Avengers Endgame Movie Review:
Release Date: 26 April 2019
Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Rudd, Karen Gillian, Josh Brolin, Bradley Cooper, Brie Larson, Don Cheadlle
Director: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Production: Marvel Studios
Thanos (Josh Brolin) was successful eradicating half of the population in the whole universe in Avengers: Infinity Wars.
HawkEye (Jeremy Runner) suffers the effects of the Snap as he watches his family turn into dust. The aftermath of ‘The Snap’ is where the movie begins.
Most of the Avengers have turned into dust; and among the remaining, many are scattered. Iron Man(Robert Downey Jr) is lost in space in his ship accompanied by Nebula(Karen Gillan) until Captain Marvel(Brie Larson) rescues them.
The ones remaining on the Earth are grieving for the lost ones. To avenge the fallen, the remaining Avengers locate Thanos. He is living in a garden in a far-away planet. They capture him only to find that he has destroyed the gauntlet along with the infinity stones.
Five years have passed since ‘The Snap’. Avengers are lost, dispersed, hiding. All have taken the failure and grief in different ways. Iron Man leaves everything to fulfill his second chance. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) feels guilty and has succumbed to alcoholism flaunting a bear belly. HawkEye is using his anger to pick out criminals who escaped the Snap.
They have no hope until Ant Man (Paul Rudd) comes out from the Quantum Realm and gives them a thought to chew on. A thought which has the potential to turn the tables; a possibility to win the EndGame.
WATCH MOVIE TRAILER HERE: Courtesy – Marvel Studios’ youtube channel
It would not be incorrect to say that ‘Avengers:Endgame’ has been the most awaited movie ever. Exactly a year ago the prequel Avengers: Infinity Wars was released. From then till the release of ‘EndGame’, people have counted days, made theories, debated on titles, posted memes, have filled the social media with all the possibilities of how the movie would be.
Does the Endgame meet the expectations?
The ‘Endgame’ gives a promising closure to this beautiful Marvel Cinematic Universe. These three hours will leave you to marvel upon the journey traveled by the Avengers, in the 21 movies over these 11 years. It is a culmination of every factor which the past movies were working towards. This movie displays the development of characters of the Avengers. It focuses on their feelings of friendship and care they have evolved for each other, with the passing of time. How the Avengers started out as strangers and ended up becoming a family can be seen in the movie. Their willingness to sacrifice themselves for others in a blink is what makes this movie more than just an ensemble of action-packed events.
“Whatever It Takes.”
The actors like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson have been impressive as always but they touch hearts with some rare emotional scenes in this movie. Few individual arcs in the movie throw a different light over these Avengers. The families they left, the relationships they lost, the lives they could have lived are sacrifices which they made for the greater good.
It has moments of togetherness, of making tough choices, of encountering their pasts along with few snickering funny scenes. Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadlle, Paul Rudd along with Bradley Cooper (voice of Rocket) have given few laughing moments which help in balancing out the gloomy serious part.
Apart from the main motive of reversing what Thanos had done, the ‘Time Travel’ plot (which is not a spoiler but something inevitable to not guess) takes us back to some famous scenes of the previous movies and more. It is undoubtedly a fan-service to the MCU lovers but the scenes are also critical to untangle the mystery involving the infinity stones, the alternate timelines and why things could be done in a particular way only.
It must have been a daunting task for looping in all the characters that have been a part of the Avengers team. It is a feat which needs to be applauded as the writers and directors zeroed in slowly to a humongous ensemble for the finale. One cannot complain about screen-time when there is an army of heroes and one huge purple demi-god villain to watch out for.
The action involved in the movie was undoubtedly spectacular, especially towards the end. Though one feels a rush with scenes involving various heroes moving all around to correct the wrong done, it is a necessity which cannot be escaped from. Few scenes need special mention, especially the war scene where the female warriors take a united stand against the arch enemy. The CGI involved is a grand affair indeed. After all, MCU cannot be without the laser blasts of Iron Man, blue lightning of Thunder God-Thor and the recent addition of the luminescence of Captain Marvel with many others.
The plot involving Time-Travel always tends to attract controversies and this movie will not be an exception either. Avengers: Endgame does leave a few questions unanswered; a few loops left in open… but in good faith, we believe them to be loose ends of the thread for yet another Marvel movie.
All in all, we believe that Marvel Studios could not have given a better ending to this beautiful saga, than Avengers: Endgame. It is the End worth admiring.