Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War
Yes, this review is pretty late. I'm still doing catch up, and also, it's pretty difficult to talk about this movie without revealing any spoilers. I'm still going to try, somewhat comforted that most of you reading have already seen this movie.
Infinity War is by far my favorite Avengers movie. Not so much because it's big, awesome, and fun to watch, but because it did something different. It broke its own Marvel formula.
After years of waiting, Thanos finally makes a move on the Infinity Stones. If he can collect them all, he can become invincible, and all kinds of bad things can happen. And do you think the Avengers are going to let him get away with it?
Most impressive was the writers' ability to put together this ensemble and still maintain each individual's character, entirely consistent with earlier movies.
I caught this movie Preview night in standard -- no 3D, and no IMAX. I didn't miss the 3D at all, though I wish I had gone back and seen it in 2D-IMAX. I would have liked to have seen many scenes on a bigger and clearer screen.
That's pretty much all I have for this movie, but I wanted to make one further observation. This movie is similar to the first Star Trek reboot movie, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi in that all three movies went out of the way to change things up and totally upend their respective franchises. In two of these franchises, the changes were well received. The third was blasted by its fans. By most cinematic standards, all three are good movies, each earning more than 80% on Rotten Tomatoes. Just an interesting observation worth mentioning!