Skeptics will be (almost) confused. Endgame is far superior to its predecessor Infinity War.
A film to summarize them all. That would be the slogan behind Avengers: Endgame, the much awaited conclusion of an epic series spread over more than ten years that generated billions of dollars.
Skeptics will be (almost) confused. Endgame is far superior to its predecessor Infinity War.This time it is no longer a vulgar television series that is not well-connected, but a three-hour blockbuster. 20 minutes less than The Godfather: Part II.
The feature film uses this long duration to its advantage. From the magnificent introduction, it is the silence and the calm that prevail. A sense of loss afflicts the beings and this emotion will dictate the narrative.This time, there are 50% fewer characters and more time allotted to explore their psychology, feel their souls in rout. The ideal to FINALLY go deep.
This is obviously not a reason to sulk humor.In fact, Endgame is the funniest episode since Thor: Ragnarok. Each icon puts its grain of salt, from the hilarious Rocket hairy to the too naive Ant-Man (this character finally finds its purpose), passing through Hulk who begins to assert himself and Thor who displays himself in a particular form.
A mixture of gravity and lightness that gives the eternal second violins – like Nebula – the chance to prove themselves. Of course, nothing is perfect. Who wanted Hawkeye so badly, if it’s to explain his absence from the previous film? On the other side of the road is the tough Captain Marvel, which unfortunately is of little use.
Returning to the world of Marvel for the fourth time, Joe and Anthony Russo did not suddenly become geniuses directors, but are still good technicians able to go to the front and deliver the goods. The task was heavy to satisfy the excessive demands – of the studio, of the fans – without putting too many people on the back and on this side, it is mission accomplished. Of course, critics may not like it (Hollywood sauce is always risk-free), but they may still have a better time than Hellboy and Aquaman.
While it is rather difficult to talk about history without revealing too much, the stones of infinity will again play a big role, as will this spatio-temporal concept that launched Michael J. Fox’s film career in 1985. The previous offerings will be used until a titanic confrontation between Good and Evil, with a feminist passage particularly plated.
The feature film would have stopped there and it would have been excellent.Unfortunately, as in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the seemingly infinite conclusion multiplies sentimentalism, violins and voice-over, all to try to squeeze a tear or two. Not the best finale for the most-hoped-for feature film of the year.
This will not prevent Avengers: Endgame from being a colossal success that turns out, for once, rather deserved. After having experienced so many strong emotions, let’s hope that there are still some for Spider-Man: Far From Home, which takes the stage in a little more than two months…