Continuing right after the traumatic events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the remaining superheroes come together once again to try and undo the horrible doings of the main villain, Thanos. Even though this film has been out for some time now, this review will still be a spoiler-free review. I will also confess to my Fans, that I did read a specific spoiler online before watching this film for the 1st time. As you can imagine, this was extremely disappointing to me, but in 2019 this is somewhat unavoidable. Nevertheless I have reviewed this film with a clear mind (well as best as I can do anyway).
If you enjoyed the audio and visuals from the previous Avengers film, you’re in luck. I’m happy to announce we have a complete match of upbeat sound and visuals in this film. This film would make a compelling demo and cinema lovers won’t have any complaints. Performances are also equally matched. Once again, as the Avengers do best, we are given plenty of laughs from the characters, in particular when they all interact with one another.
While the Avengers themselves are exciting on screen, I do feel some viewers may feel the film’s plot is ever so slightly dragged on. Characters who need to journey here or there could feel like a “time filler” and some of the moments of this film weren’t critical to the plot or story. But! Most Marvel fans (yes, like me) don’t care because after all, the more we get to see of our heroes the better right? I also felt it was going to be a requirement that the film had a slow start as it needed to continue from where we last left our heroes. Once the 1st couple of scenes go by, the film has a massive change in pace. I didn’t feel bothered by any of this pacing, but I can understand if some movie lovers did get slightly annoyed.
As a plot, it’s hard to rate this film on its own. I say this because Avengers: Endgame pays a massive tribute to its fans and the journey that all begin with Iron Man, which started back in 2008. Because of this journey, it’s easy to get very emotionally invested with every character. I can’t remember the last time a superhero film that was able to deliver such emotion and joy at the same time.
Overall, this is an incredible instalment and a great bang to wrap up this Marvel phase. With stunning visuals and an unpredictable plot (and an incredibly touching finale) I felt utterly saddened to see this journey come to an end and yet I’m also left feeling content instead. It’s a positive film for all Marvel fans and will be celebrated forever. Some may find fault with the film’s runtime or some minor sci-fi elements. For me, this is genuinely an incredible Endgame, and it has now become my favourite Marvel film of all time putting Captain American: The Winter Solider in 2nd place.
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Review Written by Peter Walkden