Avengers: Infinity War ★★★½

Lots of feels. Impressive that it came together as well as it did, considering the insanity / characters / plot. But it kept me emotionally invested and tense from start to finish, and I give it a lot of credit for that. Do I think it benefitted from "event" status, the hype, and the secrecy? ABSOLUTELY. Do I think it'll work AS WELL in 10 years' time? Absolutely NOT. But what a fascinating cultural touchstone and moment in cinematic buildup.