845. Avengers: Infinity War

Title: Avengers: Infinity War
Director: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo
Year: 2018
Run time: 2hrs 29m

“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.”

Live blog

1:47 – And breathe. Forget that you need to remember anything and just go with the flow.
4:04 – “You really are the worst brother.”
9:39 – Loki actually dead this time? Weird.
13:49 – Space. Reality. Power. Soul. Mind. Time. Got it.
15:03 – “Stark Raving Hazelnuts.” “A Hunk a Hulk of Burning Fudge.”
18:40 – Yay, forgot about Spider-Man. Phew!
20:07 – Squidward reference!
24:32 – “Er, Mr Stark, I’m being beamed up.”
32:33 – I like the two Chris’ squaring off against each other.
34:19 – “All words are made up.”
44:48- … but the knife got bigger when she got older?
57:55 – I have very little knowledge of what Vision is all about.
1:01:40 – Aliens this time out. Love that Spiderdude.
1:07:29 – I think I’m on Thanos’ side. Is that bad??
1:11:26 – “It’s the birthplace of my hammer.” That’s the weirdest thing anyone’s ever said.
1:20:03 – Blanket of death.
1:23:13 – “Tell him about the dance off to save the universe.”
1:30:21 – Jeez Louise, is anyone getting out of this movie alive?
1:37:22 – Hulk as Ironman falling over is adorbz.
1:54:03 – “By the way, this is a friend of mine. Tree.”
2:07:09 – This film tho.
2:10:01 – Vision died twice in two minutes. That’s impressive.
2:15:46 – That could have been so emotional, great job by Spider-Man, but we know he has a future film coming out.

Conclusions

Oof. You know, I’ve really been struggling with these Avengers films over the last few years. I quite enjoy the individual standalone episodes but when they all come together and you have to start remembering and knowing and doing your homework and keeping track of so many characters in the same place, it starts to become less like fun and more like a chore.

It’s been building and building and in this latest film, it finally became too much. Too many characters with a story that just felt elongated and boring, the odds were too stacked against everyone and in the end it was all pointless and ended on a cliffhanger, which never goes down well.

Add to that the slightly dodgy effects on Thanos – who looked okay but seemed just a step too far for the graphics to fully integrate him into the real world.

So, yea, I did not enjoy this. It had some fun moments of course, I loved pretty much everything Spider-Man did, and the chatter between Thor and Star Lord was hilarious, but that couldn’t make up for what was otherwise two hours of disappointment – somehow mental overload and dull as dishwater at the same time.

Rating: 1/5.