity Waris pretty straightforward; Thanos (Josh Brolin) sets out to collect all six-infinity stones. Already in possession of the Power stone and the space stone, Thanos seeks out the Time stone worn by Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the mind stone embedded in the head of Vision (Paul Bettany), The soul stone, and the reality stone. However, Thanos’s task is anything but easy as he puts all on the line to achieve this task. Which creates casualties early on and throughout the run time of the film, which should come as no surprise as Marvel must not only keep the show interesting, but it must go on.
Bringing together the Guardians of the Galaxyand The Avengers, Infinity Wardirectors Joe and Anthony Russo handle character introductions with ease. Which there are in abundance here as the film picks up where the others left off. We find Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), and a blonde Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in Wakanda, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) aboard his ship with the remaining Asgardian survivors, Doctor Strange at his Sanctum Sanctorum in New York, Vision and the Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olson) in Scotland. All of which must band together to fight the mad titan and stop him from becoming the single most powerful entity in the known universe.
Infinity Wardoes anything but disappoint. From here on out all bet are off, as the Marvel universe not only continues to expand and flourish with these vast characters: it will continue to set the stage for future crisis such as this.
If you went to the theatre this weekend the look of astonishment on fellow movie watcher’s faces is something that hasn’t been seen since The Matrix Reloadeddropped in late 2003, and that’s truly saying something; As online message boards, podcasts, and general conversation amongst those familiar with the comics or not will theorize and dissect the film with a reinvigorated spark.