I’ve wanted to do this for a while, but only received the chance after watching Avengers: Endgame for a second time. Alright, here’s how I’m going to do this. I will do this in imitation of the Christian movie rating website PluggedIn. I will go through all of the negative content, discuss the positive content, then give the movie a final rating. Alright, let’s do this!
Also- WARNING! Spoilers ahead! (I’m getting tired of typing that sentence, but I don’t have a choice)
Taking a loss is one of the most difficult experiences one can possibly suffer through. The Avengers, after suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of Thanos and his Black Order, attempt to restore peace and order to Earth, which reals in the shock of losing 50% of all living things. Loki, Heimdall, Gammora, Vision, T’Challa, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, Scarlet Witch, Drax, Star-Lord, Groot, Mantis, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Hope and Hank Pym, Janet Van Dyne, and Shuri all perished in Avengers: Infinity War. The few Avengers that remain attempt to keep Earth intact, but after the quick, unexpected death of Thanos, the Avengers are left with one question: How can we fix this? Without Infinity Stones, how can they even hope to bring back their fallen companions? The answer, found in the theories of Scott Lang and the intellect of Tony Stark, plunges viewers into a difficult journey of redemption and hope.
Sexual Content: 2/10. A few couples kiss. Scarlet Witch wears her regular low-cut top. A few jokes are made about Captain America’s rear end.
Violent Content: 7/10. After Avengers: Infinity War, the violence in Endgame seems to be far more muted. Yes, there is the final battle, but most of the movie is quite mild. People are stabbed, cut, decapitated, squished, blown up, and more. It’s rated PG-13 for a reason.
Alcoholic Content: 3/10. Thor is essentially drunk for about half the movie. We seem him drink quite a few beers, proving how far he’s fallen in the five years after Thanos’ snap.
Heroism and Bravery. These themes exist throughout the entire movie, showing just how far humans can go in the pursuit of freedom and righteousness. Just as Christ, our hero, showed bravery in dying for us, so also do the Avengers attempt to bravely right the wrongs set by Thanos. A noble cause indeed.
“But if you’ve already invested in this cinematic saga—if you laughed through Thor: Ragnarok and cried through Infinity War and occasionally shouted “Wakanda forever!” be assured that Endgame is eminently satisfying. This finale reminds us of movies gone by, celebrating the heroes we’ve come to know and giving them, I think, a fitting coda. And the heroes here are heroic—sometimes displaying qualities that perhaps we could all stand to embody more: courage. Sacrifice. Humility. Redemption.” —Paul Asay, Plugged In.
Avengers: Endgame was, in my own opinion, the greatest Marvel movie to date. Nothing, not even Black Panther, comes close to the well thought out plot demonstrated in Endgame. I raise my fingers in a salute to a masterpiece worthy of its status as the best Marvel movie of all time.
Once again, thanks for taking the time to read this post. It means a lot to me!