REVIEW: Avengers Endgame – Spoiler Warning

The Avengers broke our hearts in Infinity War when we lost 50% of the universe’s population, including fan-favorite characters Shuri, Peter Parker, Groot, T’challa, and Fury. This Friday the Avengers return to the big screen to Avenge the Fallen in Avengers: Endgame and give fans a reason to cry all over again.

While this review does not intend to spoil anything, consider yourself warned.

Avengers: Endgame takes our core team – Captain America, Ironman, Thor, Hulk, and Black Widow – plus a few intergalactic additions like Rocket and Nebula, on a thrilling adventure to bring back the ones they have lost by Thanos’ “snap”. The movie not only addresses, and squashes, fan theories straight away, but also introduces fun concepts and plot lines that weren’t even being considered. The movie also provides an insane amount of fan service which would usually ruin a movie. This team makes fun of itself, references memes, and giving it’s audience members exactly what they want. All of them. Avengers: Endgame works incredibly hard to meet all expectations and requests while also ensuring an enjoyable journey.

I’d like to say that the three hour movie felt like a snap, but the slow build reminded me that I was in for a long ride. Once decisions were made and action starting going, the remaining two and a half hours flew by with fun, adventure, humor and heart. Everyone was at their best, and the amount of start power making cameo appearances was truly wonderful.

Did Avengers: Endgame leave anything unanswered with possibility for the future? Not really. Do audiences already know who to expect not to see again? Yes. That doesn’t make the “how are they leaving” storylines any less powerful and beautiful – be it a sacrifice, choice, or something else entirely – every Avenger moves forward in their own way that feels genuine for the character. Additionally, we’re pretty confident another Guardians Of The Galaxy movie is headed our way (along with a Black Panther sequel and another Spider-Man flick). Yet the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame makes it exciting to wonder effect it will have on the future of the MCU.

 

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters Friday.

 

— Yael Tygiel

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