Endgame is worthy... I love it 3000
Few films manage to pull of a sequel, much less an Epic Saga that spans 11 years and 22 movies. Like the comics it's based on, the story and character arcs move through those years and films like a well placed Hawkeye arrow.
This is the bullseye.
Iron Man and Captain America are the heart and soul of these films, and their relationship of brothers-in-arms with opposite approaches to solving the world's (and universe's) evil is at the heart of Endgame. If you have read the comic version of the Infinity War saga... it won't spoil this, because Endgame has more than a few twists and turns, and is different from the comic.
We suspected a few beloved characters will meet their doom; this story has the biggest stakes, some actors are moving on to other things... but we do know Black Panther and Spiderman have upcoming films. Still, you won't have any idea what or who or how until it happens in the story.
The physical conflict in epic fantasy, science fiction, or comic books reflects the universal spiritual conflicts felt by all of us, a literal visible battle of Good and Evil. While there is excellent comic book action, and huge epic sequences, the core of this is the characters and their relationships and how they react to the events of the first part of the tale (Infinity War). Even superheroes are human, and have limits.
Even superheroes can fall from grace, make mistakes, have "red on their ledger"... and still find redemption.
Whether your specific kid is ready to experience this amazing movie is up to you as a parent (maybe see it yourself first). If they have seen the other Marvel movies, this is the same style. It is well thought out storytelling with great characters overcoming vast obstacles, risking everything to do the impossible. It is realistic in the right places without being Grim and Gritty and Apocalyptic. "Naughty words" feel realistically placed (Iron Man apologizes to his kid for it) and are minimal. The emphasis is on relationships, not sex. The comic book battles between Good and Evil, while believable, are removed enough from the real world to be cathartic rather than inspiring nightmares.
It's also pretty funny in places.
But bring your box of tissues...
When characters do unheroic things, we see why, and how they rise to heroism again.
Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) in an interview reminds us that Hawkeye has no superpowers, he's just a guy with a bow. So there, you can find your own inner superhero.
This film is a worthy conclusion to the Avengers saga... the last chapter of the first epic book.
There will be more books...
Stick around, as usual, through the end credits. While there are no end credit scenes (this is the Last Chapter of the book, so no need for teasers for future films), there are some great graphics in the credits for each Avenger actor/character.
The very last sound you hear is the ring of hammer on metal: from the first Iron Man film when he forged his first suit of armor.
Let the new circle begin...