'Avengers: Infinity War' Review: A Salute To All Those Who Die Leaving Us Paralysed & Crushed
Do you know how it feels when you watch a film the whole world has been waiting to witness, before anyone else does? Do you know how it feels when you know everything and yet, you can’t give away any spoilers, because the last thing you want is HATE messages in your inbox?
To begin with, let me tell you this. The word ‘Infinity’ does not do justice to what I just saw, it is completely beyond your imagination! It is cataclysmic, gargantuan, farcical, entertaining, and everything that you would want in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s a showdown between the evil and biggest superheroes ever.
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ brings together everything we have seen till date, literally everything that has made our childhood. We have Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Black Panther…and Thanos. Well, the purple giant is the very definition of the word ‘VILLIAN’. Even Nick Fury must have never imagined he would live to see something like this.
There are deaths that will leave you paralysed on your seat- the less we say the better (Okay, but you should prepare yourself for the first 15 minutes). There are some unexpected appearances and disappearances: we bet you won’t be ready for this.
Over the course of 2 hours and 29 minutes, ‘Infinity War’ does everything that Marvel fans expected and also brings in gazillions of other elements that you never saw coming.
This is a giant battle that we always knew was coming, but didn’t realise what it would have in store until we saw it hovering over us! Director Anthony and Joe Russo make your hearts race, give you a sugar-rush and make you laugh with amusing dialogues, leaving you thrilled.
Honestly, it’s kind of amazing how 10 years of MCU fit accurately without any glitch. Whether it is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ meeting the Avengers for the first time or the banter between Iron Man and Doctor Strange, or Captain America returning with a badass beard or the Hulk trying to see what has happened on Earth in the past few years.
From Tony Stark to Thor to Captain America, every hero’s story follows the right path. Every member plays an important role no matter what their screen-time is. And for the War Machine’s fans, the makers definitely have something special for you.
Coming to the story, Earth is in grave danger as a massive purple hunk with a huge chin called ‘Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) aims to destroy the planet. His ultimate aim is to find all the six infinity stones and fix them on his custom-made hand that holds the strength to bear the power of all six stones. The uncontrollable power will lead him to destroy anything he wants in this universe. Okay, basic villain stuff.
This is a true blue Thanos film and there is no denying that. As you learn more about his character, you despise him for how he wants to be the tyrant lord. As he says in the trailer, “When he is done, half of humanity will still exist.” But despite the hate, you understand his agony when he makes the biggest sacrifice to get that one infinity stone (Any guesses which one is it?). The CGI Villian has a skin like an overripe berry and is the ultimate face of MCU villains.
Against him are the good guys. Here comes alpha male Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). Joining the two is Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who is all about millennials and pop culture reference, thoroughly entertaining us.
This is followed by Thor (Chris Hemsworth) meeting the GOTG. The epic exchange of words between Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Thor can’t be missed! Wish I could say more.
Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) get a vital screen presence in the film, taking us back to the origin of their relationship we had no idea about.
Vision (Paul Bettany) and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) are trying to have a normal life. Steve Rogers aka Captain America (Chris Evans) arrives, but his reunion with the Avengers is something for you to confirm yourself. Vision is obviously in danger and that goes without saying, but does Thanos gets what he wants. And if he does, then how?
The face to face confrontation that Thanos has with Iron Man, as he says, “The world will remember you” is not for faint-hearted.
Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) is seen kicking some ass as usual, while Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) is having a tough time turning into the Hulk. Wish the two have a happy ending? Again…can’t say more!
While Tony and the gang are squabbling, we are transported straight to Wakanda.
A sudden urge to meet Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) arises thanks to all the hi-tech advancement that the world can finally see now. But Okoye (Danai Gurira) ain’t pleased, because when the king said they were opening their gates to the world, she thought it meant Wakanda would finally get a Starbucks, not have the entire team of Avengers descend upon them instead.
And wait till you watch the clash between two major superhero gangs, thinking each is in team Thanos. Just imagine one asking, “What master do you serve?”. And an awkwardly confused hero answering “You mean – like Jesus?”(Come on make a guess, who are these two?)
FYI, Thor – the God of thunder, looks ravishing as ever, taking charge and breaking bones, but even he can’t guarantee that all is well and everyone will safe. But we must warn you about one thing. Your heart will bleed, no matter what! Thanos is here and so is the end of the world.
And most importantly Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage’s secret role is pretty amazing that will make you jump right out of your seat.
The movie takes no time in establishing what’s at stake and who the super-villain is. In fact, you get introduced to the devil at the start itself. And it is then when you realise that NO ONE IS SAFE IN THE INFINITY WAR!
Marvel gives you everything they promised but at the same time, they throw curveballs that can shake your soul. The film gets stronger and more twisted as it proceeds to its ending.
Just imagine the effect this movie creates with all the superheroes crammed in one. The CGI totally works in favor of the movie, from war sequences to the representation of every newly introduced character, there is nothing that is not worth the investment.
I know we’ve got to wait for a year before we see what happens next, but I would want the Russo brothers to just give us another big movie (or Mayhem) now! Because, the sudden twists, turns, and deaths in the movie will leave you scarred for a long long time. ‘Infinity War’ will haunt you till the next movie comes out!