The Biggest movie extravaganza has arrived in theaters and without a single doubt, has been breaking records from the very single show released. But after all the craze, Is the hype surrounding the movie really worth it? Yes it is, because this time the makers have taken a different route to present the film. It still has great action, great visual effect, great humor but there is another arc which the film has touched - by giving a great villian in Thanos who thankfully, isn't a stereotype sigh!
You have to give the credit to director Russo brothers to manage an Impossible task of bringing so many superheroes in one frame and giving them equal weight however, some characters get more to do than the other and some characters barely register on the screen but then again, where is the scope and space when there is so much going on? Avengers : Infinity war is basically bang for every buck you are putting into your ticket.
I rather try not to reveal the plot but keep it simple. The main villain Thanos who has been teasing from tiny appearances by previous films finally takes the center stage. He comes out to take back all the infinity stones which could not be taken by his pawns. And now it's the responsibility of every mightiest superhero from earth to stop Thanos from wiping out the universe. Do they succeed? Well watch the film to know that.
Performance wise, everyone is basically superb and I agree with all the reviewers who have put up the thought to have an extra post on the performances alone. Everyone has given their best regardless of the screentime they have been offered. From Robert Downey Jnr (Iron Man) to Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) to Chris Hemsworth (Thor) to Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) to Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) to Paul Bettany (Vision) to Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) to Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) to Tom Holland (Spiderman) and all the actors with cameos have made their mark.
The little disappointment has come for the fans of Chris Evans (Captain America) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) who deserved more punch in their parts as they have been commanding the franchise since the first movie and have a great fan base as well. But our hopes are pinned for the next Avengers movie to have these two characters shine.
But personally if you ask, Thanos played by Josh Brolin dominates the show. I have to admit that I had thought of him as a typical villain from MCU but the way scriptwriters have given an arc to his story, his objective and his mission to wipe off half of the universe has some sort of strength. There's also an emotional arc connected with his personality that would help him connect with the audiences more. This is a great feat for cinematic brilliance
Now comes to the best performance, it is certainly arguable and subjective because there are so many favourites in the film. It's very tough to choose one but let me be honest, the character and performance I am going to choose hasn't been my favourite. Infact, I don't know a squat about the character from her previous films because I haven't even seen them but her presence in this film with emotionally charged heart had a great impact on me as a viewer. I am talking about Gamora played by Zoe Saldana. (A little spoiler ahead, it is advisable that you watch the film instead) She relatively has a smaller role but the writers have invested greatly in her character. And Saldana is beyond superb. The way she faces her inner demons by facing her abusive adopted father. A father she had a troubled relationship with, Thanos also loves her deeply which takes the film to an all time emotional high.
Like I said earlier, that I haven't seen any of the Guardian of the Galaxy films (Too bad for me) It was still not difficult to understand what was happening in the film and Saldana is so effective in her scenes that she will make you forget that she is an actress with green make up on screen. Particularly, her last scene, she brings out her best and moves you within. Her performance alone is the highlight of this movie and this is one reason you should watch it.
Rating : 5 Stars