Did I like it?
Avengers: Infinity War is the epic conclusion to the first 10 years of the MCU. And boy it delivered. It could have been a glorious clusterfuck of team-ups and cameos; but it was not. I mean, they are team-ups, but they are good and well written and well weaved into the overarching plot. Thanos is the best villain in the MCU. He is on-par with the Joker in The Dark Knight. Let’s dive in.
+ How to: Start a movie
The beginning left nothing to be desired. The intro monologue of his henchman was frightening to a certain point. You did not expect such a kind of monologue paired with such a scene. The character talking is, like Thanos to a certain degree, for my liking at least, almost too intelligent; too cunning. It was such a change of pace for me in general, that compared to other characters from other movies I tried to compare it to, made me feel like I experienced something entirely new. Well done.
+ Problem solved
As it is being pointed it out from many others: Thanos is a great villain. He is almost, if not as good as, the Joker. Some even said it was a biopic about him. All descriptions come close. He had emotions, an agenda, a reason, motivations. He doesn’t just want to rule the universe; he wants to balance it. In itself may be a bit stupid, but I can ignore it happily. He wasn’t just a great villain, he was also a compelling character in general. (And we can thank it Christoper Marcus and Stephen McFeely for that.)
+ There is no I(ron Man) in a T(hor)eam
Without spoiling the movie: It is mostly about certain variations of team-ups. And it is no throw away mish mash. All team-ups served a purpose and the characters abilities were used very, very cleverly. All characters had their five seconds of triumph and no team-up sucked.
– Search and destroy
This is not a point brought up by me, but from a comment on YouTube. To put it simple, he said: “It was too easy for Thanos to obtain the stones.” And I agree. Even though very dramatic scenes involved obtaining the infinity stones, it could have been made a bit more dramatic. Maybe he had to try it again, or was wounded, or had to flee. To shake it up a bit, you know.
Bottom line: Hooray for another 10 years of the MCU.
Rudy’s Rating: No SchuG. (No SchuG means: It was not a waste of money.)