To understand the movie – Avengers: Endgame, one has to rewind into flashback of all the previous marvel superhero movies to check in which period did the ‘infinty’ stones pop up in each of them. Avengers: Endgame movie review…
Though the narrative of Avengers: Endgame does visit these individually in their respective places and period, the makers have cleverly woven flashback scenes alternating the present reality when the surviving bunch of our superheroes encounter those in that time and place.
However, while building all this makes the story stretched and debunks the time paradox of all the previous Hollywood time travel films, prominent amongst them being the ‘Back to the Future’ series. With Thanos gone and the stones destroyed at the beginning what best way for our sulking Avengers than to beat all this and get back half of the universe which was turned to dust (in Avengers: Infinity War) then to do time travel after 5 years of the events.
With our superheroes aging except for Cap and Nat all others seem to have lost it one way or the other and in particular we see Thor with beer belly. Well if they are superheros then they have to triumph over the not so evil but turned-really-wily Thanos on realizing the Avenger’s game-plan.
Now one ponders if the guys could go back in time and get the stones before Thanos lays his hands on them, one would particularly wonder – then why not finish Thanos instead and nip the problem in its bud?
Though in the battle that ensues with the Thanos of the past and Avengers of the present we do lose some of our supers… but let’s not play spoiler here and name them, let the true-blue Avenger fan boys see it for themselves.
As an intelligent Avengers lover you will try in your mind to accept what’s being shown to you in the Avengers: Endgame and will also give an intellectual approval to it mentally though there are several instances and moments which you would realize that it is just too much to digest. All said and done it did have some visual delights like the deep dark space shown from Tony’s marooned space ship and the war scenes in the end.
One thing that was noteworthy or maybe I felt so that way, they were the 3-D effects… they were just good and not too much in your face. The characters looked more realistic and not larger than life. As same Marvel superhero’s franchises might end. Therefore it seems to be the makers – Ender’s game for them as the Avengers universe may not be the same again or they may also try to bring back the lost heroes on some pretext a la Superman in Justice League.
Let’s end with this message of hope for the legion of fans of our beloved Avengers.
– Review by PAWAN GUPTA
Cast of Avengers: Endgame –
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man
Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel
Karen Gillan as Nebula
Danai Gurira as Okoye
Benedict Wong as Wong
Jon Favreau as Harold “Happy” Hogan
Bradley Cooper as Rocket
Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia “Pepper” Potts
Josh Brolin as Thanos
Credits of Avengers: Endgame
Production company – Marvel Studios
Based on The Avengers by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Produced by Kevin Feige
Screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Music by Alan Silvestri
Cinematography – Trent Opaloch
Edited by Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Avengers: Endgame movie review