Avengers: Infinity War deals with Thanos, who’s on a spree to collect the Infinity Stones that will make him indestructible. The Infinity Stones are under the protection of the Avengers, and Thanos comes down to Earth to destroy them and make the stones his. The trailer sees Gamora of The Guardians of the Galaxy describing Thanos to Robert Downey’s Ironman.
With the film releasing on April 27, premiere show tickets have almost sold out and created quite a buzz on social media. Rotten Tomatoes already has an 86% Fresh Tomatoes rating.
Toronto Star‘s Peter Howell thinks it’s a satisfying tale of pathos and wit. “A deeply satisfying tale of pathos and wit that manages to credibly link dozens of characters, multiple narrative threads and innumerable arguments, stretching from the first Iron Man a decade ago to Black Panther mere weeks ago,” he writes.
Critic Sara Stewart of New York Post highly recommends too. “All the past decade’s Marvel movies have been heading toward this showdown. Turns out the payoff was worth the wait,” she writes.
Bryan Bishop of The Verge calls it ‘stunning, hilarious, and heartbreaking’ in his review.
“After years of teasing Thanos’ upcoming arrival, Avengers: Infinity War wastes no time with stage-setting. It opens with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) on the ship last seen at the end of Thor: Ragnorak, facing off against the big purple villain. Thanos is after a powerful crystal called an Infinity Stone, and he suspects Loki has one in the Tesseract — the glowing cube that served as a key plot device six years ago in The Avengers,” he writes.
There are some who didn’t think it was worth the hype too.
Luke Buckmaster of The Daily Review wrote:
“A celebration of mediocrity on a scale the cinema has never seen before. Avengers: Infinity War isn’t a movie: it’s advertising and brand management.”
The Vox‘s Alex Abad-Santos calls this film ‘Marvel’s most daring, yet not the best film’.
“The most difficult task facing Infinity War is addressing all of the characters, motivations, subplots, and relationships that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has built up over the years without making it feel like an expository avalanche careening down a mountain to bury the audience below,” he writes.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film stars Josh Brolin as Thanos, Robert Downey Jr., Zoe Saldana, Paul Bettany, Pom Klementieff and several others.