The Oscar Project Reviews
To call Endgame a masterwork would only be a slight overstatement. A film that delivers on the promise of all that came before it is hard enough to find, let alone one that wraps up so many storylines that have been told over the span of a decade and 20+ films.
It's hard to imagine anyone thinking of what Endgame is back when the MCU began in 2008 with Iron Man. The story picks up where Infinity War left off and soon launches viewers into an all out race against time to find a way to bring back everyone we lost in that film.
Fans will be happy to see all the familiar faces, including some who have been absent from the MCU for a while or that we only saw once or twice throughout the grand saga to this point. While the ultimate ending should never really be in doubt, there are plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep viewers guessing to the end.
Filled with subtle nods to the other films in the series, Endgame caters to the die hard fans of the various franchises, while providing an engaging story that even the casual fan can enjoy. There are a number of films you should watch before taking this one in, especially Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Captain Marvel, but even with out most of those, you can still get a decent handle on what's happening in this film.
The ultimate battle scene (because ALL the Avengers films have big battles) lives up to all expectations and is bound to receive applause in the theater. And like so many tyrants have in the real world in recent years, it's time Thanos learns not to underestimate the strength, power, resilience, and determination of a group of women set on changing the world.
10 out of 10
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