From laughter to tears, and gasps to sighs, the world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War was full of emotion. As a mother of 3, and a life-long Marvel fan, creating an Avengers: Infinity War review becomes a complex task. After seeing the film during the Avengers: Infinity War red carpet event and world premiere (the first time the entire completed film was viewed by an audience), I needed time to process. I have to admit: I’m still having a difficult time figuring out how to word this review. But, there are a few strong opinions I have, and my hope is to fully express those in this no spoiler review.
Is Avengers: Infinity War For Kids?
As a mom who is fortunate to attend press junkets for films, I am constantly asked if these movies are family friendly. If you’re a parent, your first question about this particular film might be: is Avengers: Infinity War for kids? Well, the rating for this Marvel movie (and all Marvel movies) is PG-13, and I feel strongly about the suggestion of that particular age. Without giving much away, this is a very complex film. The title has the word “war” in it, so you can expect a good amount of the material to be heavy with that atmosphere of battle, refuge, teamwork, and maybe even heartache. I have a 12 year old, 7 year old, and 3 year old who have seen almost every Marvel film. Our 3 year old will not be viewing this film, and I am still on the fence about our strong-willed 7 year old daughter seeing Avengers: Infinity War. I’m pretty sure it might be too much for her at this time, but I will have a discussion about it with her.
Is Avengers: Infinity War Emotional?
Short answer: YES. The entire film is filled with emotion behind characters we’ve grown to love and root for over the past 10 years. This film is meant to remind us why we loved them so, and how they’ll react when it’s time to fight for what’s right. My first tweet after viewing Avengers: Infinity War pretty much summed up what you’ll feel after seeing the film for the first time. There is a lot to unload as a 36 year old comic book fan, and there will be a lot for you to unload after you take in this 2 and a half hour film.
Should I See Avengers: Infinity War More Than Once?
Just imagine every MCU character you’ve enjoyed, all in one film, battling one common enemy, and having to watch that story for a very short 2 and a half hours. There is no way you will be able to ingest the storyline, comedy, soft-hearted scenes, and underlying emotions by seeing the movie only once. Directors Anthony Russo and Joseph Russo did an excellent job of creating a film that you have no choice but to view multiple times. Be prepared to see it quite a few times while it’s in theaters. Victoria Alonso, EVP of Visual Effects and Post-Production, shared with us in an exclusive interview that this film was created for IMAX, and must be seen at least once in an IMAX theater. Keep that in mind when purchasing your tickets.
As a Marvel fan, and comic book enthusiast, I have to say Avengers: Infinity War left me with lots on my heart, head, and soul. It invigorated me, and really made me remember why I fell in love with these characters in the first place. As a mom, I had to really review each scene and think “are my children going to enjoy this interaction, and learn from it?” I hope this review helps you make your decision as a parent.