Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame ★★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

THE GREAT MCU WATCH-THROUGH #22
Link: letterboxd.com/1006264/list/the-great-mcu-watch-through/

DISCLAIMER: This is my favorite movie of all time, so I will take full opportunity to gush about this film all I want.

I remember when I saw this in theaters. It was the most magical movie experience of my life. I was really afraid that I wouldn't like it as much second time around. Boy, was I wrong.

I love this film so much, maybe too much. This film takes eleven years of Marvel films and perfectly wraps up every character and plotline. Not to say that there aren't flaws. Yes, Hulk dabbing is cringe-worthy. Yes, Captain America growing old is ridiculous. Yes, a rat setting Ant-Man free is kind of stupid. But these are very small quibbles, and insignificant in light of what an absolute masterpiece this film is.

Where do I even start? Alan Silvestri’s score is one of my favorites of all time, and amplifies everything that's going on. The action scenes are also extraordinarily awesome. But I think one of the film's biggest strengths is that it makes you care about every single character. I would be sad if any one of them died (any good guy, that is). That’s just mind-blowing.

And on top of all that—all that greatness—there is more. My favorite thing about this film is the tour de force of awesomeness that is the portals scene. It's one of my favorite scenes of all time. It’s so inspiring, amazing and overwhelmingly magnificent that it brings me to tears. I also adore the emotional stuff. I cried a total of three times, and came close four times more. Iron Man's death is just devastating, yet uplifting because of what he did. Black Widow's death is also heartbreaking.

So, Avengers: Endgame may not be the greatest film of all time, but it certainly is my favorite, and I can't see that ever changing.

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