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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Blu-ray Review

Avengers: Infinity Wars Blu-ray Review

The Movie

Synopsis

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.

Directed By: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo

Written By: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Steve Englehart, Steve Gan, Bill Mantlo, Keith Giffen, Jim Starlin, Larry Lieber, & Done Heck

Starring: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Chadwich Boseman (Black Panther), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Tom Hiddleston (Loki),  Paul Bettany (Vision),  Elizabeth Olsen ( Scarlet Witch), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes), Idris Elba (Heimdall), and much more.

Genre: Action, Adventure, & Fantasy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: Approx. 149 Minutes

Blu-ray Details

Audio

  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
  • Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • French: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

Video

  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
  • Subtitles: English SDH, French, Portuguese, & Spanish

Special Features

  • Intro By Directors Joe and Anthony Russo
  • Strange Alchemy-Explore the new team-ups and analyze how these creative choices will influence the future of the universe
  • The Mad Titan- Delve into the MCU’s biggest, baddest villain and the events he’s orchestrated throughout the films
  • Beyond the Battle: Wakanda
  • Beyond the Battle: Titan
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary- by Joe and Anthony Russo, Christopher Markus, & Stephen McFreely

My Thoughts

I give the Avengers: Infinity War Blu-ray a B.

I’m not afraid to admit that I actually enjoyed watching Justice League over this film as I am more of a DC fan then I am a Marvel fan.  But there are a few things I did enjoy about this film.

Again, just because I am a DC fan doesn’t mean I don’t have a few favorite Marvel Characters. Deadpool (sadly not in this film and he would be so out of place in it!) and Dr. Strange are my favs but after watching this film I actually thought Iron Man and Captain America were pretty cool dudes and did some major butt-kicking with the help of the others. Not to mention some great characters from Black Panther as well.

This film really showed the abilities of Dr. Strange and some of my favorite scenes (of course!) involved him.  The way he opened and closed portals for Spider-Man and Star-lord after throwing blows at Thanos was awesome.  They kept popping in and out, using stairs, etc as Dr. Strange manifested them to life.   His ability to go back into the future to see the possible outcomes of the “War” can be a tool but it could be used against them.  Sometimes knowing too much about ones’ future is dangerous. My all-time favorite scene with Doctor Strange was where he forms a pose representing Durga, the Hindu Goddess of War then he splits himself to battle Thanos.  The CGI wasn’t too over the top and it was amazing to see it unfold on screen.

Speaking of Iron-Man and Captain America.  I liked how Iron-Man has this presence to him.  He is a leader and takes control of situations but also wants to protect who he cares about.  Captain America actually tried to battle Thanos with his bare hands! I was a little disappointed that we didn’t see much of him in this film and I felt he deserved screen time as much as any Avenger.

I also felt this film focused on Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Black Panther, but mostly the latter two but none-the-less it left us hanging wondering what’s next for our fearless heroes.

Catch Avengers: Infinity War out on Blu-ray and Digital Code August 14th!