The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Brie Larson, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Dave Bautista, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Evangeline Lilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hayley Atwell, Jeremy Renner, Jon Favreau, Josh Brolin, Karen Gillan, Katherine Langford, Letitia Wright, Linda Cardellini, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Pom Klementieff, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Terry Notary, Tessa Thompson, Tilda Swinton, Tom Holland, Winston Duke

Sometimes the reviewers are better than the movie, sometimes they are worse and sometimes they break even, here are the ones I like the best.

Avengers: Endgame review — Marvel’s ultimate love letter to fans tops Infinity War

Spoiler free.

The Russos’ wholly satisfying superhero epic, a sequel to every MCU movie ever, doesn’t waste a second.
Avengers: Endgame begins and ends with quiet, intimate moments. And it’s that sense of intimacy that makes this galaxy-spanning MCU blockbuster such a triumph.
Avengers: Infinity War’s cliff-hanger ending left me fuming. The highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame, in theaters now, picks up the pieces of that story with a completely satisfying conclusion that winds down over a decade of movies. Read more here.

Waiting for Thanos

Avengers: Endgame is like Samuel Beckett with superheroes.

“The end is in the beginning, and yet you go on,” observes one of the four characters in Samuel Beckett’s play Endgame, a starkly minimalist meditation on the inevitability of death and the necessity of maintaining human connections, however imperfect and infuriating the humans we’re stuck with may be. The Avengers installment of the same title, the conclusion of an 11-year, 22-movie cycle of Marvel Cinematic Universe adventures—is the precise opposite of minimalist: It’s three hours long, stuffed with dozens of characters, and takes place not in a bare room with a chair and two windows but across multiple galaxies, time spans, and alternate universes. Read more

Matthew Rozsa

 “Avengers: Endgame”: Sloppy plot holes distract from an otherwise cathartic epic

“Avengers: Endgame” is clearly a labor of love, and a great deal of fun to watch. Despite its serious flaws, the film is carefully crafted to offer a wealth of emotionally satisfying moments for fans of the 21 previous films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — in particular, the older franchises of “Iron Man,” “Captain America,” “Thor” and “The Incredible Hulk” (with quite a bit of a newer franchise, “Ant-Man,” referenced for good measure). As someone who counts four MCU movies as among his personal all-time favorites (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Black Panther”), I appreciated the sincerity that directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely brought to the table. Far too many Hollywood blockbusters are made with cynicism, which cannot be said of “Avengers: Endgame.”

But the problem with “Avengers: Endgame” is the plot holes. Lots and lots and lots of plot holes — so many that they’re distracting. Read More