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Avengers: Infinity War

Published August 25, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Film info

  • Title Avengers: Infinity War
  • Directors Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Year 2018
  • Run time 2hrs 29m
  • Genres Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
  • Tagline An entire universe. Once and for all.

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Live Blog

Time Comment
1:47 And breathe. Forget that you need to remember anything and just go with the flow.
4:04 “You really are the worst brother.”
9:39 Loki actually dead this time? Weird.
13:49 Space. Reality. Power. Soul. Mind. Time. Got it.
15:03 “Stark Raving Hazelnuts.” “A Hunk a Hulk of Burning Fudge.”
18:40 Yay, forgot about Spider-Man. Phew!
20:07 Squidward reference!
24:32 “Er, Mr Stark, I’m being beamed up.”
32:33 I like the two Chris' squaring off against each other.
34:19 “All words are made up.”
44:48 … but the knife got bigger when she got older?
57:55 I have very little knowledge of what Vision is all about.
1:01:40 Aliens this time out. Love that Spiderdude.
1:07:29 I think I’m on Thanos' side. Is that bad??
1:11:26 “It’s the birthplace of my hammer.” That’s the weirdest thing anyone’s ever said.
1:20:03 Blanket of death.
1:23:13 “Tell him about the dance off to save the universe.”
1:30:21 Jeez Louise, is anyone getting out of this movie alive?
1:37:22 Hulk as Ironman falling over is adorbz.
1:54:03 “By the way, this is a friend of mine. Tree.”
2:07:09 This film tho.
2:10:01 Vision died twice in two minutes. That’s impressive.
2:15:46 That could have been so emotional, great job by Spider-Man, but we know he has a future film coming out.

Thoughts

Oof. You know, I’ve really been struggling with these Avengers films over the last few years. I quite enjoy the individual standalone episodes but when they all come together and you have to start remembering and knowing and doing your homework and keeping track of so many characters in the same place, it starts to become less like fun and more like a chore.

It’s been building and building and in this latest film, it finally became too much. Too many characters with a story that just felt elongated and boring, the odds were too stacked against everyone and in the end it was all pointless and ended on a cliffhanger, which never goes down well.

Add to that the slightly dodgy effects on Thanos - who looked okay but seemed just a step too far for the graphics to fully integrate him into the real world.

So, yea, I did not enjoy this. It had some fun moments of course, I loved pretty much everything Spider-Man did, and the chatter between Thor and Star Lord was hilarious, but that couldn’t make up for what was otherwise two hours of disappointment - somehow mental overload and dull as dishwater at the same time.

Revisited May 21

Oh man. I have never been so wrong about a movie. On the first watch, I scored this a 1/5. What the hell was I thinking?

No, in fairness, I do understand where the previous Christine was coming from. Having not been able to follow the last few Marvel movies and losing the plot of who was who and what they were for, that would have made this a difficult film to view. Plus the fact that I didn’t know it was going to be a cliffhanger and that was just frustrating and depressing.

It is a lot of characters to keep track of, but now with my trusty Marvel notebook, I did a much better job and really loved this movie.

I absolutely cried by the end, adorable Spider-Man.

Rating: 5 / 5

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