Avengers: Endgame review


Will Sieracki, Reporter

     The culmination of 11 years and 23 movies is finally here. After the chaos of Avengers: Infinity War where the heroes so many people have come to know and love were defeated handily by Thanos (Josh Brolin), Avengers: Endgame provided closure. It’s more than just a cookie-cutter “bad guy takes over the world and hero(es) try to stop them” movie. There’s emotional depth, which is something that the last two MCU offerings (Captain Marvel and Ant-Man and the Wasp) lacked.


     The first notable thing about Avengers: Endgame is the runtime. At three hours and one minute, Endgame is the longest movie in the MCU and the longest superhero movie ever made. But it never feels that long. Pacing is crucial in the enjoyability of a movie, and this one pulled it off damn near perfectly.


     Now it’s time for spoilers. That’s a warning, but I’d be shocked if you haven’t seen the movie yet.


     The death count in Endgame was far below my own personal expectation. There were two in total; Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) Both character deaths were heroic. Black Widow sacrificed herself to get the Soul Stone and Iron Man uses his own Infinity Gauntlet to snap away Thanos and his army.

     Overall, Avengers: Endgame is an emotional ending of an era of one of the biggest film franchises in the industry’s history. And it does feel like it could be the end of the franchise as a whole. But there are still more phases yet to come, and millions of people are waiting with bated breath to see what Marvel does next.