Friday, April 26, 2019

Avengers: Endgame

Emotional, hilarious, weird, and astonishing from start to finish. Made for everyone eagerly awaiting the finale to one of the biggest film franchises ever.

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language.

Avengers: Endgame

As if living in a post-Avengers: Infinity War world wasn’t hard enough, a post-Endgame world is even harder. The things you know, and the things you’ve seen, cannot prepare audiences for the time they’re about to have.

Thanos still demands your silence, making it the first rule of Avengers: Endgame: you do not talk about Avengers: Endgame. At least with anyone who hasn’t seen it yet. Everything could be a potential spoiler. There’s no reason to even get into the plot for this reason. Just go with what’s been shown in the trailers and TV spots and stay far far away from social media.

You can’t tell someone to make sure they bring a box of tissues, but then what would they think if you told them not to? It’s a tricky game, but thankfully, it’s a blessing to only have to live with for a few more days.

Either way, directors Anthony and Joe Russo have managed to put a fitting cap on the “Infinity Saga” while continuing to expand and breathe new life into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We all knew there was no way they could fail, but at the same time, could they possibly live up to expectations? One word: absolutely!

For those with the film already mapped out in their heads, remember, this is Marvel, and they do what they want. And what they do is surprising, hilarious, emotional, sometimes weird, and genuinely jaw-dropping.

There may be naysayers, but Endgame is the finale we’ve been waiting for. It even manages to polish off some of the bruises along the way — cough Thor: The Dark World cough.

Reviewing a film like Endgame is the epitome of critic proof. It’s going to make all the money, deservedly so. The best thing to do is to just let everyone else take it in and report back when the world is a safe place from spoilers. Just sit back, soak it in, and I can’t wait for the conversation!

5 out of 5

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