AVENGERS: ENDGAME Review: 9 out of 10 (A Marvelous Movie to Marvel over)
AVENGERS: ENDGAME is like a really attractive lover with very low self-esteem. It tries way to hard to earn the gaze of its beloved (in this case Marvel fans) despite the fact that it doesn’t really need to do anything to be loved at all. Like two teens in a corner saying “No, I love YOU more…” over and over again to each other. And for anyone that has ever been in a relationship like that, you also know that you are unapologetic for all those strong feelings.
Does that mean it is bad? No, on the contrary—if you are someone that is *in* that relationship with the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe, then ENDGAME will only continue to give you all the heart flutters. And it doesn’t really matter what I, or anyone else, might tell you about that relationship. Love is blind, after all. But for those that love Marvel films, ENDGAME is the most Marvel-ly Marvelous Marvel film that every Marveled those Marvel fans. It takes every part of the formula from the MCU and gives it out in big heaping buckets. Overwhelmingly so in its 3+ hour runtime. Though some will say it is a culmination of 11 years and 20+ films that isn’t really accurate since some of those films only barely connect to this greater story by way of post credit easter eggs. At most, you might say this film has seven or eight films directly feeding its story, but that is still a pretty big feat in the realm of Hollywood storytelling. Here are some other quickfire Q&As on my thoughts having seen the film, now, twice through.
· Is the film indulgent? Yes.
· Does that matter? Not really.
· Is it the best Marvel film ever made? Not in my opinion. But it is really good.
· Will fans like it? I already covered that.
· Is it gonna get me in the feels? Like a gutpunch.
· Will it make a bajillion dollars? Seems a certainty.
· Why write reviews for a film everyone will see no matter what? Good question.
AVENGERS: ENDGAME is what everyone wants in a Marvel film. High highs and low lows along with plenty of quippy dialogue and things that blow up real good. Among the superhero films, it certainly cooks with gas and is one of the better films among its peers. I could unpack some of its minor shortcomings, but those criticisms would fall on deaf ears to most all reading this. And besides, who wants to criticize the color of the icing on a cake that is otherwise delicious.