Review – Avengers Endgame (2019)
Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Zoe Saldana, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman,Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Karen Gillian, Brie Larson, Don Cheadle , Josh Brolin, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddlestone. Et al
Directors: Russo Brother
Exec Producer: Kevin Feige
Release date: April 2019
Avengers Endgame, the 3 hour film that doesn’t give your bum time to feel numb! An epic that will go down in history as the best Avengers film of all time, as well as battling it out with Avatar to become one of the highest grossing film to date! It also doesn’t end the Avengers in the MCU but leaves it open ended for a new generation. With new doors, back doors and sideways doors opening up.
Avengers in the MCU
The far reaching appeal of the Avengers has far out stripped their comic book core fans and opened it’s arms to the masses. Without forgetting it’s heart or it’s head.
Its current wave of cinematic appeal to the masses all began in 2008 with the first Iron Man film which I remember watching on the first day of release and thinking this is different in an excellent way.
The casting was superb even then, the humour mixed with serious chaos and devastation as well as some serious cinematic clout with the incredible CGI goodies packed in without feeling fake and cheap.
We were immersed from the first film, everyone felt included and it appealed to all.
They make great date night films, as well as friends night out films and you could take your kids to see them too. Your granny could watch them and I bet even the Queen has had a laugh or two over them.
Where does Avengers Endgame fit in the MCU
As previously mentioned Avengers Endgame is not the end at all. It sits, I anticipate, right at the heart of all the films. See the list below for MCU films released so far, as well as those we know are up coming.
- Iron Man (May 2008)
- The Incredible Hulk (June 2008)
- Iron Man 2 (April 2010)
- Thor (April 2011)
- Captain America: The First Avenger (July 2011)
- The Avengers (aka Avengers Assemble) (April 2012)
- Iron Man 3 (April 2013)
- Thor: The Dark World (November 2013)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (March 2014)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (July 2014)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (April 2015)
- Ant-Man (July 2015)
- Captain America: Civil War (April 2016)
- Doctor Strange (October 2016)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (April 2017)
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 2017)
- Thor: Ragnarok (October 2017)
- Black Panther (February 2018)
- Avengers: Infinity War (April 2018)
- Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 2018)
- Captain Marvel (March 2019)
- Avengers: Endgame (April 2019)
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (July 2, 2019)
- Black Widow (July, 2021)
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 rings (September 3, 2021)
- Eternals (November 5, 2021)
- Spider-Man: No Way Home ( December 17, 2021)
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (March 25, 2022)
- Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6, 2022)
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8, 2022)
- The Marvels (November 11, 2022)
- Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5, 2023)
- Fantastic Four (TBA)
Avengers Endgame, Let’s get into it!
So, the film itself is the 4th film of the original Avengers story line and the follow up to Avengers: Infinity War. No-one thought the film could top Infinity war but here you have it. Within 5 days it had paid for itself and over taken Infinity War in box office takings!
A film in which you can see every actor cared about. The Russo Brothers deliver a fabulous display of directing prowess and manage to give a heart felt deliverance. It will please the core comic fans as it’s sympathetic to the original comic characters but also manages to appeal to everyone. It’s a hard, hard thing to do and this film encapsulates that feeling.
From the opening scene to the end battle scene each character is given time and shown enough respect. We each have our favourites and every character has their part to play. The tragedy and sadness are given time and patience to develop.
Cinematography and Musical Score
It is not only an action film but a great piece of cinematography. How on Earth do you make a 3 hour film so full on and intense the viewer doesn’t feel like they have sat down for that long?!
The CGI and attention to detail in the character made totally from this, is simply incredible and a true piece of art work, harking back to the comic book roots.
The musical score from Alan Silverstri is epic it adds tension and drama and makes the time fly by. His involvement in scoring the recent films in the MCU has seriously launched him as one of the top composers of film scores!
Endgame but not the End … ish
So, I said it wasn’t the end for the MCU but it was the end for some characters. I won’t go into spoilers just incase you haven’t seen it yet but some big characters do get the chop. A few of the actors have, therefore, confirmed they will not be donning their suits for any future projects.
I mean you must have been living under a rock if you haven’t heard about some of these You only have to look at some of our BGCP new stories to see which actors will not be reprising their roles or those that have fallen out of favour with Disney.
So Avengers Endgame might be the end for the old Avengers but I bet it’s not the end for the future Avengers!
This film was always going to be a success at the box office but it hasn’t just met expectations, it has smashed them.
Not for a single moment in this film did I clock watch, and at no point did it get lazy with either the dialogue, the CGI work or anywhere in between.
The actors seemed totally invested in their characters and wanted this film to be successful. The directors stuck close to the comic book core and made it more accessible which is an incredible feat and gave each character the right amount of screen time. Delivering a patient and building drama that the audience cannot help but feel an attachment too. It’s the end of the world at stake for goodness sake.
There is still humour and fun poked at each other in the sarcastic and cleverly written dialogue for instance. However, there are some seriously heightened and emotional moments that are given respect as well.
It’s not the end, it’s the beginning of an ever more complicated and twisted MCU. With new characters and side characters coming to the fore in new ways.
I for one, not only loved this film but am so excited about the little Easter eggs, for instance, it has left for us to work out. Kudos to Kevin Feige for knowing exactly the direction the MCU needs to take, he has absolutely aced these!
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