This intense “Part 2” to “Infinity War” is almost as epic as its predecessor.
Now, I must say I’ve been waiting for this movie for a very long time. I’ve been so excited about this movie! I have been waiting since they’ve been keeping the title secret. I was so enthusiastic when it finally came out. It is the perfect finale to the “Avengers” movies. Some people call it a sequel to Infinity War. But I think it’s more than a sequel, I think it basically is “Infinity War Part 2”, because this happens right after the events of Infinity War. And, these are the next half of the events they have to go through to try to stop Thanos (but I won’t spoil it, until the spoilers section).
And, by the way, this is my 2nd review of this, because I don’t know what happened to my original, but it was blotted off the website! I think it’s because I spoiled it before the ban was lifted. Even though I think that people ignored the “spoiler alert” warning! And it turned out, it mostly lived up to my expectations.
Everybody does a solid job. Josh Brolin still plays a great Thanos too, but gets less screen time than I thought. Captain America (played by Chris Evans) does awesome too, and he even has more screen time than Infinity War. So I was a little more impressed with him in this one than Infinity War. Thor and Hulk are both different, and you will have to see how they’re different, because it’s quite funny. Hawkeye has a lot of emotions,
too, especially when dealing with grief. Ant-Man has some super hilarious one-liners. Rocket has some funny lines, too, especially when he socializes with the Avengers. Black Widow even surprised me with some pretty good lines, including one about Rocket. I would have to say this is Black Widow’s best performance yet. But the standout in Endgame (in my opinion) is Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. He had some fantastic lines (and one-liners). He also had lots of emotion to deal with. And for his final MCU movie, it’s one of his best performances yet. Even though he always does spectacularly well.
And, for an Avengers finale, the story makes for the exact, appropriate finale. I thought that 3-hour runtime was necessary, because it’s difficult to think of a sequence that was boring. Unlike Fellowship Of The Ring, which needed some of the beginning cut. It’s unusual for me to say that about a 3-hour movie, which is part of the reason why I gave it the 5-star rating.
Now, the parents guide starts:
Positive Messages: Plenty. Teamwork, not giving up, etc.
Violence: Plenty of weapons (Double edged swords, shields, hammers, Thor’s axe, and a scene with missiles). Most of the battles are not as intense as the final battle. Some stabbing, and typical Marvel violence. Thanos almost wounds Thor with the Stormbreaker. There is a scene where Hawkeye is now a vigilante named Ronin in Tokyo, and he slays a bunch of drug dealers with his sword. One scene in the beginning might be frightening for kids under 12 or 13, but I’ll tell you about it in the spoiler section. There is another scene where tons of missiles are fired. The violence isn’t as frequent as Infinity War, but Endgame is still very action-packed.
Language: There is some occasional strong language, which is a tad more frequent than Infinity War. The “s” word is used 10 times (but not as frequent as that sounds, not as much as Happy Gilmore uses), once as “b.s.”, and once with “horse”. In one scene, Tony’s 5 year-old daughter overhears him saying the “s” word, and then repeats it. The “a” word is used 5 times. The “S.O.B” word is used once by Captain America, who also drops the “s” and “a” word both once. The “d-head” word is used twice by Korg, the second time is a little hard to hear, but it’s in the same scene. The strongest profanity that’s used, is when the “G.D.” word is used twice, once by Ant-Man, and once by Hawkeye. Like I’ve said in all of my reviews, when this comes out on home video, I recommend you guys mute this word.
Drinking or Drugs: Not a bunch, but see in the spoiler section.
Anyways, even though this was not quite as outstanding as Infinity War, I think that it’s close to it. It’s a necessary sequel, and I absolutely recommend it.
Review Update: The spoiler ban is lifted. Now please do not report on this review if I spoil it, because I worked hard, and I don’t want it deleted again. I will put a warning just in case! People, please do not ignore this warning, because I feel like everyone ignored it when it was DELETED off the website!
Spoiler alert! If you don’t want spoilers, evacuate this review immediately. Just do NOT report on it please. The spoiler ban is lifted. I will give away some details, but hopefully it won’t be considered excessive.
The story does focus a lot on time travel, and that’s part of the reason why I liked it so much. And most of it is set 5 years after Infinity War, so there are some major character changes.
The whole “Professor Hulk” idea was fascinating, even though he doesn’t get as angry as usual. I think that my favorite character change would be.
But I think my favorite character change would be the brilliantly hilarious idea of turning Thor into a fat guy.
Great characters, and in the time travel sequences, there are even some flashbacks from previous MCU movies.
I do have to admit, my favorite time travel sequence in this movie is probably when Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Ant-Man time travel back in 2012 from the Chitauri Invasion.
I also thought it was funny when Nebula & War Machine time traveled to Morag to steal the Orb from Star-Lord. The scene with Thor and Rocket has some humorous parts, and Thor has turned in to quite a pansy.
The last 30 minutes of the movie is a huge fight scene which is also fantastic.
Again! Do not read this if you don’t want to be spoiled! Beware! Here come the fatalities.
So, by the way everyone comes back except Heimdall, Loki (who luckily makes an appearance in the New York timeline), and Vision. But I’m unclear about if Gamora’s back to life or not. Gamora from 2014 came back, but this timeline came before she knew the Guardians, unfortunately.
In the beginning, Hawkeye and his family are having lunch. Then, all of the sudden, he turns around, and his family’s disintegrated (because of the snap). But they come back.
Thanos dies twice. Once in the beginning, where they ambush Thanos at his new home world,
and Thor uses his axe to chop off Thanos’ gauntlet. But, the stones are missing. Thanos tells them he destroyed the stones, so the snap could be irreversible. Which is the reason why the right half of Thanos’ face noticeably looks like a toasted marshmallow. Thor gets mad at Thanos, and uses the Stormbreaker to decapitate Thanos. Not graphic, but skip for 11 and under. I’ll tell you the other time Thanos does soon.
Hawkeye and Black Widow time-travel to Vormir to obtain the Soul Stone. When they hear from the Red Skull what needs to happen in order to obtain the stone, Hawkeye and Black Widow fight each other. But it ends up, Black Widow sacrificed herself, although Hawkeye disapproved.
And although NOBODY dies in this scene, this is also pretty intense. After a brief discussion between the Avengers about who will resurrect the decimated heroes, Professor Hulk is the one who ends up reversing the Decimation. He puts on the new infinity gauntlet that Iron Man made, and you can see it tearing up his arm, and it looks like charcoal. He struggles to snap, but he manages to do it. He passes out, but he ends up being fine. This happens before the final battle.
Nebula’s present self, kills her 2014 self.
So, how does Thanos come back? Nebula’s 2014 self opened a portal and it brought Thanos and his army back through the current timeline. It starts when the missiles are fired at the Avengers Headquarters. At the end, when Iron Man obtains the stones, he snaps his fingers, and Thanos’ army, and even Thanos himself disintegrates. But, the radiation of the stones sadly kills Iron Man. Even then, after he dies, you get to see a sweet message he recorded to his wife and daughter. I was tempted to cry during the ending, but somehow, I handled it. At least the actor is still alive, he's a tremendous actor. RIP Iron Man, one of the MVPs of the MCU.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness