Avengers: Endgame “most ambitious, emotional, and affecting film to date” - Here’s a review roundup

The hype and fan affection for Avengers Endgame is unprecedented. The film was released a day earlier in some markets. The early reviews are out and most of them are celebrating the film as a cinematic feat.

Marvel Studio's Avengers Endgame.
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Marvel Films have earned a massive fan following, a lot of it can be credited to extremely creative and coherent writing that backs each of their cinematic outings. The character graphs, the mythology, the intrigue, the surprise elements, the heroism – somehow the makers at Marvel have managed to find a right mix of these elements, which gives them the enviable fan following each of their characters enjoy. The entire 10 years effort is now culminating in a finale film Avengers Endgame, which is made to become an epic event film. The entire fandom is equally excited to experience the epic and then talk about its magnificence amongst peers. The 21 films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which have been thoughtfully created since 2007 to built the eventual plot of Avengers: Endgame (the 22nd saga in the MCU) will conclude with this upcoming gargantuan film. Shot entirely on Imax cameras the film is directed by Russo brothers, Anthony and Joe. The Avengers franchise is the highest grossing film franchise, and the Endgame tickets are selling like hotcakes across the globe.

The hysteria is quite apparent among the Indian fans. BookMyShow a popular ticket booking app has said in their press release that Avengers Endgame, with over 2.5 million tickets sold, is the highest ever advance ticket sales for any hollywood film in India, on their portal. This tells us how incredible is the wait for the film! Many theatre owners are adding midnight shows, starting as early as 1.30 am to accommodate the unprecedented demand.

Before the Indian release, the film was released in select markets on Wednesday and reviews have already flooded the internet. Most reviewers and critics are going gaga over the film. Here is a compilation of some of the most notable reviews from various credible media houses around the globe. We know you are going to watch the film, irrespective of what the critics say, but reading this articulate appreciation might just make you enjoy the film a bit more.

The Guardian

“Avengers: Endgame is of course entirely preposterous and, yes, the central plot device here does not, in itself, deliver the shock of the new. But the sheer enjoyment and fun that it delivers, the pure exotic spectacle, are irresistible, as is its insouciant way of combining the serious and the comic. Without the comedy, the drama would not be palatable. Yet without the earnest, almost childlike belief in the seriousness of what is at stake, the funny stuff would not work either. As an artificial creation, the Avengers have been triumphant, and as entertainment, they have been unconquerable.”

The Forbes

“The focus is (correctly?) on Chris Evans’s Captain America, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, although Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner get their moments in the sun alongside Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man. Vague spoilers, but the film does successfully balance showing off Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel and her cosmic powers without making her a glorified Deus ex Machina. Hemsworth especially has quickly become, due to Thor: Ragnarok and the last two of these Avengers flicks, a subtle MVP of the franchise. No details, but most of the characters do get something of a relative conclusion to their respective arcs, and I appreciated that the story arcs were about more than just who lived and who died.”

The Hollywood Reporter

…it’s an amiable brand of melancholy that pervades the film, one that scarcely gets in the way of the enthusiasm and excitement that Marvel adventures almost always deliver in some measure or another….Yes, there’s a big climactic battle and the decisive death of a major character, but no action on the level of Game of Thrones or Marvel’s own Black Panther. No, what comes across most strongly here, oddly enough for an effects-driven comic-book-derived film, is the character acting, especially from Downey, Ruffalo, Evans, Hemsworth, Brolin and Paul Rudd as Ant-Man.”

Indiewire

“(The) speedy arrangement of catchy exchanges and brawls feels like it was crafted with internet memes in mind. As Endgame sputters to the finish line, it leaves the impression of witnessing a Marvel Movie Marathon compressed to three hours — and 58 seconds, but trust me, they’re disposable — of unbridled fan service.”

The Atlantic

“The biggest surprise of Avengers: Endgame may be its leisurely pace… Given that the running time is a whopping 182 minutes, audiences might go in expecting something that feels like a slog. But the film earns its length not by overstuffing the frame with opulent action, but by slowing things down and basking in the charisma of its ensemble.”

IGN

Avengers: Endgame is easily the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most ambitious, emotional, and affecting film to date, somehow managing to tie up more than a decade of storytelling in a confident (and mostly coherent) climax – a hurdle that many other blockbuster franchises have stumbled over in their final runs.”

The film releases in India on April 26, even before the release the verdict is out that this is going to be the highest grossing Hollywood film in India.

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