Avengers: Endgame strikes perfectly (!Spoiler Warning!)

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Avengers: Endgame strikes perfectly (!Spoiler Warning!)

Avengers: Endgame came out on April 26th. It was really good! Endgame is the final movie in the “Infinity Saga” and is the 22nd movie in the MCU. Since Spider-Man Far From Home comes out later this year we know that this is not the end of the MCU, fortunately. With Endgame‘s impressive 3 hour run time, we better dive right into it.

Since Endgame will be wrapping up the Infinity Saga and the past 11 years of films in this series, The Russo Brothers, Joe and Anthony, had quite the challenge in front of them, and the Russos absolutely knocked it out of the ballpark. Endgame was filled with amazing character moments, fantastic CGI, and emotional thrills. This could have been the end of the MCU and no one would have been disappointed with this work of art.

One of my two complaints about this film is the humor. Having humor in movies can be extremely important and be what it’s remembered for. Thor: Ragnarok is a perfect example of this. Granted, some jokes in Endgame were pretty funny, but half of the universe is dead. I don’t think this is an appropriate time for you to be making Back to the Future jokes. And especially fat Thor. This version of Thor completely ruined Infinity War Thor for me. We went from serious Thor who had lost everything back to Ragnarok Thor.

My other complaint is that the beginning seems very rushed. In the first Endgame trailer the big question was, how is Tony going to return to earth if he does at all? Then Tony is back on earth not even 10 minutes into the movie. Am I the only one that thinks that’s a little too quick? Personally, I think it should have been at least double that time in the film, but with how the movie goes after Tony returns to earth, it makes a lot more sense why it happened so quick.

Avengers: Endgame is lightning in a bottle.”

The third act of Endgame was the final battle no one deserved. It is the best final battle in the MCU by far. When Captain America finally picked up Mjolnir my theater was going ballistic, it was really quite the experience. My theater was completely silent when all of our favorite heroes who got dusted in Endgame’s prequel. Avengers: Infinity War showed up. And once all of the craziness was over, everyone’s heart was ripped out. Tony dies. There were grown men next to me who were heart broken. All you could hear was tears, and sniffles. It was really an amazing and sad moment.

So once you thought you were done crying, you realized that it had just begun. You go from balling your eyes out with Tony’s death. Seeing a recorded message he left Pepper and Morgan, with the last words we will ever probably hear Robert Downey Jr say. “I love you 3000.” Then once you start crying again, you cut to Tony’s funeral. There were so many Easter eggs in this scene. From Tony’s original arc reactor, to Ty Simpkins. It really was a beautiful scene.

To conclude, Avengers: Endgame is lightning in a bottle. I don’t think in the next ten years there will be another movie like this. You can’t describe a movie like this in one or even five words. If I had to give this movie a rating out of 10, I would give it a 9.5/10. If you take out the two things I didn’t like about the movie, I would have given it a perfect 10/10. Avengers: Endgame will probably be the only movie of this perfection for a very long time.

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