Movies for Breakfast AVENGERS: ENDGAME Review
Spoiler-Free go see Avengers Endgame immediately. You won’t be disappointed.
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos’ actions and restore balance to the universe.
Marking the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, almost 11 years to when it first started with Iron Man and following up the film that left theaters in shock and silence with one of the biggest cliffhangers in movie history comes Avengers Endgame. Directed once more by Anthony and Joe Russo who previously directed Avengers Infinity War comes the final conclusion and final showdown with Thanos which has been built up since he first appeared in Marvel’s The Avengers back in 2012. The film is projected to break every box-office record that stands before it, and breaking records and websites in presale alone, everyone is ready and waiting for this movie. Is it worth it though? Well for people who have been here from the start, yes.
Avengers Endgame is a movie filled with mystery, with little details shown about it before its debut at the theaters, so there are some minor spoilers throughout this review, but I will keep them to a minimum. First off this film is a love letter to the people who have been keeping with the films up to this point. To the comic book fans who have been waiting 10 long years for a movie they never could imagine would come as a result of Iron Man. This movie delivers to all these fans, with a runtime of 3 hours the movie is packed with a lot of action, character development, story, callbacks, jokes, and everything you could ever want from this film. As expected, the casting is on point, the characters feel like they have grown from their adventures for better or worse, and as a result of the end of Infinity War are at their lowest point possible. The film wastes no time jumping into the plot and keeping things rolling the entire time. People going to this film without a background of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or some idea of the comics and these characters will be lost. The film takes no time to explain who any of these characters are, or any of their backstory and assumes you already know everything there is to know about them.
There is a definite focus on Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor in this film, but a good amount of time is given to the rest of the surviving cast. With a slightly smaller cast than Infinity War there is some more time to focus on each character, and they make sure to give the side characters the attention they deserve in this film. The main focus is put on the three heroes that started it all, with Hulk getting a bit of development as well and bringing a conclusion to the relationship issues brought up between Hulk and Bruce Banner in Thor Ragnarok that continued into Infinity War. Without giving anything away this movie does feel like a farewell to the heroes we knew from the first Avengers movie, and a passing of the torch to the future of the MCU where these characters will no longer be the front runners. Everything this movie presents feels deserved and there aren’t moments that come out of nowhere. Fans of the comics will get plenty of scenes they have been hoping for, fans of the movie will get the payoff they want, and without giving anything away it ends with a teary moment that makes it very exciting to see where things will go from here.
Avengers Endgame is the perfect conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If it were the final movie in the entire series I would be very content with it, but it does setup a different world we will come to see in the future. As a fan of the comics the movies are based on, and a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole this movie was made with people like me in mind and I loved it. It brought emotion, laughs, and plenty of references and moments I have been wanting to see. For people who haven’t seen a Marvel movie before this one, don’t start here. This is not a movie for the average moviegoer to see without any background information and it will be incredibly boring, and you will be lost the entire time. For everyone else though, see this movie, enjoy it, and possibly even see it again. This is by far one of my favorite films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has plenty of scenes I will be watching again and again when it releases on Blu-ray.