The Avengers Reunite for the Highly Anticipated Endgame (No Spoilers)


Avengers Endgame promotional movie poster.

**Entirely Spoiler Free**

After eleven years of build-up, beginning in 2008’s Iron Man to this year’s Captain Marvel, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to reach the end to its “Infinity Saga,” as the fight that began in last year’s Avengers: Infinity War concludes.

Directed by Marvel veterans Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier/Civil War, Infinity War), Endgame truly lived up to my expectations. Though the film takes a bit of setting up for its final act, once the action begins for the heroes, it does not stop until the movie ends. The Russo brothers, as well as screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, balance the cast of characters well in this flick, leaving the energetic plot of Infinity War for a more personal story about the original six Avengers. All of this is told through the Russos’ careful directing, which is able to convey just the right amount of hype at any point in the movie.

Alan Silvestri’s score is used as phenomenally as it was in Infinity War, serving as a rallying cry for every triumphant moment between both the heroes and villains.

Each actor of the veteran Avengers is given room to complete their narrative arcs, allowing a satisfying conclusion to stories that have been building up for 11 years. The standouts of the cast were Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’s Captain America. The interactions between the two display the best of what they have had to offer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially considering the falling-out they had in Captain America: Civil War.

Josh Brolin as Thanos created one of cinema’s scariest villains. This is pulled off by both Brolin’s methodical approach to the character and the special-effects, which are able to translate every subtle nuance of Brolin’s acting onto a large, purple alien.

In the end, Avengers: Endgame is a movie for both new and old fans, who have loved the Marvel movies as much as the kids of the past loved the original Star Wars blockbusters. The Russo brothers pay fan-service to every corner of the Marvel story, so watching a recap video, or even all of the movies would be a good idea. I cried three times during the three-hour run-time, both out of pure enjoyment and sadness.

I give the satisfying ending chapter to the most ambitious cinematic experiment in history a 10 out of 10 rating.