Last year's Avengers Infinity War set a very high bar when it debuted.
Yet Avengers Endgame topples it and then some.
Directors Anthony and Joseph Russo have made a three-hour epic that flies by.
Just like Infinity War did in two hours and forty minutes while Infinity War revolves around Thanos and his quest to balance the universe by wiping half of all life Endgame brings the focus back to the surviving Avengers as a fight to resurrect everyone who turned to dust.
The shift in focus brings a shift in tone.
One marked by the dynamic between Captain America Iron Man, Black Widow, and the rest of the heroes of headline 2012 the Avengers.
The films filled with character moments, Woody dialogue, heartbreaking events.
Insane action sequences, surprise cameos, and even some absurdity.
Bottom line, the movie is so much fun.
Now that half the cast is out of the picture, the core Avengers and other surviving characters get more room for character development, dives into what motivates each hero, and a look into their history.
Especially since for many of them, this could be their character's Final tale on the big screen.
Scarlett Johansson dazzles the most drought end game, getting to bring Natasha Romanoff to a place of leadership with the other characters.
Her stories are further amplified by the return of Jeremy Ronan's Clint Barton, the ladder both embracing the darker Ronan identity seen in recent trailers, as well as his archery skills as Hawkeye Robert Downey Junior and Chris Evans also get our showcase in the evolution of Tony Stark and Steve Rodgers.
The movie waste no time in pairing the two back up, despite the former being last seen stranded in space, and gives audiences the chance to see how strongly as partners instead of the rivalry created in 2016's Captain America Civil War.
Chris Hemsworth restore, and mark Bruce Banner Continue to embrace the more comedic take.
Those characters have moved towards these 2017 to a Ragnar rock call backs to previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are peppered throughout the story.
But thankfully an in depth knowledge of what went down in those films is unnecessary.
In fact, I feel that most audiences will be fine keeping up if they've watched last year's Infinity War and the mid credit scene for Captain Marvel.
Beyond that being familiar with other Marvels movies ask the experience from long time fans but this film will fill in the gaps for what you've missed.
Every single action sequence deserves to be seen on the larger screen if you can.
Perusos demonstrated infinity war ability to take action from earth and facing that Each of these settings provide epic clashes and gorgeous VISTAs for audiences to relish even the basic settings like the Avengers headquarters set somewhere in upstate New York get made over into extensive settings.
So this story, the movies biggest failing is just how wide ranging The story is though.
The ramifications of endgame are huge I won't talk about any of it here but it's advised to say its all a little overwhelming.
The movies overall mission jumped several times, settings change relentlessly and there might be a character until you see the camera turn by slowly as if to wink at their appearances yet you have no idea who they are.
However when taking scene by scene Scene Avengers end game is a thrill ride, the action kicks off big and never lets up.
Simply put if you enjoyed any of the previous Marvel movies, you absolutely should see endgame as soon as you possibly can and stay away from any story leaks until you do.