Avengers: Endgame Review – MCU Perfection? (SPOILER FREE)
Avengers: Endgame is now in theaters, and boy oh boy are you in for a MCU treat when you get your turn to see it. This thing is an epic, and fully pays off on its promise to prepare the MCU to enter into its next stages. You will cry, you will cry some more, but you’ll also laugh and cheer out loud. It’s a fully body experience type of movie, so by all means, try to see it with other fans.
You can check out my full review below in video or scripted forms. I promise you there’s not a single spoiler, nor even a mention of a single plot moment, but it’s your call. At least come back and watch the video after you’ve seen it alright!
“Hey now fans of 22 film long movie franchises, Matt Heywood here to review Avengers: Endgame, or what I like to call, a work of art.
There will be no spoilers in this review. Hell, there will be minimal plot explanation in this review because it’s not needed, it’s that damn good.
Anyway, Endgame is everything a Marvel fan, or at least a MCU fan could ever want. It takes you on a three hour journey that you’ll never forget, and if you didn’t indulge in spoilers, it will surprise you at every turn. I’m talking genuine fan freaking service moments my friends, the kind that get a theater full of Marvel heads to cheer out in unison as if they were at a sporting event.
It’s magical to say the least, and not once during the three hour runtime will you be wishing for it to end. In fact, I only looked at my watch to brace for the end, because I didn’t want it to come. I felt like I was watching my extended family on screen due to the 10 plus years we’ve spent with these characters. There are so many touching moments that provide closure to nearly every thread woven in the first three phases of the MCU, that’s it’s impossible to not get emotional.
In fact, this film is relentless when it comes to working over your emotions, so if you thought Infinity War made you feel funny, just wait for Endgame. It smacks you in the gut the moment it begins, and doesn’t let up until it ends. You will cry, it’s a given, just embrace it as Thanos would say.
There’s literally nothing to bitch about. I would if I could, but Endgame to me is as good as it gets. It goes in directions that I don’t think anyone saw coming, while also offering up moments that fans have been dying to see for a decade. It’s use of time travel is smart and practical, and provides some awesome new perspectives on old major MCU moments. Time manipulation can get clunky and at times muddy up a universe, but I do not feel Endgame’s use of it did so at all, in fact, I think it only bolstered the lore of the MCU.
Don’t even get me started on the characters, because each and every one pulled off their role spectacularly. From top to bottom the cast and crew knocked this epic out of the flipping park. I mean the bigs obviously brought their A-game with RDJ stealing the show with a multi-faceted performance as the man that started it all. Chris Evans also brought his best Cap to-date, and Scar-Jo easily gave her most raw performance as Black Widow. Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo also stand out thanks to how they play unique versions of their larger than life characters.
Thor in particular is in rare form in this movie, and Chris just nails his new state of mind. Plus, the Hulk is my guy and he’s better than ever, so Ruffalo excelled as well. Quite frankly, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye was more impactful than ever, so the original Avengers all took advantage of their increased time in the spotlight in Endgame.
I mean the whole ensemble just nailed their mission, with Josh Brolin being another standout. Dude is Thanos, and he’s still the best big bad to grace a comic book film, even if he is a giant dick.
Of course the action set pieces and special effects are second to none, but they’re truly secondary to the story and the characters. This movie, while being a massive VFX spectacle with a scope that is unheard of in cinema, still manages to feel like a very personal story that resonates with you in ways that a comic book movie shouldn’t. And that is a fantastic feeling, which only reinforces how amazing, and dare I say life changing Endgame truly is.
It’s been quite sometime since I’ve handed out a perfect score, which doesn’t mean their isn’t a single flaw in Endgame, but I without a doubt believe it’s a 10 out of 10 type of movie. You will cry, you will cry some more, but you’ll also laugh and cheer, and for three hours all of life’s problems will disappear for you as you watch magic being made from characters you’ve followed over 10 years and 22 films.
This is an experience people, it’s not just a movie, so you bet your ass you should be seeing Endgame as soon as possible with as many MCU fans as possible. You will be a better human after it.
Thanks for watching, I’m Matt Heywood signing off for EntertainmentBuddha.com, where we make you a better geek, one post at a time.”
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