Rohon Nag
  • 5/5

I don’t like to give undue importance to movies. But in future, when we look back, there will be a time in movies which will be…

BEFORE Infinity War

And, AFTER Infinity War…

What this film has done, will change the film industry in some way. Same as with 2012’s Avengers, Marvel has somehow pulled out something so game changing that it will leave everyone else (DC) in the dust for at-least a decade…

Now, let’s get to the film itself…

The plot of the film is simple, (NO Spoilers)

Thanos is on the warpath to gather the Infinity Stones and there is no stopping him.

This movie started out VERY strong, like one of the best opening I have seen on cinema yet… The hall was totally house full, the audience cheering at the appearance of every hero and hooting at the cool moments.

The thrill of seeing every Marvel character come together in some way or the other, the crossing of spider-man’s everyday existence into Strange’s mystical one… what a rush… the aforementioned audience went totally bonkers at some of the more elaborate action scenes.

The Direction is top class, the way the action is framed is genius. Every fight is different, nothing feels repetitive. That’s a huge challenge in a film which has 90% of the fighting being hand to hand and somehow maintaining a thrill in every action scene.

Visually lets just say that this film needs to be seen in Imax with the loudest sound possible.

Now the standouts in the film, character wise.

Thor knocks it out of the ball park, his scenes with Rocket Racoon are some of the best in the MCU, we SO need a Thor + Racoon Road trip film!

Iron man is consistent and good, without ever chewing up scenery like he used to, that is left to the newer members of the Avengers, namely Dr Strange, the Guardians etc.

The most standout performance is that of Thanos himself. He presents himself as the best villain in MCU and generally, for cinema he comes across as a pretty well round, complicated Villain with a self-righteous agenda, which somehow makes sense despite how horrible it is!

Thanos chews up the film and spits it out like the most intergalactic bad-ass in history. He has been teased since 2012 and I had not expected him to pay off the way he did. He is no two dimentional Ronan the accuser of those forgettable Dark elf under Malakieth… Thanos is the best MCU villain till date. He makes Loki look like a child with a lollipop on the villain scale…

Now coming to the movie overall…

This film is NOT for new fans who haven’t seen any past MCU films. This film is specifically meant for Marvel Fans who have seen every single film in the MCU. To them this film is the culmination of 10 years of cinema and 18 films.

And, what a culmination… this films ending will make history. It’s not just shocking, controversial and debatable, it’s downright the most balsy move by any film company till date. The pay off for the next few films will be huge!

The scale of this film, the high the directors have taken it into, makes most other big budget blockbusters seem puny and tiny by comparison. Star wars episode 8 and 9 ? Seems like candy floss now… DC’s Justice League ? Kids playing with stones.

Not to put down other films, but Infinity War is an achievement in not just screenplay, visual fx, acting and plot. It’s an achievement of showing what cinema can do…

Its not just a film, it’s a change coming to the form of films that can exist in the future…

If you remotely like Marvel and its super heroes, this film is not miss able by any chance.

Rating : Can I rate it ABOVE 10? I want to… But since 10 is the maximum… This film gets a 10/10 for me.

Conclusion : The humour in this otherwise deadly serious film is also a standout, this is one of the few films which can throw a joke in while an whole planet is in peril and somehow it works. It has too many characters to make sense, but the screenplay DOES make sense of it, the viewer is never left wondering what is going on and who are we seeing. This film needs more than a one time watch.

And in the end I just want to say, I wasn’t around in 1977 when ‘star wars’ released and changed cinema. I wasn’t old enough when in 1994 ‘Jurassic Park’ changed VFX… I caught 1999’s ‘the Matrix’ much too late on VCD…

But I am right here, when Infinity War is happening. It’s exciting to witness such an event live and happening and developing right in front of us all… so what are you waiting for? If you haven’t already booked your tickets, do so now…

P.S: the Post Credits scene is important, you will want to wait for it.

I doubt that would be random. They could have saved anyone else, Black Panther just made $1.2 billions, and Scarlet Witch is yet to be unleashed...Saving the Founding members was expected...but there has to be some cool reason for rocket to survive out of all Phase 2/3 .
Piyush Arya
@manish.pandey Just a wild guess - To use time stone, Dr Strange might have to disable spell around it and it would have been vulnerable. He traded time stone because there was only one possible future out of ~ 14,000,000 and Tony Stark might play a crucial role into it.