Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Movie Review: Avengers: Endgame

As the 22nd film of the MCU comes to audiences this week, one can say that it is the penultimate culmination of 10 years of cinematic history, others can say it's a fad, others will be neutral. When looking back at this monstrous franchise most will always be in some sort of awe, whether it be in disgust or amazement. The impact of the MCU is groundbreaking and as it came to a close, you can't help but feel some sort of emotion.

Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers -- Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner -- must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos -- the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.

Within the first 20 minutes of this film you know it is unlike any superhero movie to come before. The next 2 hours and 40 minutes following it are a collection of emotion, action, and acting that puts any other performance done before to shame. The film continues to not only blow theories out of the water but also any preconceived notions.

The payoff of this film is not only the years we've invested into it as fans but how the characters have invested into each other. Seeing interactions between the team members is quite the spectacle that holds a lot of this movie together emotionally. While being the sequel to Infinity War it stands on it's own two feet and declares itself as its own property. Its own title. And its own experience. See it while you can folks because regardless of how well it's recieved it's a cinematic event that only opens the doors for more.

Avengers: Endgame is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language.

(Review by Everett Shirey)