Opening This Weekend: Avengers: Infinity War

With every new weekend comes more new movies to go see in the theaters. The movie theater is easily the best place to see a film. As good as your setup may be at home, nothing will ever come close to the magic of the movie theater. And getting to go see a movie on a Friday or Saturday night after a long hard week is simply euphoric. Now, not every movie that opens in theaters is a winner. We've all been tricked by a film that we thought would be good and it ended up being horrible. On the flip side, we've also all avoided a movie that we thought looked bad but it ended up being really good. It's tricky to know exactly what to see and what not to see. So, in this new weekly series, I break down what new movies are opening in theaters, what the critics are saying about them, and I state whether or not I think they are worth seeing. On that note, let's look at what's opening this weekend. 

Avengers: Infinity War- 4,200 Theaters

Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 87%

Directed by: The Russo Brothers

Plot Synopsis: The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos (Josh Brolin) before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. 

This is it. This is what we have all been waiting for. Avengers: Infinity War finally opens in theaters this weekend, and it still feels surreal. It doesn't feel like this actually happening. I don't think it will fully kick in for me until I'm actually sitting in the theater, waiting for the movie to start. Ten years of movies have been building to this moment, and the praise coming out of the premiere suggests that Marvel has somehow pulled it off. This is a monumentally difficult film to make, and it's a Herculean task on the Russo Brothers' parts in directing such a movie. The fact that it is any good at all is a miracle, let alone people saying that it's fantastic. "Unexpected", "shocking", "epic", and "emotional" are just some of the words I have heard used to describe this movie, and I think we are in for something truly special. I am doing a twelve movie marathon leading up to Infinity War, cutting out the Marvel movies I don't like as much. I can't wait for the marathon, but, the entire time I'll be watching the movies, all I will be thinking about is how much I just want to see Infinity War. Just in general, this is going to be an excellent weekend for film fans. Look, I don't think I have to sit here and sell Infinity War to you. You already know whether this is a movie you want to go see or not. But I'm guessing that there are a lot of people buzzing and excited and anxious to finally see this movie. I can't wait to finally see the movie-- my most anticipated film of 2018-- and to be able to discuss it ad nauseam with other Marvel fans. 

Now in Theaters

If you already caught an early screening of Avengers: Infinity War and you want to see something else this weekend-- or if Infinity War just isn't your cup of tea-- don't worry! There are plenty of other options for this weekend. First and foremost, you have A Quiet Place. It's a brilliant horror movie, and one that everyone should go see. A sequel was actually just recently confirmed, which you can read more about here. If you aren't seeing Infinity War, this is definitely one to go see. You can read our full review for A Quiet Place here. If you're in the mood for a Sci-Fi film, you have two options. Ready Player One is my favorite movie of the year right now (that is, before seeing Infinity War), and not enough people have seen it. I will bring this movie up for every single Opening This Weekend I do until the movie leaves theaters. It is truly a spectacular film. You can read our full review for Ready Player One here. There is also Rampage, which isn't nearly as good of a movie as Ready Player One is. But if you're looking for a more disposable Sci-Fi/action film, Rampage can be just that. You can read our full review for Rampage here. If you're looking for something completely different from Infinity War, Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty is currently in theaters. I haven't seen the movie, nor do I have any desire to, but it certainly has its audience. I haven't personally heard good things about it, but I'm sure there are people out there who will get a kick out of it. And there is also Blumhouse's Truth or Dare. I have not seen the movie, but I can guarantee you that A Quiet Place is a far superior horror film. If you're looking to see a horror movie, I'd highly recommend A Quiet Place, but I'm sure Truth or Dare has its merits. 

What do you think? Are you planning on seeing any of these movies in theaters? Will you see something that is already playing? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Written by: Nathanael Moln├ír
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