I just got out of seeing AVENGERS: ENDGAME. It does not disappoint in the slightest. In fact, it went to a place I wasn’t expecting at all.
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The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.” Kevin Feige produces “Avengers: Endgame,” and Anthony and Joe Russo are the directors. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Trinh Tran, Jon Favreau, James Gunn and Stan Lee are the executive producers, and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay. Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” is in U.S. theaters on April 26, 2019.
What can you expect from AVENGERS: ENDGAME?
I’m not going to give anything away and because of that this will be brief, very brief. Here’s what you can expect from the fourth AVENGERS movie.
The recent films from the MCU have had an air of comedy that’s become one of my favorite things to expect. Many lines in the film break the fourth wall in a subtle, blink and you missed it kind of way. ENDGAME, though the film is darker in the beginning, does not shy away from poking fun at the genre in a very respectful way. The comedic relief was definitely welcomed. I found myself laughing so many times and you will too. Chris Hemsworth showed us in THOR: RAGNAROK that he’s actually incredibly funny when given the chance and he steals the show in ENDGAME.
This shouldn’t be a surprise at all but there will be tears. Happy tears, sad tears, heck I had to prevent myself from ugly crying at one point. We know going in to the movie that the stakes are higher, half of the population is erased for goodness sakes. I suggest, especially if you’re attached to the characters, to either wear the best waterproof mascara you can find or skip it. Bring tissues or use your sleeve, whatever, embrace it.
Ah, the real question when it comes to the film is there a good place to go to the bathroom. AVENGERS: ENDGAME runs at 3 hours and 1 minute, add popcorn and a drink into that equation and you could find yourself in quite the predicament. The movie is not fast paced as INFINITY WAR, there’s a lot of ground to cover. There’s one scene that doesn’t really move the plot forward so you could miss it and be okay; it involves Thor and Rocket. The scene isn’t long at all so either skip the drinks or pee as fast as you can.
I always preface this but I’ll do it again in case you’ve never read a review I’ve written: Kid-friendly really depends on the kind of movies the child has already seen. There’s nothing incredibly violent in AVENGERS: ENDGAME. The usual superhero action – explosions, some hand to hand combat, the usual. There’s one scene that might be a little over the top, it fits into the story and it’s so fast that it doesn’t leave a lasting impression. It’s not GAME OF THRONES as far as violence goes.
Language is minimal. Some s-words, d-words and one son of a b. No romantic scenes aside from some kissing, which doesn’t even really feel romantic.
The movie is darker than INFINITY WAR. You have to remember where we left off in the story, right? INFINITY WAR ended on a sad note and ENDGAME picks up right after that. What’s happening to those who were left behind? What does life look like?
As far as my own children, my oldest, who’s 10.5 could see the film. I wouldn’t take my 8 or 5 year old. They haven’t seen any superhero movies so this would be a big shock for them to see on the big screen.
What movies should I watch before ENDGAME?
If it’s been a while since you’ve seen any of the AVENGERS movies or stand-alone films deciding now you might be wondering what movies you should watch or if there’s a refresher course you can enroll yourself in. I’ve compiled a list of some of the best lists and recaps out there.
AVENGERS: ENDGAME opens everywhere on April 26th!