Don’t be nervous. After 21 films over more than a decade, Avengers: Endgame provides a climax worthy of the Marvel heroes we’ve come to love
THE world of Marvel’s superheroes is changed forever with this epic and emotional finale which fulfils the promise of the preceding 21 films by serving up a hugely satisfying and super-sized blast of popcorn entertainment. Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth are allowed full rein to be at their crowd-pleasing best as Iron Man, Captain America and Thor, who risk their lives in a last-gasp attempt at saving the universe.
Following directly on from the events of last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, it begins with our heroes being consumed by grief and anger after Josh Brolin’s intergalactic warlord Thanos succeeded in killing half the world’s population, including many of our favourite heroes such as Spider-Man.
Not to be outdone by the boys, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel is involved from the off and it’s great to see Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Karen Gillan’s Nebula afforded plenty of screen time and their own key moments.
Never feeling anywhere near its
three-hour length, this huge movie is surprisingly light on its feet as it skips about the galaxy, through time and into the quantum realm, from where Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man is released and then has to return back to.
With lots of revisiting moments of previous adventures, Marvel shamelessly plays to the gallery, which it has every right to indulge in after delivering 11 years of quality thrills.
It cherry-picks from the best of the series to splice together the laugh-out-loud comedy of Thor: Ragnarok, the two-fisted action of Captain America: Civil War and the heart of Iron Man.
Casual viewers as well as dedicated fans will gasp at its many twists, shocks and surprises, and the spectacular smackdown is almost too much to take in.
This is an event as much as a movie which demands to be seen on the biggest available screen, and is so tightly packed you may need to watch it twice.
Clockwise from left: Thor, Iron Man and Captain America must overcome their grief to take on Thanos one last time