AN ACCURATE WORK
This film is a game changer because now, everything is possible. Now, authors have enough balls to do whatever they want, to follow the amazing Marvel legacy and the extremely rich mythology of this universe.
You can now have a Norse God in space or a magician teaming up with a human in a high-tech suit on the screen. AT LAST.
Avengers: Infinity War is an accurate adaptation of the traditionnal big crossover we have in the comics universe, finally on a big screen.
And it works. Because, why not ?
Of course, you can dislike that kind of film, no problem at all, but it's still an important reward for all the Super Hero fans who dreamed of that since their childhood.
VERY ACTION PACKAGE, BUT NOT ONLY
After 10 years of events and 6 knowing Thanos as the main villain, it was important for Infinity War to offer a dynamic start and plot, and that's exactly what we have. There's a lot of action BUT the best thing about that is the conclusion of each fight. The winner is oftenly not the most powerful but the most smart. All the Thanos minions are defeated with a strategy and the winner is the most astute, not the most powerful. It is a proof that the writing and the choregraphy are mastered.
Each character follows his path, each one making choices, good, bad but always humans. But the true central character of the film is the antagonist : Thanos. I think he is the main character and he has a lot of scenes explaining who he is and what he believes. There is one scene with his daughter I really loved. Very powerful.
Infinity War is an excellent Marvel and a good film, as well as a phantasm for all the Super Hero fans around the world. It may be bad for spectators who does not love Super Heroes movies, but it's kinda innocuous for them, so let's just the fans enjoying the conclusion of 10 years of hope and passion.
My favourite Marvel movie so far
By Carry9 on May 4, 2018
I just went to see this movie and I must say that it was the best Marvel movie I have seen so far.
It mixed a lot of different universes. Every character had its time on the screen and there was not too much of just one super hero.
The construction of the sequences was just great.
Now I'm waiting to know what will happen next...
THE BEGINNING OF A BAD WEEKEND
It all started like this. At 5 o'clock. The weekend was starting with a very negative feeling. During the drive, I think aloud and mention to my dear and tender girlfriend that a very bad weekend is coming for me. I compare and wonder what is my preference. A 30-minute appointment at the hygienist or 2h30 in front of a new Avengers adventure? I wonder if the first option would be the most valuable. But there may be a simpler and more drastic solution. Do we suffer when we open our veins? It will probably be less painful than two-and-a-half hours of Captain America's hollow quotes, Black Widow's grim mimicry, horrifying acting from Loki or foolish postures of Captain America (him again). But either way, my sweetheart loves Marvel movies. Ergo, I accompany her and make sure not to sigh at every grotesque appearance or painful dialogue.
THE FILM STARTS
The film starts and it's already beyond me. The second hand on my watch did not even make a single revolution, that already, I sigh. Loki appears and it is my whole being that disintegrates. Here we go again. A new stupid adventure, produced and marketed for five-year-olds, big enough to understand the dynamics on the screen but still conspicuous enough not to have the quality of mind to judge. Loki begins and everything starts again as usual. As I predicted a few minutes ago in the car, "the bad guys will steal a source of energy to the good guys". I did not see the trailer. And it starts exactly that way. My God. As Jane Birkin sang, "Hang up, it's horrifying." Worse than that, our dear friend Loki brings out the Tesseract, for the countless time. It's as if the writers really did not have an ounce of imagination. Help me. And of course, Thor is once again in the game. It's decided, I would suffer less if the hygienist planted scraps of steel under my gums.
A GLIMPSE OF HOPE
But suddenly, a vague glimmer of hope. Loki is dead. And the Tesseract, in a way, too. An important character dies in Avengers. Wow. But here too, my hopes found melt immediately. Because we find Tony Stark and our dear Pepper. And their dialogues are grotesque. We do not understand anything, it's long. It begins badly. And suddenly Tony Stark is at Dr. Strange and his Asian sidekick. It's arguable. The actor who plays Hulk plays very badly. All this is very boring.
BLOWING IN THE WIND
And then suddenly. Suddenly, the wind blows. The characters turn around and approach the door to put their nose outside. What is going on ? What happens is simply the film that starts. And the film is masterful. I loved it wildly and I guess this line surprises many. From this moment, the film is a puree festival. A kinematic series. This is how I will summarize the film.
If there is one thing that binds many of us on this site, it's our love of television series. We all love sagas with many characters, turnarounds, cliffhangers. Well, this film is like a series. It contains not just scenes, but real episodes, each time with a different place, different characters, a different underlying story but at the same time part of the same series and the same general story.
Note that I almost loved each of the "episodes". The one I liked least is the fight in "Africa". I have seen these group fights too often and I do not feel any emotion across the board. Nothing will ever be worth a unique emotion (between two characters). That's why we are moved for Jack and Rose in Titanic. We saw a group drama through some characters. Here, it bombardes everything and then good, whatever. But let's move on.
Captain America is fabulous. Honestly, you should have enjoyed these last days to bet with me. For I never thought one day to write these words. His appearance behind the train was simply sublime. And, you're going to make fun of me, but I would easily pay for a second movie ticket just to see this short appearance again, with this beautiful theme, which I mocked not long ago.
Captain America hardly ever speaks and that's fine.
Black Widow does not speak either (almost). And this is also very good. Because what is really boring in the first two Avengers, it is simply these innumerable scenes of well-coiffed heroes who organize federal police missions. We are bored stiff. We have seen all this a billion times in the cinema, on TV.
If I had bet, I easily would have lost both my hands. Thor is fantastic. The actor is great and offers a great performance, well helped by great dialogues. It helps. We're way beyond Robin Scherbatsky who's chatting with him at Tony Stark's gala evening. Sudden, Thor is no longer that smooth and boring character. He misses an eye, he lost his long hair. In short, he has nothing to fuck and it feels good. (Note that I did not see Ragnarok and unless I was wrong everything was already in this movie, so see quickly).
I had not seen the movie Dr. Strange (indeed, I had missed some films) and the first appearance of portal, I was conquered. As a big fan of the Portal video game, I could spend 90 minutes watching characters open and close portals. It's so exciting. So the projectiles that arrive in a portal and go out by another, I look at it with the eyes of a child.
It only took me a few minutes to recognize Josh Brolin. I propose a series of superlatives, to switch according to your desires of the moment. Fantastic, excellent, awesome, cult.If there is something I do not know, it's the bad guy in CGI. We've seen it so many times and it's mostly so bad that I hate this string. Well, I find that in this film, the character of Thanos is really great. Every scene with him is excellent. And this is the first time I see a character of this kind (the archetype of the villain in CGI) with cracks. It's not just the traditional villain who wants to destroy the Universe "and then that's all." This is where his relationship with Gamora is very useful scriptually speaking. It is through him that one understands who he is. It's so rare to have a villain with an ounce of soul and an interesting project, even if classic.
The film has a very humorous "I talk to the viewer". Although it's easy, the humor of this film works pretty well and pretty much every time. Certainly, some jokes are too often used ("rabbit"). Watch out for the rule of three times (never repeat the same joke more than three times on the screen). Of course, the gang of Guardians of the Galaxy is the most likely to laugh.
Other than the battle, another scene did not really please me. That of the giant dwarf (the actor Nip / Tuck for connoisseurs and Game of Thrones for the less connoisseurs). I found the game of the forced actor (his voice) and in the end his role does not work.
No appearance of this Hawkeye character turd. Do you remember when Captain America was cutting wood beside Hawkeye's house, who was talking to his wife between the pear and the dessert? Thank God, the writers have sent him to the trash box, he and his arrows (he can get into the ass, it will make him a place to carve them).
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF BOREDOM
This film is totally different of his two predecessors. To know that it is at no time boring. Why ? Some tracks. The first, in this film, there is no unnecessary and stupid one hour fight between Iron Man and Captain America. Hulk does not hit Thor's head for ten minutes, so the writers do not play with us. Because there are three ways, in my opinion, to play with the viewer. There is the way "circle". It's LOST. "We'll put you in the sights, you'll see!" "There is a magic box from which to get what you want." Two episodes later: "The box was a metaphor, circulate, there's nothing to see." There is the way "we take people for idiots." It's Captain America: Civil War or Batman v Superman. "Prepare your popcorns, we will give you the poster of the century!" But these stories are knitting. Superman hits Batman and even the writers do not know how to explain that. Iron Man taps on Captain America. But as we know that no one ever dies, we get bored and we leave before the end of the projection, so as not to miss the next train.And there is the third way. The best. The truth. The one that has all its interest. It's amazing people but with real material. When Thanos goes back in time to kill Vision, it's not dabbling. It's logic. It's the story that wants that. It is up to the writers to obey this action. Not the opposite. And this film is full of scenes of this ilk. I really found that the writers did a remarkable job. And so, nothing is boring anymore.
SCIENCE FICTION AND UNPREDICTABILITY
One of the fundamentals of this film is science fiction. The film even starts in space. And that is, here too, the great difference between Avengers: Infinity War and its two predecessors. In the first two, we had a totally classic story. In Infinity War, I could not predict what scene would follow. The possibilities of the movie were suddenly unlocked.
My God, what an end. What an end! The atmosphere of this end was really phenomenal. I loved that end, which only makes me think of one thing. I will invite my girlfriend for the second part of this film and I can tell you that we will see it the day of its release.
So yes, I had a blast, and beyond that, it made me very happy to be able to share a moment of joy with my girlfriend and not to play once again the party pooper role. I rate this movie 8 out of 10 and count down the days before the sequel, set to be released in May 2019.