Movie Review: Avengers Endgame (Spoiler Alert!)

After 11 years filled with 21 movies, Marvel’s recent Avengers Endgame marks a major milestone for the producers, cast, and fans. In fact, Avengers Endgame provides closure on the major storyline in the previous films. Also, the contracts of several of the original Avengers expired after this film.

With such great anticipation for the movie, Avengers Endgame grossed $2.26 billion within the first week of its release, and it is on its way to potentially becoming the biggest blockbuster movie of all time. I liked it so much I saw it six times, one time for each infinity stone.

The movie is a direct sequel to last year’s blockbuster Avengers Infinity War, which ended with half of the universe extinct. The main antagonist, Thanos, leaves the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at a standstill. In this movie, the heroes do what they have to in order to restore the balance of the universe. Like all superhero movies, this film includes an epic, boss fight, which in my opinion, is the GOAT.

***IF YOU DIDN’T WATCH THE MOVIE YET, BEWARE: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS***

The movie opens with Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) teaching his daughter archery, until, in a blink of an eye, his entire family disappears. With the knowledge that Thanos caused this, the remaining Avengers attack Thanos once more, but when they encounter him, they discover he already destroyed the infinity stones, leaving the extinction permanent.

Fast forward to five years in the future, many of the remaining heroes are coping with their tragic loss to Thanos. Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) has finally achieved his dream of putting down the Iron Man mantle and establishing a family with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and his young daughter, Morgan Stark. Besides Tony, the rest of the Avengers have been depressed after their loss. When Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) comes out of the quantum realm, seeming to have travelled five years into the future, the remaining Avengers realize that there is still hope for retrieving the stones.

With the knowledge that time travel is an option, the Avengers then seek to return to the past in order to retrieve the stones. Through the Avenger’s journey in time, they encounter important people from their past and retrieve infinity stones along the way, leading up to an epic fight. With the Avengers back in current time with all the stones, Hulk sacrifices his right arm in order to bring all the missing people back.

Unfortunately, it isn’t only the Avengers that return back to the future, but also a past version of Thanos. This is when we finally get to the final epic, boss battle: Thanos’s entire army versus over sixty Avengers. Unfortunately, the end of the battle is a very tragic one. Tony Stark’s last sacrifice is to save the Avengers and destroy Thanos’s army, leaving him dying next to his wife, Pepper Potts.

The movie wraps up with Tony Stark’s funeral and Captain America’s (Chris Evans) retirement from heroship. Fans still look forward to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Eek!!