Avengers with a difference: Infinity War told from the villain’s point of view

Avengers: Infinity War deviates from the usual superhero movie template as it is told from the villain's point of view

People who are lukewarm about Marvel superhero movies have one frequent complaint: The heroes are over-powered. The battles are blah because good guys slam into walls and walk away, covered in dust and unharmed, while villains always have a fatal flaw.

The experience is like professional wrestling; it is all campy and circus-like, with zero sense of threat.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2018, with the headline 'Avengers with a difference'. Print Edition | Subscribe