Avengers Endgame Review


T.C. Etherton, Copy Editor

Part of the journey is the end.

“Avengers: Endgame” has hit theaters and tells a story unlike anything we’ve seen before.

To say “Avengers: Endgame” is the blockbuster movie of the year, is a bit of an undersell. The movie is the final chapter in the “Infinity Saga” storyline that started all the way back in 2008 with “Iron Man”. This highly anticipated movie has the potential to destroy box office records.

“Avengers: Endgame” is more of an experience than a movie, after the events of its predecessor that premiered a year ago, “Avengers: Infinity War”, the plot points of this movie have been shrouded in mystery. Endless theorizing and inferring online could not have predicted the movie that came to fruition. The directors of the movie, Joe and Anthony Russo, have made it a priority of telling those who see the movie to not spoil it, even creating the hashtag #DontSpoiltheEndgame, which has became a trend on its own. This will be a spoiler-free review.

The three-hour long flick does not feel as long as it is. It is able to captivate you and have you so invested that it feels like time just flies by. The movie makes you feel like almost every scene is vital to the story and has no time to waste, so it makes a little difficult to find time for a pee break.

While Endgame is a follow up to “Avengers: Infinity War”, it is also the conclusion of the “Infinity Saga” that started with 2008’s “Iron Man”, the movie that started off the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The MCU is a series of movies that all coincide in the same universe. So far, there have been 22 MCU movies, these include the franchises of Avengers, Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America, among others. This film feels like a payoff to all these movies in their own separate ways. The movie includes many easter eggs and quotes that callback to every movie in the universe, making the movie feel like something out of a Marvel fan’s dream.

In terms of the box office, “Avengers: Endgame” made $1.2 billion (yes that’s billion with a B) in the opening weekend, which is Thursday through Saturday. This makes it the number 18 highest grossing movie of all time after just four days. It’s on pace to take down “Avatar” as the highest grossing film of all time within three weeks.

As a casual moviegoer, it’s still worth the watch, it’s a great movie with a good plot and humor throughout, and the third act will have all movie fans on their feet. I would strongly recommend this movie to anyone with a set of eyes or ears. Personal rating: 9.9/10.