Avengers: Endgame ★★★½

Well, compared to all the trash that Marvel has produced over the years, this one did not suck. But while it wasn't a "bad" movie, it was far from being a "good" one, either. It was an "event movie", that's for sure, and i did (kind of) have a good time watching it, even if i had to cringe and facepalm so many times while watching this film that i lost count.

See, the most depressing thing is, under all of this atrocious dialogue and forced pathos lurks an actually compelling film, but none of the folks involved in making this film (or any of the previous installments) can write characters, nor can they stage an organic structure of events. Things "just happen", but rarely does anything feel authentic or even plausible. And i'm not talking about plot contrivances, i'm still talking about character interactions. Jokes are inserted when the studio demands it (at the most horrible moment, and at regular intervals), to not make the film feel too depressing, but this only manages to rip you out of the make-believe world. It's truly frustrating.

At least the beers i had made this an enjoyable evening – and i had plenty, seeing how long Endgame ended up being.

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