Director: Russo Brothers
Much excitement Chez Twang as we head for the lovely art deco Broadway Cinema in Letchworth to see the opening night of “Avengers: Endgame”. We’re big fans of the Avengers films (though shamefully we missed “Captain Marvel”) and were keen to see how the labyrinth story which runs through 22 films resolves itself.
Staying spolier free means we can’t go into detail, but as you might expect it’s loud, massive in scope, LOL funny and genuinely tear jerking in places. Characters as positioned against type, our preconceptions are challenged and then resolved in clever ways, the dialogue is snappy as ever and heros do heroic stuff when you need them to. There is humour and a fine strain of in jokes and back references for the devotee. The final scenes caught me completely by surprise and were a perfect conclusion. And “Captain Marvel” has now become a must as she is terrific.
So far so good. It’s fair to say if you’re not a fan you won’t be convinced by this film any more that its antecedents, and if it’s your first Avengers film it won’t make much sense, mainly because it has so many references back to earlier episodes, most obviously “Infinity war” and its shocking conclusion.
But enough if the balance. It’s everything you want from the Avengers and more and rewatch potential is huge -Twang Jr is already planning another trip and even Mrs. T, who is OK with the Avengers (mainly due to Thor, I suspect, who continues to exploit the humour in the character) who worried that a 3 hour film might be a stretch said the time flew by. If you have watched the previous Avengers, you can’t miss it. If you don’t, pass on by.
Might appeal to people who enjoyed:
The Avengers! Simples!