Five Reasons You’ll Love It - April 23, 2019

Avengers: Endgame - Five Reasons You'll Love It
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Avengers: Endgame - Five Reasons You'll Love It

So here it is, the epic finale, the climax of 10 years of cinematic adventure, Marvel's pièce de résistance. Avengers: Endgame

The film picks up directly after the events of Avengers: Infinity War with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch and many, many more all back to star.

Anthony and Joe Russo return to direct, with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely supplying the script. 

We pick up after the devastating conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War, where Thanos achieved his goal and eliminated half of life in the Universe. Now the remaining Avengers and their allies will make a last desperate plea to revert those actions... 

The film is in cinemas now and will hit DVD shelves later this year, but, before that, we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons why you'll love it...

 

The runtime flies by...

At 181 minutes, or 60 seconds over three hours, Endgame is a true epic, but the runtime is fully justified. Nothing feels laboured or baggy, you'll find the runtime zipping away. 

 

There's plenty to smile at...

Infinity War came to a crushing conclusion, a tragic, heavy conclusion, setting us up for a weight sequel, which would be dark and brooding. But, though there is plenty of darkness and a fair bit of brooding, there are also plenty of gags, some touching moments and lots of laugh out loud moments. 

 

It'll keep you guessing from minute one...

Nothing goes the way you think it's going to go. Nothing. It's a credit to Marvel's powers of secret keeping that they've kept so much of the plot under wraps and a credit to Markus and McFeely for supplying such an excellent script. 

 

 

The final battle is incredible...

We won't tell you who makes it that far or what they're fighting for, but we will say that the final showdown is enormous. Think Lord Of The Rings, Battle Of Helm's Deep for size and scale. 

 

The future looks very bright for the Marvel Cinematic Universe...

With two new instalments confirmed and five more expected to hit production in the next year or two, Endgame was never going to signal the end or even a pause for the MCU. But with no solo outings for Thor, Captain America or Iron Man in development, it's safe to say this does mark a torch-passing moment for the franchise. If it's to be Hemsworth, Evans or Downey Jnr's final outing, it does them all proud. 

 

 

Avengers: Endgame is in cinemas now and will hit DVD shelves later this year.