But back to the point: Tom anxiously asked us not to post any spoilers online, which is kinda hard when you’re invited to a screening… to write a review afterwards. However Tom also not-so anxiously asked us if we do were to go to our socials about this movie to use #ThanosDemandsHisSilence. Tom, you just said I can’t post anything! Right after you made me turn in my phone! I’m confused. But to protect Tom’s job and the integrity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, my lips are sealed. 3D glasses on my snout and I was ready to experience this colossal new episode in full effect. Did you know that Avengers: Infinity War is the first movie ever to be shot completely on IMAX cameras? Me neither. But if you’re here for the popcorn and the special effects like yours truly. You will appreciate the extra effort on the visuals.
No spoilers, I promise
The movie is set six years after the alien-attack on New York City and starts off with a big bad hunk named Thanos, played by Josh Brolin. Thanos has a mean chin but very good posture and is clearly not the guy to be messing with. He even whoops a demi-god’s ass while destroying half a planet. All of this is happening in the first 10 minutes of the movie by the way, so you know he’s bad. Somehow Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) is so traumatized he can’t go Hulk-smash and Vision (Paul Bettany) found love in a hopeless place. Spider-Man (played by Tom Holland) shows up and annoys the hell out of everyone with his ongoing pop culture references. Shuri (Letitia Wright) deserved more screen-time and I don’t know what they’ve been eating in Wakanda but M’Baku (Winston Duke) looked like a whole meal.
The fights go from preposterous but entertaining to very dark and full-on chaos. Spiced up by random one-liners and unlikely pairings of characters. This film is a must-see when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So you better be quick before the spoilers come online. See, told you I got you, Tom! #ThanosDemandsHisSilence
Photo credits: Avengers