Marcos’s review published on Letterboxd:
Few have been able to accomplish such a feat. In such a long and exhausting narrative spanning 23 films and 11 years, it’s not easy to wrap up something so big. Many franchises recently have attempted this is valiantly, and have failed miserably. So when I say that it’s truly important that ‘Endgame’ was able to finish off the (in)famous ‘Infinity Saga’ perfectly, don’t take it lightly. I mean seriously, how did they pull this off. The film follows a distinct twist on the three-act structure, changing pace and tone swiftly as we reach the climax. The film begins slow-burn and gloomy, world-building in the background of the fascinating dialogue and character interactions that give you a clear view of how this half-decimated world moves. The second act feels like a video game, chasing down separate objectives in multiple teams, all the while taking a stroll down memory lane. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ makes intelligent use of its nostalgia factor, giving fans all the service of elaborate set pieces they’ve come to expect, while never letting go of the story and flow at hand. ‘Endgame’ also claims the title of the most well shot MCU film thus far, with every frame expressing the desperation and determination of our beloved heroes. Our characters get proper send-offs that couldn’t have been done better, with their stories wrapping up full circle, and paving the way for the future of the universe. ‘Endgame’ also does what seemed to be impossible years back; achieve its goal. Everyone at Marvel finally did what they promised years ago and have been frustratingly teasing; one final assemble, once and for all. Somehow, Marvel was able to put every hero in the universe, and pit them against their greatest threat, for one last battle. The iconic line was said, and from their, you can’t help but look back at ‘Iron Man’ that one film started an entire universe. Whatever your opinion is on this universe, you must admit it’s impressive that they’ve made it this far. Now, you’re probably wondering, “why the 98?” Well, I have some problems that were bound to happen considering how Disney operates. ‘Endgame’ makes too many jokes of things that shouldn’t be joked about if you wanna serve the film well. Thor seemed pretty weak throughout the 3-hour runtime due to the over-abundance of comedy, rather than drama. However, those are just nitpicks, and I believe that ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is truly a glorious comic-book film, and Marvel’s most realized project yet.