Avengers: Endgame is a symphony of comic-centric splendor wrapped in a narrative which connects all the previous films and sets a new path for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When you think about it, the task of bringing together all that once was in the MCU and all that will be going forward had to be an incredibly daunting task to undertake. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely deserve a ton of credit for taking a familiar storyline from the Marvel Universe and crafting it for the big screen without sacrificing elements which make a film great. The Russo Brothers were once again masters of pacing, allowing the events of Infinity War to fester thus allowing the tension to build just till we were collectively ready as an audience for a resolution. I don’t usually stress this but for Avengers: Endgame you should have some working knowledge of the events leading up to the film. Going into the film with zero knowledge of previous events isn’t a deal breaker, but it will impact your level of enjoyment during certain critical moments of the film.
I’m going to avoid sharing too much about the plot because I want everyone to have the same experience that I did. What I will say is that Avengers: Endgame is a film about grief. How does someone recover when half of the world’s population was vanquished with one snap of Thanos’s Infinity Glove. The film does have far more emotional moments than any of the previous Marvel releases. Now some might take that to mean the demise of individual members of the Avengers. My response to that would be is that it’s far more complicated than that. You’ll see once you watch it.
Alan Silvestri score once again reminds us all why he’s one of the best composers working today. The characters which stole the film were both The Hulk and Thor (for reasons I’m not going into just yet … I’ll do a spoiler review once the film has opened). Overall, the film is a fantastic sendoff and will leave the legions of fans who see it deeply satisfied.