Following on from last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame proves that Marvel is still at the top of its game. Following on from the aftermath of Infinity War our heroes strive to defeat Thanos and restore order. So did the much anticipated film live up the hype? I will divide the review up into several subsections before giving my final thoughts.
The musical score
As always, Marvel has absolutely nailed the soundtrack. I found Alan Silvestri’s score in this film to be particularly emotionally driven, but for me this is fitting in order to reflect the tone of the film. The score was brilliant at enhancing the sense of tension, surprise and excitement that reoccur throughout the film. None of the music felt out of place or lacklustre, so I believe Marvel had a great winner with their choice of score.
Much like the previous point, the scripting was wonderful. Marvel never fails to provide the right kind of humour even in darker toned films such as Infinity War. Endgame is no exception. The dialogue was fitting and was brilliant at fitting to the mood of the scenes without coming across as cheesy or weird.
My favourite part of Avengers: Endgame was the brilliant action sequences throughout. Particularly in this film I found that they worked well and came across as new and refreshing to what we’ve seen before. All the while, the fight scenes were exciting and engaging to watch without ever seeming repetitive or dull so for this reason they were my favourite parts of the film.
The story was interesting as it took a lot of different twists and turns which can easily and effectively set up all sorts of spin-offs particularly for some of Disney’s upcoming TV shows. The storyline didn’t seem cliché or boring and took a few unexpected turns. Although the running time of the film is over 3 hours, it honestly felt like 1 1/2 as you become so engrossed in the storyline which is further enhanced by the characters, soundtrack, action and script.
Despite the vast number of characters present in the film, none of them seemed to behave out of the ordinary so it came across as unnatural or weird. The screen time was also divided quite reasonably for each character. The acting was fantastic throughout the film which helped push the emotions and anticipation from the audience.
Avengers: Endgame has a lot of pressure on its back to provide an adequate conclusion. I honestly felt that it was the perfect amalgamation of 22 films with many of the characters being provided their suitable resolution. I don’t know anyone who was disappointed with how the film wrapped up its stories.