FINALLY: Reviews Come Out For ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Here’s What They Say.
A must see.
In a nutshell, that’s what 117 of the 121 critics on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes say about the new mega-blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame,” which hits theaters this Friday. Eighteen of the 19 “top critics” gave the movie great reviews.
” ‘Endgame’ is the most emotional of the Avengers movies, a tear-stained farewell that effectively tugs at the heartstrings while simultaneously blowing them up with a large army’s worth of CGI warfare,” writes Cary Darling of the Houston Chronicle.
“More than any of those franchises, ‘Endgame,’ at its best moments, carries the thrill of classic comic-book twists and reversals,” Jake Coyle of the Associated Press writes.
If the Marvel superhero movies on the whole are your favorite band’s individual albums, “Avengers: Endgame” is the triple-disc greatest-hits package with the really awesome cover and a slew of familiar, comforting gems inside,” writes Brian Truitt of USA Today.
The newest installment in the super-hero genre comes in at just over three hours long, but reviewers say that won’t matter to viewers.
“Even at three-plus hours, the gargantuan Avengers: Endgame is light on its feet and more freely inventive than it needed to be,” writes David Edelstein of New York Magazine/Vulture.
The one “top critic” who deemed the movie “rotten,” Barry Hertz of the Globe and Mail, writes, “[T]he entire endeavour loses any sense of emotional stakes or general meaning beyond the deliverance of crass fan-service and incomprehensible visuals.”
Keith Uhlich of Slate Magazine also didn’t much care for the movie, writing, “Every serious narrative beat in the film is ultimately undercut by pro-forma storytelling, or by faux-improvised humor.”
But other reviewers positively gushed.
“To these faintly moistened eyes, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ achieves and earns its climactic surge of feeling, even as it falls just short of real catharsis,” writes “top critic” Justin Chang
of the Los Angeles Times.
Writes Peter Debruge of Variety: “After the must-see showdown that was ‘Infinity War,’ the Russo brothers deliver a more fan-facing three-hour followup, rewarding loyalty to Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Alonso Duralde of The Wrap writes:”Has almost nothing on its mind but crossing the Ts and dotting the Is of a far-flung superhero saga, but to anyone with even a minor emotional stake in the MCU, it has the fleeting satisfaction of a shot of whipped cream direct from the spray can.”
Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian calls the film a “mighty finale.” “I have to admit, in all its surreal grandiosity, in all its delirious absurdity, there is a huge sugar rush of excitement to this mighty finale, finally interchanging with euphoric emotion and allowing us to say poignant farewells.”
And A.O. Scott of the New York Times says, “At its best — and ‘Endgame’ is in some ways as good as it gets — the ‘Avengers’ cosmos has been an expansive and inclusive place.”
The Hollywood Reporter wrote Tuesday that the movie is expected to shatter records, saying “The superhero tentpole could cross $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales in less than a week in release.
“Marvel Studios and Disney’s superhero juggernaut is virtually assured of shattering records with a projected global launch of $850 to $900 million, if not more. That could include a potential all-time best of $270 million to $300 million in North America, where it unfurls in 4,600 theaters, the widest release ever,” the Reporter wrote.