Going into the Atlantic Station Wednesday night to attend the advance screening of “Avengers: Endgame,” I had no idea what to expect. Yes, I knew that this would be the last stand for the Avengers, and if they didn’t do something, the whole world would remain under Thanos’ control. However the biggest questions remained with how they’d handle the situation. There have been a lot of theories around what the Avengers will do to defeat Thanos and gain back the world they once knew. And to these theories, I humbly say: shut up and watch the film.
The most enjoyable part about “Endgame” is the thrill of not knowing what was going to happen next. This film takes everything that you believe is going to happen, snaps its fingers, and makes it fade away. It’s exciting, heartbreaking, and compelling enough that you don’t even feel as if you’re in the theater for three hours. FYI: Make sure to eat and use the restroom before, because every single second of this movie is important.
“Endgame” doesn’t do too much to separate itself from the rest of the Marvel films, which is a good thing. We’ve seen countless times in big budget films where the story gets overwhelmed with new plots and stray away from its origin ( *cough cough* “Fast & Furious”). Directors Anthony and Joseph Russo do a great job with making sure that the film stays connected to its comic book roots, adding new aspects here and there but not getting too carried away and remaining focused on the main plot.
This film may be titled “Endgame,” however, it’s nowhere near a conclusion. It is the satisfying amalgamation of a decade’s worth of work compacted into one phenomenal film. If you were afraid the road ends here, you thought wrong.
So many new stories and plot points are now developed, I can surely say we’ll be in good hands for another decade.