Review: Avengers – Endgame


Theatrical Movie Poster, Marvel Studios

On Friday, April 26, the final film of the Avengers franchise was released in the theatres. The movie broke box office records with a $350 million opening in North America alone. Previous to “Endgame,” “Avengers Infinity War” was released last year on April 27, 2018. The highly anticipated show serves as the last battle that many of the MCU heroes will fight.

Because of the magnitude of this film, this review is purposefully left vague to not accidentally spoil it for anyone, as asked by the directors.

The story revolves around the loss of half the population on Earth and the struggle it takes to get everyone back. “Infinity War” took a few of the heroes we’ve come to love including Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, and Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston.

Throughout that movie, everyone in the Marvel Comic Universe struggled to stop Thanos from collecting all the Infinity Stones, which would give him the power to kill half of Earth’s population.

Now, it is after the desolation, and the world’s mightiest heroes come together to find a way to fight for what they’ve lost. Some have moved on, creating a life despite what happened. Others live in regret and sorrow for lost loved ones.

But the savior of the day ends up being the smallest one imaginable: Ant-Man. After being stuck in the quantum realm, Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd, comes to find the world empty. Five years have passed, but for him, it was only five hours. This leads him and the rest of the remaining Avengers to question the impossibility of time travel.

The idea comes to no one other than Iron Man himself, played by Robert Downey Jr. Rather than stop Thanos from achieving his final goal, the team opts to gather all the Infinity Stones themselves, at the earliest time possible.

Throughout the movie, many iconic lines and jokes will be remembered, causing the audience to laugh and clap. Nostalgia crept in – the feeling of an end of an era. As each hero went to collect their stone, they were greeted with a part of their life left long behind. Some even had to sacrifice the thing most precious to them to accomplish their mission.

Several scenes caught the audience off-guard and unprepared, including a major scene that has already caused audience members to become emotional. “Avengers: Endgame” premiered with a sense of hope and fear as generations watched their idols fight one last time. The three-hour film held a powerful and peaceful ending to what was the most glorified cinematic universe of the century.