U/A: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson
How does one put together words about a film that, for all practical purposes, anything and everything you write, is likely to be misconstrued/diagnosed as a spoiler?
Suffice it to know that this expectedly dramatic conclusion of Marvel’s three-part Infinity Saga is a relatively internalised, deep and sober film, concerned more with the motivations of super-heroes, the choices before them, and what they should pick, in order to take on super-villain Thanos—of course.
For one, the earth is a much quieter place, since as you’re aware, its species have been annihilated, decimated by Devil Thanos, ever since he got his hands on the infinity stones, and went on to execute the bizarre plan of supposedly ethical ethnic cleansing—randomly ridding planets of half its populations, to make them more sustainable, by restoring balance of sorts, as it were.
Of course, there will be survivors. And Iron Man or Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), to start with, is thankfully rescued or reunited with the human family back home. So is Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). Both of them, like all the others, seem to be somberly dealing with the aftermath of a universal tragedy.
Surely, you have your own favourites from this cinematic universe (and how can Iron Man not top that list?). But there’s something about the inherent cuteness of Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) that saves this franchise’s final installment from turning into a complete depresso—left to be downed over rounds of espresso, what with the screen-time running three hours plus.
Indians might thank their theatres for the usually hated interval. I caught …read more