Avengers: Infinity War Review

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Courtesy of Marvel Studios

Avengers: Infinity War has finally arrived. Brothers and directors Anthony and Joe Russo reached new heights with their first Avengers movie, the second one in the series, just two years after they directed the blockbuster Captain America: Civil War film. 

According to Forbes.comAvengers: Infinity War has earned $905.1 million in just one week of its worldwide release. The last Avengers film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, came out three years ago.

Audience members that have been itching for a movie that will leave them speechless, shocked, and confused will no doubt be satisfied. This Avengers film is an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end. 

Thanos, the film’s main villain, is on a quest to collect all six Infinity stones so he can bring “balance” to the universe. Unfortunately, his version of balance is wiping out half of all life in the universe. In this film, the Guardians of the Galaxy join the Avengers in the fight against Thanos to prevent him from getting the infinity stones. The film starts with a heartbreak that leaves you sitting in your chair for a few minutes, thinking about what is yet to come. This becomes a familiar feeling throughout the film because the drama does not stop until the film is over.

There are some very interesting things to pay attention to in this movie that may be easy to look past the first time around. One being that Captain America and Iron Man did not speak to, nor see each other once in the whole film, as many fans of the franchise know the Avengers broke up at the end of Captain America: Civil War.

Overall, this film was a bold statement by the Russo brothers as the conclusion to a 10-year storyline of Marvel films. After watching this, viewers will want more than the two hours and forty minutes of thrilling events. This movie could have easily ran for 4 or 5 hours, but Marvel did a great job leaving many stories with just enough loose ends to drive the audience insane thinking about what is to come. Viewers benefit from watching the previous Marvel movies, so the franchise's storylines are fresh in their memory, as there are many important events that led up to this film.

"We do have a name for it, we're just not announcing it," said Anthony Russo in an interview with Bustle regarding Avengers 4. "And I think we came to that name fairly early in the development process. It speaks to the heart of the story." 

If you haven't seen Infinity War yet, cancel all of your upcoming plans and go find your closest movie theater. This film could very easily go down as one of, if not the greatest, superhero film of all time.