Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame ★★★★★

Part of the journey is the end.

It's only been a little over an hour since I saw this, and it's around midnight here, so my thoughts are going to be quick and messy. As I reflect on Avengers: Endgame, above anything else, one single question keeps repeating itself in my mind: How do you top that? I do think I'm definitely partial to the more personal trip that was 2017's Logan. I'm also going back and forth on whether or not I like this more than The Winter Soldier, a film which is in my Top 20 all-timer list. So, trying to put even this movie up that high just an hour or so after seeing it is a tough decision. I'll need time to fully decide where this lays in my official MCU ranking as well as my general favorites list. That being said, uh, we got a masterpiece in the house. Avengers: Endgame gave me the highest of expectations, and though not every single one of them was met, any alternatives I received worked better and all other expectations were delivered upon to the utmost potential. It's not a perfect movie, but when every element is put into consideration, it's pretty close.

It's funny, shockingly so. It's grandiose, the third act being an immediate candidate for one of the greatest conclusions in modern blockbuster cinema. It's emotional, dealing with themes like loss and legacy in a graceful manner not just for a big flick like this, but any kind of flick overall. No tears were shed, but the feels were felt in damn near every way possible. I think I'm going to keep it at that because I'm tired, you're going to see it anyways, you're going to see it again, I'm going to see it again, and I can almost one hundred perfect guarantee that if you give even just a minuscule amount of a shit about these characters, you're going to leave the theater satisfied. When I feel like I have the chance to talk spoilers, as well as the proper organization in my mind to dissect them, I can't wait to pick through every single last piece of this movie that makes it as incredible as it is. If you want finality, you're getting it, even though our adventures in this universe are far from over. We're at the end of the line, but I could not have asked for a better photo finish than Avengers: Endgame.

When I drift off, I will dream about you. It's always you.


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