At last, the long awaited Endgame is finally here. Grossing nearly 1.2 billion dollars in its opening weekend, it truly did live up to its expectations.
I shouldn’t even have to bring this up because it’s expected, but the acting was absolutely amazing. Every character is played perfectly by their actor/actress. The cast for Marvel movies couldn’t get any better, in my opinion, and to this day continues to wow me. Some honorable mentions in Endgame are Chris Evans as the brave Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as the beloved Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Karen Gillan as Nebula, and of course, the recently introduced Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.
For those not aware of what’s happening in the Marvel Universe- here’s a quick summary. In the movie prior, Infinity War, the notorious Avengers fought against Thanos. Thanos was trying to steal all the infinity stones in order to destroy the universe and use all of that power. In doing so, many of our favorite characters vanished in thin air. In Endgame, the deeds of Thanos are essentially trying to be undone. They’re trying to bring back the ones they lost and help rebuild as a team.
The movie is packed with hilarious one-liners and scenes from nearly every single character. Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) especially cracks some jokes that will relieve some of the tension. With all Marvel movies, there’s always light-hearted humor and moments for the whole family to enjoy.
I think the action scenes were done just right. They weren’t overdone, dragged out, or on a Michael Bay level. The visual effects and fight sequences were perfect and always kept you reeled in.
One of the best things about this movie was the focusing of the characters’ story lines. There was context, emotion, and a lot of thought put into them in order for you to become connected. Even if you haven’t seen a single Marvel movie in your life, the Russo brothers have a way of attaching you to these characters and feel as though you’re experiencing what they are.
If you’re a cryer, bring some tissues. The last hour of the movie is incredibly heart-wrenching and was hard to sit through, but oh was it worth it. This film was a wonderfully done homage to Stan Lee, the characters from comic books we’ve grown up with, and these heroes’ stories that will live on for generations to come.
Endgame closed a very long chapter, but in turn will start a new one that only the Marvel Franchise could write.