Rating Explanation: for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language and some crude references
Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: The film ably juggles a dizzying array of heroes in the fight against their gravest threat yet, and the result is a thrilling, emotionally resonant blockbuster that (mostly) realizes its gargantuan ambitions.
Robert Downey Jr.
as Tony Stark/Iron Man
as Bruce Banner/Hulk
as Steve Rogers/Captain America
as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
as James Rhodes/War Machine
as Doctor Strange
Tom Holland (II)
as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
as T'Challa/Black Panther
as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
as Sam Wilson/Falcon
as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
as Pepper Potts
Benicio Del Toro
as The Collector
as Peter Quill/Star-Lord
as Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross
The biggest problem with The Avengers: Infinity War is evident even
for someone who has just seen the advertising, and may never even see
the movie. The poster pretty much gives it away — the listing of dozens
of glittering names from its star-studded cast, the assembly of
countless superheroes and regular heroes and peripheral characters that
audiences are meant to love.
As with many other superhero movies that try to stuff too many
characters and subplots into one container, "The Avengers: Infinity War"
feels less like a coherent story and more like an attempt to wring as
much money as
possible out of its various superhero characters through virtue of
sheer name recognition. By some accounts, this movie cost as much as
$400 million to make. Those in charge are the directing team of Anthony
and Joe Russo, who also made the last two "Captain America" films.
The screenplay is credited to Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely,
though there's no telling how many producers, executives and rewrite
specialists may have been involved.