Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Starring Karen Gillan, Josh Brolin, Letitia Wright, Chris Evans

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A really impressive job weaving a complex soup of characters, storylines, styles, and humor into something understandable and entertaining. Lots of credit to the Russo brothers for bringing it all together without making a big mess of it.

An amazing cast of characters, and an equally amazing job juggling their screen time so that each of them has some significance. Pretty much everyone makes an appearance except for Hawkeye and Ant-Man. Dinklage as a giant was genius.

One thing I don’t like is how real-life actors will play different superhero characters, like Chris Evans as Flame and Captain America, Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern and Deadpool, and now Josh Brolin as Thanos and Cable. They really have to stop doing that.

Unfortunately, we hear the completely horrible “we have a situation here” line not once, not twice, but three times in this one. It’s perhaps the laziest, most oversused piece of dialogue in action films, and I really wish it was never used in a movie ever again.

Action is really good, effects are top-notch. Groot giving an arm for the axe handle was a touching moment, and a pissed off Thor’s rage on the battlefield was dramatic and beautiful.

Not ending I was expecting, but a perfect cliffhanger for the final Avengers movie. Really glad the Russos have made that one as well. I’m guessing the time stone is somehow used to go back in time and save everyone? The all-knowing Dr. Strange even hints that letting Thanos win “was the only way”.

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