Fans Flock to Marvel’s Infinity War

Movie Review


Photo by: Rachel Bybee

Rachel Bybee is scared but thrilled to watch Avengers: Infinity War.

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, which hit theaters on April 27, 2018, made about $640.9 million at the box office on opening weekend, breaking all previous records.  During this new hit movie,  every Marvel character meets and fights against the most powerful foe the superheroes had yet to face: Thanos. Voiced by Josh Brolin, this antagonist goes after the six infinity stones previewed in past movies. The stones hold unbelievable power, and put together, create a weapon capable of destroying half the human population in a snap.

Because this movie includes almost every hero in the Marvel Universe, the cast list is humongous, including the classic heroes: Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Holland as Spider Man, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. Because the character have diverse personalities, they come together to create hilarious scenes and fit together to create an ultimate team. Fan favorites are scenes like Rocket the Raccoon wanting to steal Bucky Barnes’s metal arm, or when Star-Lord tries to seem as manly as Thor. This is an ultimate group of superheroes that viewers will not find anywhere else. Sophomore Christian Chambers comments, “[The characters] were portrayed very well.”

Though many moments make the audience cry with laughter, other scenes send hearts racing in terror. The movie immediately begins with a frightful scene during which Thanos reveals his cruelty and strength. Impressive fight scenes with incredible choreography scatter throughout the film, including scenes that allow characters interact with and help characters whom they have not previously met. Avengers: Infinity War offers two  hours and forty minutes of epic imagery and breathtaking plot points.

Sophomore Nour Goulmamine mentions, “I was actually mourning for three whole days. I got so attached to the characters.” This incredible movie is the first of two parts, with the sequel hitting theaters in 2019. If your weekend is free, don’t miss Avengers: Infinity War. The spoiler alerts can only be avoided for so long. so keep up with the Marvel universe while you can.