Thank you to Marvel Studios for hosting me during the Infinity War Event.
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters on April 27, 2018. What do you need to know before you head to the movies?
Infinity War Is A Film For The Fans
I think many of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe can stand alone. You don’t need to see the entire MCU catalog to get a full appreciation of a movie like Spider-Man: Homecoming or Ant-Man. Other times it’s helpful to have seen the movies in the same title family. Winter Soldier isn’t nearly as good if you haven’t seen Captain America: The First Avenger. Enjoying Infinity War to its fullest will require some background. The film doesn’t completely skip out on the exposition, but this is a movie for fans of the MCU. You can probably follow along without the details that you get from the other films, but having seen them will make watching Infinity War so much better.
Infinity War Is Not Going To Give You Resolution
If you like your movies to wrap everything up in a nice, neat bow at the end of the third act, Avengers: Infinity War is not your film. You’ve basically seen the first half of a five-hour movie. Hunger Games and Harry Potter did basically the same thing as they were wrapping up their series, and in both cases, the next to last movie left me frustrated. Infinity War didn’t leave me frustrated. It left me with questions. It left me with theories. But in the end, it just left me excited for what is to come.
Infinity War Is Funnier Than You Expect It To Be
If you assumed that the trailers front-loaded all of the jokes, you’d be wrong. I laughed so much more than I expected to throughout the film. It wasn’t just the Guardians, although the scenes with them were definitely funny. (Well, sometimes.) Spider-Man had some of my favorite lines. And of course, Iron Man wouldn’t be Iron Man without a few quips. But perhaps the most surprising was Doctor Strange really pulling his comic weight in the film. Doctor Strange and Iron Man together is comic gold. Who knew?
Infinity War Will Surprise You
I’ve been counting down to Avengers: Infinity War for weeks. As I’ve watched the old movies, seen new trailers and read interviews, theories have been everywhere. I’ve had theories. My friends have had theories. The internet is full of theories. Have people stumbled into lucky guesses? Yes. Has anyone really nailed what was going to happen? No. Infinity War is going to leave you with a mix of “Yes, I knew that was going to happen!” and “What the heck did I just see?” Except you probably won’t use “heck”.
Infinity War Will Leave You Ready For More
There’s just over a year between Avenger: Infinity War and the untitled fourth Avengers movie, with Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel release dates between the two. I’m ready to see how those two movies fit into the events of Infinity War. I’m ready to see what else will be coming up as we get more details about future releases. But most of all, I’m ready for the next Avengers movie. At least I’ll be ready as soon as I’ve seen Infinity War a few more times and processed everything that has happened. Seriously, there’s a lot to process. So much to process. But it’s good. So, so good.
Oh, and a bonus sixth thing to know: stay until the very end. Through all of the credits. It’s important. Trust me.
There’s lots more to come. Make sure you follow along with all of my #InfinityWarEvent coverage to get all of the fun details. Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters on April 27, 2018.