Avengers: Infinity War

Atul and Justin take on the superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War. The latest film from Marvel Studios assembles the largest ensemble yet to take on the mad titan Thanos. Since the cinematic introduction of Thanos in 2012’s The Avengers, each film has built toward this event. The threat of Thanos is so wide reaching in the universe it will take a combined effort from all of earth’s mightiest heroes to stop Thanos and his cronies from eliminating have the populace across the cosmos.

The film had clear inspirations from the Infinity Gauntlet comic series from 1991. You can see our take on the series in Episode 16. You can also check out Episode 17 to hear our predictions for the film and whether our guesses made it into Infinity War.

Marvelous Marvel Management

Avengers: Infinity War is directed by the Russo Brothers, Joe and Anthony. Infinity War is the pair’s 6th film and the 4th for Marvel Studios. Their in-depth knowledge of the Marvel Studios characters and franchises is clearly on display in this film. They manage to fit several interesting subplots into this 2 hour and 40 minute film that seamlessly integrate with one another. Every character, for the most part, is given an interesting and meaningful task to do. The film does not erratically jump from story to story, but provides a singular focus until there is a logical breaking point to move to another set of characters. This results in a balanced film that keeps the audience engaged throughout it’s runtime. The Russo Brothers are slated to direct the second entry in the cinematic take on the Infinity War.

Watching the Film

We certainly recommend watching the movie in Imax. They used Imax 2D cameras to film Infinity War and, according to Atul, the presentation is simply gorgeous. We do not recommend viewing the film in 3D. The extra dimension does not add to the experience at all. In fact there are at least a few instances of poor 3D and ghosting on some of the characters.

We hope you enjoy the episode. Thanks for listening, watching, and supporting the show.

Speculating Infinitely

Hmmm….Where’s Hawkeye been in all the promo’s?

Atul and Justin speculate on how much of an adaptation Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War will be. Fresh off of the review in Episode 16 of the Infinity Gauntlet they discuss what might be similar or different. The harbingers haven’t seen the film yet so it’s just guesswork at this point. However, the boys are definitely hoping to see Thanos hanging in Dr. Strange’s La-Z-Boy. Atul and Justin hope you enjoy their Infinity War speculation, and hopefully they get a guess or two right.

“Come and Get Me…”

Coochy Coochy Coo

The harbingers have returned (finally…) to take a crack at the inspiration of culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Infinity Gauntlet.

This 6 part comic series was written by Jim Starlin and pencilled by George Pérez and Ron Lim in 1991. It was Thanos’ 3rd and most successful crack at obtaining ultimate power. Thanos is also extremely motivated to woo the mistress Death, the love of his life, by eradicating life from the known universe.

This series brought together Marvel Comics’ most prominent heroes and cosmic beings to deal with the existential threat of Thanos. With the 6 infinity stones, The Mad Titan is able to reform the the entire universe in any image he deems amusing. What’s worse, he’s got the motivations of a prepubescent teenage boy trying to score at his junior prom. So, in a word, he’s volatile.

Adam Warlock, Doctor Strange, the Silver Surfer, and the leftover earthbound heroes band together. Though completely overmatched, the heroes (and Doctor Doom…) give their all for the good of the universe.

The Infinity Gauntlet provides a unique look at these characters in a cosmic setting. These beings are omnipotent but still manage to be relatable. The characters have their quirks that ground them and keep them interesting.

So please enjoy the episode, and stay tuned for episodes in the near future regarding the Infinity War: Part 1!