|Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Drax (Dave Bautista), Star Lord (Chris Pratt) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) |
in Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel Studios)
MOVIE REVIEWThis year marks the 10-year anniversary of Marvel Studios who have been saying since the release of Iron Man in 2008, that every film that came after it would lead up to Infinity War. As the movies progressed and new superheros were introduced, I was concerned that there would be too many of them to keep track of and that the quality of the storytelling would go downhill. But to my surprise, the Marvel found a way to give each character their own screen time allowing them to shine. Granted, not every Marvel movie has been a home run, but Marvel has been able to do what DC Comic movies have not consistently. So I am sad to say that I was disappointed with Avengers: Infinity War.
|Drax (Dave Bautista), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Star Lord (Chris Pratt)|
and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) (Marvel Studios)
Marvel’s Studios 19th film picks up shortly after Captain America: Civil War, which most fans consider to be another Avengers film although it was never labeled as such. Though healing and forgiveness has taken place between the heroes, some of them still feel a little bruised since the aftermath. But they come together again, some for the first time, to battle Thanos (Josh Brolin) who aims of retrieving all the six Infinity Stones so that he can rule the world not to mention the universe. You may remember that Thanos is the “step father” of Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) from the Guardians of the Galaxy crew. He sends his minions to earth to retrieve the remaining stones and it becomes pretty clear that all hands are needed on deck.
|The big bad Thanos (Josh Brolin) (Marvel Studios)|
The new Avengers movie does make some time near the beginning to show off some comedy. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) meets Star Lord (Chris Pratt) and the two go back and forth sizing each other up like a couple of dumb jocks thinking more highly of themselves than they ought to. Another battle of egos ensues when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) meets Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). The four of them should get their own buddy road trip film.
|Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Steve Rogers (Chris Evans)|
Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and White Wolf (Sebastian Stan)
Overall, the film has a darker tone, but if your kids can handle the other Marvel movies, this shouldn't induce nightmares. However, parents would be wise to discuss with their children ahead of time that the movie ends on a cliffhanger and the part two should have the triumphant ending we all want.