Daily Archives: April 28, 2018

He’s Like Michael Jackson, but More Nihilistic

Avengers | Infinity War
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Shaw, Dania Gurira, Letitia Wright, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff & Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Directors: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo
Writers: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
Studio: Marvel Studios
Rating: PG-13

Fear not, for I’m endeavouring to omit spoilers (to the best of my ability).

Avengers: Infinity War is epic, it’s funny and it’s surprisingly well balanced, given all of the moving parts included from 10 years of flicks from Marvel Studios. It’s a good movie — not a great one, but a good one — and the real reason for that isn’t the iconic nature of the characters or actors, the action, the jokes or the effects. The reason is the writing, and specifically, the skeleton that holds the parts of this pop-culture Frankenstein monster together. The underlying theme here — one of sacrifice — recurs throughout the movie, even for Thanos, and it belies a thoughtfulness that was prioritized ahead of action and goofiness and sheer coolness.

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