Movie Review: Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame
Rated: PG-13
Released: April 26, 2019
Runtime: 181 min
Directors: Anthony Russo | Joe Russo
Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Jim Starlin
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson, Tom Holland, Karen Gillan, Zoe Saldana, Evangeline Lilly, Tessa Thompson, Rene Russo, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Danai Guria, and many more.
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.

ALERT: SPOILERS (Do not continue if you haven't seen the film).

No one really thought of the “end” when we first saw Iron Man back in 2008. We all just began the journey and not once thought, eventually this ride will have to come to its end. Cue 11 years later (and 21 movies later), and we finally reached that pivotal point. None of us wanted it of course, many were in denial, but here it is. Maybe if I pinch myself, it will all just be a Dream in my head.

Avengers Endgame, I knew this film would destroy me but also give me peace. I hope it did the same for everyone else. I didn't have a clue as to how they would reach the endgame, or how will everyone come back. I devoted hours and hours to YouTube, watching different channels explain their theories. Nothing gave me peace of mind, everyone as some point would state that so and so would be done and gone forever. Meanwhile, I'm thinking how are we the fans going to survive this?

I was chatting with a friend about the film after we both saw it for the first time and this is one comment we both agreed upon:
“I can honestly say it was the most satisfying ending to a saga that I’ve ever experienced.”

It truly was! Everyone involved in the making of the film, I say “Thank You!” 

My choices of memorable (jaw dropping) moments in the film (good and sad): 
The girl power scene with all the female characters when Captain Marvel is about to take the Gauntlet with the infinity stones from Spider-man and he questions, how she plans to do it without getting caught. That's when you hear "She's not alone" from Valkyrie, Scarlet Witch, Okoye, Mantis, Shuri, Hope Van Dyne, Gamora, Nebula and my favorite Pepper Potts (in full gear). This was AMAZING! It deserved the cheers and applause it received when the scene played out on the screen. So much GIRL POWER, and its about time Marvel highlights the Women of the MCU universe. Now when do they get their own film?

Another scene that was full of awesome, was when Captain America holds Thor's original Mjolnir (Hammer). We know Cap has been worthy but to see this happen, again another round of cheers and applause from the movie goers. This just shows, you don't have to be a god or from outer space to be a Hero. Captain America's heroism speaks for itself. Cap also has some other notable moments, like passing on the shield to Sam and showing us the true meaning of friendship. We also can't forget Cap got his HEA (Happy Ever After) when he is able to return to the past and live out life with Peggy. The "how" he did it, is still questionable, but we just need to know for now, that he got his HEA. 

Thor, oh Thor. No one expecting the Thor we got in Endgame. The Dad body was something alright. I was like "How is he going to fit into his suit?" The dad body wasn't really what stood out for me, it was when Thor and his mother Frigga, got their moment when he travelled back in time. Thor has pretty much lost everyone including his world, so for him to get that touching moment with Frigga, it brought happen tears. I think he really needed (maybe we all did). 

Iron Man is next up, and as far as memorable scenes for him, he had more than one (which he deserved). To be honest, Iron Man/Tony Stark as a whole is the most memorable character throughout the whole film. We started with Iron Man, we end with Iron Man. From the first scene when he records a message to Pepper, this begins the heartbreak that we know is coming. Then we are rewarded with his daughter,  that we at least know, Tony was able to start a life with Pepper and have a daughter and got a good solid 5 years with her and cue "Love you 3000". We can just stop telling our loved one "we love you to the moon and back now" and go ahead and replace that with "I love you 3000".  

Then, we get our Iron Man back to take on Thanos again and again. But the one that broke us, the one I knew was going to be our hearts endgame, was when Iron Man (Tony) has fought his last battle by wielding the gauntlet, which brings Pepper to tell  Tony "We're going to be okay. You can rest now." Cue the monsoon of tears that began flowing on to my Captain Marvel shirt. At this point, my eyes are so full of water, I can't see the screen. This will be the hardest memory in the MCU to ever forget. As a fan of Iron Man since 2008, I know that I wasn't ready to let Iron Man go, but in reality, the real life Robert Downey Jr. was not a spring chicken anymore, and it was his time. Do I want Iron Man to continue in the form of another character stepping up and becoming Iron Man, I would be ok with it. It just won't be the same. What Robert Downey Jr. Did with Iron Man, was priceless, he was born to play that role. And one more Tony Stark moment to mention was him getting to see this dad and have his moment with him, Tony deserved that rewarding moment. 

This is where I stop as far as scenes that are memorable. I wrote good and sad, but I'm not about to write about the devastating ones. Those you will just have to handle on your own. I want to pretend certain scenes did not happen and it was just a dream. There are still questions unanswered and after watching Endgame, new questions have arisen. So again, I will pretend that certain characters are just taking a "break". So until the next installment in the MCU, we will once again watch all the YouTube videos with all theories after Endgame, and come up with our own ideas to tie us over. 

So that's it, that all she wrote folks. I normally don't include spoilers but you just cant talk about this film without sharing what impact us so much. I have seen Avengers: Endgame twice by the time I posted this and once it comes out on digital and Blu-ray, I plan to binge on the film until I know it by heart. 

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I'm not really a fan of movies like this, but have seen a few since my kids LOVE superheroes. We went to see Endgame on opening night. It was such a great move -- even for a nonfan!


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