(This review may contain spoilers).
It probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone that I was really looking forward to this movie. I didn’t see it as early as I’d hoped… but when I did see it, the movie definitely exceeded my expectations.
It was very cool to see all the old characters I knew and am familiar with, as well as the newcomers. This film started off with fairly heavy action from the start and it managed to hold that intensity throughout.
I thought it was good that this movie delved more into the history and personal lives of some of the characters, especially Natasha and Clint. Having read the Black Widow Marvel’s Mightiest Heroes graphic novel, I was aware of something of Natasha’s past, so the scenes in this showing her history made sense and piqued my interest.
I did particularly like the hints of a potential relationship between Natasha and Bruce. There were some pretty sweet moments between them and it was also quite interesting to see more of the Hulk.
I especially liked that there were hints of a family bond between Steve and Tony. I couldn’t help laughing at the scene towards the beginning, where Steve chides Tony for his bad language. I’d love to see a father-son relationship develop more between the two of them than was shown in the movie.
I also found Wanda and Pietro to be really intriguing characters. The trailer hinted at it, but this movie definitely did a good job with making them interesting and well-rounded. I especially liked the banter between Pietro and Clint. There were a few moments I found myself smiling at the way they interacted.
There were a lot of amusing moments in this movie and a whole lot of scenes that had me on the edge of my seat, totally engrossed in the film. This film did a really good job of making me care about the characters… though it did make me believe one thing that was then turned on its head.
There is at least one scene in the credits. I couldn’t say if there’s one at the very end, though. But it might be worth staying till the end of the credits… just in case there is one extra scene after the final part of the credits.