This movie has balls.
Avengers: Infinity War continues the saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And when I mean continue, I mean continue. There is no introducing characters because you’re expected to know them already. If you don’t know them, then there are a bunch of movies you can watch to learn who they are. Their story arcs span entire movies with Infinity War being another step in their arc. The only character in the movie who has an arc is Thanos, the Mad Titan.
Thanos is one of the best villain Marvel has done. He is definitely fighting for first place with Killmonger as my favorite villain. Josh Brolin does an amazing job of injecting humanity within the alien. He is not a one-note villain. He is a man who knows (not believes) that he is the hero in this story. Sure, there are villains before who believe they are doing the right thing. But there is a confidence in Thanos’ character that makes him believe that he is right. He is a man who will save the galaxy, no matter what it will cost him. It is strange to say but it almost feels like Thanos is the main character of the movie.
Not to say that he is the only character. I mean, have you seen the amount of tags listed below? All those are characters from the various movies in the MCU and they all have equal screen time. Editing wise, this film balances every character. It is so efficient that every scene in the film didn’t feel wasted. Each scene served a purpose, even when the storylines are galaxies away from each other. I can’t remember a part of the movie that dragged or they didn’t spend enough time on.
Granted, I did feel that the plot was being advanced by one half of the characters. In fact, I’m pretty sure Captain America only had five or six lines. It makes sense in the story, but it still feels like they struggled to find things for the other heroes to do.
Avengers: Infinity War is definitely the ballsiest movie of the MCU. For reasons I won’t divulge due to spoilers, this movie exists to change up the status quo. There were parts that made me laugh, parts that made me sad and parts that made my jaw drop, shocked that they did that. It is an epic movie in every sense of the word and I was glad I saw it.