Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Review (SPOILER FREE)

It’s all lead to this. Ten years in the making, Earth’s mightiest heroes have finally gathered together to face the MCU’s greatest villain, Thanos. The ultimate architect of the threats faced by the Avengers, the Mad Titan goes on a bloody warpath of destruction across the MCU in the recently released film, Avengers: Infinity War. Here’s the synopsis:

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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.

To say this film both amazed and stunned me would be a gross understatement. My first reaction of course was this:

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After my initial shock wore off, I realized I had just seen the best MCU film to date. While films like Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, Captain America Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming all have blown me away with incredible storytelling over the years, this film did something truly unique, and that’s bring a huge, cosmic and company wide comic book event to the big screen. We’ve seen individual stories emerge beautifully over the years in the superhero film realm, but Infinity War took a massive story like Infinity Gauntlet and Infinity and combined both big events into the stuff comic books are made of.

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I have to tread carefully, as I promised not to spoil anything for you guys. I highly recommend you see this film, and if you guys want me to make a separate post talking about the film’s shocking moments and what my theories for the future of the MCU are, then leave a comment down below letting me know. However for the context of this review, I can say that the film was beautifully made. The visual effects of course were brilliant, and getting to see so many heroes and characters interact for the first time was amazing to see. The best scenes featured interactions between the likes of Dr. Strange and Iron Man, Thor and Rocket Raccon, and Scarlett Witch and Vision. These characters stole the show as far as I’m concerned, as did Gamora, who had the biggest connection to Thanos throughout this entire film.

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The performances given by these actors was incredible. Not only did we get the amazing humor we’ve come to expect from these films, but the MCU finally delved into darker storytelling and showed a very visceral, real comic book war unfold. The emotions were running high throughout the entire film, from the movie’s opening scene to the closing credits. Joe and Anthony Russo did a brilliant job directing and bringing this story together, proving they have a profound command on the MCU and it’s overall direction. The film did a great job of connecting to big Marvel Comics moments, left plenty of Easter eggs and theories running to keep fans guessing until the next film, and provided one of the biggest shocks in superhero film history. With only Ant Man & The Wasp and Captain Marvel set to premiere before the big Avengers 4 film, fans will be eagerly anticipating the untitled Avengers movie in hopes of seeing how the first book of the MCU franchise ends.

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I loved this movie. I look back at my time watching this movie, and I can’t find one flaw in it. The villain was fully flushed out, and Josh Brolin did an amazing job of providing an incredible performance as the MCU’s greatest villain to date. The acting and directing was superb, and the overall story was able to do something very few superhero films can do, and that’s shock the audience. If you guys haven’t yet, be sure to see Avengers: Infinity War today!

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HEY DOORMAN: The 5th True Tales of an Uncommon Bouncer in Los Angeles (and the short film HUMOR) by Haji Outlaw

The acclaimed writer of The Eric Andre show Haji Outlaw (otherwise known as John P. Kildemm, has brought together a brand new entry in the acclaimed book series true tales of an uncommon bouncer in Los Angeles, as well as a fantastic short film titled HUMOR. Here is the synopsis for both:

WHAT HAPPENED DURING A DRUNKEN NIGHT WITH HARRISON FORD?
HOW DO WE SOLVE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT?

The answers are a click away!!!

Acclaimed writer, Haji Outlaw, goes under his pen name of John P. Kildemm in the fifth installment of the hit Amazon short-read, Hey Doorman.

HUMOR: A deathly charismatic bear tells the unknown Russian tale of Humor Gredanko. The funniest boy in the history of time. From a brutal winter forest, to an erection, to ravenous boars, comes a darkly comedic story from Haji Outlaw. The acclaimed writer for The Eric Andre show and author of the bestselling amazon ebook series, Hey Doorman.

First off, the book was a fantastic new story that showcases the weird side of the LA bar scene. From idiots who have a problem with used socks to a modern commentary on the sexual assault allegations coming out of Hollywood, this book is an honest, brutal yet humorous look into the modern world and is told with a fresh voice that deserves to be heard.

Meanwhile, HUMOR was a truly unique and original film that was shot beautifully. The funny yet dark tale of Humor Gredanko is a twisted story from start to finish, and the narration and cinematic storytelling was what made this film shine. It’s definitely worth a watch if you are into dark comedies and truly artistic visuals.

Overall Haji Outlaw has brought 2017 to a resounding close. A 5th book filled with humorous and real tales from Los Angeles and a short film that is like no other, the acclaimed writer has done a marvelous job of capturing the modern world in both film and book formats, and if these are any indication then the names Haji Outlaw and John P. Kildemm should be imprinted on your brains as we head into 2018! Be sure to pick up your copies of this incredible book today and follow the author on his social media sites!

Ratings

Book: 10/10
Film: 10/10

Facebook: @hs.outlaw
Twitter: @outlawhaji
Instagram: @outlawhaji

It: Chapter One Review

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Fear takes on a new yet familiar name in the highly anticipated film It. Directed by Andy Muschietti and based on the novel of the same name by
Stephen King, this movie focuses on the terrifying entity known as Pennywise. A monstrous clown who abducts children in the town of Derry, Maine,
a group of kids known as The Losers Club must band together to stop the entity before it kills them. However as the clown brings their worst
nightmares to life and hunts them down, the group of bullied kids find their friendship tested and everyone’s life is on the line.

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Actor Bill Skarsgard brings the terrifying clown Pennywise to life, and after seeing this film I can confidently say that he is absolutely
terrifying. The actor does a great job of presenting the monster as an almost demoninc entity who preys on the fears of young children and remains
invisible to the town’s adult population. The inhuman mannerisms and movements of the clown sent shivers down my spine, and made this the most
scary film of the year, not to mention of the most terrifying films ever made.

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The actors who portrayed the Loser’s Club was amazing. Each of the kids brought humor and deep emotion to their roles, from the wise-cracking
Richie (Finn Wolfhard) to the traumatized Beverly (Sophiha Lillis) and the heartbroken leader Bill (Jaeden Lieberher), this cast was one of the
best group of individuals I’ve seen on film. The classic 80’s horror movie theme mixed with modern day CGI scares made this an instant hit horror
film, but these actors brought the heart of the story from the classic Stephen King novel to life in a way no other adaption has done before.
The tragic backstory of each character is brought to light as the monster preys on them, and they soon discover that by opening up to one another
and fighting together rather than alone they may just have a chance to stop the monster from killing any more children. On a mission to find
his missing brother, Bill leads the Loser’s on a mission to find the source of the Clown’s misdeeds and stop it before it’s too late.

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Overall this was a phenomenal film. The directing was spot on and the script brought this story to life in a wonderfully eeire way. I laughed,
I cried and I jumped out of my seat several times as the clown who has become synonomous with terror danced his way onto the big screen, and
with a shocking finale scene that leaves the door open for the eventual sequel, chapter one of the story of It came to a satisfying close. If
any horror movie had a shot at getting recognition during awards season, this would be the one. The movie as a whole was perfect and if you only
see one horror movie this year, Stephen King’s It is that movie. Be sure to see this film in theaters now!

Rating: 10/10

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Directed by: Andy Muschietti

Starring:

Bill Skarskgard as Pennywise
Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough
Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozer
Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh
Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom
Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon
Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kasprak
Wyat Oleff as Stanley Uris
Nicholas Hamilton as Henry Bowers

Runtime: 2h 15min

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller