11. Avengers Endgame (2019)

Avengers Endgame is the culmination of over 10 years and over 20 films. It isn’t an exaggeration to say that no studio has ever been able to do what Marvel Studios did. The quality and quantity of their run of interconnected stories all serving a larger narrative arc is something no studio has ever been able to accomplish (and very well may never be able to). This is all to say that it’s nothing short of a miracle to say that Endgame isn’t just good, it’s fucking phenomenal and maybe the best thing that Marvel ever made. I know I just railed on fan service in my recent post about what made The Last Jedi such a great movie. But holy fuck does it work here. The set pieces are grand, the battles are a spectacle to watch, and the resolution that the Russo bring to the past decade is phenomenal. Everything about this movie feels earned which is something you can rarely say about these types of movies. There is a reason this was the highest grossing film ever made. Yes, it’s true that Marvel has come to completely dominate the box office and our lives as a studio, but it’s also just so much fun to watch. At 2 hours and 45 minutes, Endgame shouldn’t be as rewatchable as it is, but it’s such a joy to watch and paced perfectly. I don’t know what Marvel has up their sleeves for the next decade, but it’s hard to see them topping Endgame which just might the greatest and grandest ending to saga ever made.

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