Avengers: Endgame is the single greatest pay-off in cinema history.
After 11 years and 21 films, a fitting climax to the ‘Infinity Saga’ is a daunting task.
Avengers: Endgame delivers in spades.
Six Infinity Stones.
Go watch this movie.
The universe legendary producer Kevin Feige began with Robert Downey Jnr’s Iron Man back in 2008 needed a full stop.
Directors the Joe and Anthony Russo delivered an exclamation point; the likes I’m not sure I’ll see again in my lifetime.
With countless already-established characters at their disposal, let alone the myriad of ways in which they can be paired, the film is never overwhelmed.
At a tick over THREE-HOURS long, it’s incredible how much of that development plays out off-screen.
There’s no fat and yet every character feels like they are given their due.
As expected, the film focuses heavily on the original Avengers: Iron Man (Robert Downey Junior), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).
Each is barely recognisable compared to their first team outing seven years ago, and while the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been, Avengers: Endgame is consistently funny from start to finish.
Humour has become a defining trait of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Thor: Ragnarok, I’m looking at you) and the addition of Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man who was missing in Infinity War, really pushes Endgame to a whole new level.
Of course, this is a super-hero movie. Action scenes are a must.
We’re happy to report that Endgame’s finale will be inducing nerdgasms across the world for years to come.
Not only is it the single greatest fight-scene in Marvel’s history, it may damn-well be the most satisfying in the context of character arcs I’ve ever seen.
As Tony Stark puts it, “part of the journey is the end.”
I expected to walk out of Avengers: Endgame feeling lost, saddened that a series I have loved as a whole has come to an end.
Whatever Marvel decides to do next certainly won’t be the same, but the story is far from over and I couldn’t be happier.