Posted on May 08, 2019
As you may or may not know, a few weeks ago, the final installment of the Avengers movies and the final installment for many of the characters a lot of us have grown up with for 12 years premiered. My friends and I snagged tickets for Thursday night, and then I was able to snag another one Saturday night, and I’m still processing what I saw both times. (I also saw it a third time this past weekend!)
Avengers: Endgame is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, who also directed Avengers: Infinity War, and my personal favorite, Captain America: Civil War. It has broken all sorts of records, with it grossing $350 million in North America and $1.2 billion worldwide. It has broken the previous records set and is now the highest grossing movie of all time, and frankly, it deserves it. After 12 years, and 22 movies, Endgame is the perfect end to this phase of Marvel we all know and love.
(There won’t be spoilers for Endgame in here, but there will be spoilers for Infinity War, if you have not seen that, then turn back now!)
With Thanos snapping out half of Earth’s population, and each half of someone on Earth, the Avengers are left to pick up the pieces. The movie starts with a certain Avenger that we didn’t see in Infinity War, and what happened to him. The Avengers are at the Avengers HQ, but this time with the added addition of Captain Marvel, they talk about their plan, and how to go about destroying Thanos once and for all. Spoilery things happen, and then 5 years pass. The Avengers are doing their own thing, while still trying to think of a way to bring everyone back from the snap. Another character, who was presumed missing, comes to their headquarters and gives them an idea. They proceed with that idea, which is then shot down by Tony Stark. They round up everyone they can, and eventually, Tony gets on board with the idea. Other spoilery things happen and Captain America finally acknowledges that his ass is actually “America’s ass” (it truly is) as pointed out by another character in the movie. Something happens to Avengers HQ, and they have to fight Thanos again. The OG 3-Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, all take their turn. The fight goes on, a really cool thing happens with Cap, and the fight keeps going on. Thanos unleashes his army and Cap was going to fight by himself until he hears a familiar voice over his comms, and things look up. Spoilery things happen, and a major fight breaks out between both sides. Eventually, the battle comes to an end, with a satisfying end. Loose ends are tied up between characters, and the movie ends on a positive note. There is no end credit scene, which signifies it truly is the end of this MCU phase, but there are some cool credits that acknowledge everyone who has ever been in a Marvel movie (kind of like the credits at the end of Twilight: Breaking Dawn part 2).
I loved this movie the first time I saw it, and it’s still good a second time, and I honestly don’t think that will ever go away. Off topic, but I have seen Captain America: Civil War at least 10 times, and it’s still my favorite Marvel movie, and still one of my faves of all time, and I think that will be the same with Endgame. Endgame tied up many loose ends and gave the characters fitting ends to their 12 years of movies. It also introduced some new ones, which I can’t wait to see in later movies. I cried the first time, at a certain part in the movie (not the part y’all are probably thinking of). The second time, I just got teary eyed at that same part, but both times after it was over, I was sad that this phase is over, and many of these actors contracts have expired, and we won’t see them in these roles again. This movie, to me at least, was a perfect ending to these characters. I can’t give specifics, because spoilers, but when you see it for yourself, you’ll know what I am talking about. Granted, it wasn’t perfect, (my boy Bucky Barnes had like 10 lines total, which I know he isn’t a central character, but still, he deserves more lines??? Sorry, I am Bucky biased), and some of the main story contained a lot that you have to see a few times to unpack, but it’s also a movie about superheroes, so it won’t be perfect, but it’s damn near perfect. (Nebula also has some of the best character development throughout all of these movies and I’m glad she had a more central role in this movie!)
So, if you weren’t able to snag tickets for this weekend, I highly suggest trying to snag them for the week, or next weekend (I know I am going again next weekend), because this is a must see Marvel film! Thank you, Avengers, for giving us a great 12 years of movies, that we can now binge, and fill the void that Endgame has left in all of our hearts.
Thank you 3000, Avengers!
Like I said, not perfect, but close to it. Definitely in my top 5 Marvel movies, and even top 10 of favorite movies!
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