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“Avengers: Infinity War,” triumph of Marvel

Since 2008, Marvel Studios has adapted some of the most successful and incredible superhero stories onto the big screen. With “Avengers: Infinity War”, not only have they commemorated that, they surpassed all superhero movies that came before it.

Following the events of every one of its predecessors, Infinity War finally debuts the dreaded Mad Titan Thanos. His quest to “save” the universe through genocide requires the wielding of all of the six Infinity Stones, which will make him unstoppable. The threat of Thanos however, unites all of the Marvel superheroes to try to stop his ever growing powers before it is too late. (This film is very deep in the nerd lore of Marvel, so it is recommended for those truly invested in the series.)

Nineteen films in the making, and this marvelous studio has only had to worry about breaking their own records every time a new film comes out. For instance, “Captain America: Civil War held the record for highest number of presale tickets sold, which was then subsequently broken by “Black Panther,” and immediately dethroned by “Avengers: Infinity War.” The reasons for their successes are self-explanatory. Each film has been carefully laid out as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the brainchild of Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige and a number of other directors and creators.

However, it is safe to say that the visual effects specialists behind the magic of Iron Man’s suits and Thor’s hammer deserve a sizeable percentage of credit. The effects of Marvel’s movies are always impressive, ranging from designing a small jet to a majestic African city. The teams have their hands full in “Avengers: Infinity War” however, with constant battles and chaos raging throughout the film. It also takes the heroes across a broad spectrum of locations, from the furthest regions of space to the familiarity of New York City.

But the work of writers and directors on managing the many characters in this film is also astounding. Anthony and Joe Russo were excellent choices to helm this film, with their experience with both “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War” showcasing that. Their takes on Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy are especially interesting and memorable. And from the huge list of credits presenting every single hand that went into the making of this film, it is no surprise why they put in so much attention to detail for their epic crossover film.

 

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