Infinitely awesome Avengers


NO, this is not a movie review and there’s no need for spoiler alerts.

Since Wednesday, when the third film in the Avengers series was released in the Philippines two days ahead of the US, almost 95% of all theaters in the country have been showing “Avengers: Infinity War.”

If I recall correctly, the only other times this mega-blockbuster situation occurred were in 2012 and 2015, when “The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” were released, respectively.

Ever since “Iron Man” was launched in 2008 as the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Hollywood movie industry has experienced a resurgence.

It was further boosted when Disney acquired Marvel in 2009, churning out more superhero films that have succeeded commercially, with some becoming critical successes, too.

“Black Panther” has, in fact, broken all-time records for movies with February openings, and is seeded to win next year’s Oscar for Best Picture.

Sadly, Marvel and Disney have announced that the last Avengers movie will be released in May 2019, and that would happily become a bigger hit.

Maybe they’ll have to reboot the series since the actors are growing older and the audience more demanding. Or they can replicate the strategy used when they acquired the Star Wars saga from George Lucas.

Meanwhile, relax and watch the latest Avengers movie that has so far gotten positive reviews and is likely to beat box-office records this spring/summer.

p: wjg