SQUARE UP. Nebula played by Karen Gillan prepares to take on her opponent during the war. photo/Marvel Studios

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War.

The movie that nearly took 11 years to come to life and 21 Marvel movies before it developed a detailed finale will forever be Marvel’s best Avengers movie. Although Endgame didn’t strike me as the best movie in the series, it earns second place behind the first ever The Avengers movie in 2012 as number one.

The part two viewers and fans were anticipating after Avengers: Infinity War (part one), which released last year on April 28 is finally over. Lastly, we saw the worlds mightiest heroes were defeated by Thanos. Thanos, who in some unfortunate events collected all six Infinity Stones, resulting in him snapping his big purple fingers, which made half of the universe‚Äôs population, disintegrate in a matter of seconds. In that moment, not only were citizens lost but Marvel’s fellow superhero favorites such as Black Panther, Spiderman, Doctor Strange and many more.

The heroes left behind and untouched included: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) and Rocket (the voice of Bradley Cooper). With the desire to do absolutely anything to attend to their loved ones again and embrace them months after the wipe out reached an all time high. After an initial attempt, with entrusting Captain Marvel with her powers and the rest of the original squad not only are more problems than solutions created, Thor ends up beheading Thanos which generates more hopeless and purposeless ideas the Avengers try to create.

Reinvigorated with hope after Ant-Man’s reappearance, Ant-Man was stuck in the quantum realm during the fight on Wakanda. He pledges to himself for his family and his squad that there may be a way to reverse Thanos’ deadly snap. Not that it is easy to bring the squad back together after five years have passed, most of the members like Iron Man and Thor took up on alternative ways of lives like none before. More importantly, all eyes are on Thor, due to his new appearance and lifestyle. Specifically in the beginning of the movie, Thor is as remorseful as a dirty hermit crab, no means of figuring out his life again, drags along the biggest beer belly and the “long-awaited” long hair and beard. Iron Man on the other hand has a daughter with his wife Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).

All said and done, a plan to reverse the Thanos’ snap forms and what is left is to execute it. The last life-or-death mission to outsmart their biggest opponent will not go wayside underneath the squad’s terms.

The order of events that take place leading up to the Avengers capturing all Infinity Stones was a struggle in itself. To defeat Thanos the Avengers needed to go back in time and capture all the stones, to then jump back into present day so they can revive more than half of the population and the rest of the superheroes.

In a battle that brought many emotions including: sadness, happiness, disbelief and laughter it was all worth it in the end. Moments like when Captain America was able to pick up Thor’s hammer or when Black Widow sacrificed herself for the power stone signified the worthiness and dedication the Avengers had toward beating Thanos and getting justice back.

A rollercoaster of emotions that did not necessarily end with happiness and relief brought the waterworks to some viewers. Specifically with the death of Iron Man, he was a hero that willingly put the gauntlet on his hand to snap Thanos and his army away. Knowing it would kill him proves the perseverance and integrity he has for his teammates and family.

Not every story gets their successful conclusion, but a story that ends with satisfaction and happy memories is one to mark down for the books.

 

The Highlights

Movie: Avengers: Endgame

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Chadwick Boseman, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland

Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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