If you know anything about me, then you’ll probably know that I’m a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And, while I have only been a fan of the films since Summer 2016, they’re a big part of my life. So, when Avengers: Infinity War was announced/began filming, it was a big deal for me. I’d never had the chance to watch an Avengers film in the cinema; the first MCU film that I saw in theatres was Captain America: Civil War in May 2016. Since then, I’ve pre-booked tickets for the release date of every film in the franchise. Avengers: Infinity War was no exception.
In the build up to the film’s release, I was in a near constant state of anxiety (probably a bit overdramatic but whatever). What was going to happen to these characters that I had come to be so emotionally attached to? Would I lose my favourite Captain? But, no matter how much I tried to calm my nerves, nothing could have prepared me for what would actually happen.
The film follows Thanos, who was first properly introduced in Guardians of the Galaxy, and his quest to gather all 6 Infinity Stones in order to “restore balance” to the universe (while wiping out half of the population). In order to try to defeat Thanos, the Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as Dr. Strange and the cast of Black Panther, in one of the most ambitious movie crossovers of all time. Avengers: Infinity War features the majority of the characters from 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, throwing characters from different backgrounds, and even different planets, in order to defeat Thanos.
The story of Avengers: Infinity War felt like one long emotional rollercoaster, from the highest of highs, to the lowest of lows. I laughed and cried, and left the theatre feeling emotionally drained and, frankly, distraught. For every moment that made you want to break down and cry, there was a moment that would make you burst out laughing. Seriously, I never thought I’d hear so many people literally LOL just from hearing Captain America say the words “I am Steve Rogers”. Also, as a sidenote, can we talk about bearded Captain America? Because swoon. I was the human personification of the heart eyes emoji the whole time he was on screen.
Avengers: Infinity War, to me, is one of the greatest Marvel movies ever made. It makes you feel everything, all at once. The special effects are incredible. The characterisation of every character is perfect throughout. I can’t say enough good things about this film, even if it has left a gaping hole in my chest. I’ll definitely be going to see it again in the near future.
P.s. I love Steve Rogers.
Avengers: Infinity War is in cinemas everywhere now.