'Avengers: Endgame' Spoiler Review
Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2012's The Avengers, 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron and 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, and the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, and Josh Brolin.
Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers—Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner—must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos—the mass Titan who decimated the planet and the universe.
Avengers: Endgame was amazing. It was an epic ending to an epic saga.
This film was awesome. From the plot to the action and characters, everything works. Endgame did have a few problems, but nothing was bad enough to really make a huge impact on the overall quality of the film.
You can nitpick all the time travel/alternate time line stuff, but I'm not. It was slightly confusing, but it never took the fun out of the film. Other than that I maybe had two more small problems, but that was it.
Overall I was very happy and even a little surprised by how well they did everything. Avengers: Endgame was a very fun, action packed, emotional, character-driven film that didn't disappoint. I also loved all the callbacks to the previous films. The Russo's absolutely killed it.
One of my biggest concerns going into this film was how they would handle the nostalgia. I'm glad to say it didn't get in the way of film. They did use it a lot, but it felt more like a stepping stool to the overall film.
I do wish we could've seen a little more of Captain Marvel, and I hope to see Loki. That's the only real problem I had. I wish they would've used Loki a lot more, but that's really it.
Avengers: Endgame was an emotional rollercoaster. From the beginning when Hawkeye losses his family to the ending, I was 100% percent invested in both the story and the characters.
Avengers: Endgame was nothing short of amazing.
I thought the acting was great. Robert Downey Jr gave a great performance as Tony Stark. I've always really liked Robert Downey Jr as an actor especially as Tony Stark. With that being said, I thought Endgame was the best we've seen him as this character, and I honestly think he deserves an Oscar nomination for it. I love how subtle but powerful has performance was.
Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth were also both great. A lot of this film's more epic moments involved Chris Evans a lot, and he really did deliver. Chris Evans is Captain America. Chris Hemsworth was hilarious as melted ice cream, fortnite playing, out of shape Thor. Ever since Thor Ragnarock he has been great, and brought new life to his character. I also love that his character didn't get back in shape halfway through the film. He stayed out of shape but was still very effective.
The cast was way too big to talk about everyone individually, but as a whole out was great. Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner shared a lot of screentime together which I loved. I also loved what they did with both those character as well as the Hulk. Black Widow becomes the leader of whats left of the Avengers. Hawkeye becomes a lot darker, and he started killing off the criminals that got lucky and survived the snap, and Bruce Banner and the Hulk have finally joined forces. That's one thing that I think gets overlooked. Marvel has a way of making characters we've seen numerous times feel fresh.
Paul Rudd was funny. I loved hearing Don Cheadle cracking jokes, and Nebula was being Nebula. As a whole the acting was great.
I thought the story and plot were both great. The time travel was pretty predictable, but Marvel managed to put a little twist on it.
I actually loved the pacing. It starts off slow, but it steadily builds up to that epic ending. It give you time to really connect to these characters and their loss. Infinity War was a lot more fast paced and really showed The Avengers sense of urgency, while Endgame was a lot slower and showed what was left of The Avengers sense of desperation. Both are very different, but perfectly show the mood and tone of each film.
Avengers: Endgame was filled with so many memorable and emotional moments. I loved all the callbacks during the film. I also really enjoyed the time heist.
Tony Stark finally gets closure with his father. Steve finally gets to go on his date. Black Widow finally repays her debt, and Bruce Banner finally embraces the Hulk. It's great to see that 22 films in these character are still getting developed send changing. While others finally get their arcs resolved.
I loved the scene with Barton and Romanov trying to get the soul stone. I loved seeing the Hulk holding up the remains of The Avengers Tower with only one arm. Hawkeye starts the greatest game of keep away, and there was a cool little girl power scene that I liked.
The scene where Thor's hammer flies into Captain America's hands almost made me scream. The scene where Captain America was getting ready to fight Thanos's entire army by himself was really powerful. When I heard "cap...on your left" goosebumps crawled up my spine.
The part where Thanos has the infinity stones and snaps my heart dropped. Then Tony Stark cements MCU's legacy by muttering the same words that started the franchise, "I am Iron Man."
Avengers: Endgame did not disappoint.
11 years and 22 films later Marvel manages to delivery the perfect ending to the infinity saga. Both Tony Stark and Steve Rogers get great endings. Marvel managed to close a huge chapter in their book while opening another.
Avengers: Endgame was amazing, and I thought the entire ending action sequence was a cinematic masterpiece. This was an entertaining popcorn film that manages to go far and beyond.
Just when you think superhero fatigue might start Marvel comes out and delivers one of the best superhero films ever. This is without a doubt one of my favorites (up there with The Dark Knight).
Avengers: Endgame was a perfect ending. I love you 3,000.
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