AVENGE THE FALLEN.
Five years after the events of Infinity War, the remaining Avengers realize that there can be a way of traveling back in time to stop Thanos (Josh Brolin). The fourth Avengers film is a glorious, three-hour end in 3D to what we’ve seen ever since Iron Man (2008), cleverly and nostalgically connecting us to earlier entries, boosted by countless glorified cameos. Never dull in spite of that running time, an amazing achievement in itself, the film offers many laughs and the most emotional moments of the franchise. That’s what will have the greatest impact on fans, because the thrills aren’t quite there to the same extent as in the other Avengers chapters.
2019-U.S. 181 min. Color Widescreen. Produced by Kevin Feige. Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Screenplay: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely. Music: Alan Silvestri. Cast: Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk), Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner… Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Angela Bassett, Hayley Atwell, Linda Cardellini, John Slattery, Letitia Wright, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Rene Russo, Tessa Thompson, Tom Hiddleston, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldaña, Chris Pratt, Evangeline Lilly, William Hurt, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Natalie Portman, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson. Voices of Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel. Cameo: Stan Lee.
Trivia: Followed by several TV spin-offs, including WandaVision (2021), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021), Hawkeye (2021) and Loki (2021- ).
Last word: “We only stuck around to do these two movies because they wanted to tell an ending story and we feel like nothing has value unless it has an ending. And we were excited by that. We were excited by the fact that like, you know, for a commercial movie, probably the most risky thing down in the history of commercial movies is most expensive movie ever made and we kill half the characters at the end of the movie, you know, that’s, it’s crazy.” (Joe Russo, Slash Film)