Review: ‘Infinity War’ delights Marvel fans

Gabriel Nair, Staff writer

The hype is real. Seriously. This past Thursday, I went and watched “Avengers: Infinity War Part 1” on opening night and it was unlike any opening I’ve ever attended. The theater was packed to the brim. This is the culmination of 10 years of Marvel cinematic history.

At one point, people were sitting on the stairs because every seat in the theater was filled.

It’s a good thing there were no fire marshals in the audience, or fires. People were even sitting on the floor in front of the seats.

It wasn’t just the McMinnville theatre that drew huge crowds for “Infinity War.”

The film broke dozens of records, including the record for biggest domestic opening in history, taking the throne from “The Force Awakens.” “Infinity War” is also the fastest film to reach $1 billion in global revenue, taking just 11 days.

There is conflict everywhere in this movie.

For those of who don’t know (but really, who doesn’t if you’re a marvel fan), after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” Tony Stark (Iron Man) is not on speaking terms with Steve Rogers (Captain America). Stark only has a burner phone to contact Rogers in an emergency.

The avengers are still broken up, and Bruce Banner (Hulk) has no idea why Stark is mad at Rogers. Stark seems to be standoffish to everyone in the movie, and takes a lot of risks by trying to go solo during his fights.

I think my favorite character arch in the movie was Thanos’. His end goal in this movie was to create peace by making sure there were enough resources for everyone.

What was unexpected was that I began to care for him on an emotional level. The movie showed his backstory with Gamora and Nebula, and showed his more human side. I actually kind of wanted him to succeed in his endeavors.

Thanos is not a good person in any sense of the word. He does what he thinks is right in terms of the bigger picture.

But the interactions between the rest of the cast were just as great, from Stark’s teasing banter with Banner, to Vision and Wanda’s intimate relationship.

But while “Avengers: Infinity War” may seem like its own movie, it is not at all. It is one big climax for the dozens of films that led up to it.

Nothing in the film would make sense without any of the previous Marvel films. Every other film could stand alone.

But for “Infinity War”, the audience would be a bit lost without the previous films. But it’s still awesome.