Review: “Avengers: Endgame” creates an emotional end for a marvelous series



With ominous settings, uncertainty around every corner and odds stacked up against the heroes, the audience was on the edge of their seats in fear that another “Avengers: Infinity War” ending could be around the corner.

Emma Yakel, A&E Editor

3 hours and 1 minute may seem like an eternity for some, but for Marvel fanatics, that time is not fazing when it comes in the form of “Avengers: Endgame,” the final movie of the Avengers series. Glorious in so many ways, “Avengers: Endgame” is an ode to all the previous journeys the Avengers have taken us on as it successfully closes a series that will live in a place of fame.

After the tumultuous end of “Avengers: Infinity War,” it seemed that all hope was lost after Thanos, the antagonist, snapped his fingers which were bedecked with an Infinity Stone gauntlet and eliminated half of the population in the universe. “Avengers: Endgame” picks up after this devastation and follows the remaining superheroes as they work to rebuild their lives and figure out if they can restore the population. With the elimination of characters such as Spider-Man, Falcon, the Scarlet Witch, Black Panther and Dr. Strange, the remaining superheroes are sparse. Mainly focusing on Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Bruce Banner, Ant-Man, Iron Patriot, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Nebula and Rocket, the team must figure out to how to deal with this seemingly impossible task of returning to what they once knew.

A rollercoaster filled with love, loss, grief, sacrifice and hope, this film is emotionally rocking, heartbreakingly sentimental and hypnotically entrancing. It never falters in reminding the viewers that the Avengers series has come to an end and the past growth of all the characters and the journeys each movie has given us should not be forgotten. With ever-shifting settings and diverse character interactions and dynamics, this movie is never boring and never felt like it dragged throughout its three hours of true Marvel genius. It attracts each viewers attention to the screen and captures their interest purely due to the fact that no one wants to let a single second slip away through their fingers tips.

Starting with a haunting beginning, the ever-looming cloud of sadness circled above each individual throughout the movie and drove each of them to commit themselves to the crusade of fixing the wrong of Thanos. With ominous settings, uncertainty around every corner and odds stacked up against the heroes, the audience was on the edge of their seats in fear that another “Avengers: Infinity War” ending could be around the corner. Thankfully, in the midst of this unpredictability, comedic relief provided by favorites such as Tony Stark, Rocket and Thor was provided and added an extra treat for the entirety of the audience.

What truly made “Avengers: Endgame” impactful was the fact that the directors were able to humanize the characters in a way that garnered a connection between the viewers and the heroes. By exposing the feeling of loss, grief and a sense of a lost purpose, the directors were able to expose vulnerabilities that made the characters seem less godly and more tangible allowing the viewers to gain a further attachment to the characters that they soon would have to say goodbye to once the curtains came to a close.

While the movie as a whole was spectacular, the cast was what truly made it a star. Captain America played by Chris Evans, Thor played by Chris Hemsworth, Iron Man performed by Robert Downey Jr., Bruce Banner acted by Mark Ruffalo, Black Widow portrayed by Scarlet Johansson and Hawkeye portrayed by Jeremy Renner all returned as the original Avengers crew and did the movie justice after their veteran experience proved true. Additions such as Bradley Cooper as Rocket and Brie Larson as Captain Marvel created a well rounded and star-studded cast that proved to have a wonderful dynamic and succeeded at creating a fantastic movie.

The audience agrees that the final movie has done the entire series justice. Gaining a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 9.2/10 on IMDb, it is obvious that the Avenger fans have spoken and has decided that this movie is not one to be missed.

Overall, “Avengers: Endgame” was a satisfying and entertaining movie that is an exciting addition and closure to the movie series. While it could arguably be called one of the best movies of Avengers yet, it is sure going to be a fan favorite and is going to be a notable movie for the years to come.



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