If never again, in my lifetime, is there another Avengers movie, I’d still die a happy man.
Unless Disney plans on releasing the uncut version of Age of Ultron, that is.
It’s no small feat to deliver on any movie that is an entry in one of the biggest franchises in the history of film. Make that a sequel to a twenty-one movie franchise that has occupied the better part of the box office, and it seems like a nigh impossible task.
Thankfully, Marvel Studios’ selection of writing and directing teams remains top notch for the most part and Avengers: Endgame benefits from this.
While early reveals mentioned the Avengers finale was entitled, and essentially slated to be, Infinity War Part 2, it just seemed like the scale of the film would be decided by the sheer number of characters the narrative would have to field.
However, with the change to Endgame, the Russos were essentially promising that this would be more than just a sequel.
And they don’t lie. While the movie certainly has to acknowledge the game-changing events of Infinity War, it wastes no time in setting up its own narrative and agenda. Although this leads to a rather common comic book plot device, Endgame puts it to the best use by delivering the ultimate comic book movie experience.
While Endgame does feel like it’s lacking some of the fundamentally philosophical aspects of heroism and religious analogies found in earlier entries, it is also free to deliver good ol’ superhero action.
Although, with this being the culmination of an eleven-year build-up, the real aim is the catharsis of a well-deserved ending to every character we’ve met thus far… or a journey set for the new ones.
Endgame, for all of its bleak marketing, sets the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a bright future of heroism.
And the best part? We’re looking at a very diverse new MCU.
Avengers: Endgame is out now in all theaters and… well, you don’t need me to tell you to go watch it.