It goes without saying that Avengers: Infinity War will most likely be one of the most, if not the most commercially successful film of the year. Although box-office success may not necessarily equate to the film’s quality, the critical reception of Infinity War looks to be leaning towards a more positive side.
The current score on Infinity War stands at a Certified Fresh 86% with an average score of 7.6/10. This can alleviate some of the skepticism and would definitely bring more audiences rushing to theaters to catch the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s most recent phenomenon.
Following the lukewarm reception of Avengers: Age of Ultron, this is a return to form and is the second highest score on Rotten Tomatoes behind the original Avengers which stands at a 92%. This is a fairly good score despite not being in the range of 90s such as other Marvel films like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther with 92% and 96% respectively.
In regards to the Marvel films, critics do not generally critique Marvel films based on its artistic merits (that’s not to say it doesn’t have any) but more in terms of entertainment value. This is evident from the average score associated with the Tomato-meter that weighs in the ratio between positive reviews and negative ones. Most of the films that reside in the scores below 80 tend to receive lukewarm reception among fans and critics despite recognizing their entertainment value with films like The Incredible Hulk (67%) and Iron-Man 2 (70%).
For someone who is still pondering on whether to watch the film in cinemas might hold back because of this history. The best thing to do is probably check out reviews from trusted sources or just give it a shot.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes