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Avengers: Infinity War [2018] (1 disc)

Director:Anthony Russo
Joe Russo
Writer:Christopher Markus
Stephen McFeely
Composer:Alan Silvestri
Length:149 minutes
(2 hours 29 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
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IMDB Rating:8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:83%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Reaction: Jumps right into the story and doesn't stop. Lots going on but without feeling crammed. An excellent movie though don't expect an actual ending.

Personal Rating: 9/10

Anthony Russo => Director
Joe Russo => Director
Christopher Markus => Writer
Stephen McFeely => Writer / Secretary Ross' Aide
Alan Silvestri => Composer
Ameenah Kaplan => Gamora's Mother
Anthony Mackie => Sam Wilson / Falcon
Ariana Greenblatt => Young Gamora
Benedict Cumberbatch => Doctor Strange
Benedict Wong => Wong
Benicio Del Toro => The Collector
Bradley Cooper => Rocket  (voice)
Callan Mulvey => Jack Rollins (uncredited)
Carrie Coon => Proxima Midnight
Chadwick Boseman => T'Challa / Black Panther
Chris Evans => Steve Rogers / Captain America
Chris Hemsworth => Thor
Chris Pratt => Peter Quill / Star-Lord
Cobie Smulders => Maria Hill  (uncredited)
Danai Gurira => Okoye
Dave Bautista => Drax
Don Cheadle => James Rhodes / War Machine
Elizabeth Olsen => Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
Florence Kasumba => Ayo
Gwyneth Paltrow => Pepper Potts
Idris Elba => Heimdall
Jacob Batalon => Ned
Josh Brolin => Thanos
Karen Gillan => Nebula
Kenneth Branagh => Asgardian Distress Call  (voice) (uncredited)
Kerry Condon => Voice of Friday (voice)
Letitia Wright => Shuri
Mark Ruffalo => Bruce Banner / Hulk
Michael James Shaw => Corvus Glaive (as Michael Shaw)
Monique Ganderton => On-Set Proxima Midnight
Paul Bettany => Vision
Peter Dinklage => Eitri
Pom Klementieff => Mantis
Robert Downey Jr. => Tony Stark / Iron Man
Ross Marquand => Red Skull (Stonekeeper)
Samuel L. Jackson => Nick Fury  (uncredited)
Scarlett Johansson => Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Sean Gunn => On-Set Rocket
Sebastian Stan => Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
Stan Lee => Bus Driver
Terry Notary => Cull Obsidian / On-Set Groot
Tom Hiddleston => Loki
Tom Holland => Peter Parker / Spider-Man
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor => Ebony Maw
Vin Diesel => Groot  (voice)
William Hurt => Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross
Winston Duke => M'Baku
Zoe Saldana => Gamora

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Zoe Saldana is reunited with [Star Trek] villains Benedict Cumberbatch and Idris Elba in this film, though she shares scenes with neither of them this time. She also shares scenes with Chris Hemsworth, with whom she never shared a scene in 2009's Star Trek. The role of Bruce Banner/Hulk, in the unrelated Hulk film, was previously played by [Star Trek] villain Eric Bana.
  • The reason Peter Parker/Spider-Man's death took so long was because his spidey senses made him realize earlier and his accelerated healing slowed it down.
  • Thanos fulfills the promises he makes. *He spares Thor in exchange for Loki giving up the Space Stone. *He spares Nebula in exchange for Gamora revealing the location of the Soul Stone. *He spares Stark in exchange for Doctor Strange giving him the Time Stone. All three promised lives survive "The Snap."
  • The filmmakers thought of the film as Thanos' hero's journey. That's the way they could figure out how to put everybody in the film.
  • Josh Brolin acted this scene with a foam headpiece that was the size of Thanos' head, with a camera on his face for VFX. He also had to wear various foam parts depending on what the scene called for so the other actors didn't get too close to his real body, and so Thanos' scale was retained.
  • The filmmakers did not know about the war chants the actors from Black Panther created, as that film was not nearly finished at the time of shooting. Winston Duke had started the chant, which led to the responding war cry that Chadwick Boseman leads.
  • According to Chadwick Boseman, production on Infinity War began just two weeks after production on Black Panther ended. This meant that all the actors and even the extras from that appeared in both films had no problem retaining their cadences.
  • The name Thanos is a short form of the Greek name Thanatos, which means 'death' in Greek.
  • Josh Brolin based his characterization on Marlon Brando's role as Colonel Walter Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.
  • Before the film was released, there was much fan speculation that either Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) or Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) would die in this movie since it was known their contracts were not extended past the end of the Avengers series. Ironically, they are two of the very few characters who are not killed. In fact, with the exception of the off-screen Clint Barton/Hawkeye's status unknown, all of the original Avengers featured in The Avengers are shown having survived at the end of this film.
  • Hugh Jackman expressed interest to appear in an Avengers film, but he said he would only reprise his character, Wolverine, if he appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In December 2017, however, Jackman officially stated he would not be reprising the role and he would love to see someone else play the character, naming actor Tom Hardy as his personal choice. Logan was Jackman's last film as Wolverine.
  • Josh Brolin claimed that he did not see Black Panther until a week before this film opened due to it being constantly sold out in L.A. Brolin added that stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe don't receive any special privileges of screening passes to the franchise.
  • The filmmakers had a phrase to describe characters meeting and interacting for the first time that they called "strange alchemy." The conflict of personalities between Tony Stark and Doctor Strange is a perfect example of this.
  • Just as they paid homage to their television show [Community] in the second and third "Captain America" films, the Russo brothers also included another easter egg from their other well-known show, [Arrested Development], in this movie. In Captain America: Civil War, the stair car from [Arrested Development] appears in the Berlin airport. In this film, blue Tobias Fünke from that same show appears in one of the Collector's display cases - he can be seen behind and to the left of Gamora in one shot.
  • Doctor Strange has been studying for a few years since his solo film and is now considered one of the more powerful characters in the MCU. The writers also wanted to have him come off as sort of "the adult in the room" throughout the film.
  • The filmmakers wanted to create small physical rules that would allow characters to stay in the fight with Thanos. The idea of Thanos having to close his fist to use a stone was the bare minimum that allowed for a fight to be put up.
  • Tom Holland said that although he is a big fan of Chris Pratt and loved working with him, their scenes together were often challenging. Pratt's tendency to joke in and out of character made it hard for Holland to keep a straight face at times.
  • Kenneth Branagh (who directed Thor seven years earlier) can be heard at the very beginning of the film issuing the distress transmission that the Asgardian ship was being attacked.
  • The Russo brothers originally confirmed that Captain Marvel would be in this movie. However, Joe Russo later declared that the character would not, and she would instead make her debut in her own movie. The character will have a major role in Avengers 4.
  • According to the Russo Brothers, Peter Parker's lines at the end of the film, where he says, "Mr. Stark, I don't feel so good" and "I don't wanna go" before he disintegrates, was improvised on the spot by Tom Holland.
  • Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth ad-libbed the dialogue between Captain America and Thor in which they compared their facial hair, reasoning that they have known each other long enough to have that kind of friendly banter.
  • Drax's line "I'll do you one better: Why is Gamora?" was ad libbed by Dave Bautista. - In an interview Dave says that Chris Pratt actually gave him the idea for the line.
  • Tom Holland was not allowed to read the script for this film, since he revealed too many secrets for Spider-Man: Homecoming. In one of the promotional videos for the movie, several of its cast members are in an interrogation room refusing to reveal any spoilers, and Holland's mouth is conspicuously taped shut.
  • Mark Ruffalo revealed that he was given a fake script due to his habit of accidentally spoiling past Marvel movies. He jokingly claimed in an interview that the fake script was better than the real one.
  • James Gunn made one change to the original script: originally, Peter was not able to bring himself to fulfill his promise to kill Gamora if Thanos captured her. In the final film, Peter does try to kill her, but is prevented from doing so by Thanos.