The Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel’s most awaited franchise
THERE WILL NEVER be another movie like Avengers: Infinity War.
Not because of the graphics and details (even though they are extremely impressive) but because of the years of work that lead to this incredible movie and because of the fact that no other studio may ever have the patience to spend 10 years and billions of dollars building up to one release. Yes, this movie is in fact the answer to the promise Nick Fury made from 10 years ago. The Avengers: Infinity war brings together no fewer than 25 prominent superheroes, many of whom have their own franchises such as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Thor, Iron man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Vision, many more… and Thanos, who now must be ranked among the best villains of the MCU alongside Loki and Killmonger. That it does this while also being fun, thrilling, and emotional is perhaps something that not even Fury himself could have hoped for.
Over the course of its nearly three-hour running time, Infinity War largely makes good on the promises Marvel has implicitly made to its audience since before we even knew there would be an Infinity War. Given Hollywood’s instant-gratification calculus, it’s likely that no other studio—and perhaps not even Marvel itself—will want to gamble that audiences will want to consume movies the way they do comic books: slowly, over years, following dozens of characters until they converge in one massive crossover event. No, there may never be another Infinity War because, really, who’s got time for that?
-By Alexandra D.