Movie Review: Avengers: Endgame (Spoiler Free)


Reporter, Eva Baker

21 movies, 2,710 minutes, and 11 years leading up to this one moment, Avengers: Endgame.

Avengers: Endgame is the final installment of the Avengers saga with characters from all corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) joining.

It is also a finale for Stan Lee.  Lee was a major contributor to the comics that the movie and other movies in the franchise was based off of and had had cameos in all of the movies. He died in November of 2018 and this is his last cameo appearance.

The movie directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo and screenplay written by Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus based off of the comics by Stan Lee made 350 million dollars worldwide at the box office opening weekend making it the world record.

Avengers: Endgame starts at the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War. The superheroes are left coping, planning, and hoping to save their friends with their one in 14,000,605 chance.

This movie has more character growth than imaginable for an end of an era. All most all of the characters grow and change and this is also a credit to the actors and actresses that conveyed the message well. They really became and create these characters. It’s also a credit to the writers for their writing and creating their problems that they ended up facing.

Modern CGI is complicated, advanced, and impressive. Avengers: Endgame reaches this at some points. Their costumes that were made of CGI were done extremely well making it seem as if they were physically there, but in other scenes the effects fell short with character physicalities.

There were a lot of actors in the movie including  Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Karen Gillan, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, and many more main and supporting roles. With the sheer number of actors in the movie, there was a lot going on at once. Not to mention the science and math behind the story, it became impossible to predicate where this movie was going to end up. The number of plot twists and surprise kept the audience at the edge of their seats.

In a smaller picture, the words and funny lines and imagery displayed left a good laugh for the audience. Throughout the movie, there is a whirlwind of emotions. Some heroic moments, some deaths, and some loose ends that left many people in tears.

The writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus did a good job with typing up the some loose strings and connecting it in with some of the other MCU movies they have worked with. This includes Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and Thor: The Dark World. They have also worked on Pain & Gain and The Chronicles of Narnia. Working together, they won the Primetime Emmy Award and Writers Guild of America both for the 2004 film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

The biggest difference is the end credit scene. All movies had one or multiple scenes in the end that left a preview or sneak peak into another movie in the MCU. This movie does not have one signifying that it is truly the end.

All in all, this movie is a must see for Marvel fans. It is not the best movie in the series, but is  a fitting goodbye to Marvel’s beloved heroes. The directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, commonly nicknamed as the Russo brothers, made this movie tie in with their other MCU projects similarly to the screenwriters. The Russo brothers have also directed Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Captain America: Civil War. In order for this movie to make the most sense watching these in order is necessary to meet the characters and plot.

Avengers: Endgame is three hours and two minutes with only some movie theatres supplying a 15 minute intermission in the middle. The movie is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for language and violence.

Avengers: Endgame trailer reflects on previous movies and what is coming in this one. This was the second trailer released for Avengers: Endgame. (Marvel Entertainment)