Film Review: Journey to Conclusion is the Thrill of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

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CHICAGO – When it comes down to this, and the creators do it right, there is no more satisfying conclusion than “Avengers: Endgame.” Admirers of this magnificent Marvel (Studios) Universe story will get everything they want. It is the “Gone with the Wind” of superhero epic films.

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What is comes down to is the investment in character. The Marvel stable of superheroes have always have brought in conflicted philosophies to their roles of protection, and as you see this progress take place through the actors they chose to portrays these masked “Avengers,” it relates on a very human level. For all the pomposity of CGI film effects, good-versus-evil battles and flashy super powers, it all comes down to the relationships of family and friends that provide the value of this series. All the box office money in the world can’t buy that feeling.

The mystery of the disappearing people in “Avengers: Infinity Wars” – both world citizens and superheroes – is explained in the first ten minutes of this story, and there is seemingly no way back. Five years pass, and through a quirk of fate, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) is thrust back into the present day situation. As he learns about the destruction of population by Thanos (Josh Brolin), he thinks he has a solution.

This means the assembling of the Avengers who are left, including Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), War Machine (Don Cheadle) and an extremely reluctant Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). It will take all of their somewhat depleted energies to come to accomplish the task.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ opens everywhere on April 26th, in IMAX, RPX and regular screenings. See local listings for format theaters and show times. Featuring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Josh Brolin and Gwyneth Paltrow. Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeeley. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Rated “PG-13”

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Avengers Assemble! The Superheroes of ‘Avengers: Endgame’
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