‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Review

Iris Valentin , Staff Writer

Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” premiered in theaters April 27 in standard definition and Imax 3-D, bringing over $700 million internationally in its first week. Based on the original comic books, the Russo Brothers created their adaptation of the comic into an almost three-hour feature length film.

After the events of “Civil War” the Avengers must reunite once again to save the universe from a deadly threat.  Thanos, a powerful mutant titan is off to collect the infinity stones to gain power from the infinity gauntlet. Each infinity stone has incredible power from controlling time to controlling reality itself, which could threaten humanity if placed in the wrong hands.

The Avengers are not alone in their quest to stop Thanos. This time they have the support of the Guardians of the Galaxy who had history dealing with Thanos’ army in their previous films.

The graphics throughout “Infinity War” are astonishing and the setting transports audience members to different locations from the streets of New York to infinite outer space to even the grasslands of the hidden country Wakanda, from the recent hit release, “Black Panther.”

Composer Alan Silvestri returns to reprise his work for the “Infinity War” soundtrack. The music is gorgeous as it successfully progresses through the various scenes and settings.  The success of the score comes from adding a nice texture to the film when it transitions from sounding triumphant and adventurous to scenes full of sorrow and conflict.

It was incredible to see characters of different races, ages and genders coming together to fight a greater threat to the universe. Female characters such as Gamora, Scarlet Witch and Okoye throw sick punches to the members of the Black Order and Thanos. Part of the team stops by Wakanda to meet up with the Black Panther. Then they join together to fight off Thanos’ army.  

One drawback for the movie is its climax which closes this first part of the two-part film. Fans were left disappointed because of the intense cliffhanger. However the next Avengers film will continue with the ending of Infinity War, but the wait for its release will be rough.

“Avengers: Infinity War” is geared mostly for Marvel fans but is still accessible to the general public. The movie is filled with comedy, drama and a lot of action. The characters are wonderfully placed together into the Marvel cinematic universe.