Avengers: Endgame is a film which comes directed by both Anthony and Joe Russo who some may know as the directors of the previous Marvel films such as Avengers: Infinity War and Captain America: Civil War. The film stars Brie Larson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Josh Brolin and Paul Rudd. The film is a direct continuation of the previous film in the series Avengers: Infinity War, so it is advised to at least see that film before going in and seeing this one at the cinema this weekend.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been going on for some time now and I still remember how excited I was to see the first Iron Man and Hulk films back when Marvel first started releasing these films. It’s now 11 years later and after many film releases for multiple characters in this film universe for some time now, it’s all come down to this final film in the series.
With last year’s Avengers: Infinity War ending with such a cliffhanger and having enjoyed that film so much a year ago when I saw it, I was keen to see what the end of it all will be in this year’s Avengers: Endgame. The film doesn’t disappoint when it comes to its main plot and doesn’t waste time getting straight to business, that is, defeating Thanos. I don’t want to go too much more into the actual details of the plot as I would like to keep things spoiler free in this review, but throughout the 3 hour run time, I did feel that each of the many characters in the film got just the right amount of screen time that they deserved. In some ways though, at times I did feel that the plot was a little far fetched at times with certain elements, but somehow Avengers: Endgame does get away with most things being believable enough in the end. But this is probably my only complaint about this film.
The actors I felt were the highlight of the Avengers: Endgame experience. It was great to see Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Josh Brolin and Paul Rudd all on the big screen again. They have all become so good with their characters, that I always enjoy seeing more from each of them. I did feel that that Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel didn’t really get enough screen time, which was disappointing considering we just had an entire film building up the character, I was expecting a little more. But I was impressed that we got a lot of screen time for Scarlett Johansson’s Romanoff character which hasn’t been used so much in recent films and we also got quite a bit of screen time for Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye. With so many characters in this film and so many great actors playing them, it’s hard to mention all of them, but every actor in this does a great job with the character they have for themselves. With many of them, leaving me hoping that they get more films in the future for their characters to be on the big screen yet again.
The special effects in this are rather good. They’re not on the level of what we saw in this year’s Alita: Battle Angel, but they’re similar to what we saw in last year’s Avengers: Infinity War. In Endgame, there are some particularly large battles that do occur in this film and I was very impressed with the sheer scale of everything happening on the big screen. Every hero has their moments, but some of the best effects in this film shined on characters such as Thanos, Iron-Man, Thor and Captain America. There were certain moments in the film that I absolutely loved seeing happen on the big screen and I’m not going to mention them as it’s a spoiler, but I don’t think there will be anyone disappointed with the action component of this film.
Overall the Avengers: Endgame film experience is everything that a Marvel Cinematic Universe fan would want. The Russo brothers did a great job with the directing and the pacing of the film and even though it was 3 hours long, it didn’t feel like too much and every character got a decent amount of screen time. My only complaint about the film is that at times I felt it was a little far fetched, but generally the plot was rather good. The actors definitely are the highlights of the film experience, with so many great moments from so many of the cast involved. The special effects are also awesome. In the end, there’s very little in the Avengers: Endgame experience to complain about and as a film experience at the cinema this weekend, it’s certainly a must see for any fan that’s been following this universe. I’m happy to recommend seeing the film this weekend.