Two reviews by two of our staff members.
By Tyler Cramsey
Avengers Endgame was an amazing spectacle of a movie. It was a thrilling ending to the Infinity Saga of Marvel. Without spoiling anything the way it ends brings almost everyone’s story arc back full circle and give an agreeable conclusion to each character (that will no longer continue). This movie really helps to emphasize the end in Endgame.
Many people are debating how great of a movie Avengers Endgame really is. Longtime Marvel fan Kyle Strubeck said, “(Avengers) Infinity War was better (than Avengers Endgame), it’s not even close.” Brett Minnick, another longtime fan, responded to Kyle saying, “It’s close.” Based off reviews, Endgame is getting better scores from audiences and from critics. The movie made $1.2 billion in the first weekend alone, smashing the previous record that Infinity War set last year. It has reached the top 10 grossing films already and it has only been out for a week. It will definitely be in the top 5 at some point and could even become the top-grossing film of all time at this rate. They are in 8th as this is being written with $1.48 billion made already.
My opinion of this movie is that it is one of the greatest movies of all time. It starts out sort of slow, but after that really speeds up to make it a great movie. There are so many cool and emotional moments that are set up so masterfully. The 11 years of waiting to get to this conclusion is well worth the wait. The theater is full of crying people and those in awe. I’ve seen this movie 3 times already and each time you notice how this movie is almost in a league of its own. It has you on the edge of your seat waiting for each moment. Each scene seems to get better and it is just overall an amazing movie.
RATING: 10/10 Must Watch!
By Haroula Barbounis
It’s finally here. The follow-up conclusion to the emotionally invigorating movie Avengers: Infinity War. Earning $1.2 billion in its opening weekend at the Box Office, viewers are finally able to experience the resolution to Thanos’s snap in Avengers: Endgame, which sits at three hours and two minutes long.
Okay, so let’s recap: the last we saw in Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers failed (yes, FAILED) to defeat the mad titan Thanos and his deranged idea to erase half of humanity from existence. Many fan-favorite superheroes crumbled to dust as a result of Thanos’s snap, some which include Black Panther, Spider-Man, Bucky Barnes, Princess Shuri of Wakanda, and many more. The remaining heroes, devastated and bewildered by their catastrophic failure, grappled with coming to terms with their shortcoming. From where we last saw from the Avengers: Endgame trailers, Iron Man, since most of his companions disappeared in “the Snap,” has taken refuge in presumably Star Lord’s ship, his food and water supply having been recently depleted. Meanwhile, on Earth, the Avengers, stricken with grief, are trying to regroup and possibly land a counterattack against Thanos. Now joined by Captain Marvel, they plan to “avenge the fallen” once and for all.
Many theories have risen on how the Marvel heroes plan to defeat Thanos. Many fans are under the impression that, with the help of Ant-Man, the Avengers will somehow travel back in time to fix their mistakes. They believe that this will be accomplished through the Quantum Realm, something that has played a huge role in the Ant-Man films. Several theories have also come to light on which Avengers will perish for good. Marvel enthusiasts are convinced that Iron Man and Captain America are the most likely candidates be gone, given that with this film their movie contracts end. However, Marvel is known for surprises and plot twists.
That is why Avengers: Endgame is highly anticipated to not only be an overall enjoyable movie but also answer the most urgent unresolved questions from Avengers: Infinity War. However, the real urgent question is whether Endgame does answer all these questions. Regardless, before that is elaborated, we must talk about the entirety of the movie itself. The movie is extremely complex, littered with references and allusions to other films. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the Russo Brothers, attempt to create a sincere atmosphere with characters that realistically deal with their failures and weaknesses. Nevertheless, it is messy and a little chaotic. New Marvel fans might have a little of a difficult time catching all the references or following the storyline. A good adjective to describe Avengers: Endgame is impulsive. Unlike the polished, authoritative tone of Marvel’s Avengers, or the serious, slightly stiff tone from Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Russo Brothers take matters to the next level when regarding the pressure the Avengers are under and how they cope with it emotionally. Endgame lifts the veil to the characters’ tough exteriors to reveal their grief and insecurities.
The film has much to live up to when it comes to supplying answers and providing the proper endings for all the characters. The tricky part is to answer all the unresolved questions as well as create an intriguing story. Avengers: Endgame, while plagued with plot-holes and a general amount of perplexity, does do its best to answer the questions that floated around after Infinity War. It does its best to answer questions and at the same time create an unpredictable tale. Overall, Avengers Endgame blows Avengers: Infinity War right out of the water. Combined with comic relief, sincerity, and a fair amount of action, this is a film you’ll definitely won’t want to miss.