Saturday, May 5, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

This scene may not be in movie.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018): written by everybody; directed by Joe and Anthony Russo; starring everybody: Mostly diverting, overlong superhero slug-fest struggles to balance bombast and quippiness and mostly succeeds. 

Visually and writing-wise, it's a huge step down from preceding Marvel movies that include Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-man, Spider-man: Homecoming, and Dr. Strange. It's a bit like eating mush made from cotton candy.

The plot thread starring Iron Man, Spider-man, and Dr. Strange is terrific. The Wakanda battle scenes make little strategic or tactical sense, and suggest that, among other things, none of the Avengers or Wakandans have ever seen Zulu

Or read about military battles after the invention of projectile weapons. Wait, didn't Captain America FIGHT in World War Two?

Thanos has been much-changed from his tirelessly malevolent comic-book self into a mournful giant who desperately needs a hug that he never receives. Maybe in Part Two! Lightly recommended.

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