With Avengers: Endgame now in cinemas around the world, the 22-film Infinity Saga has finally been completed, giving fans an enormously satisfying and emotional farewell to some of the MCU's top-line superheroes.
And though Endgame has released to some of the strongest reviews in the history of the superhero genre, it's only inevitable that fans will compare it to not only the classics of the genre, but also its direct predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War.
As two parts of the same epic climax - and in fact, they were originally conceived as Infinity War Parts 1 & 2 - Infinity War and Endgame are certainly more fitting for comparison than most other comic book movie sequels, yet of course, only one can prevail.
It's fair to say that the two superhero tentpoles are very different films as much as they cover many of the same characters and narrative through-lines, but when the dust has settled and the hype evaporated, one takes a sure edge over the other.
And before we proceed, be aware that MAJOR SPOILERS WILL FOLLOW, if you haven't seen Endgame yet...
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