By Cynthia Ayala
“The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.” —IMDB
For an almost 3-hour long movie, this film certainly doesn’t feel like it. Moreover, that is a big reason why this film is such a success. Part of what makes Marvel such success is their devotion to building up who these characters are, their dynamics with one another, as hey slowly make their way to their ultimate goal: fighting Thanos. Moreover, everything worked out perfectly.
Infinity War does not just have 1, or 2, or even five superheroes to contend with and showcase, they have everyone in this film, and the pacing, the structure, makes sure that everyone has the proper amount of screen time, representing everyone who both is, and isn’t, an Avenger. The pacing of the film allows for meaningful dialogue and character development to take place within the film. It goes from fast action sequences – without losing the character dynamics in the dialogue and body language between the characters – to slow paced scenes that work to build the tension of the film. It moves perfectly, allowing the audience time to breath between action sequences, while also keeping them glued to their seats by the tension and looming threat that is Thanos.
It is such a perfect superhero movie because everyone already knows who these characters are, no background work needs to be done allowing the film to focuses on the story at hand. Marvel/Disney, made sure they build the platform for this film correctly so that when they mashed all these superheroes together, they meshed together perfectly. Moreover, this cast is one that understands their characters, forming real friendships that resonate off the screen. They have the chemistry and the talent that works to make the film enjoyable to watch. It is not just the story, how it moves and builds, because to be honest, everyone knew this story was coming, that this is what Marvel was building to since the beginning, it is the cast that makes the movie shine. This movie, Marvel movies, is a perfect example of perfect casting. The actors look like their characters; they understand their characters, their origins, their relationships, and the bring them to life effortlessly. They are a great team to watch, and they have flourished in these roles, allowing the characters to flourish and grow alongside them. They balance comedy and seriousness fantastically, as with every single Marvel movie. Honestly, they excel at making sure the humor shines.
Infinity War is merely a fantastic film. The pacing is perfect, luring the audience in and allowing them to forget time exists. It does not feel like a long movie at all. That is how quickly it moves. Moreover, even so, the devotion this film gives its large cast is excellent. The story develops itself excellently, it summarizes past events perfectly, glazing over them without losing the importance it has to the overall plot of the film. Moreover, that is just it, the plot does not get lost in action, and the villain has a level of depth and complexities to him.
Infinity War is merely a fantastic film. It is emotional; it is action-packed and perfectly paced. (★★★★ | A+)
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Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo
Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
Based on The Avengers by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin & Chris Pratt
Rating | Length | Genre: PG-13 | 2h 29min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures