“Avengers: Infinity War” epically battles an intergalactic villain and controversial ending.
The 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is its most ambitious and remarkably, it manages to live up to the hype. The 149-minute film tells a ginormous story covering multiple plots, planets, and characters. It takes all of its well-known superheroes, from Tony Stark’s Iron Man to T’Challa’s Black Panther, and gives them great comedy and drama to play. It also has a superb villain in the motion-captured Josh Brolin, and a best-yet performance from Chris Hemsworth as Thor. Its ending, however, is a bit of a cheat. As devastating as it plays, little of it will last as there is simply too much at stake for the MCU’s future to be left that bereft.