Run time: 181 mins
The end is nigh. It feels like the Marvel train has been rolling on for decades, but we’ve reached the apex – at least, sort of – with Endgame. Think of it as a series finale.
Concluding not only the story started by last year’s Infinity War, but also wrapping up ten years of superhero adventures. After Thanos claimed a surprising victory and decimated half of all life in the universe, the remaining Avengers are left picking up the pieces. Spirits are low, but Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the recently joined Captain Marvel must band together to defeat the big bad, whatever it takes.
The sense of finality with Endgame will mean the stakes really are this time (I promise): Will half of the universe be restored? Which one of our beloved heroes will perish? Will Captain Marvel save the day just in time? Where did Jeremy Renner get his ridiculous haircut? All these questions, and more, will (hopefully) be answered in a satisfying manner. What you will be guaranteed, however, is three hours (yes, three) of explosive entertainment. (Jack Whiting)