“It’s not about how much we lost. It’s about how much we have left. We’re the Avengers. We gotta finish this.”
Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame completes the story that has been in the works for over a decade. With this final installment, Endgame says goodbye to some of the superheroes that we have fallen in love with from the very beginning. Now, I will try to clearly convey all my thoughts without talking spoilers. And in doing so, keeping this review short and to the point. So as the excitement builds with anticipation in all of us, Avengers: Endgame has given us a film that wows.
Marvel has done a great job in concluding, what they’re now calling, The Infinity Saga. Before I get into the overwhelming good things about this film, I do have a few critiques, but nothing that derails the film altogether. My first gripe is with the overall flow of the story. I felt like it would build and build to something, and in the end, just fail to really capitalize on that build up. This didn’t just happen once, but a few times. And when a story continues to build up to nothing, it begins to take you out of the film completely. Avengers: Endgame has a runtime of 1 hour and 2 minutes, and with that long of a runtime, you would think it would be filled with constant entertainment, or at least pivotal scenes that would cause detriment to the quality of the film if taken out. But sadly, that is not the case. There are several moments where the story becomes a bit stagnate, or clearly shows that this film could have been edited down. But Endgame’s few problems are eclipsed by the incredible action that is present in the film.
I’m not one to call myself a “car crash every 5 minutes” type of person. My love for excessive action sequences are usually few and far between. As I watched Endgame, I found myself craving a little bit more action. However, the epic battle scene in the film satisfied that craving tenfold. I must say that the epic fights scenes in the film were incredible, but weren’t as prominent as in Avengers: Infinity War. The final battle scenes punch you in the gut and tug at those heartstrings. From start to finish, this battle makes up what I can only say is, one of the best battle sequences I’ve seen in a while. It does makes some prominent social statements, which you’ll understand after seeing the film. And whether or not you like it, is completely your prerogative. But even with a scene like that, Endgame doesn’t get sappy or make you roll your eyes. Everything is there in this finale. Not to mention, the attendance of different characters is so well done. It blows my mind when a film or television show can just tie everything up so neatly with bringing everyone together. The characters’ chemistry with one another is something that can’t be faked. Their humor and unique superhero personas, make this another brilliant notch in Marvel’s belt.
Avengers: Endgame brings together so many of our favorite Marvel characters to end this Infinity Saga, and boy does it package it up with a nice big bow. With a few hiccups here and there, Endgame unleashes some of the fiercest fight scenes to grace the big screen. I haven’t been the biggest Marvel fan, but a person who has enjoyed these action films nonetheless. But for those of you who have followed every single character up until now, all I can say is you better have some tissues ready, because Avengers: Endgame is the ending that will satisfy your fanboy excitement and anticipation.
Directed by: Joe Russo and Anthony Russo
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Karen Gillan, Brie Larson, and Zoe Saldana