Avengers: Endgame (2019) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
STARRING: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
RATED: PG-13/REGION A/2:39/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 2
AVAILABLE FROM Disney
Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.
After watching Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame was a movie I HAD to see and I couldn’t wait to see. I went into the movie with tons of dread after what I had seen before and I had also gone into hoping for a bit of revenge on the movie’s top baddie, Thanos, after what we had seen previously. Needless to say that now after seeing Endgame that I am not disappointed. Here we have a movie that does a lot to redeem our heroes who feel they have let everyone down before and it also manages to take three-hour running time and insert all the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make it not only work but work very well. The movie had drama, real raw emotion, and it has action. This is a movie that will make you laugh and can also pull a tear out of your eye from time to time. This at this time is the ultimate MCU movie and it is a movie I’m sure will hold up well over the years.
And a lot of that has to do with the main two characters of the MCU for the last ten years, IronMan and Captain America. These two have the history of this whole Marvel experience on their back and they top it off in a grand style with a very complex but fun story. And if you prefer Hulk, Thor, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, and the list goes on, I feel every character gets time to shine and that’s something that you couldn’t even say about Infinity War before. People like Hawkeye and Ant-man were missing there and they are both here and being used well to make this movie work. I’m not sure if Marvel and their MCU can keep this quality up going on from here, but for now and for this part of the MCU, this is a classic and a grand way to top off the great stories we’ve been seeing for the last decade. This is a hero movie that everyone needs to see.
– Remembering Stan Lee – Filmmakers and cast honor the great Stan Lee in a fond look back at his MCU movie cameos.
– Setting The Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr. – Hear the tale of how Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark in the original “Iron Man” — and launched the MCU.
– A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America – Trace the evolution of Captain America with those who helped shape the look, feel and character of this compelling hero.
– Black Widow: Whatever It Takes – Follow Black Widow’s journey both within and outside the Avengers, including the challenges she faced and overcame along the way.
– The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame – See how Anthony and Joe Russo met the challenge of helming two of the biggest films in cinematic history … back-to-back!
– The Women of the MCU – MCU women share what it was like to join forces for the first time in an epic battle scene — and be part of such a historic ensemble.
-Bro Thor – His appearance has changed but his heroism remains! Go behind the scenes to see how Bro Thor was created.
– Six Deleted Scenes – “Goji Berries,” “Bombs on Board,” “Suckiest Army in the Galaxy,” “You Used to Frickin’ Live Here,” “Tony and Howard” and “Avengers Take a Knee.”
– Gag Reel – Laugh along with the cast in this epic collection of flubs, goofs and gaffes from set.
– Visionary Intro – Intro by directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
– Audio Commentary – Audio commentary by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Quality of Transfer: 100%