Marvel’s mightiest heroes combine to defeat a new enemy

Maci Best, Writer

As “Avengers: Infinity War” hits theaters, devoted fans and viewers should know this is a movie unlike any they have seen before. From the tying in of multiple characters to a new but old villain, this is a film that changes everything for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Fans all over the world have expressed their love and heartbreak for a movie that gets viewers on the edge of their seats while also shattering them to a million pieces because of the year long wait for the fourth, and quite possibly the last, Avengers movie to be released. Either way, this is definitely one of the best movies from the directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, and it deserves it’s glorified box office reviews.

For a Marvel Universe lover, seeing such a large abundance of characters in the same motion picture is a dream come true, but also a dreaded nightmare. Before entering the theater, viewers may have expected that it was all going to be a bit too busy and the storylines were going to get confusing as they overlapped just like they had in past Marvel movies, but, thankfully, this was not the case. Each group of characters were thrown into their own problems that wove together perfectly with the others while keeping a steady pace to make it exciting and also preventing any audience confusion.

Even with the missing Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), the cast never skipped a beat. And if the latest Black Panther or Thor Ragnarok movies were not seen before watching this film, it’s still pretty easy to get caught up on who is who and what happened when with the actions and verbal cues provided by the characters. Props go to the writers for that one. But, seriously, if there are any doubts about any of the actors being off their game, there is nothing to worry about.

Moving past the obvious admiration for the brave heroes, let’s take a second to talk about the new villian. Thanos, played by Josh Brolin, is a powerful Titan whose one goal throughout the entire movie is to find the six infinity stones and use them to create a more perfect universe.

He plans to massacre half of every population in order to save them from using up their own resources, but, well, he kinda had okay intentions. Now, don’t take this the wrong way, there is no good in murdering millions, but all he wanted was to flurrish the potential of all creatures by ending their constant worry of hunger and impending death. Still, he is not a god (as they say multiple times), so it’s pretty understandable that the Avengers must step in to keep him from obtaining the power that is the infinity stones which allows him to kill off whoever.

However, one critique is the lack of comedy and triumphs. There are the usual one liners that get a little repetitious, but most of them are just dry, baseless comments that only spark a few laughs. As for the lacking victories, there were just a tad too many defeats. Thinking back on it, all of the happy stand-out moments were nonexistent. That was kinda disappointing.

Other than the lack of happiness, “Avengers: Infinity War” is everything viewers could have hoped for. Although it is upsetting knowing that there is a year long wait for the next movie, there are plenty of MCU fillers to look forward to between now and then including “Deadpool 2,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Venom,” and “Captain Marvel.” This film deserves its record breaking acclaim and will go down in history as one of the best superhero movies of all time.