Movie: Avengers: Infinity War
Direction: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany
Music: Alan Silvestri
Cinematographer: Trent Opaloch
Editor: Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt
Genre: Action, Adventure
What is it about: It’s a superhero film which serves as sequel to the 2012 Avengers and 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron. This marks the 19th film in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. In this sequel the Avengers are collectively working together to stop Thanos from acquiring all the Infinity Stones, which may cause a major havoc to the human kind. The film is directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.
Why it’s disappointing: This could stay put for this movie.
What to watch out for: Marvel’s Cinematic Universe completes 10 years and a collective of stand-alone films which have created a great impact on the audience providing endless entertainment when compared to their competition. Audience have always enjoyed the films dished out from Marvel, as they greatly indulge in commercial elements which favours the audience. A stand-alone film as it is a tough job and when you put all of them in one film it becomes a task one may say a nightmare and the Russo brothers did a fantastic job in putting together all the SUPERS, who created a momentum so strong that it lasted the entire film keeping the audience at their toes.
Every entry was dramatic and theatrics were at its peak. To be honest it’s hard to pick a favourite. You think you’re going to love this particular character by the time you make up your mind comes another one who sweeps you away with his heroic powers. It was a spectacle which one could only experience on the huge silver screen.
Among all the chaos to save world the emotions were perfectly balanced and gave an appropriate amount of space for each character. There’s no one who’s left out. But the entry of Steve Rogers a.k.a Captain America was at its peak followed by the Wakandian Black Panther. How can you miss the youngest among the Avengers the new Spidey is amazing and strikes a balance of innocence. The chitter chatter between Iron Man and Dr.Strange was an interesting one and it was perfectly played out keeping the attitude of both the characters. Groot is a sweetheart and Drax brings great colour to the team. There were a few missing who will be seen in the continuing part of Infinity War II next year. Yes of course Rocket was hilarious and so was Star Lord. And finally Thanos the root cause, was extremely intense and was well etched character.
The film was obviously technically sound and was the first in Hollywood to be shot entirely on IMAX cameras, the cinematography by Trent Opaloch was splendid and was crisply edited by Jeffrey Ford & Mathew Schmidt. Alan Silvestri’s score was a gripping one.
The VFX was spectacular which takes you right in to it and IMAX added an amazing flavour which puts you right in the middle of the action. And SFX was tightly wound which had a thunderous impact.
Verdict: Anthony and Joe Russo, did a fantastic job in pulling off a movie which had 10 years of story patched effortlessly in to a huge film which keeps you glued to your seats. It wasn’t an easy task to dish out something so big, and it was perfectly handled. No all we can say, when we can see the second part of Infinity War which is supposedly slated to release on May 3rd 2019. Definitely worth a watch, don’t miss it for anything and if possible watch it on the biggest screen possible.