Avengers: Infinity War is the amazing climax of a 10-year buildup that Marvel worked on with previous hero titles, infers Angela Watercutter of Wired. It manages to combine 25 big superheroes in one movie successfully, preventing their numbers from undermining a dramatic and strong plot. In fact, what makes it so strong is the huge web of links it has to Marvel’s other titles, such as Black Panther or Thor: Ragnarok. The studio’s long-term planning to pull this off is highly impressive and unique in cinema. Thanos is the perfect villain, dramatic and highly threatening.
Marvel’s latest movie, Avengers: Infinity War, falters under the heavy load of trying to squeeze around three-dozen important characters into one coherent story, believes Sam Adams of Slate. Simply put, there are too many sub-plots and heroes for an audience to handle within one movie. It is ironic that Thanos seeks to fight the universe’s overpopulation by killing half of its inhabitants, given the movie's huge cast. Even Marvel veterans will have trouble piecing together the wild flurry of information that Infinity War throws at them. The convoluted plot makes it hard to become truly engaged.