So what can be said about Avengers: Endgame, while keeping the spoilers to a minimum? Well, if I could sum it up in one word, it would be “satisfying”. It brings the Thanos arc to a fitting and enjoyable conclusion, the characters and their interactions are as engaging and humorous as ever and the ending is sure to make fans of this franchise feel good.
I would go into more detail, but I feel that if I did, I would be repeating myself. I said that Infinity War was like a “Greatest Hits” compilation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that’s all the more fitting a description for Endgame, and not only because of the time-travel aspect either. A lot of what I said about Infinity War could be said about Endgame, though Endgame does do a better job at juggling its many, many characters due to its longer runtime (though, since it’s less his movie this time round, Thanos has returned to being a generic world-ending antagonist).
That doesn’t mean Endgame doesn’t have any surprises though. Once again, this movie is best viewed going in blind, as it does do some truly interesting and amusing things with the technology and worlds of this universe.
What also makes Endgame worth a watch? Well, there’s the fact that it’s just so much fun. It’s a three-hour flick, but it never feels like it drags on, and this is an universe one would want to spend as much time in as possible. The film moves at a zippy pace, yet it still feels each element was given the right amount of time it needs.
Sadly, Avengers: Endgame isn’t the best Marvel Cinematic Universe movie (that honour still goes to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) but it’s still a jolly good thrill ride and is, of course, a satisfying experience.