Grumpy Bird Reviews: Avengers Endgame

Today I did a little shuffling of my schedule in order to be able to watch the mid-Afternoon showing of this flick. I saw it with a friend and the moment it ended we went to one of our favorite pubs and spent about an hour and two pints apiece talking about this movie. How is that for a preview?

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Avengers: Endgame

Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo

Writers: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Quick Review:

How far can I go in saying how impressed I am with this movie? The way it juggled pacing, action, comedy and character rate was top class. At multiple points in this movie I shed tears, but for multiple reasons. I left the theater feeling very satisfied, and yet craving more of both new and old. An amazing movie.

Warning! Spoilers lurk below.

Analysis:

It is probably too early for this. And, as I said, I have had two pints and am a bit of a light weight.

But, wow.

After the first ten minutes I had no idea where this movie was headed. I wasn’t prepared. And yet, once they moved into all the characters dealing with loss, it felt so right.

The main aspect of the movie that impressed me is how much character work it accomplishes. How can someone leave this movie without an affinity for Nebula?

It is worth mentioning that this is an incredibly dense movie, but I also never felt it to be bloated.

The charge of the women heroes was amazing.

The dealing with loss of so many characters.

The heroes returning was so powerful I found myself with tears.

Cap showing his worthiness made me dance in my seat.

Summary:

This was an amazing movie. I don’t think I can say it is my favorite if the MCU movies, but it might be the most powerful. Watching it makes me eager for the future and wanting to revisit what can before.

Wow.

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