Avengers: Endgame ★★★★

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This review may contain spoilers.

Initial thoughts can be found here. Just as gratifying on rewatch, and that's even before attempting to retrieve the Stones, as Hulk and Lang poke fun at time travel logistics. ("Back to the Future is a bunch of bullshit.") Actual, heady reasons are provided for failing with the Quantum Realm, and then Stark creating a stabilized device to succeed on deck. I'd previously forgotten to mention the newer tweaks to Silvestri's amazing, orchestral score—two best usages, the fadeout after Thor decapitates Thanos, and the gradual pan towards everyone at Stark's funeral. Still love all the affectionate callbacks to Phase 2, and forging real gravitas to Romanoff and Hawkeye, who've never seemed this meaningful before. Having the Avengers go against Thanos and the Black Order is visually monolithic, but does end up being overly chaotic, just a bigger reiteration of the MCU's third-act showdown. If that's my only qualm, then it's saved by the sacrificial emotion of the Snap, and the soon-to-be potential of Asgardians of the Galaxy. This rules.