Incomparable Brilliance: The Critics Have Seen Endgame and They Have Something To Say
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ was a worldwide sensation that truly changed the game in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Our favorite superheroes were confronted by their biggest enemy, and he won. However, fans assumed everyone would be brought back. That is why the hype for ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is such that experts say it might be $1 billion on its first week. Critics have already posted their thoughts on the film. Let’s find out what they think!
‘Avengers: Endgame’ should break many records once it premiere all over the world because everyone wants to see how the remaining Avengers manage to defeat the fearsome Thanos and reserve the Decimation. The new film was once again directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
There are a bunch of surprises in store for audiences as the creators have promised, but what could those new things entail? Not even the actors are allowed to discuss what happens in the film as most of them were not even given the full script. Paul Rudd, who embodies Ant-Man, was asked to talk about the popular internet theory that he would shrink into Thanos’ butt and then enlarge.
However, he laughed about it because it is pretty ridiculous. The secrecy has only managed to build up suspense, especially because fans might have to say goodbye to their favorite characters as some of the actors could be leaving the franchise for good. Unlike ‘Infinity War’, this film has a lot fewer superheroes, and it should start with all them scattered while trying to cope with their defeat.
Tony Stark is in space with Nebula, Hawkeye is dealing with the loss of his loved ones, and Captain America is helping others cope as well as Rhodey and Black Widow. Meanwhile, Carol Danvers showed up in the mid-credits scene of ‘Captain Marvel’; so everyone has to deal with a new superhero in their ranks.
The most important part of ‘Endgame’ is how things have changed. Bruce Banner is finally able to live with his inner, greener self, the Hulk. Additionally, he is used to being a sort of celebrity taking selfies with children. On the other hand, Tony is taking the loss a bit harder than the rest. He goes to New Asgard and gains weight by eating beer and playing video games.
Chris Hemsworth really does an amazing job at comedy, and the film has some pretty funny moments just like Marvel is fond of doing. An important aspect of the movie is Thor facing the memory of his mother Frigga, and Tony Stark finally finding closure with his troubled relationship with Howard Stark. Moreover, there are a bunch of side narratives with the other characters.
But they are perfectly pieced together to make a cohesive story despite how they mix fantasy and sci-fi with real-life drama. Of course, the main plot of the film is not surprising, but the combination of marvelous events with a balanced level of comedy and tragedy is absolutely fantastic. It would not work without some tension-relieving parts.
However, the film also needed to express how the dire the circumstances are and everything that is at stake for the universe. In terms of mythical storytelling, ‘Endgame’ is wonderful, and it is not just entertaining. With the movie premiering on different dates this week all over the world, Marvel finally lifted the social media ban, and the lucky people who have already seen, including critics, were quick to post their opinions.
THE AUDIENCE’S OPINION
Most of the reviews have praised the film and said that it is the perfect ending for the last decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Another popular opinion is that this movie will make people cry uncontrollably. Mashable's Angie J. Han, who was not that big on ‘Infinity War’, called this installment “an immensely satisfying payoff, not just to Infinity War but to all the films that came before."
Brandon Davis of ComicBook.com could not stop praising the film,
“#AvengersEndgame is an astonishing, amazing film. I've never seen anything like it. This movie is everything I wanted to be and SO much more. Amazing … While watching #AvengersEndgame, I laughed so loud, I clapped with so much force, and I cried so hard. The movie exceeds every expectation and is the perfect culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe."
Fandango’s managing editor, Erik Davis, also said that it was wonderfully clever way to piece together the 21 movies that came before. He posted his thoughts Twitter, stating,
“#AvengersEndgame is a masterful epic — a true culmination of 22 films that not only concludes the story, but expands upon it. You'll learn more about the other movies while this one unfolds. If Infinity War is the brawn, Endgame is the brains. And wow, what an ending!"
He goes on to say that the film is completely different from ‘Infinity War’ and that people should be ready for the bawling of their lifetime.
"Do not go in expecting Infinity War part two. The two films are so different, yet compliment [sic] each other in all the best ways. In terms of which MCU movie to watch beforehand… honestly, all of them. What an experience — what an accomplishment.”
He continued with more praises but promising that he would not spoil it.
“Not going to spoil anything at all, but I will say I laughed, I cried, I cried, I cheered, I laughed, I cried again and then the entire audience gave it a massive standing ovation. And then I cried again. Be ready, kids. Be. Ready. #AvengersEndgame."
Peter Sciretta of Slashfilm posted that the film was emotional because of what it means for the rest of the MCU. He tweeted,
"Imagine the best possible version of #AvengersEndgame and somehow the film still surpasses all expectations. I cried 5-6 times. It's the most emotional, most epic, MCU film. A tribute to ten years of this universe and holy shit the great fan service in this movie. Soooo good.”
Movie Trivia Shmoedown creator Kristian Harloff completely agreed with Sciretta, adding,
"Man #AvengersEndgame kicked my a**. It was an epic conclusion to 11 years of films. It had laughs, incredible action and absolute emotional rollercoaster. It was the series finale for these cast of characters that I had been hoping for. Congrats to all for pulling off the feat."
The Wrap’s Beatrice Verhoeven said that no matter how many theories fans came up with, they are not ready for ‘Endgame’. She tweeted,
"So I just saw #AvengersEndgame, and you guys aren't ready for s***. All the theorizing didn't prepare you for this. I cried a lot, I flung my hands in the air and screamed out loud. It's incredible. #EndgamePremiereLA #Avengers #Endgame."
At least, now everyone knows they should really take some tissues to the premiere. Dave Itzkoff from The New York Times said, “I was not prepared for the range of emotions that #Endgame put me through, from utter despair to pure elation. I laughed, I cried, I wished Tony Stark was my dad.” Rotten Tomatoes’ Joel Meares said,
"Spoiler free #AvengersEndgame thoughts: Fans are going to go APES***."
Collider Video’s Dennis Tzeng had only major compliments for the movie, and there it was perfectly balanced with action, comedy, and heartbreak with the suspense at a high point because of the fate of the universe. He tweeted,
"#AvengersEndgame is filled with so much comic book awesomeness that you may not be ready!"
Matt Donelly from Variety only added one humble opinion, saying "Incredible ingenuity and commitment. Marvel and Disney can and should be proud of this moment." Meanwhile, Aaron Crouch from The Hollywood Reporter joined in with the accolades, and share that Chris Evans cried six times during the premiere. He added,
"90 [percent] of the #AvengersEndgame footage that's been officially released is from first the 15 minutes: Other than the actual surprises, the biggest surprise to me was how funny it is."
Eric Eisenberg from CinemaBlend had a reaction to the film that hyped things up even more. He posted,
"This can't be understated: #AvengersEndgame is everything you want it to be and more. I am absolutely floored. A perfect reflection on the last 11 years that pays off everything in the best way possible. Without question my new favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Stunned."
Collider’s Perri Nemiroff agreed with Eisenberg but added that ‘Endgame’ is a lot to take. Her tweet said,
"#AvengersEndgame is A LOT. Too much at times. But wow the payoff is huge. Left me proud to have invested over a decade in a franchise that delivers an inspiring exploration of what it means to be family & a hero. (Endgame also now has one of my favorite shots in the entire MCU.)"
The response to the film has been incredible, and this weekend is going to be amazing. Let us know what you think of the reviews. Are they lying? If you liked this article, share it with your friends who will go to the premiere with you this Friday. See you next time!