Avengers Endgame – A Pulp Nation Review
Avengers Endgame Cast Poster

Avengers Endgame Fan Quick Takes

What did the fans think of Avengers: Endgame?

“Pitch perfect.”

“The build-up was so worth it!”

“I hope there’s a director’s cut with even more footage!”

“I managed the full three hours with a large drink.”

Friends, that’s just a small smattering of the many quick takes from fans.

Living Up to the Hype

For over 11 years and 21 films, fans worldwide have been immersed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

And with good reason.

Laughter, world—and universe—saving action, and unpredictable. The MCU is built by fans for fans; a rarity in the film industry.

Another rarity: in a world where nothing seems to live up to the hype, Avengers: Endgame absolutely and unequivocally does the deed while taking us on an emotional journey of love, duty, and sacrifice.

We All Need a Little Downtime Now and Then

No doubt action scenes, especially the why the Russo brothers envision them are fun. Sometimes they’re epic and in this film, Lord of the Rings-esque.

But, for this reviewer anyway, the downtime scenes were what made this film. That’s where we get to see who our heroes truly are.

Sure, they’ve got superhuman abilities but for the most part, they’re human (with a few obvious exceptions, of course) with their own foibles and unseen scars.

Avengers Endgame is Roomy

While Infinity Wars felt bloated to some—though not to us (read our Infinity Wars review)—Avengers cannot be critiqued similarly.

The smaller cast (with a sarcastic thanks to Thanos) allows writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus to navigate deftly between characters, all the while deftly tying up loose ends—a ton of loose ends.

All Good Things Must End

As the films draws near the end, you can’t help but wonder what’s next.

To be sure, Endgame gives us an idea of what’s to come but when one is used to a certain way of doing things it doesn’t make change any easier.

Endgame is most definitely a finale; at the same time, both a devastating and exhilarating finale. You can’t help but feel mixed emotions as you walk out of the theatre.

Sadness that one journey has ended, but rhapsodic about the journey soon to begin.


This article was first published on Pulp Nation.ca on April 29, 2019

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