Connor’s review published on Letterboxd:
So, here's the thing.
"Infinity War" will forever be known as the most ambitious film in the superhero genre. The film will break box office records and be another roaring success for Marvel/Disney.
I don't think this will be known as a revolutionary film or the "Godfather of the superhero genre." Make no mistake. The movie's scale is huge, entertaining and has great moments of drama and palpable tension that have been missing in previous entries. It features an all-star cast that elevates the source material and gives audiences a cosmic light show of action. It’s shocking that the final product is coherent at all with the mammoth cast.
But the pacing is wishy-washy, the narrative is nearly nonexistent and the stakes at the end of the film will likely be rectified in next year's finale.
Yes, the film is a blast to watch and essentially is like being a five-year-old and dumping all your toys from your toy box on the floor.
But the film eventually becomes too much of a good thing to truly be phenomenal. You are exasperated by the end. "Civil War" was a stronger Avengers entry than this film.
I hope next year's conclusion can give welcome finality to some of these pop culture characters. I hope Avengers 4 is a blockbuster with a less tedious narrative formula and a more satisfying conclusion.
It really is just the first half of a whole movie, and we have to wait to see the second half in 2019.
“Dust in the wind. All we are is dust in the wind."