Disclaimer: Given the anticipation level for Avengers: Endgame, this review will be extremely vague
Ladies and gentlemen, it has finally arrived. The Endgame is here. After 11 years and over 20 movies made, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has without a doubt become the biggest and most successful franchise in the history of cinema. Never before has anyone tried to convert multiple franchises into one coherent storyline. On that same note, bringing that storyline to a conclusion sounds even more ambitious, especially when fans have been anticipating that said conclusion for a whole decade. That being said, Avengers: Endgame opens everywhere on April 26 and finally brings all the franchises introduced in Phase 1 full circle for a three-hour epic finale.
So how good is Avengers: Endgame? To put it bluntly, this film is probably the greatest film ever made in its genre since Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Despite what many people expected, Avengers: Endgame does not feel like Infinity War part 2 but instead stands as its own installment in the MCU. It follows its own premise and really establishes itself as an independent sequel to Infinity War. What ultimately makes Endgame even more enjoyable is its ability to navigate through our expectations and hopes in a sincere yet well thought out manner.
The directors Joe and Anthony Russo are not idiots. They know that movies like Spiderman: Far From Home, Black Panther 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 have already been publicly announced. They know that you know and they know that you know that they know you know. Yet again, they were able to introduce all the story points you were expecting in a way that totally obliterates how you thought they would address them in the first place. As a result, what should have been one of the most predictable films of all time turned out to be a total surprise from point A to point B.
The performances in Endgame are also marvelous (no pun intended). The entire cast gives the best performance of their career. From Chris Evans to Paul Rudd, not a single person in this film under-performed. Last but not least, this film reaches a level of “epic” that makes Infinity War seem like an episode of the Teletubbies. You will laugh, you will cry and you will ultimately be thankful for the journey. Avengers: Endgame will most likely join the ranks of Star Wars, Lawrence of Arabia and Return of the King as one of the most epic films ever made and will probably be considered as the most fantastic finale ever put on screen.