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Avengers Infinity War: My Movie Review (Part 1 of 3)

Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American film about superheroes produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers and is the sequel to 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. This 19th film in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, written by Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, and cast an ensemble of star-studded Hollywood actors who also appeared in other stand-alone Marvel superhero movies.

In October 2014, this film was announced to be produced with Russo brothers came on board to direct in April 2015. McFeely and Markus had signed the script for the film by May then, which drew inspiration from Jim Starlin’s 1991 The Infinity Gauntlet comic and Jonathan Hickman’s 2013 Infinity comic.

Marvel shortened the title to Avengers: Infinity War in 2016, until in January 2017 filming began in Fayette County, Georgia at Pinewood Atlanta Studios, with a massive cast consisting mostly of actors who reprised their roles from other previous MCU movies. The production lasted until July 2017, and shooting back-to-back with an untitled direct sequel. Some additional filming took place in Scotland, England, the New York City, and in the Downtown Atlanta area. 

The film held its world premiere in Los Angeles, California on April 2013, 2018 and was released in IMAX and 3D all over the United States on April 27, 2018. The currently untitled sequel is set to be released on May 3, 2019.

This movie is one of the most expensive films ever made with an estimated budget range of $316-$400 million, but nevertheless it became the fourth film and the first superhero film to gross over $2 billion worldwide, breaking numerous box office records and also becoming the highest-grossing film of 2018, and as well as the fourth highest-grossing film of all time (next to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and in Canada and United States.

WARNING: Spoilers ahead!!!

The film tells about how the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy meet each other and plan to take some attempt to stop the vile cosmic being Thanos from amassing the all-powerful Infinity Stones using his worn gauntlet on his left hand.

American actor Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark of Iron Man, Spiderman, Captain America, Avengers/ Sherlock Holmes of Sherlock Holmes/ Paul Avery of Zodiac/ Pete Graham of Gothika/ Larry Paul of Ally McBeal/ Charles Chaplin of Chaplin) played the role of a leader and benefactor of the Avengers, who also self-described genius, playboy billionaire, and a philanthropist with his own making of electromechanical suits of armor. 

English actor Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes of Sherlock Holmes TV series/ Stephen Strange of Thor: Ragnarok/ Patrick Melrose of Patrick Melrose/ Alan Turing of The Imitation Game/ Smaug of The Hobbit) played his role as Doctor Strange, a former neurosurgeon who is also known by his professional name as Doctor Stephen Strange, who after a car accident that led him to a journey of healing, discovered the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions, and became a Master of the Mystic Arts. He has the unbreakable Time Stone, one of the Infinity Stones Thanos is looking for. It is found in his amulet which he called as the Eye of Agamotto.

Young English actor Tom Holland (Peter Parker of Spiderman, Captain America: Civil War/ Lucas of The Impossible/ Gregory Cromwell of Wolf Hall/ Thomas Nickerson of In the Heart of the Sea/ Jack Fawcett of The Lost City of Z) cast as Spiderman who is also known by the name Peter Parker, a teenager and Stark’s protegé who has received spider-like abilities after being bitten by a genetically-modified spider.

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 Australian actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor of Thor, Avengers/ George Kirk of Star Trek/ Kim Hyde of Home and Away/ Curt of The Cabin in the Woods/ The Huntsman of Snow White and the Huntsman/ James Hunt of The Rush/ Owen Chase of In the Heart of the Sea/ Capt. Mitch Nelson of 12 Strong) played the role of Thor, the king of Asgard who is also a member of the Avengers, whose name is based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name. He is a Norse god of thunder who wields the lightning hammer Mjollnir.

American actor Chris Pratt (Peter Quill of Guardians of the Galaxy/ Owen Grady of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom/ Josh Faraday of The Magnificent Seven/ Andy Dwyer of Parks and Recreation/ Emmet Brickowoski of The Lego Movie/ Barry of Wanted/ Bright Abbott of Everwood) cast as Star-Lord who is also known by the name Peter Quill, a half-human and half-celestial leader of the Guardians who was abducted from Earth as a child, and was raised by a group of alien thieves and smugglers called the Ravagers.

American actress born from a lineage of Dominican and Puerto Rican blood from her parents Zoe Saldana (Neytiri of Avatar/ Uhura of Star Trek/ Belinca of Law & Order/ Anamaria of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl/ Regina of Six Degrees/ Kat of After Sex/ Cassie of The Haunting of Bryan Beckett/ Gamora of Guardians of the Galaxy) played her reprised role as Gamora, a member of the Guardians, who is also an orphan from an alien world and raised by Thanos, who seeks redemption for her past crimes.

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 American actor Chris Evans (Steve Rogers of Captain America, Avengers/ Frank Adler of Gifted/ Curtis of Snowpiercer/ Lucas Lee of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World/ Nick Grant of Push/ Human Torch of Fantastic Four/ Casey of TMNT/ Jake Wyler of Not Another Teen Movie/ Cary Baston of Opposite Sex) played the reprised role of Captain America also known by the name of Steve Rogers, a fugitive superhero and a leader of a faction of Avengers. He is also a World War II veteran who was enhanced to the peak of human physicality by an experimental serum and frozen in suspended animation before he woke up in the modern world.

American actress Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff of Avengers, Captain America/ Nutmeg of Isle of Dogs/ Major of Ghost in the Shell/ Kaa of The Jungle Book/ Lucy of Lucy/ Mary Boleyn of The Other Boleyn Girl/ Jordan and Sarah of The Island) played also her reprised role as Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff, A highly trained spy and a member of Rogers’ faction of Avengers, and also a former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

American actor Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson of Captain America. Avengers, Ant-Man/ Will Johnson of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter/ Finn of Real Steel/ Tupac Shakur of Notorious/ Sergeant JT Sanborn of The Hurt Locker/ Shawrelle Berry of Million Dollar Baby/ Papa Doc of 8 Mile) played the role of Falcon aka Sam Wilson, a member of Rogers’ faction of Avengers and former para-rescueman trained by the military in aerial combat, who uses a specially designed wing pack for his flight.

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Continuation  on Avengers Infinity War: (Part 2 of 3)

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Written by Trafalgar Law