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BY Newt superstar
Hard to believe how emotional the culmination of a fun comic book series could end up being. Still lots of fun though and not overly complicated in exposition thankfully. All the reboots which will follow years down the line will have the toughest of times. Three hours in duration but also glad it takes the time to leave no stone unturned.
BY butch181 superstar
I hate when a... More trailer gives away the entire plot of a film, and Marvel's marketing department did a brilliant job, only using scenes from the first 20 or so minutes of the film to promote it. While for many films that would still be a large portion of the content, Endgame is just over three hours long, so there is so much that has been successfully been kept under wraps.
Despite the marathon runtime, Endgame is surprisingly well paced. The first act is a bit slower, but considering how Infinity War ended, it's really necessary if you want the films to be consistent. The slower patch isn't a bore though as it brings in so much character development, and then boosts the comparative energy of the following acts.
Consistency is something that we have come to expect from Marvel's Cinematic Universe, and I'm pleased to say that the Russo Brothers provide the payoffs that we were expecting and so many more that we weren't. If you have been rewatching the previous 21 MCU films, you will have an even greater appreciation for the amount of fan service that has been cohesively added into the script. I would say that there are so many easter eggs and references in this film, but what becomes abundantly clear, is that this is not referencing other films. The entire MCU is a single cinematic piece, and each little nod is actually further character development.
While Infinity War was more action-oriented, Endgame focuses more on the emotional impacts and using the traumatic loss to really bring the humanity back to these heroes. We are constantly reminded that our heroes are fallible, and knowing that this is the big finale of the story arc, it means that any character could find their head on the chopping block. No one is safe, and that sense of hopelessness really feeds into the tension and suspense.
It all feeds into the third act, and what an act. The scale of the visual effects and the extent of the choreography is indescribable. Practically every present character is given an opportunity to shine, and the female representation is definitely up a notch with both sexes kicking ass. With so many characters and story arcs, mingling together, the film does struggle to maintain its footing in the final act, and the breadth and scale of the scenes lead to many impactful scenes getting skipped over very quickly.
As far as specific characters go, Hawkeye finally gets his dues. It may have taken four appearances to get here, but his arc has such emotional strength to it, and it hooks you right in. Captain Marvel is also a much better-balanced hero in Endgame. While her OP status doesn't get nerfed, we finally get to see limitations. Iron Man and Captain America have some incredibly emotionally provocative story arcs, but I won't go into it as I wish to avoid spoilers.
A great companion-piece to Infinity War, Endgame is much more focused on the Avengers side of things, with an almost grounded first half that harks back to the earlier MCU films. The dark tone is balanced with regular bouts of comedy (Chris Hemsworth manages to find yet another dimension to Thor's character), and it holds your attention throughout. There's no time for a toilet break, and you'll find yourself shushing any whisperers or talkers in the cinema as you scramble to take in every line of dialogue. The scope of the film is huge, emotions run high (there is a high probability people will be chopping onions in the theatre, so bring some tissues), and the payoff is incredibly satisfying.Hide
BY aleanaf lister
The pacing of Endgame is different if compared to Infinity War. The beginning is much slower as it dives into all the characters left behind and provides more information on how they have been dealing with everything that has... More happened and their desperation to fix it. It's less about being about a superhero movie, but more on character arcs and redemption.
The movie picks up after the 1st act and honestly is such a joy to watch.
This film truly is for the fans and not only does it follow through after the events of Infinity War, but it shows familiar faces and references of all the MCU films, allowing for a new sense of appreciation on what we have already seen in the past.
There are countless beautiful moments in this film and the 3rd act is just purely EPIC. It is more than what I could have ever asked for. Character arcs were ended and fulfilled in different and memorable ways.
Definitely needs to be watched more than once.
There are a few loopholes, but they are minor and does not overshadow the most amazing movie experience I have ever had.
This film makes me proud of being a loyal MCU fan. I'm just curious as to how they can potentially beat this.
No amount of movie breakdowns and predictions prepared me for this.
RIP Stan Lee. He would've been very proud.Hide