Avengers: Infinity War (12A)

I went into Avengers: Infinity War with pretty low expectations and was mildly surprised. Don’t get me wrong it isn’t exactly the action movie of the century, far from it. It just wasn’t quite as dire as I was expecting.

Infinity War brings together a smorgasbord of Marvel characters united in defeating the dreaded Thanos. Thanos, despite looking like a thumb, has the gang racing against time to stop him in his deadly quest that could mean the end of life as we know it.

He is hellbent on tracking down all the six Infinity Stones across the galaxy. The unstoppable villain has maniacal plans to inflict his twisted view on the universe. If he gets the full set Thanos will become the most powerful creature in creation, in short unbeatable.

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers have to leave their grumbles at the door to fight back and help prevent the earth’s annihilation. Starlord and his troupe are also along for the ride, hoping to put a stop to Thanos once and for all.

As ever I talked over the movie with my fellow Ruthless On Film blogger, and boyfriend, Jordan afterwards and we both agreed that it was somewhat repetitive.

The main narrative of the movie is based around the actions people will take when their loved ones are threatened. It happens so many times throughout the movie that by the end the concept is diluted down and you straight up don’t care. It makes the whole experience somewhat predictable.

The second issue for me is that of the ongoing feud between Iron Man and Captain America. I mean it’s what Civil War was all about. The spat is mentioned in Infinity War but never actually addressed. We never get that all-important moment when the two come face to face, forced to put their differences aside for the sake of humanity. It was a major anti-climax.

Each main character got their screen time someone that could do with less is Vision played by Paul Bettany. Bettany has the ability to make any character dull and he succeeds in his mission in Infinity War.

Overall Infinity War is a good action movie with some heart-racing scenes. But the ending, which I won’t give away, has been publicised to death is in vain based on the fact that we know several follow up movie for certain characters are underway.

By Ruth Walker

★★★☆☆

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