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Movie Review: Avengers: Endgame

Updated: May 27, 2019

The Concept:

Have you been following along with the Marvel universe at all? Well this movie is the big one. It is the movie to finish all movies and boy does it. There have been 22 movies so far and a whole lot of storylines and characters to remember. Unlike that lucky few I did not watch all the movies as catch up for this one. Thankfully, you don’t have to because they remind you… while making you have all the feels. As of this writing the Tomatometer had it at 95%, Metacritic was at 78% and IMDB was at 86%. Get ready for some wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff ahead.

The Cast:

Everyone. But the main guys after the snap are Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan plus Bradley Cooper’s Rocket.

The Recap:

The story starts first a few months later where with the computer and Captain Marvel’s help they find Thanos but it’s too late. So the real start is 5 years later. Everyone is trying to move on but no one can so when Ant Man basically magically appears, his type of science gives him an idea: time travel! Unfortunately it's only Tony who figures out how to properly use it and he doesn’t want to change the present, he is one of the few who has done well after the snap, specifically he has Pepper and a new daughter. But his moral compass stirs him back to the Avengers camp and they go on a time traveling adventure to collect all the stones.

The good:

  • The 3 hours run time felt right. I don’t think my bladder or my boredom made me check my watch once.

  • When everyone shows up in the final battle! (Yes they re-do the snap)

  • I really liked the quick scene when they showed all the women avengers to clear the field for Captain Marvel (despite the fact she didn’t need it)

  • The walk down memory lane with the time travel made me feel old haha wow it was a long time ago that this all started

  • Thor’s story arch was funny but also heartwrenching, also he’s Thor, so that’s what you call him.

The bad:

  • The first openly gay character should be a big thing but the guy in the grieving group did not feel special to me

  • Humans have so much stuff! With half the humans gone boy are here a lot of cars left over

  • Easy guessing game with parts: Tony has a daughter? Guess who is dying.

  • I thought Bucky would become the new Captain America. Sam already has an alter-ego of Falcon

Why we should watch or not watch it:

If for no other reason then to watch the final battle, you must watch this movie. Remember how in the Battle of Winterfell you could follow or see or make any sense of much of it well think the exact opposite. This battle is shot so beautifully. I was in awe the whole time. You get to follow the characters has they try to keep the gauntlet from Thanos. I hope you didn’t pay full price for this seat because you’re only gonna need the edge.

Last thought:

It is tough to say goodbye to the big 6 characters; Iron Man (dead), Captain America (old), Thor (adventuring), Black Widow (dead), Hawkeye (familyman), Bruce Banner (....wait what happened to him?), but boy did they all have fulfilling endings, either happy or saving others. My real last thought? … yeah I still agree with Thanos … he should have gotten rid of half the people/stuff/maybe memories and it would have been better but I do think he was trying to make the universe better.

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