Avengers: Infinity War – Take Infinite Spectacle to the Max

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
ReviewerAutar Kaw
Grade: B+
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 149 minutes

Yes, Avengers: Infinity War is 149 minutes long with relentless noise that seems to abate only a few times for its own sake and not for the audience. What is noteworthy is the embodiment of a villain by Josh Brolin, around whom the countless avengers play a secondary role. The movie is fun and it has quite a number of laughs, and some jokes do lose their effect with repeated use.

I did go to see it on Thursday with my daughter who is a big fan of Marvel movies, and one was seeing the movie with equally adoring fans. There was a lot of clapping of virtual heroes and jokes I did not get. If you are like me, to get ready for the movie, you can always read CNN’s timeline of the previous 18 movies.

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Marvel characters, from left in the foreground, Okoye (Danai Gurira), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Credit Marvel/Disney

Without mentioning any spoilers, fans will be questioning how they will continue from here but one of the six stones may hold the answer for you. If they can revive Dallas from JR’s death and that the Last Jedi is not really the last Star Wars movie, they definitely have a plan till audiences are willing to be subjected to noise, no-holds-barred battles, and state-of-the-art CGIs.

Stay till the end of credits like you usually do for Marvel movies, take what they reveal as homework and figure out its meaning. Do not google for it though like you do the solutions manual for a college course HW.

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Autar Kaw

Autar Kaw (http://autarkaw.com) is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida. He has been at USF since 1987, the same year in which he received his Ph. D. in Engineering Mechanics from Clemson University. He is a recipient of the 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year Award. With major funding from NSF, he is the principal and managing contributor in developing the multiple award-winning online open courseware for an undergraduate course in Numerical Methods. The OpenCourseWare (nm.MathForCollege.com) annually receives 1,000,000+ page views, 1,000,000+ views of the YouTube audiovisual lectures, and 150,000+ page views at the NumericalMethodsGuy blog. His current research interests include engineering education research methods, adaptive learning, open courseware, massive open online courses, flipped classrooms, and learning strategies. He has written four textbooks and 80 refereed technical papers, and his opinion editorials have appeared in the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune.

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