Avengers: Infinity War faces a high barge following its highly praised and highly successful Black Panther . The latest edition of Marvel Studios contains more superheroes per square inch than cinema has ever seen and promises to combine ten years of storytelling.
Do the directors Joe and Anthony Russo manage to pull it off? The reviews for the third Avengers movie are out there, and the answer seems to be … maybe …?
"This big, bursting-at-the-seams conclusion to a crowded kingdom of the Marvel superhero universe begins as three parts of jokes, two pieces of dramatic juggling act and one part of deterministic action, an equation that's completely out of the game Huge is the operative word here ̵
If anything, Empire Helen O & Hara is even more enthusiastic. "The film skilfully dances from one group to another through the cosmos, turning each group with the screws, shattering them and pulling them together in new combinations," she writes. "With all these different strands, one could expect the gears to move around this intricate plot, as in Age Of Ultron and Civil War but this time the Russos reach Not only did they bring all these different characters and stories together, but they made them look effortless, and the end laughs at Carbonite when it comes to increasing the stakes for the next time. "
Michael O & # 39, however, Sullivan writes in the Washington Post some caution. He's initially excited about the movie and writes: "The entertainment media have done a lot of the so-called Avengers Fatigue, Marvel is exhausting their storytelling skills – as well as our attention span – but the brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, who after Civil War and her predecessor Winter Soldier return as co-directors, as heroes of various Marvel franchises keep things lively and with ease with their minds throwing things – sometimes literally – into Thanos, and the scene The action moves from the Spaceship of the Guardians of the Galaxy to Black Panther's African homeland, Wakanda, to a point in Scotland. "But he ends with a somewhat less precipitous note. " Infinity War is big, stormy and courageous, taking the audience to places they may not be used to, whether or not Thanos gets everything he wants is one thing the audience should be warned about It probably will not do that. "
This notion that the audience will not be satisfied completely from the movie is one that sounds odd enough by several reviews. Many argue that the film is simple also employed . As ScreenRant Molly Freeman puts it: "During Avengers: Infinity War tries to balance so many characters and give them compelling narrations, few of the emotional beats adhere to landing due to the film being crammed with too much movement to have plenty of time to process important emotional developments before it goes on with Infinity War which links between different storylines between different groupings of characters In fact, there is a moment that is meant to be particularly poignant and emotional, with great, punchy music to mark its meaning, but shortly thereafter, a scene change and a joke, which undermines any emotional reaction that the movie wanted to achieve. "
In similar W Peter Travers of Rolling Stone writes: "How long can you fake the public without annoying it? Avengers: Infinity War leaves spectators in the air, feeling both amused and betrayed, and longing for a closure that never comes … at least not yet. The Russo brothers have clearly never learned the concept that less is more. Interestingly enough, these two stem from overwhelmingly positive reviews.It's not the Infinity War gets no bad reviews – Time Out Critic Joshua Rothkopf describes it as memorable as "a crowded sausage of summer entertainment "and" the Ocean's Thirteen of spandex heroism, if you can imagine a version of the movie with twice as many Brad Pitts and no poker traders – but it is noteworthy that the scope and scope of Films leave most reviewers seemingly uncertain about how they feel about it. Most seem to have enjoyed the movie, but more than a few doubts the more they think about it.
For example, is it praise or lament when Justin Chang writes from the LA Times episodes? "This scale defines production from top to bottom: Every line, every gag, every beat and every Zapp gets to the point." The extended scenes of comic banter, no less than the witty action sequences, are master classes in multitasking. The interlocking subplots are juggled with skill and economy, themes of love, friendship, and sacrifice emerge with metronomic consistency, and not even the threat of all-out annihilation will prevent this assembly line from advancing with its striking, mechanized efficiency. "
Time is more damned by Stephanie Zacharek: "There is no tempo in Avengers: Infinity War It's all emotion and not a pulse, everything is great, all the time," she writes. "Hidden among the many opera victims of history – barely a moment passes when a character does not nearly die or actually dies or dies temporarily – there are jokes trapped, many of them: mumbled gags related to Ben and Jerry's flavors, Some hints that two Marvel heroes are actually insects who talk about funny raccoons The Marvel Universe is not all serious infinity stones and things, it also wants us to laugh – but it will decide when it's in It's impossible to just relax into the tough character of a Marvel movie – they're never glorious, inclusive, intergalactic, like a Sun Ra performance, even if you're having fun, Do you really follow very strict rules. "
Charity – and probably more realistic – is Screen International 's Tim Grierson, who writes," It's unve Inevitable that fans of individual Avengers will be disappointed that their favorite no longer gets screen time, but this frustration is tempered by Infinity War 's suggestion that these dazzling heroes must set aside their egos in the game Services of defeating a common enemy. The Russos send the Avengers across the Earth and other planets and put them in staggering situations all the time, but they also enjoy the novel friction that arises when such disparate characters have to learn to work together. It was easy to criticize individual sections of the MCU as immaterial – just episodes in a longer, more dense, year-long narrative. Infinity War pays off this patience and even lets wait for what's next. "
Especially if you come to the end of the movie … but discussions about it will have to wait until April 27 when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters