I think writing excessively about the plot is really not necessary when it comes to this film, because everyone, fans or not, will probably go see it—and they should—because it is so much fun.
Here’s the gist of the story; Thanos (voiced brilliantly by Josh Brolin), a powerful Titan warlord and a threat to all mankind, is searching for six power stones. These stones will allow him to be unstoppable in his goal to rule the universe. Well, to be exact, he wants to destroy most of the universe which is his solution for overpopulation. It’s odd that such a crazy villian would care about such a thing, but the big boy does.
Thanos’ quest to find the stones, takes him to New York where we meet Doctor Strange. (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) who is having a real hard time “hulking.” Seems the green guy has lost his abilities to transform. Watching him try over and over again to “hulk-out” is some of the funniest scenes in the film.
Unfortunately, these above-mentioned “superheroes” just won’t be enough to stop this overgrown villain. Luckily we have Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the Guardians of the Galaxy, led by Chris Pratt, onboard to help.
Seems that one of its members, Gamora (Zoe Saldana) has a special hatred for Thanos. He just happens to be her adopted father. Now a shrink would definitely have a field day with that one.
The battle for humanity’s survival also takes us to Wakanda, where Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) starts to feel that maybe his drop-dead gorgeous warrior goddesses won’t be enough to stop this evildoer. So, in comes Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to help out.
“Avengers: Infinity War” directed by Anthony and Joseph Russo, and written by Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, is definitely loaded down with Super Heroes and, at times, some of the action scenes feel repetitive. But on the whole, the film succeeds brilliantly.
At the screening I attended, the audience went wild with applause everytime a familiar character from past films appeared on the screen. I think the biggest round of applause came when Thor encountered Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper.) This meeting also earned the biggest laughs especially, when Thor kept calling Rocket a “rabbit.”
“Avengers: Infinity Wars” opens in theatres on Friday, April 27, 2018, and it is a must-see.