Avengers: Infinity War brings dizzying amount of characters, storylines, plot devices together

Emily Steuer, Staff Reporter

The most anticipated date in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally here. After waiting 10 years, over a course of 18 films, you can see Avengers: Infinity War across all the 9 Realms.

Since Captain America: The First Avenger, the infinity stones have been slowly introduced, starting with the Tesseract. The Tesseract, otherwise known as the space stone or the blue stone, is one of seven infinity stones. The others include the power stone (purple), first found in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1; the reality stone (red), first seen in Thor: The Dark World; the time stone (green), first seen in Doctor Strange; the mind stone (yellow), first presented in Avengers and later explained more in depth in Avengers: Age of Ultron; and the soul stone (orange), which has not been featured in any of the first 18 movies.

Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) main goal is to ‘help’ the universe through his own twisted ways and by getting all six of the stones in his gauntlet, he will be able to play god, rule, destroy, or create his ‘peace’ in the universe. It is up to the Avengers so save the universe, Sokovia Accords aside.

Unlike the rest of the Avengers films, Avengers: Infinity War contains the original Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Black Panther (and the Wakandans), and

From left to right: the guy with the arm, the woman with the gun, the…you know what, we’re not even going to try to keep all this straight. Photo from Youtube.com.

other characters who were not featured in the first Avengers movies. With so many recognizable characters from the comic books, Avengers: Infinity War is a treat for both movie fans and comic book fans.

Avengers: Infinity War is a movie unlike any other. Plot twists Hulk-smash you at every turn, back stories are the perfect length to let you further understand the characters without the scene being drawn out, the acting lets us fall in love with characters we did not feel a connection to before, and the special effects are so well done, you forget you are in a theater and not with the heroes on the screen. With a budget between $300 and $400 million, you can definitely tell the special effects team went all out in trying to bring the audience into their world. From the radiance emitting off of the stones to the realism of the makeup on Gamora, Nebula, Vision, Mantis, or Drax, the special effects are more precise than Hawkeye’s arrows or Doctor Strange’s hands pre-accident. No cent is wasted on this film and its fantastic bundle of actors, actresses, directors, producers, and crew.

The problem with making original sci-fi and action related films nowadays is that there are many recycled or clichéd ideas that make the audience bored, and with a running time approaching three hours, you would think that the audience may get bored here or there, but there was not one screen that didn’t keep you on your toes.

Avengers: Infinity War is arguably the most anticipated film in the superhero universe and even with all of the hype before the movie was even in theaters, it is still so unbelievably well done. The script gets you in touch with each character and is both hilarious and heartbreaking. Even if you are not the first person to get in line for a superhero movie, you should still see it, though, you should probably watch some of the other movies just so you know what is going on.