Marvel’s Masterpiece Changes Everything

Brett Smith, Entertainment Editor

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10 Years. 18 Films. They’ve all been leading up to this blockbuster event: the culmination of some of the biggest names and biggest heroes in the business. With so many expectations peering through the roofs of fans and moviegoers alike, it’s hard to believe that Avengers: Infinity War has finally hit cinemas. Over 40 main characters, nearly a decade of lore and hints and teases, and many other factors were elements that needed to be addressed into this film. And honestly, on paper this sounds like an impossible task. An idea this big and a movie this packed couldn’t nearly live up to all of its hype, right? Right?! WRONG. Combined with the efforts of the ingenuitive heads of Marvel Studios, an astounding acting roster, inspired writers, thousands of incredible staff members working behind the scenes and a reported budget of roughly $300 million, a masterpiece was born.
My experience going to see this film was one of the best experiences of my life. Myself, along with a large group of my friends, took part in the Avengers: Infinity War Opening Night Fan Event. It was incredible to have the privilege of sitting in a theatre filled with so many devoted Marvel fans such as myself. Throughout the film’s two-and-a-half hour runtime, the entire crowd was cheering, gasping and crying collectively. To be there, and to share it with my closest friends provided an unforgettable cinematic experience that will last a lifetime. But while the crowd was great, it wouldn’t have been nearly as enjoyable if it weren’t for the movie itself.
In this review, there will be a lot left out, because most of what makes this movie great, if I tell you, would spoil the experience. Instead, I will highlight two of the strongest aspects of this film that I can. Thanos demands my silence, and it would be criminal not to abide by his wishes.
One of the best parts of the film easily is its villain: Thanos. Throughout the last few years, we’ve seen many classic Marvel villains adapted to the big screen. But other than the exception of Loki, they’ve all only been showcased in one film, and weren’t given the most character development or respect that they may or may not have deserved, lacking memorable performances for the most parts. And aside from Loki, the only other villain in more than one film is Thanos. Seen up to this point in an end credit scene for both the previous Avengers films and a cameo in Guardians Of The Galaxy, not much has been shown of this Mad Titan. This left a lot of people skeptical about whether or not he would prove to be a strong villain. Thankfully, all of the skeptics were silenced within the first few minutes of this film. Both an emotional conquerer and a powerful force to reckoned with, Thanos is most definitely one of the best villains the MCU has had to offer over the last 10 years. As you watch him throughout the film, not only is there a chance you’ll agree with Thanos’ plan, but you might also start rooting for him. Maybe.
Another aspect of this film that makes it work is its unknown factor. By now, most have seen a sort of pattern with these films. But Infinity War wipes away any kind of originally structured formula, and blows it out of the water. There is so much action and so many turns and surprises that you won’t know what to expect. Trust me, no matter what you think is going to happen in this film, you will be surprised and definitely caught off guard. It keeps you on the edge of your seat at all times, and there’s so much to witness that you may have to watch it multiple times to catch it all.
I am speechless. Even still, I am in shock and awe from what I’ve seen. The emotions flowing throughout this thematic experience is unlike any I’ve witnessed before in my life. Everyone has to go see Avengers: Infinity War. And if you’ve seen it already, watch it again. No matter who you are, this film has anything and everything you would need. It’s fun, hardcore, and for those who aren’t big into comics, it’s easy to follow. It’s not just a movie, it’s an experience.

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