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Superhero Orgy. Review of the film “The Avengers: The War of Infinity”

Black coffee. Black coffee with sugar. Black coffee with sugar, cakes and a glass of thick syrup to enhance the taste. This sequence roughly describes what eventually brought Marvel from its universe of superheroes and villains, mixing up the sweet treacle from all the significant fictional characters of our time. More often they shoot something large, which is then split into components: prequels, spin-offs and so on. In the case of the film “The Avengers: The War of Infinity” everything is exactly the opposite.


What is it about?

  • Star composition
  • To whom is it profitable?
  • Assemble the mosaic
  • Emotions
  • Evaluation
  • What else to see?


The length of the picture is frightening in absentia: we know the end of an “endless” story, boredom, a desire to take a nap, and five minutes after watching. New “Avengers” will take from you 2.5 hours of time, not including advertising and, probably, watching titles, followed by a single additional scene (be sure to wait for it). But, fortunately, before us is not another piece of Michael Bay about Transformers.

Directed by the blockbuster – and with the cashier he probably will be very good – the brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, already thoroughly stuffed their hands (hands) on the “First Avenger”, although they had no particularly significant achievements. The second ingredient of success, in fact, is laid in the cast of the “War of Infinity”: Robert Downey – Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch and a lot of others. A kind of cosmic analogue of “RED”, only not with retired stars, but with quite still shining.

The plot is banal, but because of the whole army of Marvelov’s characters, he seemed to have to start playing with new colors. Superheroes have found a lot of free time when over humanity … No, the global threat looms over the entire known universe – the tyrant conqueror Thanos sees the future of the world in his own way and even moves with good intentions. As usual, the way to achieve the goal, he chose not the one that most people like. The epicenter of the squabbles was the Earth, which is a hub of high technologies (often too high) and is simply teeming with creatures with superpowers.

To achieve its own and destroy trillions of creatures, Thanos conducts active searches for the Stones of Infinity, as ancient as the Universe itself. Gathering together the multicolored glass in the created gnome-dwarf giants (!) Glove, he can get almost unlimited power.


Before the directors and writers, the task was to somehow link all the superheroes who had risen to the defense of the weak. Those who are familiar with Marvel by hearsay or have not watched all the latest studio films, merging into what is happening on the screen will be a little more difficult. “Acquaintance” selects a significant part of the screen time, but it is this army of superheroes that allows you to shuffle the stories, not letting you especially get bored: they will show some, then others. Time for lengthy conversations about the eternal, love and hate remains very little, but you still have to show the action and all the achievements of computer graphics.

Visual effects for “Infinity War”, by the way, was prepared by New Zealand’s Weta Digital studio Peter Jackson, who made a name for “The Lord of the Rings” and preferred AAA projects. The scale of the new “Avengers” can sometimes give odds to “Star Wars”, but often it seems that you are watching a cartoon – very cool graphically, but a cartoon. Or a screensaver for the game. Note that this is not about the quality of CGI, but its abundance. But if you do not know what a “green screen” is, the tape will seem at times spectacular. And more is not necessary – “War of Infinity” is not an intellectual cinema.

There are a lot of heroes, and those who are impressed by each particular audience are remembered. Between epic and not very fights they have time to joke. Without the sortirry humor, of course, it did not. Grut’s replies, by the way, did not always require translation, Dr. Strange was crushing intellectually, Drax thought thoughtfully aloud (he is an undoubted hero of the day), Star Lord unceremoniously cheated cheeks, Peter Parker portrayed an infantile teenager in tights and a bunch of complexes, and Bruce Benner still, spring green and tried to negotiate with an internal monster. And this is accompanied by the crash of the colliding ego of the Iron Man and the Torah. Everything is as usual.

Thanos, played by Josh Brolin, from the very beginning does not look ominous, and later reveals some uncharacteristic nooks of the soul. It is possible that under the influence of stones, which in his glove becomes more and more. Remember the same phrase: “Why was I harmful – because I did not have a bicycle”? His retinue is not numerous, but deadly. In theory, they would have coped with the people without Thanos.

Almost all is well in the film, but no picture with such a crowd in the frame can not escape the absurdity and inconsistencies. Here they are not too noticeable and cause surprise rather. The power of the characters varies depending on the situation: one who is strong and invincible, at some point becomes vulnerable and not so powerful as before. Some characters appear clearly for a tick, becoming part of the crowd. For the same reason, the prize for the title of “the most inconspicuous superhero” is sent to the Black widow. And she will not be alone on the pedestal.

One can argue about how emotional the new “Avengers” are. Sobbing in the hall was not heard, even tearful moments and met. But the final scene was clearly a success: there was really grave silence, even the most hungry stopped crunching chips. It is the ending that adds the film a couple of points: it, like the scene after the credits, is performed in the classic Hollywood style “the sequel follows”. And in this case, he really wants to see.

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The film with an army of superheroes is. Now we are waiting for the history of the army of super villains. Or the clash of these two armies.
Like
Thanos jaw
Wizards
Drax with his jokes
Dr. Strange and his strange act
Picture
The final
I do not like
The new Iron Man costume (although the gadgets appeared steep)
Many heroes – a fuzzy crowd with a few real actors
Predictability

What else to see

In this list, you can include all the Marvel tapes of recent years: “The Avengers: The Age of Altron” , “The First Avenger: Confrontation” , “Thor: Ragnarok”  and the “Black Panther” . From the fresh in May comes “Deadpool 2” , “Han Solo: Star Wars. Stories “ , and cherry on the cake will be ” Draft “ . Or will not.

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