Avengers: ENDGAME (non-spoiler review)

Avengers: Endgame is the epic conclusion to Marvel’s incredible 22 film run. I have said this before but what Marvel has done with its franchise is unheard of. It is unbelievable that all of these movies have worked for the past 11 years, just look at any other studio trying to make a universe like this. Not a single one has even come close to what Marvel has achieved. Endgame is the final chapter in, what is now known as, The Infinity Saga.

Do not worry if you have not seen the film yet, this will be a NO SPOILER zone here. Totally spoiler-free review. I won’t mention any plot details or character descriptions. I will keep this super vague for those who have not seen it. This movie was so much fun for me because I knew nothing going into it so I will not ruin that potential viewing experience for anyone else. No spoilers, only how I felt about the movie and I will keep that as vague as possible. After you watch the movie, I will have a full spoiler review by the end of the weekend for you to enjoy!

Avengers: Endgame accomplishes everything it sets out to be. This is a fun, exciting movie that took so many twists and turns that I saw coming in a few cases, but in most definitely did not see from a mile away. Endgame will keep you on the edge of your seat for all three hours. I was never once bored at any point in the run time of the movie. Sitting at a beefy 3 hours and 2 minutes, Endgame is the longest MCU film. This is a packed three hours, but it never felt that long. I could have easily done with another 30 minutes. Mind you that is coming from a huge fan of these movies. Some scenes are slower than others, but it doesn’t mean they are boring by any means. If it’s not an exciting moment in the movie, it’s probably a really great moment of character developing or world building.

It should be noted that Avengers: Endgame is built upon the foundation of all 22 Marvel movies that came beforehand. If you consider yourself a fan of Marvel movies and have been keeping up to date with or at least have a good understanding of the MCU, I’m sure you’ll love this movie. But if you’ve seen a few of the films, you like some, but they aren’t your favourite, I think you will enjoy this movie too but might be lost in a few areas. You don’t need to have seen all the Marvel movies to enjoy Endgame. It only adds to your experience however, if you are all into this franchise.

This movie, being at the 3 hours that it is, can easily be distinguished by its three-act structure. I will simply describe what part of the movie I’m talking about by saying which act, and I won’t reveal any point details. The first act was really engaging, it had me hooked from the moment it started. After Infinity War left us with so many questions, Endgame takes time to set up what is all at stake. The second act is where I had issues with the movie. I really love what they did and the direction they go, just its where I start to see some holes in the plot. It’s hard to explain without giving it away. Once you see it, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Again, the second act is a lot of fun and really cool to see, just when you start to think about it, specific details don’t really line up all that well.

I’m sure you’ve heard by now, but the last hour of Avengers: Endgame just might be the best hour of any superhero movie ever. It is all kinds of cool. A lot takes place within that hour, and there is so much to digest during it. But I swear every 10 or so minutes, the audience I saw the movie with would break out into cheering and clapping to sniffling and gasping back to cheering and clapping all throughout the last act. I think it’s safe to say that the last act is everything you could want in a superhero epic like this.

I think that about does it for keeping this as vague as possible. I will go way more into depth and dive into different parts in the spoiler review, but for now, these are my first initial thoughts. I loved Endgame. I feel completely satisfied with the final chapter. Marvel absolutely delivered.

Rating: A-

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