Avengers Endgame Reviews
May 7, 2019
Up and Down Review of Avengers: Endgame
After eleven years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it culminated in Avengers: Endgame. Endgame finally came after the long awaited time between the devastation that followed Avengers: Infinity War that premiered over a year ago. Overall, I really enjoyed this movie and thought it was a fitting end for some of the most prominent original Avengers.
The movie did a good job of focusing on the main Avengers for the majority of the movie as due to the massive amount of characters that are in the Marvel Universe. considered to in the Avengers. This really allowed for fans to have more time with those characters as the plot is moving away from those characters and towards what seems to be the future of Marvel through characters such as Captain Marvel, Spiderman, and Black Panther. The final act really made it clear that these characters would be taking a larger role in the marvel universe through their protection of the infinity stones. This also allowed for a more simplified plot, as the storyline was already convoluted enough due to the time travel element.
Focusing on just a few characters allowed for the movie to seem more personal, to a sense, as one could see real character arcs, some stands outs for this was Iron Man, Captain America, and Hawkeye. Iron Man was shown to have grown into a man who was willing to sacrifice everything in order for the protection of the world. Captain America also grew as he was able to return to a time and a life that he loved and seem to reach his purpose. Hawkeye changes drastically as it showed the massive toll that the actions of infinity war had on some many, and he was eventually able to get back into a more “hero role”. Less characters really allowed for the audience to see these characters change and involve through the movie. Having to squeeze all of the characters that have been introduced so far would be massively confusing and easily much longer than the three hours.
While the plot was a bit predictable with the main element, there were so many twists and turns, thus allowing for the movie to stray from a predictable path and left the audience constantly on edge. These twists and turns were the main contributor to the massive run time of three hours. Yet, they really allowed for Endgame to look back upon the back at the many movies that helped the Marvel Universe to get the plot to this point. Still the plot, with many constant changes and the time travel plot, helped to contribute to many factors that left many fans confused. The many timelines left many questions unanswered about how their actions didn’t seem to really affect the future in other ways. Especially with Captain America returning to Peggy left many questions considering how that was possible and how that didn’t affect his past self, or if it did. It almost seemed as if changing their actions in the past only affected the part of the past that they wanted to affect their present, as, due to time travel, Thanos no longer had access to the infinity stones, yet, it didn’t affect the formation of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
While I could go on and talk about how disappointing and quite useless I thought Thor’s character was in this movie and many other flaws fans took issue with, overall I think Endgame was well done. The ending was a sad one, but it also left a lot of hope for the future of Marvel that will continue to excite and intrigue fans to keep coming back to theatres.
Complex End to the Avengers Universe
21 movies. 2,886 Minutes. Marvel created such a complex movie web and journey leading up to Endgame, that it would take over two days to watch all of them in a row. One of the most anticipated movies of all time came out this past Thursday and is on pace to shatter all sorts of box office records. The film has already grossed $1.2 billion worldwide, which obliterates every other record. The question is though, did the movie live up to its hype?
Heading into the movie, me, and every other person in the world, had extremely high expectations for the film. Everyone, including myself, was probably extremely shocked when within the first 20 minutes of the film Thanos was killed by the remaining Avengers. I was thinking, “Well, what are they going to do now.” I was disappointed as I was expecting some epic fight between the Avengers and Thanos again. Little did I know what was coming next.
The movie goes five years into the future where Ant-Man gets freed from some alternative time universe (something way over everyone’s head). This leads to him finding the Avengers and trying to create a time machine to save their friends and fix the horrible world that he woke up to. I know right. Really Marvel, time travel? That’s the best you could do? They didn’t make it like some lame time travel movie where they go back and stop Thanos from growing up or something (even though you would think that would have been a lot easier). They explain how you can’t go stop a birth in the past like that as it can alter the universe and that is just what they do in the movies.
What I loved about the time travel was how all the people split and went to different movies in order to get the stones. It was able to get the audience (and me) to go, “I remember this movie!” or, “Hey I’ve seen this before.” It’s such a great feeling seeing all of the Marvel movies connect into one, and this was just the beginning of how they did it. Unfortunately, for the Avengers, Nebula’s mind gets tapped into by Thanos, and this allows him to realize what the Avengers are doing by going back in time to save the day. Marvel did a great job at bringing Thanos back into the story line. It’s what everyone wanted to see. How would the Avengers beat Thanos and bring their friends back? Then the movie starts to reach its pinnacle.
Ready? Here comes the moment everyone was waiting for. Every. Avenger. Ever. Along with all their sidekicks and back up troops. Have an epic fight. All the Avengers who vanished come out of time portals since the remaining Avengers were able to get
all the stones from earlier. This leads to, hands down, the best superhero battle scene I’ve ever seen in my life. It was awesome to see all the heroes that I’ve seen in past movies working together to destroy the evilest and most powerful being. It was awesome. Not only was it great to see all the heroes fighting but it was also entertaining to see all the evil things from past movies coming back into this one amazing battle. Marvel really did an amazing job to make sure that everything from the past movies was
getting tied back into this film (Ya know, since it’s the “endgame”). I was on the edge of my seat and so happy to see how Marvel had answered everyone’s wishes.
The movie ends with an ending which will go down in history as one of the most iconic movie endings of all time. It really leaves you sitting in the theatre and thinking, “Did that actually just happen.” It was such an absolute shock to the movie world. If you
were lucky enough to avoid all the spoilers on Instagram, you would have been absolutely shook.
Marvel doesn’t stop by tearing your heart once though, they do it twice (end with a bang I guess?). Captain America goes back to his normal age after returning the stones and lives out the rest of his life with the love of his life. Unfortunately, for me, Captain America was my third favorite character, behind Thor. So I left the theatre with two of my top three favorite heroes dead. As much as I hated that fact, they did such an excellent job with the ending. Both those guys had done so much for Marvel, and it was
time for their time to come to an end. They let them both go out in such noble and with such great stories.
I hope no one read this without watching the film, but anyways, I love you all 3000.