Movies in McConomy: Avengers: Infinity War
This weekend, the most ambitious crossover event in history returns to McConomy Auditorium! In Marvel Studios' nineteenth movie, Avengers: Infinity War, the stakes for the Avengers have never been higher as they must come together to stop the mad titan, Thanos (Josh Brolin), from collecting all six Infinity Stones, which are ancient cosmic artifacts that enable its user to control all aspects of reality. This summer's biggest blockbuster (and the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time) is the culmination of ten years of Marvel Studios history, and it pays off throughout the movie's entire two and a half-hour runtime. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo perfectly balance elements of humor and darkness, the screen time of at least twenty-one characters, and differing yet compelling perspectives of our heroes as well as the fiercest villain that they've ever faced. Writers and Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) architects, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, help to elevate the movie to new heights within the MCU by launching it into new storytelling territory for Marvel's future slate of movies. Josh Brolin delivers a defining and legendary performance as one of the best and most terrifying villains in Marvel Studios history, holding his own against Marvel Studios veterans Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Benedict Cumberbatch. And even in its bleakest moments, it's impossible not to have a great time during every grand character entrance, every quick-witted quip, and every epic fight. Avengers: Infinity War promises to be not just a classic Marvel Studios film, but a classic blockbuster for decades to come.