May 28, 2018
Issue 6 2018
Film Review

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Pretty average film. Not worth the hype. Another identical coin minted from the Marvel coin press. Me? I wasn’t impressed.

Avengers: Infinity War is the first part of the climax of the Avengers arc in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which you would have heard of unless you have been hiding away from all media for the last ten years. The film is based on a war between most of the superheroes in the MCU and Thanos, a Titan who wants to do evil things (no spoilers here). It was touted as the ‘best film of 2018’ and an epic addition to the universe. I made the mistake of going on the first day – never have I seen an audience clap so much in a film. Thor appears on screen, clap, clap, clap. Captain America comes on, clap clap clap. I understand clapping at the end of a film (I admit I did in The Deathly Hallows: Part Two), but during? Although it was quite amazing to see fans’ response to their favourite universe, it was a bit much to me. Especially for a film I saw as pretty inoffensive, but that wasn’t achieving anything different or epic.

I found myself bored at times during the film, and also wondering who scored the music. It was cheesy, it didn’t fit the mood of the scenes and I just felt uncomfortable listening to it. Overall, if you don’t like Marvel then don’t pay to watch this. If you do, you will love it – to each their own.