Broken and defeated after Thanos (Josh Brolin) snapped away half of life in the universe, the surviving Avengers are trying to deal with their losses. Many survivors have found a way to move on, but not the Avengers. While trying to heal, Natasha (Scarlett Johansson), Tony (Robert Downey Jr.), Bruce (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Steve (Chris Evans), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), and Nebula (Karen Gillan) try to come up with a plan to defeat Thanos and undo the devastation. That one in 14 million chance they have at winning.
That’s it. That’s all you get. Any more and it starts getting spoilery.
Endgame is the movie you have been waiting for. After building over the course of 21 films over 11 years, we finally get the conclusion we were waiting for.
The original Avengers all make an appearance for the final installment of this chapter of the Marvel story. Johansson, Downey, Ruffalo, Hemsworth, and Evans all give stellar performances. The characters you’ve come to know and love over the past movies bring the story to life. They take you on a journey that can only be described as epic. You will run through every emotion imaginable as these heroes try to defeat their most powerful enemy to date.
The action is nonstop. Every action they take has been meticulously planned. It all has to happen according to the one scenario that allows them to win. If it doesn’t, it will all be in vain. However, things don’t always go exactly as they envision it. It all comes at a breakneck speed that barely allows you to react before something else happens. The action only pauses long enough to get the story across. The pacing is as close to perfect as you can get to get the whole story in while making the 3 hour+ run time go by in a flash.
If you aren’t caught up on the films in the MCU, you will definitely want to watch anything you’ve missed over the years, which could be a lot. There is so much build up to this film. Once you get there, this final film in the first part of the Marvel saga is the thrill ride you have been pining for. It ends on the perfect note for each of the characters, putting them where they need to be to move forward in their universe. It is definitely a film not to be missed, probably the best film Marvel has made to date. See it on the biggest screen you can find and see it as soon as possible.
Two quick notes:
- There were no mid- or end-credits scenes, at least at the screening I went to. The story is complete, so there isn’t really anything to tease.
- It should go without saying, but avoid any spoilers you may come across online. Going into this film blind, armed only with the knowledge you’ve gained through the preceding films is the best way to experience it. That is why this review is so short and as vague as possible. Good luck.