Avengers Endgame was widely anticipated, and Disney backed the film with extensive marketing campaigns. It premiered in Los Angeles on April 22, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on April 26, 2019, in IMAX and 3D. The film received praise for its direction, acting, entertainment value and emotional weight, with critics lauding its culmination of the 22-film story. It also broke numerous box office records, and has grossed $305 million worldwide, becoming the eighth-highest-grossing film of 2019.
Are there a lot of moving parts? You bet. And were this not a Marvel flick it would be easy to pick fault with all the pieces that are moving at the same time. There are times the pace slows, but mostly Endgame is a hectic three hours.
But precisely because of what movie this is, is exactly why that’s not a bad thing. Endgame is delivering a service to fans who have invested so much into the saga.
It’s fair to say this isn’t just a movie. It’s an event, an experience, a rollercoaster of emotions and one of the most exciting things you’ll see in many a year.
More than a movie, it’s an event, an experience
It’s impossible to please everyone, but there’s little reason to pick fault. Endgame delivers on a scale that I didn’t think possible.
It’s a fight, an epic tale of good and evil, the ultimate superhero experience. Take a moment to appreciate the enormity of it all, and enjoy the adrenaline rush that accompanies it. The special effects are typically grand, adding to the scale of the task. After all, it’s not just Earth at stake, the Avengers have the fate of the universe on their shoulders.
Where does the MCU go now, though? Endgame does indeed bring the Infinity Saga to a dramatic close, but it also leaves you with plenty to ponder for the future. There are twists, but it doesn’t feel like anything ends abruptly. It leaves you feeling good for what comes next.
The ultimate superhero experience setting an almost impossible bar
At the start of this, I said I left the screening shaking, and that’s no exaggeration. Even recounting that three-hour experience brings it back. One of the most genuinely exciting movies you may ever see.
Endgame is exactly how you bring such an ambitious project to an end, leaving fans fulfilled, and frankly, it’s set an almost impossible bar.
How exactly anyone, even Marvel, can follow this is a question in it itself. Avengers: Endgame is utterly magnificent.