Review: Avengers: Infinity War soars to infinite success

Billy Boye, Copy Editor

When Marvel Studios released Iron Man (2008) to the world, it was the beginning of an entire cinematic universe that would span ten years of stories about classic superheroes. These heroes include, but are not limited to Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, and recently, Spider-Man.


The MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) has had multiple instances of it’s iconic characters crossover with each other. These crossovers can be as small as a cameo, such as Doctor Strange making an appearance in Thor: Ragnarok (2017). On the other hand, however, they can be as big as a multitude of heroes coming together to fight one villain, which is the case for Avengers: Infinity War (2018).


Originally planned to be released on May 4, 2018, the film’s release date was pushed forward one week, releasing to the world on April 27, 2018. This was in part due to an interaction between Robert Downey Jr., the actor who plays Tony Stark aka Iron Man, and Marvel Studios on Twitter.


This film is the third of the Avengers series of films, with an untitled Avengers sequel releasing in 2019. This untitled sequel has been rumored to be a sequel film to Avengers: Infinity War.


In a common trope with all MCU films, the creator of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, makes a cameo in this film. In the film, he makes a cameo as Peter Parker’s bus driver in the beginning of the film.


Another common trope with all MCU films is the post credits scene, which Avengers: Infinity War has. To avoid spoilers for the movie, however, this article will not detail the post credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War.


Avengers: Infinity War has an all-star cast, featuring the likes of Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, and Chris Hemsworth as Thor. These actors have played their characters for a long time, ten years in the case of Robert Downey Jr. Two of the newest actors to join the cast are Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, and Tom Holland as Spider-Man.


Avengers: Infinity War has quickly been met with universal praise, reaching $1 billion total earnings in just 11 days, a world record never upheld before. The film also reached $257.6 million dollars in its opening weekend, beating out the previous record holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


Avengers: Infinity War is a critical success that truly envelops the idea of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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