Avengers : Infinity War Part 1 Review *Spoilers Alert*
Day : Wednesday
Date : 25th April 2018
Avengers : Infinity War is finally here guys. We've waited long enough for it and it is time to go all geeky and die hard fan-y about it. The movie is 2 hours 30 minits long and when I was watched it, they start the movie right away without any trailers at the start. Because it is just that long. The movie started by continuing Thor : Ragnarok. At the post credit of Thor : Ragnarok, Thor(Chris Hemsworth), Hulk(Mark Ruffalo), Loki(Tom Hiddleston), and Heimdall(Idris Elba) with a bunch of Asgardians & the revolution prisoners was on a ship to earth when they are stopped by another spaceship. You guess it right, it is Thanos(Josh Brolin) and the gang, The Black Order. Thanos completely wrecked their ship and kill 2 people on the ship. Hulk, for the first time feel how being beaten and he refuse to come out for the rest of the war when Banner call for him. Heimdall send Hulk to the earth with his power and then Thanos use the Power Stone (Oh yes, he already got it from the city it was sealed on) to make Thor's spaceship blow up. Before that as you may know, Loki has taken the Space Stone aka Tesseract from Odin's vault and he being the mischief one, present it to Thanos. (There's a twist though, don't wanna spoil it for you).
Right from the start, the movie doesn't allow you to rest as Thanos already get his hands on two infinity stones. I tell you, don't take your eyes away from the screen cause you might miss the awesome scenes, which by the way, every scenes they have. As you guys might have guessed and a lot of you fans certainly has read the comics, the war claimed a lot of lives. I'm not gonna tell you who's gonna die, you just have to watch it. The two stones Thanos had is really the the key ingredients for him to use the Gauntlet and find the other stones. You see, the Power Stone act as the battery to the Gauntlet to harness all the other stones power and the Space Stone allow him to go wherever in the universe, where the stones could be found. The other four stones are Time Stone (hold by Dr. Strange), Mind Stone (on Vision(Paul Bettany) forehead), Reality Stone (in the middle of Knowhere) and the Soul Stone where the location is still a mystery until Infinity War. Thanos spread the Black Order and himself to find the stones. He went after Reality stones and the Black Order go to earth for Time Stone and Mind Stone.
The Black Order is supposedly the commanders for Thanos and in the comics, they posses quite strong abilities to match with The Avengers. They are Proxima Midnight(Carrie Coon), Ebony Maw(Tom Vaughan-Lawlor), Black Dwarf(Terry Notary) and Corvus Glaive(Michael James Shaw). Corvus and Proxima is the master of hand to hand combat and Corvus has a staff that make him immortal when he hold it, so Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) & Vision made the right choice to use the staff against him. Black Dwarf has the strength and a hammer/axe that could be thrown around. Maw is on another level, due to his telepathic ability. He is one the best as a villain in the movie, in my opinion.
The Avengers also spread out to handle Thanos and Black Order. The first team is consist of Thor, Rocket(Sean Gunn) and Groot(Vin Diesel). A teenage Groot is, well being a teenager with game on his hand all the time, :P but rather useful when needed. The second team is Peter Quill(Chris Pratt), Gamora(Zoe Saldana), Drax(Dave Bautista) and Mantis(Pom Klementieff). They made the team after Guardian of Galaxy fellow save Thor from the exploded spaceship. The third team is consist of Dr Strange(Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man(Robert Downey Jr.) & SpiderMan(Tom Holland), that later combine force with Quill's team. The fourth team is went to Wakanda to extract Mind Stone from Vision forehead and they are Captain America(Chris Evans), Black Widow, Vision, Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen),Black Panther(Chadwick Boseman), White Wolf(Sebastian Stan), Falcon(Anthony Mackie), War Machine(Don Cheadle) and Banner (No Hulk at this point) with a bunch of Wakanda warriors like Okoye, M'Baku and Shuri.
There is so much going on in the movie but they directors make a great job to make sure viewers could keep up with it. They are not overwhelming viewers and still awesome to watch. There are a lot of significant scene as well, like when Black Panther shout Wakanda Forever! Iron Man reveal his nanotech suits (not made by Vibranium though, as much as we want it to), and the most awesome and give you goosebumps scene is when Thor came with his new weapon StormBreaker. He could use it to teleport now and it was an Axe with Groot hand as its handle! making the weapon is the first team objective, before facing Thanos. While Quill' team want to get Reality Stone & Soul Stone first before Thanos. Iron Man team want to bring down Thanos at Titan(Thanos' birthplace). However, Thanos ultimately, successfully gather all stones. The Soul Stone is somewhere you never heard of but with a familiar face guarding it, or should I say a familiar skull? Like i said and like in the comics, Thanos got all Infinity Stone and the last one he get is the Mind Stone on Vision head.
The last fight scene is between Thor and Thanos. Thor come flying and put his axe inside Thanos' chest and Thanos said "You should've gone for the head" then snap his fingers. What happen next, well I leave that to your imagination. Thor is as confuse as us after Thanos leave with Space Stone. Then it happen. :'( . My heart break when the scene goes to Titan where Iron Man and Quill team are. This is another setting for the next war with Thanos as part 2 already confirmed a to be released a year from now. The sentence 'Thanos will return' is written on the screen. Not before they show the post credit scene though. The scene show Nick Fury and Mariah in the city on a car. They discuss how they can't communicate with Iron Man on Titan, then the city when into chaos after Thanos snap his fingers. At the last minute, Nick press a button on his device send a code red signal to someone. The device fall to the ground and an insignia shown. Well let me spoil this one for you as you might already know it. It was Captain Marvel insignia! She was one of the most powerful hero in Marvel universe. So a bunch of other superheroes would certainly make an entrance on Avengers : Infinity War Part 2 I guess. :)
All in all the movie is worth the wait! Even it was Wednesday, the cinema is full of people!! It was a great,great experience as viewers got into it, clapping, shouting and gasping as the movies unfold. No mention needed for the funny moments, as they are always a lot of it shown in every Marvel movie. I especially love the scene when Iron Man call Maw Squidward, that came out of no where and it was super funny. XD . Then again, a lot that came out of Mr.Stark mouth is funny. There's also Banner/Hulk conflict that'll make you laugh.
I always a fan of Iron Man since the first movie and has became Thor's fan since Ragnarok. I always hate Captain America guts since Civil War though (Sorry but not sorry Evans :P ). I love this new funny kid Spiderman and the cool and steady Black Panther. The funny bunch of Guardian of Galaxy and the mystical Dr.Strange. Putting them together in a movie giving me a great experiences and I love them even more, except for Captain America, pfft! :P .
Well, I shall wait for the next Avengers movie and the mean time try to figure out if there were any hints in the movie that give away how the next war will come down to. In my opinion, when Dr Strange in Titan, and he see the possible outcomes in the future, he knows he need to give up the Time Stone for that 1 possibility of winning come true. That's why he said 'There's no other way' or something along that line to Tony Stark. The Soul Stone and Mind Stone also not yet shown its power, which I guess will be a significant game changer in the next movie. They also take Dr Strange out of the picture to make sure that one possibility of winning is not revealed until it's the time. So, this Infinity War is really a set up for Part 2 that coming up. Well, this is a long review isn't it?
Lets end it here, Avengers : Infinity War is without a doubt is the best Marvel Movie so far and well no negative critiques for it other than it need to be longer than 160 minutes! :D. What are you waiting for?! Go watch it now and believe me when I said you need to watch it as soon as you can to avoid all the spoilers because really, after watch it you just wanna spill all the spoilers all around because it was that tempting. Or you know, you could always shut yourself out from social media and internet before you go watch it on the weekend. (Yeah, like that gonna happen huh?). Avengers : Infinity War is 1000% approved by Ibrahim Khaziq!!!! Toodles!