It’s so hard to write a review for a film like Avengers: Infinity War because I really want to preserve the integrity of the experience for all the viewers. I loved it. I enjoyed every minute of it despite it’s exposition-heavy first hour. There are so many moving parts and so many characters to deal with, plus the revelation of Thanos and all that he is.
Even with all of that, it still manages to impress. I think I still managed to give a decent review of the film, though not one that would make any real dent in the larger discourse happening in film.
Read my review here: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is What We’ve All Been Waiting For (ClickTheCity).
I reverted to fanboy articulation in this review because I just really loved it and couldn’t go beyond discussing it in broad strokes for fear of ruining the experience. I’m even watching it again tonight because there’s just so much to take in and it would be great to see it again and process things in its proper perspective.
The Russo brothers really managed to take all these storylines from the past 18 films and formed such an impressive narrative collision that was such a joy to watch from beginning to end. It’s 149-minute running time passed by in the blink of an eye because there was so much going on but it still felt like forever.
It’s because it used everything — all that build up and momentum from previous films — to create this behemoth of a film.
I can’t stop gushing. I have class tomorrow. But I’m still on a high.
As a comic book reader from the 80s (though I don’t read comics now), I’ve been waiting for a film this huge and this immense in the comic book genre for over thirty years. It’s finally happened. And I am so fucking happy about it.