I’m not just saying this because I am a lover of the sci fi and comic book movie genre, but “Avengers: Infinity War” is definitely worthy of the hype it is given. Even the casual viewer will love this film without having to actually see every single MCU movie made over the last ten years (although it couldn’t hurt to have seen them of course because they are good). Big bad Thanos has come looking to collect the six Infinity Stones which are powerful enough on their own but together can harness the most ultimate power the universe has ever known and it is up to all heroes introduced so far in the MCU to team up and stop him, but can they do it? There is action, there are twists, a few funny moments to lighten things up, a few WTF moments, some tears may be shed by the viewer, and a gripping cliffhanger because what part one of a two part tale doesn’t leave you at the edge of your seat wanting part two to hurry up and get here? So hard to not give away spoilers, but I won’t.
Obviously as with any book to film adaptation, there are creative liberties taken but this does not interfere with one’s enjoyment. Hell, you probably wouldn’t notice unless a die hard comic book geek pointed out the differences. The story is well told by the team of writers, actors, and directors. Writing and directing for multiple characters who are all important is no easy task especially for film and tv and many times can make or break a show. The actors are all comfortable in their roles and draw us in to their world. The villain has just the right amount of villain to him, which for me is just as important as having awesome heroes to fight them. The visuals are mindblowing. Easy to see why this movie is breaking records already. 9.5 out of 10 a definite must see.