Friday, August 10, 2018

Marvel's AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR - Blu-ray Review



Go behind the scenes of the No. 4 film of all time to gain exclusive access to more than two hours of never-before-revealed details of its unprecedented, ten-year cinematic journey which includes an epic filmmaker roundtable, an inside look at the surprising Super Hero pair-ups, deleted scenes and more!

Box office history was made when Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” shattered all opening records, surpassed the $2 billion mark at the global box office in just 48 days, and remains the fourth highest-grossing film of all time. Now, the cinematic event ten-years in the making is available digitally and comes home on Blu-ray Aug. 14 with over two hours of bonus.

“Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War” is a must-own addition to every in-home film collection and is packaged several ways so that fans get the most out of their viewing experience. Consumers who experience the ultimate showdown Digitally will join a 30-minute roundtable with Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) directors Anthony and Joe Russo, Jon Favreau, Joss Whedon, James Gunn, Ryan Coogler, Peyton Reed and Taika Waititi who reflect on how their movies contribute to the MCU’s larger storytelling adventure.

The 4K Cinematic Universe Edition’s never-before-seen bonus material grants behind-the-scenes access to MCU members and features the memorable moments when characters first meet, the rationale behind some unexpected on-screen pair-ups, and a funny Super Hero gag reel. Featurettes explore the frighteningly powerful Thanos and two action-packed attempts to prevent his collection of all six Infinity Stones: the struggle on Titan and the massive battle in Wakanda. Deleted scenes and filmmaker commentary reveal even more on-set secrets from Marvel Studios’ monumental undertaking.

The Multi-Screen Edition includes a Blu-ray and a Digital Copy of the film, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K Cinematic Universe Edition, which includes a 4K Ultra HD disc, a Blu-ray, and a Digital Copy.

And for those who wish to catch up on their MCU history, select retailers are also offering bundled packaging as well as individual Digital and Physical releases of “Marvel’s The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

Based on the Marvel comic franchise first published in 1963, “Avengers: Infinity War” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in  “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,”  “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Doctor Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” and “Black Panther.”


My Review:

I'd consider myself one of those people who like superheroes but I'm not a total fangirl.  My two oldest kids and son-in-law were first in line to see Marvel's AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR in theaters.  I waited to see the Blu-ray.

Avengers: Infinity War is the first movie where all of the characters from previous Marvel movies are either mentioned or shown. It’s weird to think that now, after ten years from the start of Iron Man coming out, we are at a point where every superhero comes together for an action-packed movie.    Being able to watch this movie made me excited because I have been following along every Marvel movie, trying to piece things out along the way. Infinity Wars is that movie where you can put all of your theories to the test and see if they play out as you expected. Most people wondered how the Infinity stones would come together and they get to see this throughout the movie.

The beginning of the movie starts with Thor, Loki, the Hulk, and Heimdall on their ship in outer space when all of a sudden Thanos appears...  At first they seem confused of Thanos and think that they’re stronger but, in the end, find out the opposite. This is where the first death appears and Heimdall dies by Thanos’s hand. With this scene happening, it starts to grab the attention of the audience and gets their minds wondering of what could happen next. Who is next to die?  How will they stop Thanos? Who will stop Thanos?

Throughout the movie, there is an odd meeting of characters. For example, Iron Man and the Hulk meet up with Dr. Strange who they never knew existed. Another example is when the Guardians of the Galaxy crew meets up with Spiderman, Dr. Strange, and Iron Man. Now, that is a weird mixture to come together for a scene!

For the end of the movie, there are actually two endings.  One where Thanos gets all of the Infinity stones and snaps his fingers.  This causes half the population in the entire universe to disappear. The disappearance of beings is all by random selection and not by choice.  You don’t know unless you disappear into dust or someone you know does. I won't say who, but there are some disappointing and heartbreaking deaths!

With the end of the movie already leaving cliffhangers, you couldn't think there was anymore.  But wait… there is!!! The Captain Marvel symbol is shown and the audience is left with all kinds of questions.

I can see why people were so emotional after seeing this movie in theaters.  If you're a fan of superheros, I imagine you're going to be left with feelings of shock, sadness, and curiosity.  This movie definitely left me reeling, both with good and bad emotions.

Will you be adding Marvel's AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR to your movie collection?
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