Like tons of other Marvel fans, I preordered my Infinity War tickets and waited weeks on baited breath— ready to see T’Challa, Cap, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Hulk, and Vision (yeah, I love Vision) again.
Marvel delivered. Infinity War will keep you on the edge of your seat til the end (and especially the end credits— which are a long, but worthwhile, wait). We get to see equal time of all storylines, meaning you won’t be missing out on any of your faves as they battle it out to get to the Infinity Gauntlet before the most brutal alien in the galaxy.
Villain wise, Thanos has got to be one of my favorites. He had a dream that went to far, and we get to see a lot of what drives him, as well as what holds him back in this movie. Even his squad is interesting. And equally matched for our heroes.
Speaking of, I was hesitant to see everyone come together. We last left the Avengers shattered, and bringing in more people (even if they’re some of the best) could have gone very south (we’ve all seen bad cross overs). Fortunately for us, everything meshes well. Seeing some of the dynamics and pairings really reignited my love for some heroes that I hadn’t really paid a ton of attention to (i.e. Doctor Strange).
Wakanda is still Wakanda, and it is one of many amazing landscapes the movie covers. Visually, they did a great job. Fight scenes, destructions, and various terrains were crafted carefully and paired with a soundtrack that makes you feel something.
Overall I’m giving this movie a 9.5. Even without seeing some of the more recent franchise movies I could follow the plot and was really vested the whole time. You CARE about these characters (good, bad, and ugly). There is a lot of development, and you can see how major players have forged relationships that can’t be broken, even by an Infinity Gauntlet.
But get settled in, that end credit scene is well worth the wait.