Spoiler-Free Avengers: Endgame Review


Noah Conley, Broadcast Editor

   This may be the most difficult review I’ve ever had to write. Not because Avengers: Endgame is mediocre or bad, it’s actually fantastic; but because I really don’t want to spoil ANYTHING. So, I will try and keep this review very concise, in the hopes you will go and seek out Avengers: Endgame for yourself.

  After last year’s Infinity War left us with one of the biggest cliffhangers in movie history, with the Mad Titan Thanos successfully assembling the Infinity Gauntlet and wiping out half of all life in the universe with a snap of his fingers, the major question on everyone’s mind has been what will be done to bring everyone back, and that question looms over our heroes as well. Endgame makes the efforts of our heroes feel like a desperate struggle, and like there is a small chance for success. Endgame, overall, has a much more somber tone than most Marvel movies I’ve seen, to the point where I really don’t have a point of reference to compare it to. This somber tone, however, feels appropriate considering the situation Thanos has put our heroes in.

  The heroes also get great characterization in Endgame. The shock of losing so many loved ones affects the remaining Avengers in different ways, as each of our main characters struggle with resolving their grief. The devastation caused by Thanos has ripples that can be felt throughout the movie, with direct and indirect consequences for everyone involved.

  Endgame is also a visual spectacle. There are numerous sequences that have fantastic visuals, and the movie is full of great art, costume, and set design. New and old characters have fantastic looks, with more muted colors to match the somber and gloomier tone of the movie, which I found to be a very clever artistic detail.

  Endgame also serves as a perfect emotional capstone to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to this point. Endgame is not for someone who has never seen a Marvel movie; it’s meant to be for any Marvel fan who has grown invested in the Infinity Saga and Endgame serves this purpose incredibly well. Without spoiling anything, this movie manages to use it’s 3-hour runtime to very effectively wrap up the plotlines and character arcs that have been building up throughout the MCU up to this point.

I’m gonna give Avengers: Endgame 11 Howls out of 10, that’s how good it is. This movie manages to serve as a satisfying and appropriate end for the saga that has been built over the course of 11 years and 21 movies while providing an incredibly entertaining 3-hour movie that retains the spirit of the MCU.