Ok, Avengers: Endgame is one of those films that barely needs a review. If you enjoy the Marvel films, and the Avengers: Infinity War in particular, you’re obviously already on board and you’re going to see Endgame. I mean, you gotta see what happens, right?
If you saw Infinity War, and if you didn’t, Endgame is going to leave you confused, and reading the next few words are a HUGE spoiler of Infinity War, you know that at the end, Thanos basically won. Endgame is about the remaining Avengers finding a way to reverse the damage Thanos has done.
Right out of the gate I will say, WOW. This movie is pretty amazing. I this everything you have come to expect from Marvel films and maybe a little more. Full of incredible effects, great battle sequences, humor, and strong emotional moments. But there is a lot of wonderful ‘looking back’ moments as well. They’ve been making these since Iron Man in 2008, and they tie in so many characters and all of the films.
And those emotional moments I mentioned? They go hard. I think that emotional aspect is the most surprising here. I didn’t think I would be as affected as I was, but, there I was with a lump in my throat.
Avengers: Endgame is a pretty remarkable culmination of stories told over 10 + years and what? 20, 22 films? I think it’s a very notable achievement in the context of filmmaking. To have these films made about characters that have such a passionate following – I mean, these are films about things many people, such as myself, never expected to see on the big screen. These comic book universes have been brought to life in ways we only could have imagined in our youth.
It’s all incredible, and Avengers: Endgame is an equally incredible conclusion to all that came before. It really is the most appropriate and satisfying conclusion to the Marvel films thus far. If you are a fan of these films, you MUST go see it, you MUST see it on the big screen. Just shut up and go give Marvel and Disney your money, because this is as near a five kittenhand film as you can get. I’m sure when I see it again I’ll find some little things here and there that aren’t perfect, but right now I feel that this is damn close to it.
~ Neil T. Weakley, your average movie-goer, looking forward to seeing this again, and REALLY setting my sights on Godzilla: King of the Monsters.