The New Yorker doesn’t understand that Infinity War is part of a series


Do you ever read an article and see that they missed the entire point? Well, that’s what happened when the New Yorker decided to try and cover Infinity War.

The New Yorker proved today why it shouldn’t be your source for all things Marvel. In a recent review of Avengers: Infinity War, film critic Richard Brody decided to focus on a trivial fact that shows the reviewers ignorance over anything else.

The fact? That Infinity War does not introduce every character.

Here’s the thing: There are 18 movies prior to Infinity War that do that. That’s what a universe does. It sets up characters so when they are entwined, you know who is who. Why would the MCU spend time going through everything again just for people who couldn’t be bothered to watch the rest of the franchise’s films?

Characters are not just showing up. This is the problem with reviews about movies from people who are not, at their core, fans. Then again, it is not that complicated to understand that the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe has been leading up to Infinity War.

My personal favorite is when Brody states the obvious.

"“Avengers: Infinity War” would make little sense in the absence of its pack of predecessors."

Yeah, of course. It is part of a series.

You know what also doesn’t make sense? To have the MCU without the rest of the MCU. Fans get it. Even people who just enjoy series, in general, would get it (as proven via a few Twitter comments to the story).

The bottom line? Richard Brody wanted to sit and complain about a movie he didn’t understand because he couldn’t be bothered to look at the entire universe.

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You can catch Avengers: Infinity War in theaters now. I highly suggest you see it now while the internet is still relatively spoiler free.