‘Endgame’ fine finish for Avengers


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Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, left, greets Chris Evans as Captain America in the “Avengers: Endgame.”

By Jeff Crosten, Staff Writer

Recently, “Avengers: Endgame” kicked off in theaters across the world and has taken the movie industry by storm. As of writing this, the film is the second highest grossing production of all time, making over 2.5 billion dollars worldwide, following “Avatar’s” 2.788 billion.

So, does “Endgame” live up to the hype?

It definitely does.

Although “Endgame” has its flaws, I want to go out on a limb and say that “Endgame” along with “Infinity War,” is going to be one of the best cinematic experiences I will ever experience throughout my life.

This movie is absolutely crazy.

Over 20 movies have been building up to these films, all starting with “Iron Man” back in 2008. Luckily that first Marvel film was a success and allowed this build up of an interesting and intriguing universe of comic book characters on the big screen.

This film was absolute bananas, but I loved it.

It feels like this movie could’ve been split into three: the first part a depressing post-apocalyptic drama with small subtle moments of levity, middle part a heist adventure, and the last a crazy superhero battle full of action.

The movie does a good job focusing on the original Avengers and not giving too much time to Thanos because of how dominant he was in the last film.

For example Steve Rogers didn’t get to so much last film, but in this film he is very prominent and one of the main characters of the film, along with Tony Stark. This movie is really about them and how they’ve changed a lot over the course of this franchise.

Even though I didn’t really like Thor’s story arch too much, he along with the other original Avengers got a lot of good stuff in this film, especially Black Widow and Hawkeye.

Another character that was handled well was Nebula (Karen Gillan). I didn’t really pay too much attention to Nebula in other films she was in, but she has a lot of quirks that make her feel like an intense alien cyborg that still has a soft spot.

I don’t like boring and predictable superhero movies, but the fun and interesting ones. This movie has so much fun, interesting, and crazy moments which didn’t give me a chance to wipe that grin off my face.

Overall, “Endgame” is probably the best cinematic experiences I will ever have the privilege of experiencing, a fun, action, adventure movie that isn’t a masterpiece, it has its flaws, but the buildup of this film is a part of what it’s so fun and enjoyable, I couldn’t express it enough with words.