Avengers: Endgame- Movie Review

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Avengers: Endgame is the follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War and the 22nd film in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Just like the previous installment, Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of the entire franchise and offers payoff to a narrative that has been developing over the course of the previous films.

This film was a huge risk like its predecessor, but Marvel once again succeeds in delivering an entertaining and emotionally driven spectacle that is sure to please fans and general audiences. Unlike most Marvel movies which have been more light-hearted, this film explores the devastating effects that the conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War had on the heroes and the people around them. A common complaint of the MCU movies has been that they’re often formulaic and repetitive. While this is a legitimate criticism, Avengers: Endgame goes in a very unpredictable direction that audiences won’t see coming.

This film also contains the standard Marvel humor that gives audiences relief from the more darker and emotional scenes that the film has. I think the film does sometimes rely too much on comedic relief as humor is placed in certain scenes that could’ve benefitted from a more serious tone. Some have argued that a disadvantage of the film is that it requires audiences to have seen the previous films in order to understand the plot. While I would say that the film’s experience is greatly enhanced for Marvel fans who are well-versed in the franchise’s history, I don’t consider this a negative as its expected with any long-running film franchises.

Overall, while the MCU is far from over, Avengers: Endgame does give audiences a satisfying conclusion to a franchise that has been building up since Iron Man in 2008. While the MCU has its flaws, they’ve accomplished something that many would have never thought possible. Because of the impact that Marvel films have had on pop culture, Avengers: Endgame is possibly one of the most significant films of this generation.

 

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