Updated: Aug 30, 2019
The culmination of 21 films leading to the end of an era in the most fitting way imaginable. I’ve been a fan of these movies since Iron Man in 2008 and the fact that I’m still a fan after 11 years says a lot. No other franchise has been able to achieve what Marvel has and Endgame turns the final pages for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
I have been looking forward to this movie ever since I walked out of the theaters of Infinity War and I gotta say, Marvel Studios has done it again! Beginning immediately after Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame picks up with the aftermath of the mad titan, Thanos, snapping half of all life from the universe. It is left to the few remaining Avengers and others to find a way to bring back those they lost. Whatever it takes.
Directors, Anthony and Joe Russo did an incredible job wrapping up the MCU in the greatest way with great emotion and nostalgia throughout. I could go on and on about the cast and how in a three hour movie, not one moment or character felt dry or misused. Chris Evans as Captain America and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man were the key characters of this film. Not to take anything away from the others like Thor, Ant-Man, Rocket, or anyone else. That’s just who the film centers on most.
The Visual Effects are something that the Marvel Films have always been consistent with and Endgame is no exception. The spectacle of this film is bigger than ever with lots of various elements playing into that. (I’m trying to be vague to avoid spoilers) Including some of the wide shots that add scale to what is taking place in a breathtaking way.
Another thing that I feel that needs to be touched on is the humor. All of the Marvel films have been known for there different types of humor due to different Directors or Actors, but Endgame did a fantastic job at blending them together. The one-liners of Tony Stark, the crude/insulting humor of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the quirky absurdity of Thor. All of these put together by the brilliant writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus along with great improv made for such a treat.
All in all, Endgame did a remarkable job achieving what really is a Cinematic Masterpiece. I made me laugh, it made me excited, it made me cry. It made me feel like a kid again. There is no other way to end this journey than the way this movie has done so.
I’ll give Avengers: Endgame a 5/5.