It was a hard thing to pull off, but
#AvengersEndgame delivered a fantastic and surprisingly emotional finale to the historic franchise of films.
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Let’s just say that this film, which could have easily gone careening off the rails at any point, with so many things needing to be accomplished well to be considered a creative success, managed to stay on track by nailing some of the tightest, most technically challenging screenwriting I’ve ever seen. Each character had their moment, bringing humanity and depth to what would otherwise be just another plot-heavy action movie. There was a good balance between close-quarters, emotionally charged character beats, and big-budget, spectacularly choreographed/directed action sequences. Additionally, with so many characters and so many plot-lines, it was amazing to see everything landing perfectly in step, setting up and paying off, with pacing that kept the film consistently engaging, despite the three hour run-time.
Whether or not you’re a fan of superhero movies, one can appreciate the difficulty in appeasing fans worldwide by staying true to the characters they love, while at the same time pushing boundaries, taking risks with new ideas and showing them something they haven’t seen before. Avengers: Endgame was able to walk this line in stride. The film held the best of both worlds in its palm the entire time.
Additionally, I’m glad to see such a huge tent-pole movie making serious efforts to push social conversations forward through storytelling. They did a great job supporting diversity in cinema, without moving a single inch away from the story-line. By treating diversity as matter of fact, showcasing hero-imagery of strong women and different races regularly throughout the film, the studio was able to create a sense of inherent equality among the characters that was refreshing to say the least.