Avengers Endgame was directed by the Russo brothers, it is the 22nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and stars a lot of people, the movie is the conclusion for what is called The Infinity Saga and it is a direct sequel to 2018’s Avengers Infinity War.
Before I say anything please know that I have reread the review many times and I am certain there are no spoilers in it not even a hint so you don’t need to worry if you haven’t seen the movie yet.
Endgame is not a standalone movie you must have seen Infinity War to understand what is going on in Endgame since the events take place right after it, the movie is split into three acts and each is very different than the other, in a way it could have been three different movies and Russos found a way to make it feel cohesive and work perfectly regardless of how they were paced, if you are going to watch it in a theater expect cheers, claps, whistles and at one point someone even screamed and they are all very justifiable because Endgame is the pinnacle of fanservice for the MCU, some people have criticized that aspect of the film but I feel like they didn’t understand the most basic idea of a film like Endgame, this is a movie to make your fans clap while watching it, it is a movie to get their blood pumping and it is a movie to make them want to come back again for those moments, and in that aspect the movie knocks it out of the park.
As the narrative comes to a close the narrative juggles a massive number of characters on the screen and it is surprising how almost every character got a little piece of screen time while the focus remained on the original Avengers and their journey to that moment, it makes you think really we first heard of this ending back in 2012’s first Avengers movie and here we are today actually watching it and it was worth the wait and the build up.
The film does one more thing right and that is paving the way for the future MCU while having a satisfying ending, at no point during the final scenes I felt like this is just there to build a franchise and that is an amazing achievement, and of course if you are not as invested in the MCU as someone like me is or not as emotionally attached you might not enjoy it and you might find issues with it but for the super fans like me tonight was glorious and I enjoyed every second of it, by the end of the movie I was sitting in between two girls who were both sobbing and I couldn’t show emotions because I am a man and I need to be strong.
Verdict: Endgame is a marvelous achievement for cinema, the Russos has put their mark down the new milestone in the modern blockbuster movies will try to top for the decades to come (10/10)