Is 'Avengers: Infinity War' Worth the Hype?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a franchise we have all come to know and love. For the past ten years, these movies have played major roles in American pop culture to the point that it gets hard to imagine what superhero movies were really like before we had Iron Man. Before this franchise kicked off, two of the most popular superhero movie franchises were the Tim Burton Batman movies from the 80s and the Spider-Man movies starring Toby Maguire that came out in the early 2000s. When Iron Man came out in 2008, there was an entirely new air breathed into movies based on comics that made them less seen as comical action movies and more like real movies we aren’t embarrassed to say that we love.

Last week Marvel released what these past ten years have been building up to, Avengers: Infinity War, the nineteenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And me, being the massive Marvel fan that I am, had to see the movie as soon as it came out.  

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Before the movie, I was genuinely completely in the dark about the majority of the plot of Avengers: Infinity War. Like most of you who are gearing up to go see it, all I knew was that there was a big purple bad guy named Thanos (who, as we found out in the original Guardians of the Galaxy movie, is Gamora’s father) and he wanted all of the infinity stones that we have been seeing sporadically throughout the past Marvel movies. After seeing the movie, I can honestly say I was completely blown away by the plot. Scene after scene, I was surprised and shaken to the core by what was happening in this movie. The trailers didn’t prepare me at all for what I experienced. This movie was like no other superhero movie I have ever seen. I’m not just saying that because it’s chock full of heroes, but because the plot of Avengers: Infinity War genuinely blew me away.

I thought that the film was going to have a lot of difficulty dealing with the storylines of so many characters, but I genuinely felt like this movie dealt with the number of characters it had better than Captain America: Civil War did. Some of the characters, like Doctor Strange, I hadn’t really liked before the movie, but because of the way the film introduced and showed his character I started to really be into the character. All of the characters meeting one another during the first act of the movie caused the first half to fly by super fast while getting everyone on the same page as one another. Additionally, every single character didn’t meet each other at the same time which really helped to make the characters less overwhelming than they felt when we witnessed them in Captain America: Civil War. However, if you aren’t already following the Marvel franchise you will have an extremely difficult time following this movie. Avengers: Infinity War is not meant at all to be an introductory movie into this very large universe.  

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Honestly, I wasn’t expecting what this movie hit me with. At all. This plot was nothing anyone could have predicted and threw so many curve balls. It was absolutely amazing and heart-wrenching the entire time. If you love fight scenes, you will love this movie. There was a lot more comedy than I was expecting, but it definitely worked to lighten the mood during the film. If you are a Marvel fan, I highly recommend going to see this movie and maybe seeing it a second time after you’ve emotionally calmed down, so you can fully process what actually happened. 

Rating: A+