Written By: Wendy Y.
Avengers: Endgame is the final piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Infinity Saga puzzle that ties together the past 21 films. The movie does an amazing job keeping this shared universe tied together with all characters staying consistent in quality storytelling and beautiful imagery.
I felt a flutter of excitement as I walked into the Daly City theater because right after I watched Infinity War my first time. My group and I even went to the theater one hour and thirty minutes earlier to attain good seats, which we did. When we got there, half of the seats were already full.
The marketing strategy for Avengers: Endgame’s fantastic has safely kept fans away from much of the plot and action before its release which has only increased the buzz around the movie. I was extremely excited to watch Avengers: Endgame because I love Marvel. I saw Avengers: Infinity War three times in the theater so I have been anticipating seeing Endgame for a year.
Watching the movie on opening day was a moment that cannot truly be replicated. The opening day audience was a raucous one, but one that you’ll find yourself screaming, laughing, and cheering along with. It was also hotter (literally and figuratively) than any movie theater room I’ve been in and the place was just filled with so much energy and emotion you couldn’t even cap it.
All the MCU films have a great deal of humor and this film is no different. All the humor and jokes hit the right beats and are in the right moment and it never felt forced. Both Hulk and Thor had me laughing out loud.
Also, the amount of action in the film is the most you’re probably going to see in a movie all year, maybe even longer, with one particular battle scene I would call extraordinary.
There are a slew of returning actors from previous films (none of who shall be named to avoid spoilers) that provide interesting moments in the film, as well as many moments that’ll have you thinking, “I understood that reference” from previous Marvel movies.
Avengers: Endgame is a very ambitious film, even more ambitious than Infinity War. It’s a source of pure spectacle and while chaotic at times, is also pleasant on the eyes. It’s ludicrous plot keeps you guessing throughout the film and on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. There are moments that’ll melt even hearts made of stone. There are general shocks that, while you may have predicted it already, still hit you like a truck when they happen.
Endgame is an incredible payoff to all of its characters and without spoiling it, finishes many characters’ story arcs, which are perfect from top to bottom. It’s incredible how the franchise and many of these characters have existed for nearly a decade but we are still genuinely invested in them after so many films, and goes to show Marvel’s consistency to great storytelling. While ending many story arcs, as expected, it brilliantly sets up the future of others.
Avengers: Endgame is the perfect is a near perfect film and provides the ultimate payoff.
Considering the amount of hype and expectations placed on it, it exceeds them in nearly every possible way. I’m eager to watch it again and you should watch it as soon as possible.