Avengers: Endgame nabs a Certified Rotten Tomatoes score ahead of its global release. This week, Marvel Studios is rolling out its culminating film, capping off the 22-film arc that started in 2008 via Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau's Iron Man. More than a decade later and a universe that has exponentially expanded, it's down to the original six Earth's Mightiest Heroes to ensure the future of the universe after the catastrophic end of Avengers: Infinity War.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo with the story written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Endgame reunites the founding heroes of the MCU as they go off on potentially their final mission together. With half of the population of the universe decimated by Thanos using the Infinity Gauntlet complete with all six Infinity Stones, it's up to these veteran superheroes to restore the old galactic status quo. Not much is known regarding the plot specifics of the film, and it's by design with Disney executing a measured marketing campaign, but with a handful of critics having already seen Avengers 4 either via the star-studded Hollywood premiere on Monday or through various screenings, the movie now has an official Rotten Tomatoes score.
Announced by the official Twitter account of Rotten Tomatoes, Endgame nabs a Certified Fresh score on the review aggregated site. As of the time of writing, it already has 116 reviews and has a general grade of 97%. Marvel fans on the social media platform took it as a positive sign that the Russos delivered, and it hyped some of them up for its wide release at the end of the week. This will be the 22nd Fresh film from the MCU, with all of their offerings so far getting a positive rate. Every movie since Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been Certified Fresh.
It would be an understatement to say that fans have been clamoring for anything even remotely related to Endgame. Since Infinity War ended, conversations about what might pan out in the movie started and it hasn't really died down until now. Fans continue to scour for any clues about the fates of their favorite characters, particularly the founding heroes. Demand for tickets has been insanely high with the movie shattering several records and clogging online retailing sites. And while it may take a few more days of waiting before the public gets to find out, learning about the critics' consensus on the film being generally positive is enough motivation for them.
Rotten Tomatoes' polling procedure, however, has been repeatedly criticized for its flaws so the score itself shouldn't solely be the deciding factor on one's opinion about the film. If anything, it should only be a guiding a metric, and even that, the public should dig deeper into the full reviews of critics who participated in the rating system. That said, it's never bad to learn that majority of the professional movie reviewers have been entertained by something that's much-anticipated like Avengers: Endgame.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
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