‘Infinity War’ exceeds expectations


Ten years and 18 movies later, fans are left speechless with the performance of “Avengers: Infinity War.” Every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which started with “Iron Man” in 2008, has led up to this point. For the past 10 years, almost everyone would wait for the post-credit scenes of Marvel movies, which would occasionally feature Thanos, the villain of “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Like most superhero movies, this one follows the standard plotline of a villain trying to take over the world. However, Thanos is no ordinary villain, as he is stronger than any we’ve been introduced before in the Marvel Comics.

Staying true to the comic books, Thanos is searching for the six infinity stones that have been seen throughout the MCU. If the stones were all to be placed in the infinity gauntlet, Thanos would have the ability to destroy the universe with the snap of his fingers.

This leads to almost every single hero introduced in the MCU joining the fight against him, creating the biggest crossover movie in the franchise.

At first, some fans were skeptical of the movie because of its large cast, unsure if the characters were going to connect in a way that made sense and have enough screen time to be more than just a cameo.

Fortunately, there was no problem regarding the size of the cast. The characters would interact genuinely and with enough relevancy that allowed almost every member to have a moment to shine.
Speaking of shining, one of the show stealers of the movie are the Children of Thanos, or as they’re known in the comics, the Black Order. In many cases, no one is interested in the villain’s henchmen because they’re lackeys, used to exemplify the main villain’s influence and power. However, the Black Order is very menacing, almost as much as Thanos. They weren’t just some one-and-done antagonists.

Even from the trailers, fans were impressed by how intimidating they looked. The different fight scenes between them and the many heroes left audiences on the edge of their seats, waiting to see who will come out victorious. It seemed as if each member of the Black Order had something different to bring to the fight, such as Ebony Maw’s sorcery skills matching, if not exceeding the powers of Doctor Strange’s.

Unfortunately for those who don’t keep up with the Marvel universe, you’ll need to watch some of the previous movies in order to fully understand “Avengers: Infinity War.” Each one makes sure to carry plotlines into the rest. Iron Man and Captain America not being on speaking terms, the Avengers breaking up, Asgard being destroyed, the film makes sure that these plotlines aren’t forgotten.

“Avengers: Infinity War” clocks in to be the longest MCU movie at a runtime of two hours and 40 minutes. Even at that length, no minute was wasted to lazy writing to fill up screen time. At each minute, there was some sort of important mission, moving plotline, or enlightening characterization going on.

“Avengers: Infinity War” is on track to be one of the biggest hits of the decade, breaking countless box office records. The writing and script of the movie is nearly flawless, able to maintain a balance between a serious and humorous tone.

It was definitely worth the ten year wait and has left fans wanting more from the successful franchise.