The powerful Thanos sets his sights on obtaining the six Infinity Stones, and only the Avengers and their allies stand in his way.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin,
Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Paul Bettany,
Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Don Cheadle,
Anthony Mackie, Pom Klementieff, Sebastian Stan,
Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba,
Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Peter Dinklage,
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Carrie Coon, Gwyneth Paltrow
Sequel to 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2016's Captain America: Civil War, 2016's Doctor Strange, 2017's Guardians of
the Galaxy Vol. 2, 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming,
2017's Thor: Ragnarok, and 2018's Black Panther
Based on characters from Marvel Comics
Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of ten years of interconnected films and arguably the most anticipated movie of all time. A film like this has never been made before. The spectacle, the high stakes, and the interwoven 19-film long tale make this blockbuster something unique and unforgettable. Marvel Studios has truly accomplished the impossible with this amazing, flawless superhero extravaganza that packs a wallop unlike anything the MCU has dished out thus far. And that is seriously saying something. Finally, the war against the Mad Titan Thanos is here, and my, what a war it is. This review will not contain spoilers for the film. Everybody deserves the chance to experience this masterpiece for themselves.
Ever since he turned to face the camera at the end of The Avengers, MCU fans have been clamoring for more Thanos. Well, the Russos heard us and gave us Josh Brolin's unbelievable performance. Oddly enough, Thanos is the most grounded, relatable, and terrifying MCU villain to date, and Brolin's performance is a big part of that. We've known his ultimate goal for years. Find the six Infinity Stones and use them to wipe out half the universe to achieve balance. Power, Space, Mind, Reality, Time, and Soul are the six MacGuffins in Thanos's one-man war against the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, in a film that sports over 60 characters but never wastes a single one. That's not counting several mind-blowing cameos and teases for future films.
Avengers: Infinity War represents a decade of storytelling for a studio that did something nobody had ever done before. A series of films connected by a shared universe that all took from one another to tell amazing stories. While this certainly isn't the end, the film has a finite quality that delivers an emotional gut punch to the soul roughly every thirty minutes. With a fourth Avengers film on the horizon and acting as the second part of this mammoth story, it pleases me to say that the MCU seems to have peaked here, but knowing what they've delivered consistently in the past, I'd say they haven't even begun to peak.