“Avengers: Endgame” Concludes “Infinity War” in Epic Style
By: Kenny Velez
While not the final Avengers movie or even the final movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Endgame wraps up the story arc that has been building up over the first eleven years of the MCU and serves as the finale of “The Infinity Saga”, as dubbed by Kevin Feige.
Endgame picks up weeks after the end of “Infinity War,” and goes from there.
In the beginning, the film does a nice job of deconstructing the typical superhero morality. The Avengers show up and get their revenge on Thanos, while he is doing nothing wrong, and they don’t feel any better afterwards because they are unable to undo the changes that he has made to the universe.
The film contains a wide array of characters and does an amazing job of balancing their screen time. Not everyone gets to speak, but all the heroes get their moments to shine.
The majority of the focus however, is placed on the original six Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, and Black Widow.
Several characters are depicted better here than they are in their own movies. One of these characters is Captain Marvel. In terms of being the strongest character in the MCU, directors Joe and Anthony Russo definitely show it here.
Another is Spider-Man. Despite his limited screen time, he is depicted well.
Time travel is used well in this movie. It is not as easy as going back in time and killing Thanos when he was a baby to prevent the events of “Infinity War” from happening.
The movie balances comedy and seriousness very well. There is enough comedy in there to make sure that things don’t get too depressing, but at the same time it doesn’t have enough comedy to kill the tension in the movie.
The characters who died in “Infinity War” from means other than The Snap remain dead, while the characters who died in The Snap come back to life.
None of the deaths that occur in this movie are undone in the movie. There is a question about death being permanent since all the characters who were snapped out of existence came back without any changes, but the means used to resurrect them are now gone.
The camera is erratic is some scenes, especially some fight scenes, and it would have been better to have the camera stand still so more of the action can be seen.
There is a battle in the movie that is one of the largest battles ever depicted in film. The amount of characters, soldiers, giant things, combatants, and set pieces in this battle is amazing.
The advancements in CGI and technology have definitely led to this magnificent spectacle. Hulk is depicted in a unique way in contrast to his previous movie appearances.
Before, he was hunted down, he was able to change between being Bruce Banner and being the Hulk, with the Hulk having a dumbed down speech pattern.
Here, the Hulk is given Banner’s brains and is given the ability to speak full sentences. This has been done before on shows like “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” but not to the extent depicted here. Hulk was not portrayed as a scientific genius on “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” while he is here.
Overall, Avengers Endgame is a fun and satisfying conclusion to the first three phases of the MCU.
Several characters made their last appearances in the MCU in this film. Other characters will carry on into other films within the Marvel franchise.
This is an experience that must be seen on the biggest screen imaginable and is the pinnacle of modern special effects.