Despite all the inventive set pieces, this new Chris Hemsworth action venture fails to deliver.
A final showdown with Thanos also provides a perfect culmination for the 22-film story established by the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the course of eleven years.
Before we go over my top ten films of the year, let's take a little detour and look at five films that maybe weren't so great, but are worth watching for various reasons.
Drew Goddard's second film is a blast. Then it isn't. But it mostly is.
Certainly one that goes to infinity, but does it go beyond?
Aware of its own loop and willing to point it out, even if somewhat constricted. (✯✯✯½)
Mistakes subversion with supposed cleverness and never does much with the attempted ideas. (✯✯½)
It doesn't bring much new to the table but it's charming enough. (✯✯✯½)