The wait for this year’s most highly anticipated movie is finally over. As of today, Avengers: Infinity War will be available in movie theaters around the world. And the team here at Digital Addicts could not be more excited. Reviews from both critics and audiences alike are pouring in, and so far the movie seems to live up to the hype.
Earlier this week, select audiences were treated to an early screening of Avengers: Infinity War. And for the most part, the reactions were overwhelmingly positive. Kevin Smith, of Clerks and Comic Book Men fame, was one of those lucky viewers. Needless to say he was blown away by the early showing.
I am overwhelmed. The movie is epic beyond compare. LOVED it. My legs are still shaking. It’s a gigantic @Marvel masterpiece. So much to say but I’ll stay Silent Bob til Monday so as not to slip in spoilers. Suffice to say it’s gonna be a looooong year until @Avengers 4… pic.twitter.com/aHnsgj5MK0
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 24, 2018
Good news for the rest of us who had to go an extra three days before seeing the movie. But if Kevin Smith and the other critics are to be believed, this superhero movie should definitely be worth the wait.
Phases Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe
As a huge Marvel fanboy, I’ve been waiting for the epic conclusion to Marvel’s “phase three” for years now. For those of you who don’t know, the Marvel universe is split up into several “phases.” The first consists of the original superhero movies. Specifically, Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) marked the end of phase one.
If phase one introduced us to the superheroes, then phase two was used to expand upon their backstories. Each of the main characters (with the exception of the Hulk) received a sequel film. In addition, phase two also introduced us to several new characters in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Ant-Man (2015). Once again, this phase ended with an all encompassing superhero movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Now we find ourselves at the tail-end of phase three, which includes some of the most well received movies in the franchise. These titles include Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and Black Panther (2018). With so many incredible movies over the past 10 years, it’s easy to see why Avengers: Infinity War is getting so much attention.
You don’t necessarily need to watch all 18 Marvel movies to enjoy “the most ambitious crossover event in history.” But you might want to consider watching a few of the more recent ones before you head to the theaters. In particular, the plot of Captain America: Civil War leads directly into the new Avengers film.
Are you planning on watching Avengers: Infinity War this weekend? If so, leave us your comments below.
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