After months and months of scrolling through memes on Twitter about iconic crossovers, Avengers: Infinity War has finally made it to our screens. But is it worth the hype?
*A SPOILER ALERT IS IN PLAY FROM HERE*
The Marvel universe is filled with unique characters that promise to be dynamite when brought together, so expectations were sky high with this latest installment. Did it deliver? Yes. But was it wholly original? Not really.
The plot involves purple God Thanos and his search for happiness and all the inifinity stones that were created right after the Big Bang. The super good looking humans from Avengers must team up with the other super good looking super heroes Doctor Strange and the Guardians of the Galaxy and stop him.
While this movie manages to explore each different character in depth and gives us a 2.5 hour long spectacle, it also brings to light the glaring unoriginality of the plot. For instance (SPOILER), when we find out that Tony Stark can see dead people at the beginning of the movie, one can bet on the fact that the end would reveal that one of the major character, in this case Thanos, has already been dead all along.
The screenplay by Christopher Marcus and Stephen McFeely borrows heavily from popular movies like Interstellar, Pink Panther, Legally Blonde and, as mentioned earlier, The Sixth Sense.
For people who aren’t fully aware of the sexual politics of the Marvel universe, the writers have liberally sprinkled references from the aforementioned movies. What could have been a top-of-the-line, high budget, CGI explosion, is reduced to a cheap copy of bigger movies that have preceded it.
Another strike against the movie is that it’s riddled with superhero clichés. Not only do we get a super villain who threatens to destroy the world, but we have actual humans who want to save the Earth and not use their mind blowing powers to find out the ending of Game of Thrones. But overall, it’s the spectacle of it that wins the day. Would it have been better if (SPOILER) Thanos didn’t end up revealing that he was, in fact, Luke Skywalker…sorry Peter Parker’s father? Sure. But we can’t have everything that we want now, can we?
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