By Chace Fery & Connor Patrick
The Avengers series has always been a great way to bring all your favorite Marvel characters together in one action-packed film. Infinity War is no exception. Avengers: Infinity War is the newest addition to the popular Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. The Marvel movie franchise is so popular, in fact, that it is recognized as the highest grossing movie franchise of all time.
Due to the tremendous advertising build-up and the $300 million plus production budget, the fan base had high expectations for the film. Infinity War is the 19th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Despite the overwhelming amount of revenue already generated, the film’s plot may seem to be lacking for some loyal Marvel fans. Right off the bat, the film immerses the viewer in nonstop action. The lengthy two hour and 44-minute film never seems to let off the gas pedal. However, the substantially large cast makes the film a bit difficult to follow. Having characters merge into different groups throughout the film makes for a distant and confusing storyline. It’s arguable that Marvel bit off more than they could chew with Infinity War. But the other hand, having such a talented cast playing as all our favorite heroes is rewarding to see.
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While potentially underwhelming to some viewers, the film still provides the typical intense action that has become the trademark of Marvel superhero films. Performing as expected, the film has managed to generate 640.9 million box office on opening weekend alone. With this impressive feat, Disney is now responsible for nine of the ten largest openings in North American history. Clearly, the film is already on the right track financially, but the big question remains, how will it hold up with fans?
Avengers: Infinity War is no cookie cutter Marvel film, it’s truly something different. By no means does this film have a happy ending. Only being part one, of a two-part film, Infinity War leaves fans confused or even angered, but still eager for more. In addition to the constant carnage, the film proceeds to feel dark and hopeless at times. Surely a new feeling from the Marvel cinematic universe. It leads one to wonder, how long will our favorite heroes hold up against the great power of their evil enemies.
Overall, the film was an enjoyable experience. At no point was Infinity War slow or boring. Unlike the others, this film is truly something different, with such a massive collision of plotlines and characters. To conclude, a word of advice from the Hummer staff… be careful not to get too attached to your favorite superhero in Avengers: Infinity War…
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