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.
Avengers: Endgame is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language.
The special features for the Blu-ray edition of Avengers: Endgame are packed with bonus material. Audio commentary is provided by Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo also introduce the film and talk about its emotional impact and the scope of its production. There are six behind-the-scenes featurettes and a tribute to Stan Lee. We also get a gag reel and deleted scenes.
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. Avengers: Endgame is a cinematic event that only opens the doors for more.
Review by Everett Shirey