Movie Review: Avengers: Endgame

John Sabato, Writer

Getting to the theater was the easy part, the next step would be waiting in the line which was quickly growing in size with attendee after attendee arriving every second it felt like, with a line stretching from the IMAX theater to the soda fountains, some had even been waiting since 8 a.m. to get into the IMAX theater. People were making the movie out to be the biggest cinematic experience of the decade and lord were they right. Avengers: Endgame has its flaws but makes up for it with suspense and stake; the Marvel Cinematic Universe will never be the same after this thrilling conclusion to Marvel’s Infinity Saga.

Avengers: Endgame opens upon a broken world, right after Thanos snapped his fingers and disappeared into the galaxy. Then jumping five years, too show us a sad and desolate world still dealing with the events of Infinity War. The Avengers haven’t come close to a solution on how to bring back the dusted, but are still traveling the world helping those in need and doing the best they can to protect the earth even without half of the team. The movie’s first act is probably its worst, the sure quippy one liners can get a laugh from the audience but can become too much in a movie that’s centered around the legacy of these characters and the past eleven years of buildup for this cinematic event. The first seems a bit choppy as well, with certain characters just showing up with little introduction almost like they cut together out of place scenes. Thankfully after what seems like a hopeless sea of quips and cuts. The movies second act doesn’t hold back and takes off faster than quicksilver himself.

The films cast is one of its shining stars, imagine a family reunion but everyone has superpowers and it’s actually a funeral but a fun one where everyone parties afterwards. Certain characters don’t even have to speak to get the point across, their actions speak, actually? They scream. Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Karen Gillan, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner are the shining stars of the film.

The Final act of the film is a visual spectacle, possibly one of the best third acts in a comic book movie to date. Without any details on the third act I can guarantee that you will be restless in your seat with a Giant Man sized smile on your face, I one-hundred percent believe that if you’re going to see this movie, it needs to be seen in IMAX at least once. Just the thought of growing up with this first saga of films and seeing it and what it has all lead up too will leave you feeling joyful, sad and satisfied.