Director: Anthony & Joe Russo
Cast: Too many to name!
10 years and 20 films later one would think Marvel will probably lose its magic sometime but yet again we are proven wrong by a larger than life successful film. A hero who searches within himself, a villain with feelings and an epic battle in which evil is destroyed but this is not the case in this Marvel film. Following the blockbusters Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War continues after Civil War and from the last scene of Thor.
Unless you have been living under a rock over the past decade, you would have an idea of the back-story of Avengers and in fact the villain Thanos as well. Introduced in as early as the Ironman movies, his only ambition is to get all the 6 infinity stones for himself and destroy about half the universe. His adopted daughter Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy group, warns him against it but Thanos is serious about his mission. Starting with a fight between Hulk and Thanos, the movie relies heavily on top-notch VFX to carry forward and it works. The entry of Ironman with a pee joke and Vision and Scarlet’s romantic hook up cannot prepare you for what the movie is going to throw at you next; Game-Of-Throne-like hero deaths. Be careful who you invest your emotions for spoiler alert – you never know who might die!
Scenes such as Doctor Strange multiplying by the hundreds and Thor’s entry into Wakanda makes for palpable awe-ness. There’s romance and there are lessons on virtue so Marvel has indeed experimented. The sheer power of seeing the biggest ensemble will keep your heart racing. New York almost becomes home after having watched so many of the villainous attacks happening there that you can name the streets! BGM is apt and the Graphics teams deserve a standing applause plus an Academy Award.
The only issue stopping us calling this the greatest movie ever is the fact that Marvel employed a cheap trick. Fans across the world lash back at the end reveals this movie to be the first of a two-part movie but with many spin-offs in between. And knowing Marvel it may take up to 2-4 years for the grand sequel to come. Till then, we would still be under the spell that Marvel has cast on its loyal audience.
Verdict: An awesome ride with a jerky end.