Movie Review: Avengers Endgame

As with all Superhero films, the viewer has to suspend all sense of common sense, logic and laws of physics to fully appreciate the story. If you start to question how ridiculous some of the science involved is, including time travel, you will not appreciate the most important parts; which are the amazing special effects and a screenplay that was very well written.

“Avengers Endgame” is over 3 hours long and to keep an audience’s attention for that long, required a story that that was very well constructed and a screenplay that was written by two screenwriters. Despite the convoluted logic of this story, that concludes last years installment, “Avengers Infinity War”, and 6 infinity stones that caused the debacle of the last movie plus time travel to undo that disaster, the story was engrossing throughout. The main villain Thanos played by Josh Brolin is arguably one of the most dominant villain’s in movie history, as he easily defeats all of the Marvel super hero’s in every fight he has in this film. The newest Marvel Super hero, Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson has an early appearance at the start of this movie, then goes away until almost the very end. I thought this was probably a logistics issue to get her into this movie despite her commitments to “Captain Marvel” that was filmed after this one. However Larson’s erratic appearances in this film did not make much sense within this story.

The marketing of this film was extremely well done and is one of the main reasons why this movie will be the top grossing film of all time, perhaps even topping 1 billion dollars world wide this weekend. It has been said that this is the very last Avengers movie, and considering this amount of money, I find that hard to believe. We all know that the individual Avengers characters, including Captain Marvel and especially Black Panther will be releasing several new movies in the future, but perhaps there will never be a Marvel character collaboration in one movie ever again. Towards the end of this film there is a scene where every single Marvel character makes an appearance and I will not give away the reason for huge assemblage of cast members. Some of the biggest Marvel fans might not like some of the events that happen in this story, I for one did not like some of the decisions that were made about the future of some Marvel characters.

Despite the very long 3 hours, “Avengers Endgame” receives my highest recommendation and has well earned its 96% consensus on Rotten Tomatoes.

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