#VicksFlicks Special Edition: Avengers: Infinity War
Our guys went to see Avengers: Infinity War over the weekend, and after spending hours recovering from what they witnessed, have decided to offer up their thoughts on the movie.
“Nature Boy” Brandon Vick
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
4.5 out of 5 stars
Ten years in the making, the Russo brothers deliver a nonstop, mesmerizing movie stacked with superheroes battling the biggest and baddest villain in the universe. There’s colossal consequences in this epic event and extinguishing every emotion in your body is its endgame. Practically every beloved character gets their laughs and licks, some more than others; but as Thanos, it’s Josh Brolin who overshadows them all in his almighty performance, commanding every second he’s on screen. The MCU approaches unprecedented territory in this superior superhero spectacle destined to leave you in a state of shock. We have a year to gather ourselves before it happens all over again.
“Nature Boy” Brandon Vick is the resident film critic of the SoBros Network, and star of Brandon’s Box Office In Your Mouth. Follow him on Twitter@SirBrandonV and be sure to search #VicksFlicks for all of his latest movie reviews.
“Big Natural” Stoney Keeley
I’ve seen some people complain about the lack of character development in this movie, and I can’t help but wonder just where the fuck those people have been for the last TEN YEARS. This movie absolutely affected me. If you didn’t leave the theater contemplating life, then you might want to check your pulse. I read some of the reviews…saw a lot of what I considered hyperbole….and I shrugged it off. “There’s no way this movie could be that powerful.”
Well, it is. It’s one of the most jaw-dropping endings I can remember. Marvel has put a decade’s worth of work into getting us familiar with these characters and making us believe in them. It’s been quite the journey. But, their will is never tested more than when the Mad Titan comes to call.
This is Thanos’ movie more than anything else, and Josh Brolin nails it. It’s not on the level of Heath Ledger’s Joker, but every time Thanos is on screen, he’s captivating. But, it’s not just the intimidation factor. Sure, Thanos is bold and terrifying. But, he also experiences and expresses emotional conflict, and perhaps scariest of all, reason for his thirst for destruction.
The Black Order was well done, Marvel still made time for plenty of laughs, and there are more than a few surprises along the way. I can’t really say the only thing I didn’t particularly enjoy about the movie without spoiling anything, so I’ll refrain, but if you’ve seen it, feel free to DM me on Twitter and we can hash this out.
I’m already counting down to next year.
Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD and #BeBetter. “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Alabama Crimson Tide football, the WWE, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley