Avengers: Endgame – Not Perfect, But Emotionally Fulfilling
So much happens in this final installment that only a true MCU addict would be able to connect with the emotions.
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Avengers: Endgame – Not Perfect, But Emotionally Exhausting
Let’s admit it. You aren’t looking for a review of Avengers Endgame. Because if you are, then this film isn’t for you anyway.
Our love affair with the Marvel cinematic universe started in 2008 with Iron Man! Eleven years later, it all comes down to this fantastic finale – a closure we loyalists of the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU) need and deserve.
Read on without fear as this review contains no spoilers.
Lots of fan theories and spoilers are floating around about who all will die and who would defeat Thanos finally.
Yours truly will obviously steer clear of this but what one can definitely let you know is that this movie isn’t for a first-timer to try and jump in on.
So much is happening in this much-hyped installment that you would be able to fully appreciate and experience the various emotions only if you have been an MCU-addict.
A Particularly Pensive First Half
We start from where Infinity War ends. A world where Thanos’ single snap has wreaked havoc with half of its population wiped off.
The mortality, fear, dejection and vulnerability of our favourite superheroes is masterfully woven around the first half, which is particularly pensive and achingly sentimental.
It is after all a deeply emotional moment for the viewers – A send off to characters we have grown up and loved in the past 11 years . So if you aren’t that much into the Marvel universe, you might actually find the pace excruciatingly slow.
The Tinge of Nostalgia
The dazzling action with sequences of extraordinary wonder amplified by 3D and special effects are what keep the proceedings buoyant in the second half.
But the fact that this is one last chance to see our favourite Avengers Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye, Thor, Black Widow together is what will keep us hooked from scene one.
The chaotic breathless note that the Russo brothers conjure up is engaging and builds anticipation, but is also predictable and on expected lines. In that sense it falls short of the bold and shockingly irreverent Infinity War.
Unencumbered by the need to stick to a linear narrative, characters and their demons rein freely over the proceedings.
As one sits through the end credits, the tinge of nostalgia is bound to grip us as something that has been part of our lives for so long now ceases to exist. Not perfect, but Avengers: Endgame is emotionally exhausting and fulfilling in its own way.
4 Quints out of 5.
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