Marvel at Marvel’s Finale

Michael Rago, Writer

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The newest Avengers movie, Avengers: Endgame, was arguably the best Marvel movie to hit the theaters.  The 3 hour and 1 minute movie starts off with no sympathy for anyone with a weak heart. The whole movie will get you to show multiple emotions from start to finish and spares no time reminding you of the connection loyal fans will have with the world’s favorite super heroes.

Avengers: Endgame sold $1.2 billion dollars in one weekend, which is more money Captain America: Civil War made in total.  A lot of fans were anticipating this movie after the not-so happy ending of Avengers: Infinity War and they were not displeased.

Endgame takes place after Thanos, an interstellar titan, successfully wipes half of the universe’s population to prevent overpopulation and goes into hiding to escape the weak Avengers.  The Avengers are heartbroken and feel defeated and give up when they don’t have a way to bring back their loved ones. That was until Ant Man [Paul Rudd], discovers a way to travel back in time using what he calls the “Quantum Realm.”  Once he explains his finding to the rest of the Avengers, he establishes hope, and they start working on a way to bring billions of lives back into existence.

Sequels that have to live up to extreme hype expressed by the fanbase over social media isn’t easy, but Endgame successfully does that.  Endgame was able to get the audience in the movie theater to gasp, cheer, and cry which very few movies are capable of doing. It allowed fans to finally get satisfaction for the long wait from its previous movie.

All of the actors successfully portrayed their characters as change as they try to cope with the reality of despair they experience which cause their emotions to become our own.  The movie also successfully explains the concept of time, which most movies do not wish to attempt to do.

The only bad thing about Endgame is that if you haven’t watched any Avengers movies prior to watching Endgame, you won’t get the same experience. There are a lot of references, comments, and missing pieces of the story that you will not get if you have not watched the majority of the Marvel movies.  Almost all movies are referenced and you can find yourself sitting in the theater while the whole crowd is laughing at something you don’t understand, which could take away from the overall experience.

Overall, Avengers: Endgame was worth the anticipation and exceeded the hype that so many loyal fans created on social media.  The movie left people with satisfaction that wasn’t cheap or incomplete. The movie will be worth the time and money that a fan would spend to see it.