A brief, no spoilers review of Avengers: Endgame

Let's face it. You're going to see the movie. If you've followed Marvel for 20+ movies, you're not missing the conclusion. But maybe you want to know whether, and how, to temper your expectations. So, I will tell you my impressions.

It was good. However, Infinity War was better. While Endgame had more crowning moments of awesome, it also had more flaws. In particular, they made some significantly flawed dramatic choices. None of them ruined the movie. One or two of them came close. No, those were not related to Captain Marvel. (Yes, every single scene with Captain Marvel in it was severely flawed, and several were explicitly political, but they were so brief it was hard to consider them seriously damaging to the movie as a whole).

For those worried about Captain Marvel. She has very limited screentime in Endgame and does not steal the spotlight from the main characters (much). However, in her 15 minutes of fame she was even more annoying than she comes across in the trailers for Endgame and the trailers for her own solo movie. After seeing her in Endgame, I'm not in the least interested in seeing her solo movie, not even for free. Just going to skip it. The first Marvel movie I've skipped, I should add. She did come across as overpowered as well. However, it was brief and mostly ignorable. Not looking forward to any of her cameos in future movies.

Speaking of future movies, I get the feeling I'm going to be a lot more selective about which ones I watch from now on. Marvel has indicated their future is politically adversarial intersectional woke cinema, and I'm not interested in that. I'm likely willing to go to Dr Strange 2 and Spider Man 2. Beyond that I will see what they are offering.

Go see Endgame. This will likely be the last of Marvel's good, solid movies. It's all downhill from here.

This entry was published Sat Apr 27 05:32:44 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2019-04-27 05:31:57.0. [Tweet]

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