My Thoughts on Avengers: Endgame

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I’ve just noticed Avengers: Endgame. And all I can say is ‘Wow’. Nicely I’m going to say a lot more than that as I am writing a weblog post, but the initially factor to say is just, ‘Wow’! It is tough to know exactly where to start off. The Russos and Kevin Feige have somehow managed to wrap up the final ten-ish years and twenty-ish motion pictures in a satisfying, emotional and action packed way, with respect for all the characters and all the preceding motion pictures. An outstanding job.

Clearly it was clever to have most of the characters die in Infinity War since they could truly concentrate on the core original characters in this film and truly give fans a lot more of the primary characters’ relationships. Wonderful to see Paul Rudd finding a lot a lot more screen time and becoming a huge element of the plot also.

In a nutshell I loved it and I believe I will rank it as my no.two Marvel motion pictures immediately after Infinity War. I would give Infinity War five. out of five. and I would give Endgame four.9 (or possibly four.95). I just had a couple of minor quibbles with Endgame which I will mention beneath in my list of great points and negative points.

Undesirable Points / Queries
* Only truly a single primary negative point and a single smaller sized negative point
* My smaller sized negative point was that in some areas the humour didn’t pretty match as effectively as it did in Infinity War. They got it 100% % appropriate all the way by means of Infinity War. But some bits in Endgame seemed a bit slapstick, gratuitous or out of spot. The complete Hulk stairs factor and that stopping Tony finding the stone, just seemed a bit also a lot. There have been a couple of examples like that. Not a key factor but just not pretty as effectively accomplished as in Infinity War.
* The primary factor I didn’t like was Thor-Lebowski. And I’m positive the majority of individuals will completely really like Thor-Lebowski. Just like the majority of individuals loved Thor: Ragnarok, and I didn’t. I just do not like Thor becoming a buffoon or a comedian. I get that a director like Taika Waititi painted all the characters with the similar humour brush, but I’m shocked the Russos gave Thor that similar really feel in this film. The Thor in Infinity War is a good Thor. Noble, brash and just calls a spade a spade. That brings its personal humour with it. I just didn’t believe the beer belly, sunglasses and dressing gown match. I’m cool with him obtaining let himself go but I felt they took it a bit also far or played the joke for also lengthy. Didn’t pretty really feel like Thor to me. But that is just me. Did not spoil my enjoyment of the film.
* Just general, I felt the humour was not pretty as nailed as it was in Infinity War. But the humour in Infinity War was good.
* A couple of the scenes in the initially 45mins felt a bit slow. There was a single with Tony that I can not don’t forget now but I do don’t forget at the time pondering that was a scene I may well skip when I watch on Blu-ray
* And the help group scene felt a tiny strange to me. I get why they had it, and they most likely couldn’t have a scene with out a Marvel character but to have Steve in the group with them, when he was a single of the ones who failed to cease Thanos, just felt weird. Also obtaining a single of the Russo brothers do the pretty big cameo element also pulled me out of the film slightly. But I get why they did it, and I’ve due to the fact study an write-up with them saying that they wanted it to be a single of them playing this initially openly gay character in a Marvel film to show that they have been providing the function the respect it deserves. Fair play for carrying out that. The Russos are great at carrying out factors like that for the appropriate motives.
* The 5 year gap was exciting. So when individuals came back from the snap have been they the similar age that they have been at the snap? When Spider-man went back to college, I initially believed his buddy really should be five years older, but I guess his buddy died in the snap also? So have been the ones at the college all the ones who died in the snap? Mainly because the ones who have been survived have been all five years older and would have left college by now?
* Also, how come Thanos had to get Peter Dinklage’s aid to develop a gauntlet that could manage the energy of the stones and but Tony could make a single himself pretty very easily? While it seemed to burn Hulk’s hand and kill Tony, so probably it didn’t pretty manage the stones as effectively as Thanos’s a single.
* I assume they filmed a diverse version of the scene when Thor calls his hammer to come to him and whizz by Captain Marvel’s head. In the film he have to have had the dreadlocks and a beard. In the trailer he was clean shaven like in Infinity War. I pretty like that they film shots especially for the trailer and so as not to spoil plot points with how characters appear.

Excellent Points
* Sooooo several great points. Let’s start off with the critical ones…
* Associated to my final query above, I truly liked how they handled the post snap stuff. They spent a great deal of time displaying the audience the impact that the snap had on the planet. This was significant. Not only was it displaying the devastation but it also extremely cleverly showed the great factors that had occurred, such as Tony’s tiny girl. Large dilemma, thus, about how to modify the previous. Nicely accomplished.
* I loved how they showed Hawkeye’s loved ones disappearing. You didn’t see any dust. They just disappeared when he wasn’t seeking. That was scary and brought us appropriate back to the tragedy that occurred at the finish of Infinity War.
* Large surprise when they killed Thanos early on. Wasn’t expecting that.
* Tony came across as a bit of dick once more when he was speaking to Steve immediately after Captain Marvel dropped him off. But 5 years later you can see how great a dad he is.
* I really like the connection in between Peter Parker and Tony. Tom Holland is superb. The complete hug scene was each emotional and funny. That is tough to do
* Two words. TIME. HEIST. That was a good thought. Two of my favourite genres. I loved how they went back to previous moments in the preceding motion pictures. It could be cited as fan service but it was relevant to the plot and ,who cares, it was brilliant to see.
* Cap meeting Cap was good. And so was the moment he almost recreated the wonderful lift scene from Winter Soldier. That was genius.
* I spotted a bottle of Irn Bru in Thor’s home!!
* Thor finding Mjolnir back was good, but does not that imply his previous self is now with out a hammer? Ooh, time travel you confusing beast (speaking of which, didn’t Nebula kill her younger self? Does not that kill your self when you do that?)
* Wonderful scene exactly where Hawkeye and Black Widow have been fighting about who was going to kill themselves. I wasn’t expecting that Black Widow would be the a single to die
* I did believe we would see Wise Hulk in this film and it was quite cool, even though I’m not positive they produced the most of it. He seemed a bit arrogant, but probably that is just a side impact of all that testosterone that have to be coursing by means of his veins. I wasn’t pretty positive regardless of whether I loved his CGI or not. And I want we had noticed him basically use his Hulk powers a bit a lot more.
* Infinity War had a good moment exactly where there are about 3 of the female characters in a fight scene collectively, but Endgame ramped that up to 11 with quite a lot each female character from the MCU all on screen at after throughout the final battle. I can visualize young girls all more than the planet obtaining that image on their bedroom walls, which would be a extremely cool factor.
* That final battle was good. Possibly actual person fight scenes weren’t as cool as the airport scene in Civil War or the fights in Infinity War but it was nonetheless outstanding to see every person collectively on a single battlefield. My only criticism was probably the lighting/colours could have been slightly lighter
* Josh Brolin was after once more exceptional and the complete character of Thanos was so effectively accomplished. He’s not some maniacal, laughing villain. He’s so clever and cool and exciting.
* The complete CGI factor about generating individuals appear younger or older is just outstanding. I’m stunned by how effectively it appears. Really cool to see a young Michael Douglas. I wonder if they did the impact slightly on Robert Redford! (I do not believe so)
* The a single shot sword fight scene in Japan was beautifully shot
* It was good to see Captain Marvel in action and assisting save the day, but I was expecting her to play a larger element. Also, I’m positive that in the trailer we had a scene of them meeting her for the initially time? Possibly it was reduce and they felt that every person had currently watched it in the trailer so they could afford to drop it from the film! I truly really like the Carol Danvers character and it produced me want to rewatch Captain Marvel
* I wasn’t positive if they would be capable to have a Stan Lee cameo in this a single. I’m so glad they did. It just about, having said that, felt like they had possibly currently filmed this cameo throughout GOTG2 (when we see Kurt Russell on Earth) and just hadn’t utilized it? And if so, I wonder how a lot of the plot point of Tony and Cap going back to the 70s was just to attempt to match in this cameo from Stan! Would be exciting to know.
* I liked Tony’s line about how they’re not the Prevengers
* I also loved Thor’s line about the Asguardians of the Galaxy. I assume he is going to be a element of the subsequent GOTG film. That will be great.
* I loved how Jon Favreau, the man who arguably began this complete journey when he directed Iron Man, got a great couple of lines at the finish. It was all so effectively accomplished at the finish.
* Wonderful to hear Tony say the “I’m Iron Man” line once more
* It was also brilliant to have noticed Tony meet with his dad when he went back to 1970. Wonderful to see him get closure with his father.
* Right after Tony died I was questioning how they have been going to manage Cap. I truly liked how they did it. They took the complete time travel factor and worked it to give Cap closure also. Give him the life he had missed out on and the lady that he loved. It was clever to not have Cap die in the similar way that Tony died but to proficiently die in his personal way, in a organic way, and in a way that tends to make us know he has had fulfilment.
* Really cool to see Sam get the Captain America shield also. And a good touch that they let Bucky give him a nod of approval.
* For these that stayed till the extremely finish, there was that hammering sound more than the Marvel Studios logo. No-a single appears to know specifically what it signifies. My only tips are that it is a bookend noise of Tony generating his initially Iron Man suit, or probably it just signifies that Marvel Studios generating future motion pictures
* That Alan Silvestri theme score is just out of this planet. Provides me goosebumps.

Wow Scenes
* CAP HOLDING THOR’S HAMMER – this was the moment that got the most significant cheer in my theatre. Wonderful to see that Cap is worthy, and superb to see him effectively wielding Mjolnir against Thanos.
* AVENGERS ASSEMBLE.- He ultimately stated it. Remarkable to have so several superheroes in a single battle, and extremely cool when he stated these words. This gave me a lump in my throat for positive.
* THE FUNERAL – A extremely poignant moment when not only are we and the characters saying goodbye to Tony but the audience fundamentally gets to say goodbye to the complete cast, as the camera does a lengthy pan by means of them all.
* The speech – I’m positive some individuals located Tony’s post-humous speech cheesy, but who cares. There are several great factors about it. It was certainly a way for the film-makers to say goodbye to the audience and to make a statement about the state of the planet currently, but it was all relevant to what had occurred in the film also, so it didn’t really feel also gratuitous. And it once more highlighted a single of the factors that the film did effectively. It didn’t shy away from the destruction and loss that had occurred in the film. Clearly some of it was undone and some of the characters have been brought back but they didn’t attempt to completely undo the final 5 years. They had to accept some of the negative stuff and move on, and accept some of the deaths (Tony, Vision, Black Widow, Gamora, and so on). This was all accomplished in a poignant and realistic way I felt.

So that is my thoughts on the initially viewing. I do not believe I will see it once more in the cinema, just since it is lengthy but also since I’m pretty busy appropriate now. I’ll wait for the Blu-ray. I may well not rewatch the complete film several instances but there are undoubtedly scenes that I will watch once more and once more.

I’m nonetheless processing the final 10+ years of Marvel motion pictures. It is been some journey. Really wonderful stuff from Kevin Feige, Jon Favreau, Joss Whedon, The Russos and so several other individuals. The finish credits have been extremely cool, when they had the primary cast’s signatures on screen and so on.

Updated ranking
1. Avengers: Infinity War
two. Avengers: Endgame
three. Captain America: Winter Soldier
four. Captain America: Civil War
five. Avengers
six. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol two
7. Iron Man
eight. Spider-Man: Homecoming
9. Captain Marvel
10. Black Panther
11. Ant-Man and the Wasp
12. Iron Man three
13. Avengers two: Age of Ultron
14. Guardians of the Galaxy
15. Ant-Man
16. Thor
17. Dr. Strange
18. Thor two: The Dark Planet
19. Captain America
20. Thor: Ragnarok
21. Unbelievable Hulk
22. Iron Man two

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