Avengers: Endgame

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Over 10 years of movies have led up to the “Avengers: Endgame”, and the Russo’s deliver a satisfying and enjoyable conclusion for their most loyal fans.

A brief description: the Avengers lost to Thanos last movie, but they’re not giving up just yet and have a plan to beat him and bring back all their friends in the process.

And now for the poops and praises (spoilers alert!):

With a runtime just over three hours, Endgame provides pretty good value for your ticket price, and doesn’t even feel that long. Still, three hours is a long time to devote yourself to a chair, so make sure you use that bathroom two or three times before watching.
The first third of the film provides cool insight into how the world would react to half of the universe disappearing, and is the most compelling part of the film that gives us viewers a better sense of the stakes. The second part of the film with the “time heist” doesn’t really make all too much sense, but I guess it’s fun.
The final battle is a great spectacle, and I imagine it would feel akin to playing with all of your favorite action figures as a kid. The writers shafted Captain Marvel in terms of any character development or screen time. I guess they thought you would get enough information from Captain Marvel’s standalone movie.
Thor’s character impressively serves as both hilarious comedic relief and a portrayal of deep depression simultaneously. No one in real life should be getting that much paint on their face.
The Russo’s deliver satisfying conclusions to most of the story lines that fans will appreciate. That being said, you need to be a pretty loyal Marvel fan to appreciate all the easter eggs and understand the significance of some of the scenes.

It’s ironic that I would have the least amount to say about the longest movie I’ve watched this year, but there isn’t much I can really add to the conversation other than it’s an enjoyable and satisfying experience, even for the non-devout Marvelites like myself.

★ ★ ★ ★

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd

2019, PG-13, 181 min

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