A final showdown with Thanos also provides a perfect culmination for the 22-film story established by the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the course of eleven years.
This sequel to Denis Villeneuve's 2015 film returns with all the machismo but not much else.
This sequel starring the irreverent fourth wall-breaking mutant may not exactly be what it cracks itself up to be.
Certainly one that goes to infinity, but does it go beyond?
Not without its weaknesses but touching enough. (✯✯✯½)
Entangling just as the best mystery films would be, yet never not entertaining. (✯✯✯✯✯)