Avengers: Infinity War
Review by Myla Tosatto
*EVERYONE HATES SPOILERS- SO NO SPOILERS!*
Just so we’re clear, the Marvel Universe movies aren’t just superhero movies. Through the years, they have become so much more. They are movies about love and loss as much as they are big tent action adventure extravaganzas. From 2008’s Iron Man to 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, we have been watching the likes of Iron Man, The Hulk, Ant-Man, Black Widow, etc., evolve in their personal relationships. Some are brotherly (Thor and Loki), some are sisterly (Gamora and Nebula), some are best friends (Cap and Bucky) and some are romantic (Wanda and Vision). The movies seem to capture human relationships better than most prestige dramas. Sure, it may be because we’ve seen the development on screen for the past ten years, but I think writers and directors have considered something else. The makers of Marvel movies (can I rest the whole thing on Kevin Feige? I think I can) have taken special pains to develop the relationship between our heroes and the audience. That’s why we care so much. Even relationships I never liked before, like Wanda and Vision, have captured me. The characters are there to save the universe, but they are also there to take care of their friends. The Avengers and company are only as strong as their love and respect for each other.
Now that I have the mushy part out, I just want to say what an awesome flick this is. I am not going to spoil anything. I am not going to say that you may want to pack Kleenex. I am not going to be assured that you will take delight in the characters interacting with each other on a whole new scale. I am certainly not going to say that I am completely PUMPED to see what new revelations there will be in the next films. I will only say that I will be there. First in line. Glasses on. Hot Tamales in hand. I will elbow anybody that tries to get between me and the Marvel films.
I know you’re going to ask- Movie Myla, do we need to have seen every movie in the Marvel film library to enjoy Avengers: Infinity War? Fair question. One I can’t really answer. I’m like Vision and his infinity stone. I am that intertwined with these movies. If you don’t understand that last sentence, you may want to hit up some Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers and Captain America movies (I KNOW you’ve seen Black Panther. THE WHOLE WORLD has seen Black Panther). But I assume folks who still confuse DC with Marvel will still get a kick out of this one.
Infinity War is now playing in theaters!