By George Quinonez ’21
“Avengers: Endgame” is the most highly anticipated superhero movie of all time, and the movie does not fail to live up to the hype. With its phenomenal character development, jaw-dropping action scenes, and an astounding plot, Endgame truly embodies the finale of the MCU’s (Marvel Cinematic Universe) culmination of 22 movies.
After the events of “Avengers: Infinity War”, Thanos, with the snap of his fingers using the infinity stones, decimated half of all living creatures in the universe. The audience was left to remember that the Avengers were separated, leaving Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) up in space with Nebula (Karen Gillan). Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) along with other members were on Earth. In this new installment to the MCU, it is up to the remaining superheroes that survived Thanos’s snap to unite against their enemy, avenge their fallen comrades, and to save the world from Thanos’s evil intents.
When it comes to the action scenes within this movie, you will not be disappointed. There are many fights that happen within the movie, and they range from small scale fights to large scale fights. What’s amazing too is that each fight will have you at the edge of your seat, which gets you prepared for the grand finale. Just like in “Infinity War,” it is just outstanding when you are able to see all the superheroes uniting to reach their ultimate goal: to save the world. However, some sacrifices must be made in order to gain victory.
Character development is phenomenal within this movie because it carries from “Avengers: Infinity War” as well as from previous movies before that one. If you have seen “Captain America: Civil War,” fans will remember that Captain America (aka Steve Rogers) is not on speaking terms with Iron Man (aka Tony Stark) because of different political ideas, and they have to solve that issue in this movie. Throughout the movie, the audience is able to see the original six (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Hulk) heroes unite once again in this final battle against Thanos, which is every child and comic book enthusiasts’ dream. This final battle is especially nerve wrecking because it determines the heroes’ fate.
The plot is outstanding because it does its best to tie up the culmination of 22 movies. We are able to see how well the MCU has changed through time, and how the stories of the original six heroes might come to an end. Also, the directors and writers do their best to not leave questions unanswered. Each character is left with a little twist about them at the end of the movie.
Regardless of the amazing plot, some people may say that it is hard to keep watching the movie because its duration is three hours long and there are no intermissions, which is a bit of a struggle for some people. However, I beg to differ; it is easy to focus when watching the movie if you did not order a large amount of popcorn and a large soda because you are not constantly thinking of going to the bathroom. Additionally, the directors purposefully wanted to keep the run time at three hours because with less time the movie wouldn’t have been able to express character development quite enough and the audience wouldn’t get enough time with each individual hero.
- Release Date: April 26th, 2019
- Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo
- Genre: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi