The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has taken up residence in many hearts over the past 10 years. With such a huge cast and rich history, everybody has a favourite film or hero. But going into Infinity War with a favourite hero is risky business. As suspected by fans from the moment Infinity War was announced, nobody comes out of this film unscathed. Infinity War proceeds to put a strain on the love fans have as Thanos (Josh Brolin) makes his full cinematic debut and shows just why he is the end game.
Infinity War feels like so much more than just a film, it feels like an event that should be experienced. Many fans, myself included, have grown up over the past 10 years with this cast and this franchise. This is what we’ve all been waiting for and it delivers everything a fan could hope for and so much more. Whilst Marvel’s usual humour is consistently on show, with Drax (Dave Bautista) being a highlight, it is often short lived as the threat has never been more real. It provides a ride that many have probably not experienced in the cinema.
One of the biggest accomplishments the two directors’ (Joe & Anthony Russo) pull is making fans question just how evil Thanos truly is despite everything he puts the heroes through. He has more layers than many villains we see on the big screen and that can put a bit of doubt in fans minds. Whilst I don’t think anybody would be siding with Thanos, I think many will be surprised how much they can understand and reason with him. Whilst Infinity War does feel like Thanos’ movie, it is a sight to see 10 years worth of characters intertwine, with many meeting each other for the first time which leads to some unique encounter. And with such a large cast filled with stars, it’s a credit to the Russo brothers that nobody feels left out and every hero has their moment.
– Ciarán Hayward