Warning: This review of “Avengers: Endgame” contains minor spoilers of the film – continue reading at your own risk.
“Part of the Journey is the End,” echoes Tony Stark’s voice in the trailer of Marvel Studios’ most recent blockbuster, “Avengers: Endgame.”
This is the inevitable, underlying truth of the epic cultivation of the events from the preceding 21 films over the past 11 years, marking the conclusion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Infinity Saga.”
“Avengers: Endgame” picks up exactly where “Avengers: Infinity War” left off and similarly to its’ counterpart, “Avengers: Endgame” is an emotional and exhilarating experience from start to finish.
Once again, directors Anthony and Joe Russo captivate their audience by assembling everyone’s favorite heroes – at least those who did not fall victim to Thanos’ genocidal snap, known as “The Decimation,” which killed exactly half of the universe mere minutes before the credits rolled in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Headlining the highly anticipated finale are the six original Avengers, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson), Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and then some.
“Avengers: Endgame” focuses on the events following “The Decimation” and the remaining surviving heroes looking to travel back through different periods of time through the Quantum Realm to intercept the six Infinity Stones before Thanos obtains them to undo his devastating actions, restore order to the universe, and of course, avenge the fallen.
The film presents various twists, such as callbacks and Easter eggs to iconic scenes from “Guardians of the Galaxy” to cameos from fan favorites like Loki, strategically placed throughout the film to engage the audience and keep them at the edge of their seats for the entirety of the three hours for an altogether thrilling adventure.
The Russo Brothers have done whatever it takes to piece together a story that is equal parts humorous and heart-wrenching that celebrates and honors the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s past, present, and future by utilizing outstanding special effects and partnering with Alan Silvestri to create an incredible score that captures each character’s and moment’s essence.
The film meets and then exceptionally surpasses audience expectations by wrapping up the end of the “Infinity Saga” perfectly.
The reception to “Avengers: Endgame” has been overall positive by both fans and critics alike. While in the theater, audiences have cheered and sobbed emphatically during the more distinguished scenes, such as the climactic final battle.
“Avengers: Endgame” has also begun to shatter numerous box office records on its’ opening weekend (April 26), including the Largest Domestic Opening Weekend at $356 million.
All in all, the praise the film has received is well deserved, as it is arguably the best Marvel movie to date, content, and revenue-wise thus far.
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