There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people to create one action and superhero packed movie. And it succeeded. If you have not seen this film yet, then drop what you are doing, head to the nearest theater, and watch it. The most anticipated Marvel film lived up to its expectations. The main Avengers cast runs into other iconic Marvel characters such as the members from “Guardian of the Galaxy,” Dr. Strange, and Black Panther along with fellow warriors from Wakanda. Every movie, every detail, every character over the past 10 years leads up to this monumental moment.
“Avengers: Infinity Wars” continues immediately where “Thor: Ragnarok” left off. At the end of Thor, Thor destroyed his world in order to defeat his sister, Hela. Before doing so, the Asgardian civilization was evacuated to a ship and took off into space. This is where Thanos first makes his appearance as he is looking for the Space Stone, one of the six Infinity Stones, located in the Tesseract.
Bruce Banner/Hulk returns to earth, ending up at Dr. Strange’s house and warning him about the impending threat. Conjuring a portal, Dr. Strange summons Tony Stark. As the three are attacked, Spider-Man joins the action. Soon, Dr. Strange, Tony and Peter find themselves on an alien spaceship deep in space. After a fight scene, Tony decides the best thing to do is to take the fight to Thanos. On their journey, these three cross paths with most of the members from “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Together, they devise a plan to take down Thanos.
While this is happening, Thanos’s children track down the other Infinity Stones, coming across Vision and Wanda. While the two fight and things start to seem hopeless, Captain America, Black Widow, and Falcon come to their aid. Wanting to protect Vision and the Mind Stone, Captain America leads the team to Wakanda. Upon arriving, Captain America reunites with long-time friend, James “Bucky” Barnes. While in Wakanda, they are attacked by Thanos’s children. The Avengers fight side by side with T’Challa and the warriors of Wakanda. During the fighting, Thanos makes his appearance in Wakanda, seeking the Mind Stone for himself.
Marvel outdid themselves bringing the universe together and balanced everyone’s personality without too much clashing, though Tony Stark and Star Lord seem to at times. Also, keeping the theme of strong women from “Black Panther,” Marvel constructs a scene that resembles this between Wanda, Black Widow and Okoye. Although Bruce Banner seems to resent the Hulk in the first Avengers film, there are times in this film when he calls for the Hulk to make an appearance. Thor becomes mightier and stronger, despite what happened in the third Thor movie. The only downfall with such a huge cast is that audience members must remember all the small details from every Marvel film. Though, for those committed fans, this poses no problem.
This film was action packed from beginning to end, with a couple serious moments, but also filled with laughs. Though it may seem hard to balance every action scene, Marvel transitions beautifully between the two teams and the many plans taken by the Avengers to stop Thanos. With all Marvel characters combined, each tackling their own paths, “Avengers: Infinity Wars” is the longest Marvel movie to date, running for a total of 2 hours and 40 minutes. Also, to date, this film “set a record at the box office with an estimated $250 million debut in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the highest domestic opening of all time above the $247.9 million debut of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ It also has the highest global opening of all time with $630 million in worldwide receipts even without the Chinese market (the film will open in China on May 11)” according to Los Angeles Times.