Immediately, “Endgame” is a more focused piece than “Infinity War”
Immediately, “Endgame” is a more focused piece than “Infinity War” by virtue of having a tighter, smaller cast.
(Thanks, Thanos.) It’s a more patient, focused film, even as its plot draws in elements of a dozen other movies.
Whereas “Infinity” often felt bloated, “Endgame” allows some of the more iconic characters in the history of the MCU a chance to be, well, heroic.
No longer mere pawns in a Thanos-driven plot, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hulk, and Thor break free of the crowd, ably assisted by Hawkeye and Ant-Man. ดูหนังออนไลน์
In a sense, this is the new Avengers, and the tighter group of superheroes reminded me of the charm of
Joss Whedon’s first “Avengers” movie, one in which strong personalities were allowed to bounce off each other instead of
just feeling like they were strapped into a rollercoaster headed in the same direction.
It also allows space for some of the best acting work in the franchise, particularly from Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.,
who one realizes while watching this have turned Captain America and Iron Man into something larger than life for a generation.
The most satisfying aspect of “Endgame” is in how much it provides the MCU’s two most popular heroes the story arc they deserve
instead of just drowning them in a sea of cameos by lesser characters from other movies.
In the way it canonizes them, it becomes an ode to the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What works best about Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely’s script for “Endgame” is that one feels,
for arguably the first time, a sense of looking back instead of merely trying to set the table for something to come.
This film incorporates elements of what fans know and love about the MCU, recalling character beats, origins,
and the plots of movies like “Iron Man,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
Call it cheap fan service, but one of my biggest issues with these films, especially “Infinity War,”
has been a sense that they’re merely commercials for movies yet to be made. “Endgame” doesn’t have that. Sure,
the MCU will go on, but this movie has a finality
and depth given to it by MCU history that the others have lacked.