10 years, 21 films, there’s a lot riding on Avengers: Endgame and by all accounts Marvel Studios delivered as advertised with a superhero epic that practically hits it out of the ballpark. Taking place after the events of Infinity War, the film leaves our heroes picking up the pieces of Thanos’ finger snap that effectively wiped out half of the universe.
But to produce a completely spoiler free review at this point is practically impossible but we’ll try our level best. After all to reveal anything that may exponentially spoil the film for fans is just a huge disservice.
Endgame kicks off without wasting any time in the first 20 minutes, as it shows our heroes forming a strategy to right the wrong and turn their defeat against the tyrannical titan. This time though they’ve got a pretty huge gun on their side in the form of Captain Marvel, but things don’t go exactly according to plan.
Fast forward for a bit, the world is still coming to grips with the incident but hope arrives in Scott Lang/ Ant-Man, who escapes from the Quantum Realm. Hatching a plan that involves time travel, the heroes ban together to execute a daring plan, which may have a shot in reversing the tragic events that happened in Infinity War.
Although starting out on a sombre note, the film eventually gathers speed, culminating in one of the best endings for superhero flicks for a long-time coming. The third act is truly something to ‘Marvel’ at. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have certainly gone out of their way to ensure there is plenty for everyone, fans and actors included.
There’s a tonne of fan service scenes, which will no doubt get audiences cheering in the cinema. Some scenes were also designed to shed a tear or two, which fans will due to the gravity of the scenes that unfold on screen. Also because it’s a culmination of ten years that have helped shaped the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Avengers: Endgame is best summed up as a three-hour emotional roller coaster ride, which delivers a full range of emotions. You’ll laugh, cry, cheer and clap, you will also leave the cinema feeling bittersweet, mostly for the emotional send-off for this epic storyline that began in 2008.
If Endgame is the measuring stick of what Marvel is capable off, then it goes without saying that the next ten years will certainly get more exciting for the MCU. For now, Endgame delivers a tale that not only brings together every film in the MCU but gift wraps it in a nice big bow to deliver a truly epic ending for an adventure that began ten years ago.
Popcorn Rating: Sweet & Fresh