Audiences are about to be treated to two of the most epic on-screen battles of the decade — all in one week.On Sunday comes the long-awaited Battle of Winterfell on “Game of Thrones,” the first major tussle between the armies of the living and the dead in Westeros. Our favorite “Thrones” characters, together for the first time, will duke it out to save the Seven Kingdoms.
But holding us over until then is “Avengers: Endgame,” the final showdown with Thanos, the purple baddie who decided in last year’s “Infinity War” that the only way to preserve the universe was to vaporize roughly half of it. What a time for a geek to be alive!
The very satisfying “Endgame,” naturally, crescendos with a deadly clash of the titans — the heroes of the first 21 Marvel Cinematic Universe films, who have formed a mighty protectorate, versus the fearsome Thanos (Josh Brolin). It’s as sprawling and pulse-pounding a fight as you’re hoping it will be.
The whole movie is huge, really, sometimes in a breathtaking manner, and at others like a man-spreader on the subway robbing your poor legs of space. “Endgame” is more than three hours long, and you feel it.