A no-spoiler Avengers: Endgame review for moms, MCU fans, and anyone who want to know if the movie is worth seeing. Spoiler alert – it is! No other spoilers, just my personal thoughts as a huge Marvel fan!
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I just came back from watching Avengers: Endgame for the first of three times this week, and I’m still processing and asking questions in my mind. Hopefully questions that will be answered by the third time I watch it this weekend.
I took my dad with me as a guest for this media screening and let me tell you – he was the best person to have with me. Biggest superhero fan I know and gave me a lot to think about with how things could tie into the comics and move forward from here.
If you don’t have your tickets, you can grab them on Fandango here! The movie hits theaters nationwide on Thursday, April 26th!
Avengers: Endgame Review
I’m going to say it right now – this review will have zero spoilers or anything that could be interpreted as a spoiler. I mean Thanos did demand silence yet again.
The biggest struggle is finding the right words to say without giving anything away.
So instead of trying to find my words, I’m going to use a lot of my dad’s thoughts and comments instead. He actually wanted me to title this post Avengers: Endgame – Oscar.
No matter what other movies come out this year, Avengers Endgame deserves the best picture Oscar for one reason – it successfully does something that no other movie franchise has ever done before.
It brings together eleven years worth of movies and ties them together, pays homage to all of them, and does it in a way that you as a viewer feels every one of those movies as it all comes full circle in the end of an era.
One of the things Marvel does best is creating a universe, not just single stand-alone movies. Kevin Feige talked about it in this interview during the Thor: Ragnarok press event, but it’s really what makes Marvel movies stand out to me.
Avengers: Endgame is no different, in fact, it’s the culminating event that pulls them all together in brilliant fashion.
It’s full of action, laughs, surprises, and moments that will have the audience gasping simultaneously.
I loved it.
I can’t wait to see it again with a theater packed full of super fans Thursday night (you’d have to be a super fan to deal with the AMC/Fandango ticket debacle!) and cheer, gasp, and applaud along with them.
And in a few weeks, I’ll probably write up some more of my thoughts on this epic film but for now, this is it because like I said, no spoilers.
Avengers: Endgame – Is It for Kids?
I’m not great at catching all of the language and noting everything down because well I like to just sit back and enjoy the movie. But my friend Tania wrote a fantastic post that details everything in the movie and whether or not it’s kid-friendly.
She also gives recommendations on ages she recommends for kids to go.
My personal opinion?
It’s definitely not a movie I’m letting my 6-year-old go to even though he loves Marvel and already has all of the LEGO Avengers: Endgame sets.
The movie is a full three hours long. There’s not a moment wasted and not a moment to take a potty break. And while there’s plenty of action, I just don’t think my 6-year-old can handle sitting that long in the theater without getting bored – especially since so much of what makes it masterful is the ties back to previous movies, things he probably won’t get.
There’s also a lot of violence and fighting and a decent amount of language, including some I think he’d probably actually pick up on because of the scene in the movie.
He’ll be bummed, but he’ll get over it and enjoy it more when we can watch it at home in shorter spurts (and with scenes skipped).
Movies to Watch Before Avengers: Endgame
Unless you have nothing else to do the next three days, you’re probably out of luck with this one because I personally think you should watch all of the Marvel movies before Endgame or it won’t mean as much to you.
I mentioned already it pays homage to the previous movies in the MCU and while you can still enjoy the movie, it won’t be as brilliant as if you knew how each movie was connected to this one.
I’m not even going to try and tell you which ones are must watches (other than Avengers: Infinity War of course) but if you really want the short list, my friend Patty (who was at the red carpet premiere last night) has you covered with a short list to watch before Avengers: Endgame.
And she knows her Marvel stuff!