Well, here we are: the end – 10 years in the making. As I sit and write this, I’m still partially at a loss for words. Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and it is also the final chapter for this saga of films.
I want to reassure you that there will not be any spoilers in this review. This is definitely a movie you want to experience first hand. Also when you see the movie for yourself, make sure to treat the theater employees with respect. They are surely in for a brutal weekend.
In my review for Avengers: Infinity War, I mentioned that it was one of the first movies where we see the ramifications for our heroes’ actions. Although I was extremely excited for the movie, part of me was nervous that the events that happened during Infinity War couldn’t be topped. Boy was I wrong. I can confidently say that the Russo Brothers were able to best themselves yet again.
It was so bittersweet to see the original six Avengers back together again. Bitter because they were only reunited because of loss, but sweet because these were the heroes we grew up watching; and to see them share the screen again made me so happy. I won’t go into detail about the growth and development their characters go through, but I will say they get a lot more screen time than they did in Infinity War and each arc feels complete.
The action sequences were choreographed and shot so beautifully. Without spoiling anything, you will need to be prepared for the third act. The Russo Bros. did a great job of finding a near-perfect balance of different tones in Infinity War and easily carried that over for this film as well. Even though the tone is a bit darker than the previous films, they never forget that it’s a MCU movie. Love it or hate it, the family humor is a staple of the franchise and it is still part of Avengers: Endgame. The pacing in this film is a little slow in comparison to the pace set in Infinity War, but if anthing this just adds to the pay off being so much better in the end.
If you’ve invested years of your life to the MCU like I have, this movie will feel like a fan letter to you. Kevin Feige and his team deserve so much praise for being able to pull off something of this magnitude. If you thought Infinity War was a game changer, just wait until you Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame is now my favorite MCU movie and is probably my favorite comic book movie to date. Be sure to catch the film once it hits theaters on April 26. You definitely won’t regret it!