Revisit, Rewatch, Review – Avengers: Endgame
First off, this is going to be a spoiler free review, you are safe. Tomorrow will not be, so be warned.
Avengers: Endgame, what to say about it. It’s the movie event that I’ve been working towards since Iron Man came out in 2008. It’s what I’ve been on the edge of my seat for since Avengers: Infinity War came out last year. I had massive, massive expectations for this film.
So did it live up to the hype?
I personally believe that this movie lived up to the hype and destroyed my expectations. Avengers: Endgame is a great culmination of what really is the first three phases of the MCU. It is huge, it is well written, and it is heartfelt. There is so much that I want to talk about, but that’s for tomorrow. We do get a true end to Avengers: Infinity War and we get to see how all the characters remaining are dealing with the world after Thanos has snapped his fingers.
Let’s quickly talk about the plot as much as we can, or what led up to this point as a refresher.
In Avengers: Infinity War, we had the battle for the Infinity Stones between Thanos, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more. Thanos ends up winning and with a snap of his fingers, he wipes out half of all creatures in the universe, then he goes off to retire. The remaining Avengers, Guardians, and others are now left in a world, in a universe, where only half remain and they need to figure out a way to undo it or a way to move forward. We pick up at this point as they try and figure out how to undo what was done and how to move on from what has happened.
Those who were alive, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Rocket Raccoon, Nebula, War Machine, and Ant-Man. That’s a pretty thin team, though there may be more floating out there that we don’t know about for sure.
Are they able to make everything right?
That’s the million dollar question, how is the world at the end of Avengers: Endgame? Is it back to normal, what has changed? And that’s all stuff that I can’t talk about here, you almost got me.
But let’s get back to the review.
This movie is just over three hours long, and it doesn’t feel like it. The time flies by as there is action throughout, there are heartfelt moments, there are twists and turns. It just works so well. Beyond that, they give you the resolution of so many things that had been started in previous movies. You get those payoffs, and you recognize them, and it’s just really worth it. Even the things you didn’t realize you wanted you get in this film. With all of that, time just flies by and I know after one viewing that there are going to be things I missed for multiple reasons.
Time for an interjected PSA –
If you are going to go to the movie, no one wants your running commentary. If you can’t shut up throughout a movie, don’t go opening weekend, because you are making it worse for the people who care about it and you clearly don’t care that much or have no self control. This is the case for any movie, but something as big as Avengers: Endgame, where it has been a decade leading to it, shut up.
– End PSA
Now, clearly I loved it. But how would I grade it? Is this a film for everyone?
Overall, I think this film kills it and not in the way that Avengers: Infinity War did. They hit the beats perfectly, and with the exception of only one character in the film, they handle them really well, and I don’t think that was the Russo’s fault. Again, that’s spoiler review stuff so wait for it. If you were to just pick this movie and watch it without having seen at least Avengers: Infinity War, it won’t be worth it, but if you’ve been keeping up with Marvel at all, it should be a fun time. There’s so much more than just impressions, that said, that’ll be tomorrow.
Overall Grade: A+
Critical Grade: A
Fan Grade: A+