With the universe in ruins, the remaining Avengers assemble once more in order to overturn Thanos’s actions and restore peace for all of humanity.
Over the span of eleven years, with a staggering filmography of twenty-two movies, the time has finally arrived. Our beloved superheroes reunite one last time to save the world, and the stakes are through the roof. Avengers: Endgame is the fourth and final installment of The Avengers series and through all the rumors, controversy, and artificial spoilers; we are still given the battle of a lifetime.
The Russo brothers have truly outdone themselves. As the most anticipated film of the year, Endgame delivers, but it is not what it seems. This time, the Russo’s focuses more on story and wide character development, and I can ensure you the experience is impeccable. This is not your ordinary superhero blockbuster. This is (what I like to call), a superhero drama. Very similar to 2008’s The Dark Knight, the narrative comes first. The film drives the audience into the minds of each hero; exposing their position, enhancing their interests, and electrifying their skills to a level that one would never imagine. Bowing down to a three-hour film, ultimately, we are promised closure when its predecessor – Infinity War, sowed chaos.
Separated into three distinctive acts, the element of surprise is no stranger the moment the film begins. Endgame has a lot to cover and unfortunately, it does breeze past a few appearances, but on the contrary to previous films, our questions are answered. This is not about the comics, because you will be disappointed. This installment picks up right after Infinity War, and only goes up from there.
By far, this is the most chills I have ever experienced from a Marvel film. Even the dialogue gave me goosebumps. The cinematography is outstanding. No shaky cam, no blurry features; just crisp visuals and pure entertainment. Thanos CGI specifically, is absolutely flawless. From any seat in the theater, the film’s color illuminates, making sure we are engaged at all times. Not once did I feel the need to doze off, nor take a break. Its runtime is intimidating, but I promise, this is no shy of a regular blockbuster.
Now the action. Surprisingly, I expected more in this installment. However, the amount we do receive is spot on. So top notch that asking for anymore would be selfish. Quality over quantity is the motto when it comes to action and the last eight minutes of this film says just that. Several times throughout the film, the audience reactions were priceless. An experience only money can buy. Loads of screams, gasps, and cheers filled the theater for sequences that do not replicate any other superhero film on screen. Between Captain America: Winter Soldier and Avengers: Endgame, the Marvel cinematic universe have blessed us with grade A action that we will never forget.
Another remarkable aspect of this film are the performances. Never have we seen superheroes undergo the caliber of emotion in this film, and every single character gives it their all. A few standouts include Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and Karen Gillan (Nebula). In the same fashion, Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) also presents a beautiful performance that finally earns her the recognition she deserves as the newcomer on the block. Yes, this is an emotional roller coaster with not much comedic relief, but not one scene is unnecessary.
Now that it is all over, it is time to embark on the next journey in the cinematic universe.
One I hope the next generation enjoys as much as we did.
Cheers to eleven years of greatness.