NO SPOILERS ahead :
After all this time, 10 long years of crazy stardom, fantasy, fiction, popularity, as the end draws near, Marvel Universe, just leaps to the ultimate level of movie making. They have, as if, researched for a project, prepared a thesis, and earned a degree – the planning, the execution and the outcome of this “dream” which was conceived, half a decade ago, almost draws to a full circle. The beauty of it lies, in the fact, that this end will bring beginnings, franchises will evolve, our beloved superheroes will earn a place in history and we shall witness, the greatest show on Earth.
They had prepared us, for the greatest villain, and when he comes, Oh! My! – He is evil grandeur personified, the invincible – and it’s time for our heroes, to fight a battle, which seems ‘lost’ infront of his epic tyranny. Avengers : Infinity War is both the preparation and the presentation of that battle against destiny named Thanos. This movie is like opening gift packs in your birthday – every scene almost takes you by surprise, propels you towards extremes of insane superhero-appeal, which you have built up for all these years and also the devastation of their misery, infront of an unstoppable force.
And all of a sudden, you find gruesome, grotesque darkness in MCU, you find inescapable horror. The witty one-liners still there, but far reduced. More emotional than you think, there is breaking of hearts. This is a movie with the right balance of importance to its villain – at times more important than your heroes. It builds upon Thanos, his past, his goal and his unfathomable power. But the villain isn’t ‘loud’ – his actions speak more than over-dramatized dialogues and his character has a vast depth contained – There is a villain crying, in a Marvel movie.
The length is a bit stretched out at 2.40 hours, but who is complaining? What comes with this huge cast list, is the problem of control, and here is where the Russo brothers spells magic. Each of everyone’s personal favorites get equal time to impress and boy, they do. There is a new swagger in the suits, and a kick-ass attitude added to the looks. They are fantastic actors, no doubt – what they achieve here in a shared screen time is beyond praise.
The ‘edge-of-the-seat” action sequences and the ‘awe-struck’ Super Hero entries, will make your vocal chords weak. There is again the prevalent Family Feeling, persistent in the MCU circle, and the ending, perhaps is where they have earned the box-offices already. Its nothing of that you have thought of. The twists are beyond your guesses, the plot is magnificently spun, the magic spell is pretty pretty strong, I must tell you. This is the best starter pack you could have wished for, before the final dinner party in May 2019. This dinner, will keep you very very hungry.
My rating 4.5/5
Article by : Anish Banerjee.
I will wait till I write my next fully detailed review on this one, with spoilers, next time.