Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Disney’s Marvel’s fake-out extravaganza

by Benjamín Harguindey

Presented as the epic conclusion to a decade of “cinematic universe” build-up, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (2018) is actually the first half of a two-parter. It’s not that the movie has a somber ending so much as that it has no ending at all. Following the latest in a series of skirmishes with big bad Thanos, the Avengers take a breather and the movie sort of cuts to black – a “To be continued” on par with The Matrix Reloaded (2003).

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Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Thor! King of the impossible!

by Benjamín Harguindey

The third in Marvel’s string of so-so Thor flicks, Thor: Ragnarok (2017) makes a hard right for slapstick and giggles, aping the juvenile tone and humor of the more successful Guardians of the Galaxy movies while foregoing any and every pretense of seriousness whatsoever. This makes for more palatable, bubbly action-adventure, and certainly makes the earlier movies look even duller by comparison.

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