WHAT'S IT ABOUT

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. From the corners of the galaxy, the remaining Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.

What did we think

  1. Stephen Scott May 8, 2019

    You have to give Marvel credit for aiming high. They wanted to converge their hero franchises into a climactic crossover event akin to the original comic books, and 22 films later, they did it.

    Such a shame it ended in a hollow, cumbersome manner. From the first trailer of Captain Marvel, the end of this epic film series was obvious, which is a pity.

    The structure of Endgame is also painful: exposition, deus ex machina, confusing heist, deus ex machina, convoluted battle sequence, deus ex machina. Yawn.

    Geez, and I thought Infinity War was bad. (Oh look, we've killed a heap of your favourite heroes! As if that's never happened before. "What's that? They're back? Look at my non-gobsmacked face!")

    But remember, it's the journey that's most important - not the destination. Let's just forget these last few happened and get back into some fun stories.

    Worst - MCU - movie - ever.

    1.5 / 5 stars

  2. Stew April 24, 2019

    it’s very hard to be impartial when reviewing Avengers: Endgame. It’s the culmination of ten years of filmmaking that is unparalleled in cinematic history. Endgame is in effect, the wrap party on the biggest franchise and story ever. To get to the point, it’s great. Endgame It lands the plane in every way fans could want it to, it hits the beats and ties the knots while leaving one or two threads to be pulled, as well as one particular door cracked just a little should the want or need arise.

    Having said that it’s not quite the perfect gemstone (or infinity gem) of a film that many will say it is. The first act is incredibly slow, there’s a particular character arc, that while it got a lot of laughs, was just bad (I’ll admit, it’s not my favourite Avenger by a long margin, so I could be biased). There’s also a couple of moments of awkward cringe at deliberately staged “fan” moments that really pulled me out of the action. The story/plot itself is kind of… ehh… it holds it all together and it does what it needs to do (that being a tonne of references and nods to both the in universe continuity as well as the comic book lore; something that will please even the nerdiest of the nerds and Marvel film fanatics), but there’s not really much to it. You know going in where this is headed and head there it does.

    Amidst the insane CGI of the final act there is one particular moment that had the packed cinema I was in yelling in delight and for the time it lasted on screen it genuinely had me feeling like a kid.

    Avengers: Endgame serves as a fun and fitting finale to the Thanos story (yes I know the Spider-Man epilogue is still to come, whatever, I’m out now) and to a moment in popular culture that will not be seen again for a very long time (if ever), for its sheer reach, size and impact across the cultural landscape. 3.5/5

  3. Andrew Danyals April 24, 2019

    At a time when DC (Warner. Bros) is making movies in the MCU tone, it's quite bizarre that the final MCU phase 3 movie is more like a DC movie. A story that doesn't flow featuring characters you like but can't seem to quite get into this time. And timey wimey stuff that isn't even consistent with its own premise (don't start e on the paradox pothole). Like most DC films it's ok without being much more. 2.7/5

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