Marvel’s Anvengers: Endgame is full of twist and turns and a satisfactory ending to a decade-long journey

Marvel’s Anvengers: Endgame is full of twist and turns and a satisfactory ending to a decade-long journey
By: Rich Bachman Last Updated: April 28, 2019

Rating: 9/10

Overview

The effects of Avengers: Infinity War have left civilization in ruins. However, the remaining Avengers may have found hope for one final chance to defeat the Mad Titan Thanos. The Avengers must reunite once again in order to reverse Thanos’s snap, and bring stability back to the universe.

Avengers: Endgame is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language

What Worked

To begin, director Joe and Anthony Russo did an amazing job of creating a story that deviates from the source material substantially. The final product presents us with an unpredictable adventure that continues to make you ponder its gravity long after you leave the theatre. This is a big scale movie with a vast amount of different characters. Thankfully, everybody has their key moments and it results in a perfectly paced execution that leaves the audience speechless numerous times throughout the movie. The actors are at the top of their game, the visual effects are top notch, and Alan Silvestri’s score has improved with every new Avengers movie.

What sets this new film aside from its predecessors is the amazing story and individual character arcs. Avengers: Endgame succeeds in perfectly tying together every Marvel movie before it, making the ultimate “fan film.” Furthermore, we see so many of our favorite Avengers finally reach the pinnacle of their powers and it leads to some of the most memorable scenes in cinematic history. Any worries that the Russo Brothers could fall short of expectations can officially be put to rest. This movie takes the benchmark for the superhero genre and movies in general as it clearly raises the bar. Avengers: Endgame is as close to a perfect movie as can be expected and will require multiple viewings to fully appreciate all the work that went into it.

What Didn’t Work

Any negative opinions of Avengers: Endgame are a reach. However, I thought that there were some jokes that got beat into the ground involving Thor. I also would have enjoyed seeing a little bit more Captain Marvel and Thanos. However, with a movie starring this many characters and with a scale this big, it can prove very difficult. There is a lot going on in this movie. Young kids will have a tough time following along, and at a three hours and 2 minutes runtime, they may get restless. For me, however, three hours went by quickly because of Endgames immersive narrative. Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder when critiquing Avengers: Endgame.

All in all, the negatives of this movie are few and far between. You have to either be in a bad mood or an anti-superhero fan to not have a blast.

Overall

The Marvel universe has produced some of the more consistent and entertaining movies made over the last ten plus years. Expectations for this new movie are arguably the highest in movie history, and fans will be elated that it has lived up to these lofty expectations. Avengers: Endgame is a rare series finale that perfectly intertwines all movies that preceded it. Feelings we experienced in all past films comes back ten fold in this final opus. Everything assembles perfectly and makes perfect sense when the final credits roll. This leaves viewers to question how long the Russo Brothers have had all of these twists and turns up their sleeves.

What we’re left with is a movie of epic proportions. A movie made for the hardcore fans of comics that have waited in line for a ticket to every one of these films. Avengers: Endgame is an awesome movie, and an even more enjoyable ending to this long journey. This final entry fits into the Marvel catalog like a concluding puzzle piece strategically held onto for its completion. Enjoy the ride.