New in Theaters: “Avengers: Infinity War”, “Disobedience”, and “Kings”
- “Avengers: Infinity War“ (PG-13)
The Avengers meet the Guardians of the Galaxy and team up to protect the universe from Thanos, an intergalactic villain who’s trying to collect all six Infinity Stones and use them to literally destroy half the universe.
The movie runs 2 hours and 40 minutes, and brings together the 76 main characters from the 18 Marvel movies your kids have grown up with over the past 10 years.
The stakes are pretty high in this one and the rumor is that Thanos is actually going to kill at least one of the Avengers.
Everyone’s contract is up after next year’s fourth “Avengers” movie, so no one’s safe going into this one . . . except maybe Scarlett Johansson since they announced earlier this year that she’s getting her own Black Widow movie.
As for the rest of the team, Captain America was last seen in “Civil War” when he broke his team out of prison and lost his original shield.
He gets a new one in Wakanda when he reunites with his buddy Bucky Barnes, who was finally cured of his brainwashing at the end of “Black Panther”.
Thor was last seen in “Ragnarok”, where he lost his hammer and one eye. That’s the last time we saw the Hulk too. Iron Man was last seen in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.
A few of the other Avengers are still missing from the both trailers and the promotional posters. No word yet on what’s up with either Hawkeye or Ant-Man.
Some people think that means they’re at risk of being the ones who’ll DIE . . . however Jeremy Renner is listed on the credits for next year’s untitled sequel, so I’d take that as a good sign. That movie’s no longer being called “Infinity War Part 2”, by the way.
As for Stan Lee’s obligatory cameo in this movie, it happens during the Peter Parker bus scene you’ve seen in the trailer. And he says he thinks it’s his funniest yet.
- And now, some limited releases you may or may not care about:
—“Disobedience“ is an R-rated movie starring Rachel Weisz as the shunned lesbian daughter of a beloved rabbi. She returns home for his funeral and reignites a secret, taboo relationship with a childhood friend, who’s played by Rachel McAdams. (Trailer)
—“Kings“ is an R-rated movie starring Halle Berry as a foster mother who goes to extremes to protect her eight kids during the L.A. Riots in 1992. Daniel Craigis an irritable neighbor who helps keep the kids safe as chaos and racial tension escalate in the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict that acquitted four white cops of beating him. (Trailer)