Avengers: Endgame Movie latest Review:
Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin
Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
From left, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper (as the voice of Rocket Raccoon), Paul Rudd and Scarlett Johansson in “Avengers: Endgame.”
The most shocking thing about Avengers: Endgame is that there are several moments within this colossal movie that feel like a Marvel miracle.
These are the pockets of time when what you watch on screen sends a shock of joy jumping through your skin, making your eyes go wide and watery at the spectacle
After 11 years and, as of Endgame, 22 superhero flicks, dating back to Robert Downey Jr.’s spin in Iron Man, the examples are numerous. But with each successive film, those moments become harder to earn, and the returns diminishing.
If there’s a single phrase that sums up the guiding principle of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – the interdependent series of superhero movies that, with the arrival of this week’s Avengers: Endgame, now numbers 22 films – it’s this: Hold that thought.
Perhaps the most obnoxious thing about Endgame is that it’s so easy to spoil (five minutes of the movie already leaked ahead of the film’s premiere), so please forgive me for erring on the conservative side.
Endgame begins with the Avengers splintered and in tatters. Twenty-two days after Thanos’s snap, Tony Stark and Nebula (Karen Gillan) are drifting off in space, while Steve Rogers, Thor, Natasha Romanoff a.k.a. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Rhodey a.k.a. War Machine (Don Cheadle), and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) are on Earth without a plan or any clue where Thanos.