Teen Review: Avengers: Infinity War
Review by Lily, member of the Brentwood Youth Advisory Group
Avengers: Infinity War came out on April 27th and is already one of the biggest Marvel movies to date almost earning $2 billion. *CONTAINS SPOILERS* scroll down to bottom for review.
The movie starts off by introducing Thanos, the villian of the film and his need for the Infinity stones. You later learn that there are 6 infinity stones (reality, space, power, time, mind and soul) that control different aspects of the universe. If you have the desired infinity stone you control that aspect. Thanos trys to get all 6 infinity stones from the Avengers throughout the whole movie.
First we see Thor and the Hulk trying to stop Thanos at the beginning. Hulk gets sent back to Earth and warns Strange, Stark, and Peter Parker. They try to protect the Time stone but Dr. Strange gets captured on Maw’s (one of Thanos’ sidekicks) spaceship. Stark and Parker board the ship to save him. During all of this Bruce Banner contacts Steve Rogers (Captain America) to help defeat Thanos.
In Scotland, Wanda Maximoff and Vision are confronted by Midnight and Glaive (two of Thanos’ sidekicks), who are trying to steal the Mind Stone in visions forehead. Luckily they are rescued by Captain America, Black Widow, and Falcon and are taken back to the Avengers’ Headquarters. The group travels to Wakanda to possibly have the Mind Stone removed without harming Vision.
Meanwhile in space, The Guardians of the Galaxy rescue and meet Thor for the first time. Thor tells the Guardians about Thanos’ plan to get the reality stone. Quill, Drax, Mantis, and Gamora head to Knowhere to stop Thanos while Groot, Rocket, and Thor go to create a weapon to kill Thanos. When trying to stop him from getting the Reality Stone, Gamora gets kidnapped by her father Thanos. He later retrieves the Soul Stone.
The remaining Guardians meet Stark, Parker, and Strange for the first time. They create a plan to remove the Infinity Gauntlet (the thing holding all of the infinity stones) from Thanos but their plan fails. Strange willingly gives the Time Stone to Thanos. The Avengers & T’Challa and the Wakandan Forces come together and battle Thanos to protect the remaining Infinity stones.
I thought the movie was very well done and I really enjoyed it. The whole thing seemed like a giant fighting scene but I never found it boring. If you don’t like action packed movies then you might not enjoy this as much but I think it is worth watching. The only thing I was disappointed in was the ending because it is shocking. Some of the best scenes in the movie were when the Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter Parker, Tony Stark, and Dr. Strange were together because it was quite funny. I wish they had more of those scenes to lighten up the film. Even though they brought many superheroes from different movies together, it wasn’t too confusing. I was expecting it to be hard to keep up with like some other movies. I think it has a simple plot that many people can understand. After watching this movie, I now want to see all of the previous and future Marvel movies. I think this is 7/10 and I would definitley recommend this to people who love action movies. I can’t wait for the next one.