Avengers: Infinity War is the biggest (and most consequential) superhero of the year…and very soon you’ll be able to enjoy it in the comfort of your own home. The marvelous Marvel blockbuster hits DVD and Blu-ray on August 14th, bringing with it all the excitement, action and (spoiler alert) heartbreak.
In case you somehow missed this one during its mighty theatrical run, here’s a synopsis of what to expect:
In order to wipe out half of all life in the universe, the alien despot Thanos (a motion-captured Josh Brolin) must acquire six gems of unimaginable power called the Infinity Stones. Now, even the efforts of Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the Guardians of the Galaxy, and many other heroes may not be enough to save the day.
Avengers: Infinity War is a compelling and deeply satisfying motion picture experience, one that instantly invalidated the tired myth of so-called “superhero fatigue” that many critics and journalists have been espousing their misguided thoughts on of late. For fans of the Marvel Conematic Universe, this film is a culmination of a decade of carefully crafted storytelling whose finale ranks among the greatest Shakespearean tragedies. (And no, I don’t think that is even the slightest bit of hyperbole).
And now, apropos of nothing, here’s Kansas with “Dust in the Wind”:
Avengers: Infinity War is released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 14th.