With the glowing reviews flooding in for Endgame, the movie has already been catapulted into being certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Thanks to the early positive feedback, Marvel’s latest blockbuster currently sits second in the list of Marvel movies on the movie review site.
With a mightily impressive score of 96% (at the time of writing) only Black Panther boasts a higher rating of 97%.
“Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel’s epic Infinity Saga,” reads the Critics Consensus description.
Endgame’s score means it beats out fellow Marvel flicks Iron Man(93%), Thor: Ragnarok (92%), Spider-Man: Homecoming (92%) and The Avengers(92%).
Joseph Walsh from The Skinny wrote: “A truly satisfying and at times surprising watch, Endgame will leave you full of sadness, but also hope for what’s to come.”
While MovieWeb said: “Avengers: Endgame is a staggering, sweeping epic that touches every corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You could watch the film a dozen times and discover something new.”
Wow. #AvengersEndgame is staggering. It’s surprising in ways I never saw coming and satisfying in ways I didn’t realize I needed. It’s kind of the ultimate gift to fans of the MCU. It’s very long and has a few hiccups, but is everything you’re hoping for and more. pic.twitter.com/RO97kw9fs5— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 23, 2019
The longest film to-date in the MCU, the general consensus is that the lengthy running time is fully justified – despite the lack of bathroom breaks.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige has assured fans though that the movie will be all killer, no filler and that it has been strategically trimmed. For this, I am thankful, anymore time and I might have exploded waiting to go for a bathroom break.
“What I’ve always said is a movie is as long as it should be. And we are not fans of overindulging movies. We are not fans of laborious lengths for no reason. We are fans of movies that you wish didn’t end. Movies that you want to see again as soon as it’s over. And movies that you just don’t ever find a good time to run out to the bathroom. That’s when a movie’s working. And if a movie doesn’t feel like that to us we continue to trim, we continue to shape, we continue to bring that time down. That happened to a certain extent on this movie. But we got to a point where it feels very exciting and goes by very quickly and in the end is the perfect length. And everybody that saw the movie felt the same way.”
Words by Brad Lengden