Does the Film Go to Infinity and Beyond Expectations?
By: Lucia Elmi
Bring your friends and get ready to have an all-out nerd-fest because Marvel’s most highly anticipated film ever is finally here.
Be forewarned: a box of tissues is a must, maybe even a week’s supply if you know you’re a crier.
After Marvel’s mainstream success of “Black Panther” earlier this year, “Avengers: Infinity War” continues that winning streak, and made a whopping $39 million during just it’s single Thursday night preview opening.
With other films like “Deadpool 2” and “The Ant-Man and The Wasp”, expected for arrival this summer, it seems 2018 is going to been exciting one for Marvel enthusiasts.
A main concern that critics and skeptics have about the movie is if it would be able to balance out such a large cast of important characters which is a very touchy subject for many.
Safe to say, the writers of the film handled that matter well. For the most part, almost all the characters had their moment to shine on screen.
Even if some weren’t given a long appearance, they were sure to leave a lasting impression on audiences, whether it was with a snarky joke or a spell-binding action sequence.
Another concern was how well the pacing of this movie was going to flow.
It brought into question just how well the pacing would be with so many characters making an appearance, and with them their own set of subplots. With so many factors coming into play, its hard to imagine how it would all connect together into a well-paced storyline.
Although at some points it seemed to drag on just a little, the overall pace of the film kept a steady buzz, all thanks to those clever plot twists and epic showdowns.
One character that deserves a special mention is Thanos, the ultimate creator of destruction in the Marvel Universe and the driving force of all our heroes. Thanos’ character has taken a more not-so-cheesy approach compared to what we’re used to typically seeing from Marvel villains, both on and off the screen.
There is a surprising added level of depth to his character as we begin to see just how he rationalizes his cruelty and need for power. It makes him appear more “human”, rather than just an omnipotent big purple guy sitting in a floating chair out in the middle of space. It’s refreshing to see this new take on villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and from one of the most unexpected villains as well.
It was a risky move, but a good call.
That being said, this movie will also disappoint fans, but it’s all with good intention. It’s a hard reality many will have to face: characters will die – important characters, the type you love to hate and hate to love.
Their deaths weren’t careless attempts to rile up the audience – they happened because they were necessary to the storyline. Sometimes the truth hurts, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing.
If you can’t handle it, make sure to bring an extra pair of pull-ups with you.
Overall, I would say this movie was a success, considering the number of difficulties it had to overcome. As with every movie, it has its flaws but nothing that takes away from the enjoyment of the film.
As heart-felt as this movie was, we should prepare ourselves for an even more soul-shattering part-two to this film. We may have to say goodbye to more characters. We’ll just have to wait until next year to find out.