“Avengers: Endgame” exceeds expectations

“Avengers: Endgame” is a movie experience unlike any other. It’s nearly impossible to imagine a cinema event this incredible will ever occur again in our lifetime.

As I’m sure every fan understands, my expectations for the film were beyond high. Despite my best intentions to forget them, I compared every scene to what I imagined in my head, and to my surprise, the film was able to reach them and even exceed them in almost every case. The movie made me laugh and cry for three whole hours. It did an amazing job at throwing in a hefty amount of nostalgia for all of the fans while simultaneously making sure that newcomers can still enjoy the movie. The acting in the film was overall astonishing for how superhero movies’ acting is perceived to be. Robert Downey Jr.’s performance as Iron Man was his best yet. His character was relatable and made my emotions go into a frenzy.

Most of the qualms I have with the film are negated by the fact that I understand how difficult it is to successfully conclude and simultaneously continue the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For instance, in its first hour, the movie’s pace is extremely slow; however, I understand and even appreciated the attempt at showing a darker side of the MCU, one where our heroes face consequences.

The past 10 years of Marvel films have led up this one movie and it is one of the best Hollywood payoffs we will ever have.