In time with celebrating their 10th anniversary, Marvel Studios have released Avengers: Infinity War. Following on from the events of Thor: Ragnarok, our favourite superheroes are finally combined to protect the universe from a common enemy, Thanos. Thanos played by Josh Brolin has his own interpretations of protecting the universe by wanting to cull the population for the longevity of the cosmos. To do this sufficiently and effectively, Thanos has taken upon himself to collect all the infinity stones to carry out this act.
In Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers have broken up and are no longer on good terms with each other ever since the events of Captain America: Civil War (which felt more like an Avengers movie than about Captain America). As the ground work has already been established by previous films in the 10-year span history of Marvel Studios, Avengers: Infinity War wastes no time in getting down to business.
Marvel Studios have broken many records, but the most impressive would be how Marvel Studios have shot Avengers: Infinity War entirely with IMAX cameras being the first ever Hollywood film to do so. And why not? It’s been a long time coming with some films only having some scenes shot in IMAX which would sometimes be annoying as scenes would expand and then would quickly reduce after the IMAX shot footage had been shown. I’m glad that Marvel Studios have decided to put their best foot forward to pioneer this game changer.
Visually, Infinity War is stunning with amazing costumes, special effects, action sequences and the satisfaction that some of your favourite characters from separate films are meeting for the first time. The composed scores accompanying the film help create the excitement in epic quantities with themes all too familiar, like the percussion known from the film Black Panther. When watching Infinity War, I felt excited when I recognised the theme which was played before we even saw the land of Wakanda on-screen.
With a solid cast, Avengers: Infinity War can do no wrong. The film feels a little lengthy spanning 2 and a half hour long, but no time is wasted with every scene being necessary to the plot. I’ve watched this film in both normal cinemas and in IMAX, and I cannot recommend viewing this film in IMAX enough. Not only do you see more of the film, but if you do see it in IMAX, you are seeing it the way Marvel Studios intended for it to be shown. Without giving too much away, I can say that Infinity War took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and left me wanting more. Absolutely go see it while it’s still in cinemas, just make sure to bring some tissues.