Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War ★★★★★

The drive home was quiet. My adrenaline was pumping, my heart was aching and my mind was overwhelmed with thoughts I couldn't even comprehend. This may not be a perfect movie but for my money it is a perfect comic book movie. The Dark Knight is still my champion, that movie is just tighter and more focused. But the amount of surprises and thrills Infinity War provides is on par with Nolan's masterpiece. I've always been critical that Marvel has always been hesitant to give us real stakes and embrace the darkness; they do that here and to my surprise they nearly punched a tear out of me. Then on the flip side I can't recall laughing or smiling as frequently (except maybe Guardians of the Galaxy). This has the perfect balance of darkness and levity. I just love how all the characters were handled, even if some of them don't get to do a whole lot. The real standout for me though is Thanos. He is a breath of fresh air and a blessing for this franchise. Not only is he the MCU's best villain, he might be one of the best villains in all of cinema. Many moments sent chills down my spine but the ending left me speechless. I can't wait for the next chapter. It will be a long year ahead. But this was a ride I'll gladly go on again and again.

Will do a spoiler reaction later because….I have to.

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