On an Avengers: Infinity War High!

Superheroes galore! Oh joy!

I’ve never been someone who has been particularly into the whole Marvel Universe. I’m not filled to the brim with knowledge when it comes to Marvel’s superheroes, comic books or films. I am aware enough that I can identify the likes of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America or the ever popular Spiderman, but question me on the intricate plot details of the Marvel Universe and I would be at a loss.

When I first encountered the trailer for Avengers: Infinity war, I was most drawn to the inclusion of the characters from Guardians of the Galaxy. I have watched a few Marvel films. However, when I watched Guardians of the Galaxy, I fell inlove with the characters who were both funny and lovable, each with their own set of quirks that really brought the film to life. I love that these bunch of misfits could come together to save the universe and become a family in the process. I’d only really decided to give the film a try because the lead actor was Chris Pratt, one of the main protagonists in the blockbuster Jurassic World. (Jurassic Park is my favourite film, like, ever!)

With a familiarity and fondness for the Guardians of the Galaxy characters, I was intrigued to see their involvement in the third Avengers. Whilst I enjoyed the first Avengers, I wasn’t among those anticipating the release of Avengers: Infinity War.

I watched Avengers: Age of Ultron to prepare for the film itself, although I knew Infinity War was ultimately a culmination of 10 years of Marvel films.

Anyway, I didn’t exactly know what to expect from this film or if it would be any good. I’d read positive reviews about the film online, averting my eyes to spoilers along the way. Three weeks later I was in the movie theatre with my Mum, hot dog in hand, ready to watch the movie that everyone had been talking about. I had my doubts. Would I be able to understand what was going on, having not watched so many of the other films in the Marvel Universe? Without this prior knowledge, was it possible for me to enjoy this film? To be able to grasp the story that they were trying to tell? What about the characters? Would I need to understand their background before watching this film? So many questions. 

This film was epic. EPIC. Amazing. Inspiring. Just, magical. While there were definitely elements of the film that baffled me, or had no context because of my lack of knowledge, I simply loved this film! Oh my. My Mum loved it too and she had even less knowledge than me, since she had never watched any of the films. I won’t spoil it. All I’ll say is that there are so many little, funny moments and a bundle of action! One scene in particular gave me goosebumps. Two scenes actually. As for the ending….it was shocking. This was one of those films that was worth my money and the only film that me and my Mum loved so much that we went to see it for a second time. We have never done that before. Even when we have loved a film and had nothing but positive things to say, we have still not returned back for a second viewing. You know a film’s good when you get that urge to watch it again.

Watching Avengers: Infinity war has definitely inspired both me and my Mum to catch up on other Marvel films. As of this moment we have watched the first and second Avengers (Mum absolutely loved the first Avengers) and all 3 Thor movies. We are working our way through the other films, with Captain America being our next target.

And how epic is the Avengers theme? It makes me want to save the world!

My verdict: Avengers Infinity War is an epic movie that has begun my love for the movie franchise. I must watch them all!

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Jumanji Trailer – Thoughts!

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Yesterday the trailer for the reboot of Jumanji came out! This is a film that I can’t particularly say that I was looking forward to at first. I mean, how can anyone replicate the nostalgic goodness of the original? How can anyone replace the beloved Robin Williams? Jumanji is one of those films that I will always have a dear place reserved in my heart for. It’s a childhood favourite of mine and it’s understanding if anyone isn’t so easily willing to be accepting of this new adaption.

I’d read beforehand that the new Jumanji is modernised (for the current times). Instead of being based around a boardgame brought to life, teen characters get sucked into a video game as their chosen avatar characters. It’s an interesting concept and I actually like that they have adapted the film in this way. In my opinion, it’s best to leave an actual remake out the door because there is no beating the Jumanji of the 90’s (am I right?).

I watched the trailer and it looks like a fun movie! It’s set in the jungle (Which seems to be Dwayne Johnson’s favoured film locations) and it looks set be an action packed, adventurous movie! Watching the trailer, it actually reminded me of Journey 2:The Mysterious Island which seems to have a similar setting to this film if my memory serves correct.

I initially had my reservations about Kevin Hart being in it. Even though I love Kevin Hart, I couldn’t picture how he’d fit into the film. It could be the fact that I have never seen him in an action adventure film but I thought that by having Kevin Hart in it, the film would be dumbed down to baseless comedy. After watching the trailer I feel good about the direction the film has taken. It looks like a family friendly and fun film. Watch the trailer down below and see for yourself!