A superheroes' reunion, Avengers: Infinity Wars is a great follow-up to Black Panther

May 4, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War is hypnotizing and rewarding; layers of action bombarding you for two-and-a-half hours, this movie is amazing.  Thanos has joined my list of favorite supervillains. 

 

It's easy to enjoy Josh Brolin's portrayal as the galaxy's current menace. Infinity War is a reunion of some of your favorite superheroes battling for the fate of the universe in various battlefields. 

 

The transition between scenes, locations and dialogue were all done extremely well.  The actors gave emotions to their lines, encouraging the audience to keep up with the storyline. 

 

My only flaw with the movie is that it had to end. 

 

I'm very pleased with Marvel's latest installment, a great follow-up to Black Panther.  

 

DC Comics may want to recruit some of the writers working on Marvel productions. 

 

Definitely worth the ticket price, so leave your home to go see the movie.  That's the review. 

 

Reach Jon White at jasonw7623@gmail.com.

 

 

Synopsis

 

Having acquired the Power Stone from the planet Xandar, Thanos and his lieutenants - Ebony Maw, Cull Obsidian, Proxima Midnight, and Corvus Glaive - intercept the spaceship carrying the survivors of Asgard's destruction.[N 1] They extract the Space Stone from the Tesseract, as Thor is subdued, and Thanos overpowers Hulk and kills Loki. Heimdall sends Hulk to Earth using the Bifröst before being killed. Thanos departs with his lieutenants and obliterates the ship.

 

Hulk crash-lands at the Sanctum Sanctorum in New York City, reverting to Bruce Banner. He warns Stephen Strange and Wong about Thanos' plan to kill half of all life in the universe. In response, Strange recruits Tony Stark. Maw and Obsidian arrive to retrieve the Time Stone from Strange, drawing the attention of Peter Parker. Maw captures Strange, but fails to take the Time Stone due to an enchantment. Stark and Parker pursue Maw's spaceship, Banner contacts Steve Rogers, and Wong stays behind to guard the Sanctum. In Scotland, Midnight and Glaive ambush Wanda Maximoff and Vision in order to retrieve the Mind Stone in Vision's forehead. Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, and Sam Wilson rescue them and take shelter with James Rhodes at the Avengers Compound. Vision offers to sacrifice himself by having Maximoff destroy the Mind Stone to keep Thanos from retrieving it. Rogers suggests they travel to Wakanda, which he believes has the resources to remove the stone without destroying Vision.

 

The Guardians of the Galaxy respond to a distress call from the Asgardian ship and rescue Thor, who surmises Thanos seeks the Reality Stone, which is in the possession of the Collector on Knowhere. Rocket and Groot accompany Thor to Nidavellir, where they and Eitri create an enchanted battle-axe capable of killing Thanos. On Knowhere, Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, and Mantis find Thanos with the Reality Stone already in his possession. Thanos kidnaps Gamora, his adoptive daughter, who reveals the location of the Soul Stone to save her captive adoptive sister Nebula from torture. Thanos and Gamora travel to Vormir, where Red Skull, keeper of the Soul Stone, informs him the stone can only be retrieved by sacrificing someone he loves. Thanos reluctantly kills Gamora, granting him the Soul Stone.

 

Nebula escapes captivity and asks the remaining Guardians to meet her on Thanos' destroyed homeworld, Titan. Stark and Parker kill Maw by ejecting him from his ship and rescue Strange. Landing at Titan, they meet Quill, Drax, and Mantis. The group forms a plan to remove Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet after Strange uses the Time Stone to view millions of possible futures, seeing only one in which Thanos loses. Thanos arrives, justifying his plans as necessary to ensure the survival of a universe threatened by overpopulation. The group subdues him until Nebula deduces that Thanos has killed Gamora. Enraged, Quill retaliates, breaking their hold on Thanos, who overpowers the group. Strange surrenders the Time Stone in exchange for Thanos sparing Stark. Thanos departs for Earth.

 

In Wakanda, Rogers reunites with Bucky Barnes before Thanos' army invades. The Avengers, alongside T'Challa and the Wakandan forces, mount a defense while Shuri works to extract the Mind Stone from Vision. Banner, unable to transform into the Hulk, fights in Stark's Hulkbuster armor. Thor, Rocket, and Groot arrive to reinforce the defenders; Midnight, Obsidian, and Glaive are killed and their army is routed. Thanos arrives, and despite Maximoff's attempt to destroy the Mind Stone, retrieves the stone from Vision, destroying him. Thor severely wounds Thanos, but Thanos activates the complete Infinity Gauntlet and teleports away.

 

Thanos' plan succeeds, with half of all life across the universe disintegrating, including Barnes, T'Challa, Groot, Maximoff, Wilson, Mantis, Drax, Quill, Strange, and Parker. Stark and Nebula remain on Titan while Banner, Okoye, Rhodes, Rocket, Rogers, Romanoff, M'Baku, and Thor are left on the Wakandan battlefield. Meanwhile, Thanos rests on another planet.

 

In a post-credits scene, Nick Fury transmits a distress signal as he, Maria Hill and others disintegrate. The transmitter displays a star insignia on a red-and-blue background. (Synopsis and credits by Wikipedia.)

 

Credits

 

Release date: April 27, 2018 (USA).

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo.

Budget: $321 million USD.

Music composed by: Alan Silvestri.

 

 

Cast

 

Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr).

Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson).

Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans).

Thor (Chris Hemsworth).

Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).

Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt).

Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).

Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).

Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).

Vision (Paul Bettany).

Thanos (Josh Brolin).

Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders).

Wong (Benedict Wong).

Gamora (Zoe Saldana).

Nebula (Karen Gillan).

Groot (Vin Diesel).

Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista).

Rocket (Bradley Cooper).

 

 

 

 

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