I have been dreaming about this film for 10 years. I remembered, after watching the first MCU movie through Iron Man, about the spectacle of this universe and that I waited for like a lifetime for this penultimate movie against Thanos… and it did not disappoint! I have high expectations about this film and it delivered however, though normal, the movie is not perfect (I have some issues to write about below) but the amount of effort to bring this to fruition is praised. The movie itself is a rollercoaster of emotions and has jaw-dropping and out of this world (no pun intended) moments. I felt like a kid inside the cinema and the entire movie had me with lots of Wooow! and Oooh! and Noooh! and Yeeees!
It is worth noting that the amount of exposure and screen time are equally given to the stellar, A-List cast and without a question gave justice to the character. I like that the plot and story arc don’t revolve around the Avengers any more with their personal conflicts and issues but gave chance to understand both Thanos’ authoritative and vulnerable side and because of this, I personally like Thanos as one of the best villains in the MCU. The movie also shed some light to questions about the Infinity Stones and previous MCU characters. I like the upgraded suits of Iron Man and Iron Spider though.
The cinematography is very good however, there are scenes that felt very unreal that I had to cringe watching. The CGI is nearly perfect especially Thanos’ motion capture effects however a bit worried about the fact the Avengers are able to breathe normally in outer space. The score though is perfectly interwoven to the movie which gave life to the each scenes especially those surprisingly thrilling moments.
I have some issues firstly with the pacing is somewhat the same impact for me as with ‘Age of Ultron’ where there are dead and slow pacing scenes which can be avoided even though this is a scene of character development, it has stopped the momentum of a perfect fast-pacing flick. Secondly, I believe humor is always a signature of the MCU films but there are comedic scenes on the film that is out of place. I mean don’t worry, the humor is mostly on point but you don’t have to put humor in every scene especially during action scenes! Lastly, I written above about cast giving justice to the character but a lousy script didn’t allow some of the characters to use their full potential and skills on the film… case in point Drax!
All in all, I find the movie worthy of your money to spend watching in theatres because it is visually entertaining, nostalgic and fun. It has all the ingredients you will find for a comic book movie.
I will give 4.5 out of 5 stars for Avengers: Infinity War