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Avengers: Endgame | Average Guy Movie review


After Thanos (Josh Brolin) successfully wiped out half of all life in the universe, the Avengers - those that remain anyway - are left to pick up the pieces. Each of them must try to deal with what happened in their own way. But when a chance at undoing "the decimation" presents itself, Earth's mightiest heroes must stand together one last time..."whatever it takes."



Infinity War may have been a trip through the emotional ringer, but Endgame is more like a rollercoaster ride through it...backwards. This is like nothing we have ever seen in the MCU before, and at the same time feels very familiar. It's safe to say that the stakes have never been higher, the same can also be said of the cost. The MCU has been criticised in the past for it's portrayal of death, and the interesting work-arounds our heroes have used to cheat it. But this time - as promised by the Russos - the price of resurrection is very high, and it's one the Avengers must be willing to pay if they are to succeed. There's no denying that this is the epic finale we've all been waiting for.




You may go into this with some idea of how things will play out, but it's likely to be a very small piece of this epic sized puzzle. The people at Marvel weren't kidding when they said most of the footage in the trailers came from the first 15 minutes of the movie. All of the security surrounding Endgame (Robert Downey Jr. was apparently the only actor allowed to read the whole script) has really paid off because even after four movies, the Russo brothers, along with writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely still have a few surprises in store for us, it's easy to see why the "Infinity War Part 2" was dropped. Endgame may be the next part of the story, but it's way more than just a "part 2".



The trouble with a movie of this scale is that there are a lot of characters to manage, some bad decisions are inevitable - like Hawkeye's hair for example - and unfortunately some don't get the screen time they deserve. One - who has a truly rotten time throughout Infinity War - is completely forgotten by the time we get around to Endgame. And a moment during the final battle involving the many female heroes was - to say the least - poorly handled. Although it was great to see such a diverse group of strong women who will hopefully lead the MCU into a new chapter.



Where Infinity War kicked into action almost immediately, Endgame begins with more of a slow burn. This is more character driven, which includes a few surprise appearances. Thanks to some powerful performances from the entire cast it's easy to appreciate what the Avengers are going through as they struggle to deal with their grief and loss - not to mention self-recrimination and doubt. The coping mechanisms are as diverse as those utilising them. Over the last eleven years we have watched the relationships between these characters develop, those bonds and the banter that comes with it are as important as ever. Even with the depressing state we find things in, this is still very much a Marvel movie. Endgame will still make you laugh in a way only a Marvel movie could. Who knew grief could be so true to life and funny at the same time?  



And when the action does come, it doesn't disappoint. Like almost everything else in Endgame, a lot of the action is very different to that of previous instalments, but it's still the balls-to-the-wall, mind-blowing experience that fans would expect. The final battle has to be the biggest we've seen in the MCU, with the Mad Titan standing between our heroes and ultimate victory. In many ways it's like the mechanised/superhero version of the Battle for Helms Deep and it's all set to Alan Silvestri's perfect score.



The Russo brothers have delivered something very different with Avengers: Endgame. It is the perfect conclusion to an epic story spanning eleven years and twenty-two movies. With Disney going full steam ahead with their new streaming service, the groundwork has been laid here for a whole host of new adventures. The only question is; where will those adventures take us?

10/10



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