Hold your pee…whatever it takes.
Luckily I didn’t start to feel it until the end of the movie. Unluckily, AMC theater showed 20 minutes of previews so ten minutes longer and it would’ve been a struggle.
Moving on, this review will be spoiler-free. I might do a spoiler talk in the future but for now, for those who haven’t seen the movie, you’re safe.
It may not be as long as past reviews because I don’t want to risk it.
The beginning of the movie, as in the first 5-10 minutes, sets up what will be the remainder of the movie. The Avengers are still feeling the effects of the snap, not much time has passed since, and are determined to find Thanos and take him down.
I watched some theory videos beforehand, not too many because I didn’t want to think about it too much and just go in without any preconceived thoughts (I also didn’t read/watch any reviews until I saw the movie) but most of the theories were wrong. I wasn’t expecting what happened, to happen, and that happened throughout most of the movie. Some twists you may see coming or already stuck the thought in your head, but others took me and most of the audience by surprise.
The collective, “Oh my god,” was said numerous times.
We’re In The Endgame
I read a Youtube comment, so credit to them, that said, “Infinity War was the brawn and Endgame is the brain,” and it’s a pretty good way to describe this film. It’s not as heavy as Infinity War with action or even laughs. Of course, they’re there, it’s a Marvel film, but a lot of this movie deals with grief and moving on, or in the Avenger’s case, not being able to.
And that’s one of the things I really enjoyed about the film, getting to see how Thor or Natasha dealt with the aftermath. How the rest of the world is coping and changing. It focuses on the characters, and most of the time, the original Avengers.
I think the pacing is good, the movie flew by and I barely noticed, and underrated characters get more screen time (looking at you, Scott and Clint.) I liked seeing the aftermath of the snap and the impact on the world. I liked seeing all the original Avengers together again (since it hasn’t happened since Age of Ultron) and realizing how much they grew as people since then. There’s a lot I liked, there’s a lot I actually cheered in my seat for (and I never do that) but so much, especially towards the end, is cheer-worthy.
But I can’t say I LOVED this movie, which surprises me. I found myself going, “Why didn’t…” or “Why did…” a lot on the way home.
As for a rating, I’d give it 4/5 stars, an A-, along those lines. Slightly below Infinity War, but I’d go see it again. It’s still funny, but more serious because of how much is on the line. There’s plenty of twists that you won’t see coming and overall, it’s a fun watch.