Avengers: Endgame is a magnificent superhero film that concludes the Infinity stones storyline that has been building up with 22 movies in the MCU. What’s funny about Endgame is that it’s actually the first Avengers movie where they do in fact ‘Avenge’. And for the first time, Captain America officially announced “Avengers assemble!”.
After Avengers Infinity War, we were longing for the Avengers Endgame. We wondered how the story would go on, how our heroes would turn back, what would be the end of Thanos. Many theories related to this have been put forward. On the other hand, another comparison comes up. Is Endgame more successful than Infinity War? We can comfortably say that Avengers Infinity War is just the beginning of the story. Endgame was the finale of the story. So we shouldn’t think of these two films as two separate stories. There is only one story divided into two parts.
From the start, “Endgame” links to the previous film with a series of deaths and near-deaths, a new mourning and a narrow escape, and finds a group of surviving Avengers, 23 days after Thanos’s massacre, preparing a new mission. But Tony Stark, who is still grieving the death of Peter Parker, erupts with Homeric wrath at his companions, especially at Steve Rogers. Tony wants no part of the mission—or of the Avengers. He’s living in a quiet country house with Pepper Potts and their young daughter, appreciating what he considers his “second chance.” However, Tony’s sense of guilt at the death of Peter spurs him back into action, sparks his reconciliation with his cohorts, and gives rise to the time-travel adventures at the core of the drama.
It is a combination of superheroic battle, sentimental reunions, and time travel. The pointed emotionalism in this premise—the return to the past, the redemption of failures, the repairing of old bonds and the forging of new ones—suggests that a resonant film might have emerged from “Endgame.” Some scenes have a strong melodramatic authority, and there are a few situations that induce an inspired aura of the uncanny. But these moments get lost in the movie’s stiflingly rigid yet bloated three-hour span. The Russos have peculiarly little sense of visual pleasure, little sense of beauty, little sense of metaphor, little aptitude for texture or composition; their spectacular conceit is purely one of scale, which is why their finest moments are quiet and dramatic ones.
The cast of actors is diverse, though the Russos do little with that diversity. “Endgame” is a movie of men, of cishet men, and, in particular, of fathers—and their approaches to paternity suggest the movie’s crucial moral divide. Robert Downey carries the film with his wry and sulfuric acting, his grand, impulsive, thrillingly inflected delivery of the film’s cut-down, index-card dialogue. The movie is proof of how much a great actor can do with how little. Several of Rudd’s whimsical moments have an inspired sense of spontaneity. Also, Brie Larson makes much of her brief but prominent reprise of the role of Captain Marvel—she ramps the character’s confidence up to bravado and then to a near-camp intensity.
Avengers Endgame is, above all, a great homage to the 10-year history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The story highlights the original Avengers team. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye are at the center of events. Of course there are many characters that play an important role in the story outside the original Avengers team. Everyone’s concern was that Captain Marvel, who was included in the Marvel world, overshadowed other heroes. We can say that this certainly did not happen. What is important in this struggle is not how strong you are, but how good you are. This comes to the fore in all areas. It gives good message about being a hero and a family.
A phenomenal achievement – 10 years of films leading up to this has been worth it. Infinity War is an epic conclusion to the first decade of MCU. It will blow your mind and break your heart – and make you desperate to go back for more. Brave, brilliant and better than it has any...