Finally the night in which I was going to watch the latest movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe arrived. I did everything I could in order to avoid any early reviews, any reactions, anything that had to do with the movie. I did everything humanly possible to go in with a clear mind and without any sort of bias.
Knowing the amount of characters that were going to appear in this movie, I thought it would be just too crammed to even be able to enjoy any of them, or that the story would be a huge mess. Boy was I mistaken!
I’m going to try to keep this short and sweet, without throwing too many details about the story or spoilers. Whenever some major spoiler appears, I’ll certainly hide it and let you decide on whether or not to check it out.
We start with Thanos having the one of the Infinity Stones in his gauntlet. In order to get the second one, he needs to go through the Asgardians. Thor and Loki are in their spacecraft while Thanos is killing everyone. He puts a moral dilemma on Loki, who has to decide between his brother and the Universe.
Avengers: Infinity War brings together the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, including characters from Earth and beyond. After the fallout of Civil War we’re faced with a broken Avengers team who are still considered criminals, and it’s clear in Civil War that Tony Stark doesn’t want to call Captain America, leaving the task of calling him to Banner.
We go back to Earth, where Bruce Banner first meets Doctor Strange and, of course, things get heated outside of the building right away, as an alien doughnut-shaped spacecraft appears nearby. This is when we get to see Iron Man’s new suit, which is rather awesome as it is using nanotech that will simply activate and create the suit around his body.
One thing leads to another and, of course, now we are on a different place in the Universe, and yes, I mean, with the Guardians of the Galaxy. In here we have all the fun of the world. Quill is just amazingly funny, and interacting with Thor makes it all better, not to mention, Drax. Believe me, I hadn’t laughed and enjoyed a segment more than this one in any movie.
One thing to keep in mind is that Avengers: Infinity War takes place in at least three different places at all time. We have some of the Avengers on Earth, trying to keep both of the Infinity Stones safe, while the rest of the Avengers are trying to stop Thanos alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy, while Thanos is seeking for the Infinity Stones.
I don’t know how they could juggle all of the characters with all of the parallel stories to not be confusing, while giving some of the spotlight to each one of the characters, but they did it, perfectly. Of course, if you have not watched some of the movies that came out after Avengers: Civil War you might miss some details, but you know, the trick is to just go home and look for those movies to fill in the blanks.
Please be aware, opening the spoiler tags will most likely ruin your experience if you have not watched the movie. Open them at your own risk.
I read a few comments online, coming from some friends of mine and some friends-of-friends, and they are right when they mention that, after Avengers: Infinity War there are “only” two movies: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Infinity War.
I didn’t go into the theater with high hopes. There were too many characters, what seemed to be a rushed “final”, there wasn’t enough time to tell the story. Marvel was able to shut my mouth closed (and at times, open) by bringing this masterpiece. There are laughs, there’s drama, there’s crying. Everything you’d expect is here, and it goes beyond what anyone would’ve thought.
What the main issue is? Marvel has set the bar way too high now, and I do not believe anyone, other than Marvel itself, will be able to equal it in the future.