Avengers: Endgame PG-13 April 26, 2019 (3 hours 1 min)

Endgame takes up where Infinity War left off with Black Panther, Iron-Man, Thor and of course Thanos (James Brolin). Well, MCU has, with a snap of a finger, bought a grand finally to the 22 films that goes back 10 years with Iron-man and Captain America. The film is centered around the Captain and his crew who follow Ant-Man’s idea to go back to the future to undo Thanos’ finger snap that made half the universe and some Avengers turn to dust. Ant-man got this concept, if you recall, from from the ending of “Ant-Man and The Wasp” when he was trapped in an altered state where space and time are irrelevant.

Avengers assemble for three non-stop hours of the best action any fan of the series could ever hope for. After all the buildup let the dice (or stones) tumble. This back-to-the-future time travel concept with all the Avengers planning to reverse the spell Thanos has created, is an all out effort to steal all six stones back and restore all lost in adventure number 21. They must do this in a snap of a finger and with only one shot at it, time is of the essence. Hawkeye and Ant-Man work in perfect harmony here and I would have welcomed more screen time from them. Their adventures take them on a perilous journey to the point of almost no return. That is until the marvelous Captain Marvel comes to their rescue. When asked where she’s been all these years, she replies she was busy around the universe. That answers some MCU questions as why she came into the picture late.

I would have like to have seen more of her and Black Widow but with so many characters in the galaxy and in a three hour flick there is only so much screen time everyone involved can get. After all, these Guardians of the Galaxy have already been introduced. They all just need to come together and stop Thanos, grab his infinity stones and put him to bed with a snap of a finger. I will not ruin anything for you here but it will be interesting to see who returns in the next phase after some contracts expire or get renewed. Keep in mind “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is coming up. There is another Avenger chapter. Look for another fine Stan Lee cameo in a sports car shouting “make love, not war”, All we are is dust in the wind. This movie will be a huge money maker at the box office and in a lot of wallets. When the final credits roll you can go pee. This is the first time in MCU history there is no post-credits. The Russo brothers did another fine job. 5 (out of 5) stars.

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