Finally Avengers Endgame upon us. After last year’s Infinity War in which Thanos destroyed half the universe everybody wants to know how the story ends. Everybody wants Thanos’s deed undone, even if everybody kind of knows that is impossible. I won’t be reviewing Avengers Endgame until Saturday. Until then there are reviews I want you to have a look at if you are still on the fence.
Avengers Endgame stars a very large ensemble cast: Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man / Tony Stark, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff and Brie Larson as Carol Danvers just to name a few. Like Infinity War the movie is being directed by the Russo brothers and is written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
We will start with IGN, who has given the movie a very generous 9.5 out of 10. Time will tell if that score is justified or if there is too much emotion in the score. IGN states there is an overreliance on messy CGI that does ‘blunt’ some of its impact. IGN concludes that out of all possible endings this one is hugely surprising and satisfying.
Gizmodo gives the movie a big thumbs up. It does point out the flaws that are hard to avoid in a 3 hour movie. After all it is supposed to conclude the whole MCU storyline. Plenty of non-core characters get little more than fleeting appearance and that includes Captain Marvel. Yet despite the story feeling overstuffed and complex it does payoff at the end.
Ars Technica and The Verge
Ars Technica concurs with Gizmodo. A movie such Avengers Endgame is insanely complex and as such “a few eggs get cracked and wasted in the making of this otherwise rich, balanced soufflé”. The review points out how the action scenes are improved upon. They are no longer overwhelming and borderline boring.
Finally there is the review form The Verge. Which also gives a glowing thumbs up but does warn the movie stays true to its dark roots of Infinity War. The review concludes “And it’ll lose some viewers entirely, either through its tangled storylines, or its dedication to dark, sad emotions instead of the triumph that usually comes with superhero stories”.
Avengers Endgame premiere
To wrap things up there is a selection of images from the premiere of Avengers Endgame