Avengers Infinity War


25 Apr
Film & TV

Shit just got real…’Avengers: Infinity War’ is one big mayhem

April 24th, in the biggest IMAX theatre of Europe, yours truly had to turn in her phone to witness an exclusive screening of Avengers: Infinity War. Hyped up as one of the biggest movies for the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Black Panther. Phones got traded in for popcorn and we smiled at cute bouncers while ziplock bags got sealed. All while following the usual protocol of eating half your popcorn before the movie even starts. Followed by waving at people from across the theatre whom I only know online. (Oh my God, I spotted @insertrandomhandle69!)

But first, a word from Tom

The screening started with a representative of Marvel, in my head I named him Tom, acting as a hype-man for what we were about to see. He even had on his gold-embroidered Avengers-hat. A for effort, Tom! Tom ensured us that this next chapter in the franchise would satisfy all our action-craving needs. I mean, you blessed us with Black Panther… I’m sitting here, covered in popcorn, ready to fall in love with T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) all over again. Plus, The hero formerly known as Captain America (Chris Evans) was giving so many zaddy-vibes in the trailer that I wouldn’t mind me some him too.

Avengers Infinity War

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

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