AVENGERS: ENDGAME Gets A Surprisingly Impassioned Defense From Singer And Talk Show Host Kelly Clarkson

AVENGERS: ENDGAME Gets A Surprisingly Impassioned Defense From Singer And Talk Show Host Kelly Clarkson

Avengers: Endgame became one of the highest-grossing movies ever in 2019 and the genre's detractors weren't happy. Now, singer and talk show host Kelly Clarkson shares her impassioned defence of the movie.

By JoshWilding - Jun 09, 2024 10:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame sits at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes with more than 550 reviews. However, with many critics turning on superhero movies in recent years, there's been an increase in "superhero fatigue" talk and a general, often overly harsh, criticism of the genre. 

However, one person who won't put up with the 2019 movie being torn down in any way is singer and talk show host Kelly Clarkson. 

In a new video posted on The Kelly Clarkson Show's YouTube channel, the American Idol winner responds to negative Letterboxd reviews. In the case of Avengers: Endgame, she was having none of it. 

"Who gave this a bad review?" Clarkson wondered before mocking critics: "'Ugh, it’s just these big epic Marvel things. These big epic superhero movies.' Fans love them. Not everything has to be Shawshank Redemption. Whatever."

The review also referenced Martin Scorsese's scathing assessment of comic book adaptations to which Clarkson said, "There’s nothing wrong with theme park rides. People love theme parks!"

When another took aim at the fact Scarlet Johansson's Natasha Romanoff eats a peanut butter sandwich in one scene despite the movie having a budget of $350 million or more, the singer responded, "I know what you’re talking about, and that’s when all of her friends freaking disappeared!"

"They’re gone! Who cares what she’s eating?! Was she supposed to be dining on sushi while all of her friends were gone? Like, I don’t know!"

"The end of Endgame was so boss! They all came back! Doctor Strange is incredible. He was just like br, br, br, br  with the magic, and like everybody came through and was like, 'What's up, Thanos?'" Clarkson added, sharing her glowing review of the movie. "It was really great. I loved it."

It's always fun to encounter a celebrity superhero movie fan and Clarkson has a lot of love for Avengers: Endgame. You can hear more of her hot takes on negative movie reviews in the player below.

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the movie features an epic ensemble which includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

For a time, Avengers: Endgame was the highest-grossing movie ever released with $2.799 billion at the worldwide box office. However, Avatar's re-release during the pandemic saw that return to the top spot. 

Avengers: Endgame is now streaming on Disney+.

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vectorsigma - 6/9/2024, 10:06 AM
What a reliable source of a movie review 😂
thewanderer - 6/9/2024, 10:52 AM
@vectorsigma - what makes her opinion any less valid than yours or anyone else’s?
vectorsigma - 6/9/2024, 11:11 AM
@thewanderer - do our opinions get put on an article on a marvel shill site in spite of being actual fans of these stuff?
cubrn - 6/9/2024, 11:26 AM
@vectorsigma - you’re not an actual fan though. You complain about literally everything.
Jmellox81 - 6/9/2024, 11:37 AM
@vectorsigma - Not for nothing, but I’d kinda take Kelly Clarkson’s opinion over some of the guys that write “Articles” for this Site!.. and I’ve been using this Site for the better part of 20+ Years..
vectorsigma - 6/9/2024, 12:26 PM
@cubrn - i complain for things i pay for, and with good reasons. Isnt that what consumerism and ultimately, being a fan is about?
vectorsigma - 6/9/2024, 12:28 PM
@Jmellox81 - oh for sure. Clarkson dont need to simp and shill whereas the guys who write articles here...
cubrn - 6/9/2024, 12:37 PM
@vectorsigma - you’re wasting your money if you’re never satisfied with anything
vectorsigma - 6/9/2024, 12:44 PM
@cubrn - how can you say im not satisfied with phases 1-3? Have you heard me crticize it?

Im satisfied with the Flash, even with bad cgi, it is well written and directed. Contrary to a lot who are wasting their money because their social media algorithm told them to hate ezra

cubrn - 6/9/2024, 1:14 PM
@vectorsigma - phase 3 ended five years ago. If you haven’t liked anything in five years, then you aren’t a fan.
ObserverIO - 6/9/2024, 3:16 PM
@vectorsigma - That's cause you're a DC shill. Every movie you rag on is Marvel, DC you have nothing but good things to say.
dagenspear - 6/9/2024, 5:58 PM
@cubrn - LORD willing, you have no say in what makes someone a fan or not a fan.
dagenspear - 6/9/2024, 5:59 PM
@cubrn - Where is it said that fans can't or don't complain about everything?
vectorsigma - 6/9/2024, 9:33 PM
@cubrn - reading comprehension pls. I did mention enjoying the flash didnt i?
vectorsigma - 6/9/2024, 9:37 PM
@ObserverIO - hearing that outright didnt arrive as an insult tbh, especially with Gunn now leading it.

DC had big booboos themselves, but they admit it by rebooting and getting a credible guy to spearhead it.

Marvel on the otherhand admits their faults by doing more of the same BS the past 3 years.
DrReedRichards - 6/9/2024, 10:10 AM
It's no Infinity War, but then again Return was no Two Towers either.

Dan Murrell got the right idea.

TheMetaMan - 6/9/2024, 10:35 AM
@DrReedRichards - great comparison. I believe this is what Disney wanted to achieve was a LORT style extravaganza with having infinity war and endgame mimic twin towers and return of the king. In comparison they pulled it off remarkably well.
DrReedRichards - 6/9/2024, 10:57 AM
@TheMetaMan -

Agreed. Shame the Academy didn't think so as well...

...or they did, but deliberately refused to acknowledge, for reasons I can only pretend not to realize.
bobevanz - 6/9/2024, 11:11 AM
@DrReedRichards - what do you like more Two Towers or Return? Shameless plug: the extended editions for Lord of The Rings is in theaters this weekend! Fellowship was yesterday, two towers today and Return tomorrow!
bobevanz - 6/9/2024, 11:13 AM
And for me, Infinity war was a thousand times better. And Return is by far my favorite LOTR whereas I didn't like Endgame more than part one
DrReedRichards - 6/9/2024, 11:15 AM
@bobevanz -

Am I wrong for saaying I prefer Fellowship? 😅 Honestly, all three are amazing, but I feel like 1>2>3. As for the extended versions, as much as I love then, I cannot in honest faith recommend them to a newcomer; especially the one for Return.

But it's all just nitpicking and semantics. The entire trilogy is simply incredible.
TheMetaMan - 6/9/2024, 11:43 AM
@DrReedRichards - Dude the academy awards suck!! I lost respect for the institution a long time ago, long before will smith’s infamous slap! They are incredibly biased,picky and political with who gets an award, who’s deserving of such majestic recognition.

It’s all nonsense. If you notice every year the academy maintains the exact same motif and agenda. Basically every year the actors and features that are nominated and or win the awards are pieces of work that are either in the genre of drama, history, biopics, musicals. It’s the same outcome every single time. I’m sick of it.

Oppenheimer is an accomplished cinematic effort no doubt but let’s be real it was clearly made for the Oscars. As soon as the film was announced and went into production I said to myself, this is the film that will grant Nolan his first academy award and I was right. Oppenheimer has got “Oscars” written all over it. The Academy have a fetish for mature, grounded, independent efforts, stories that cater to patriotism, war, slavery, political revolution, etc. They look down on blockbusters, action cinema, sci-do and the superhero genre in particular.

I’m not saying heath ledger wasn’t deserving of an Oscar for his mesmerising, career-best performance as the joker but if he was still alive today, I guarantee you, he wouldn’t have won that night.

Do yourself favour, do not support the academy awards, simply put they are full of crap. It’s become a joke. I mean after the infamous slap, will smith still won an award right?! It doesn’t get anymore comical or embarrassing than that.
marvel72 - 6/9/2024, 1:09 PM
@DrReedRichards -

I agree Avengers:Infinity War is the better movie, however Two Towers better than Return Of The King, interesting it was the worse of the three but still very good.

1.Fellowship Of The Ring
2.Return Of The King
3.The Two Towers
DrReedRichards - 6/9/2024, 2:38 PM
@marvel72 -

I mean, you're not wrong in calling either of those three "the worst" when compared to one another. In every kind of list, it's unavoidable. It just doesn't sit right with me, calling any of them "the worst" when they're all THAT good, you know?
Oberlin4Prez - 6/9/2024, 10:10 AM
Slow news day, huh? Lol
IAmAHoot - 6/9/2024, 10:11 AM
The existence of this article is perplexing.
UniqNo - 6/9/2024, 10:13 AM
@Joshwilding how much you getting paid to post this trash? Honestly? I want to know if it's worth it...I'm thinking to change my career.
SuperCat - 6/9/2024, 10:18 AM
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RitoRevolto - 6/9/2024, 10:20 AM
Infinity War remains infinitely better.
TheMetaMan - 6/9/2024, 10:33 AM
@RitoRevolto - Endgame is superior. It’s the payoff and emotional resonance for me.
RitoRevolto - 6/9/2024, 11:32 AM
@TheMetaMan - I'm glad you liked it at least.
TDKRnry88 - 6/9/2024, 11:35 AM
@RitoRevolto - Endgame is to Infinity War what Return of the Jedi was to Empire Strikes Back.
whatevtrev - 6/10/2024, 5:18 AM
@TheMetaMan - Agreed. I can see why someone would prefer Infinity War if they like action movies but Endgame has more substance
BobbyDrake - 6/9/2024, 10:21 AM
First, it’s his Taylor Swift obsession and now Kelly Clarkson. Is Josh even really a man???
Rpendo - 6/9/2024, 10:42 AM
@BobbyDrake - most heterosexual men talk about women with some frequency.

Just in case you didn’t know that.
cubrn - 6/9/2024, 10:57 AM
@Rpendo - he just came out of the closet as an incel
bobevanz - 6/9/2024, 11:12 AM
@BobbyDrake - I'm sure you call yourself an alpha while looking in the mirror lmao
BobbyDrake - 6/9/2024, 11:13 AM
@Rpendo - That’s very true. Not sure what that has to do with anything. But okay!!!

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dagenspear - 6/9/2024, 5:53 PM
@BobbyDrake - Because men don't like women or things from women?
MisterDoctor217 - 6/9/2024, 7:38 PM
@BobbyDrake -

How does liking Taylor or Kelly make you less of a man or not a man?

Enlighten us.
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