Director(s): Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio Del Toro, Chris Pratt, William Hurt, Letitia Wright, Carrie Coon. 149 min. Rated PG-13. Action/Sci-fi.
They slowly and painstakingly developed 18 movies, brick by brick, over 10-15 years, to prepare for this movie; then entertained our collective consciousness for 2-1/2 hours of battle after battle in this movie, to finally hurl us into ... that ending. What. An. Ending. Doesn’t matter whether upcoming films leading up to Avengers 4 next year reverse that ending or not. It’s about how they've professionally built a most complex structure with an impossible number of characters, to deliver one of the greatest cliffhangers of all time. This is the Hollywood machine at its best: unbeatable, mainstream commercial film-making.