ALNM Rating: 5/5
Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt
Available to watch: In theaters now
Review: I'm going to preface this by saying I'm not sure I would rate this movie as high if I didn't already have ten years of emotional investment in these characters. But I left this movie pleased, devastated, stunned, and every other emotion you want a good movie to pull out of you. The team of the Russos, Markus and McFeely were able to pull together nearly the entire Marvel universe without making it feel overcrowded. The balance of drama and humor walked the fine line the best Marvel movies are able to maintain. And the biggest compliment I can pay a long movie is that it never felt long. The concluding action sequences were visually stunning and the final scene will leave you gasping. Thanos is easily the toughest villain ever to appear on screen in the Marvel films. Chris Hemsworth finally lived up to all the potential he has shown as a leading man with the advantage of a strong storyline for Thor. I'll stop now before I give anything away, but be sure to tune into our podcast episode next week for our full review.