After over a decade spawning 22 films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally at an end. That is, until they get into Phase Four. I must say, I am impressed by the guile of the Kevin Feige to managed to plan out this entire saga of films as I am sure it is not an easy task.
Do not worry though, I won’t post spoilers. I’m not a monster. Anyway, the film starts with the surviving heroes from “Infinity War” and them dealing with the loss of half of humanity. It soon spirals into time travel, amusing moments, dramatic showdowns, wrapping up into an epic climax worth of cinema. Of course it has its heartbreak with character deaths and other sad moments, giving this epic tale the emotional weight that it needs.
I’ll say, as a DC fanboy, I’ve been quite interested in these films for years now and I am quite amazed of the achievement of these films. However, they can have their faults. Certain choices were made in the movie that some fans disagreed with and time travel can often be confusing especially in a three-hour movie chalked full of characters.
My biggest issue with the superhero genre is that we know how it ends. Sure it can have great characters, epic moments, and could convey some emotion, but superhero movies are a dime-a-dozen. They reuse and rehash the same formulaic story arc for every hero of their respected films. It can often get boring and repetitive. In all honesty, you could just watch Infinity War and Endgame, and still understand what is going on. You don’t need 20 other films to fill in the context. However, these films do something to the masses. They are a part of pop culture, children look up to them, the actors are charming on and off screen, and they can be just down right fun.
While I do like these movies, there isn’t much to them. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all, but at least they make good popcorn flicks and of course, the memes. I think after the upcoming Spider-Man movie this July, I think I’ll take a break on Marvel. Instead, I’ll just wait till December for Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker.
Overall Rating: 8/10
By Tristan Anderson