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Benedict Cumberbatch says Infinity War is "mind-blowingly epic"

03.19.2018

As we’ve seen from the first trailers, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is shaping up to be an exhilarating, heart-racing, mind-meltingly awesome experience. The action looks spectacular and the assembly of the entire MCU is too amazing to imagine. According to Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, the movie lives up to the advertising, and is, among many things, “mind-blowingly epic.”

Cumberbatch was speaking with EW for their massive coverage of the movie, and during the interview, he revealed that he got a look at the full script for the movie, even though the actors weren’t really allowed to, all to void plot leaks to the public. One major takeaway from the movie is the constant action, which will surely cause a whirlwind of emotions in the audience.

It’s just mind-blowingly epic. What I thought is, this just doesn’t stop. Once it starts, it does. Not. Stop. It’s just this horrible, brilliant, terrifying, at times funny, at times very moving, relentless action. It’s like everyone’s constantly in crisis, and catching up with themselves, and it’s really breathless to read a script like that. This isn’t a slow burn. You’re really thrown in helter-skelter. [Laughs] It’s got a lot of facets to it, but I think the main one for me was just how utterly relentless the events and action were.

Between the chaos, there should be some moments for inter-character drama and comedy, and Cumberbatch hints there will be some of that between him and Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/Iron Man.

There’s a lot of interesting dynamic. They don’t always attract. So, sparks will hopefully fly, but at the same time, they’re united by a purpose that’s bigger than either of them, so they get their game on, put it that way. But, yeah, there are a few one-liners along the way.

The past MCU movies have had their fair share of action, but clearly, we've never seen anything like this - a Marvel movie on the scale of LORD OF THE RINGS. My only hope is that the movie doesn't get too bogged down in the action and remembers to build the drama and plot, and not just settle for constant action. I'm not entirely opposed to a ton of action, but 156 minutes carnage may be too much for our human brains to handle. 

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR arrives April 27.

Source: EW

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