by Sophia Wooden ‘20
The final movie of the Avengers series is monumental, to say the least. So, to give this movie a just review, going into all the details is necessary. You have been warned that this review contains spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame.”
“Endgame” continues from the end of “Avengers: Infinity War,” in which the villain Thanos collects all of the infinity stones. Thanos uses these stones to snap away half of all life in the entire universe. “Endgame” begins with the surviving Avengers coming together to find Thanos again, only to discover that there is no way to undo the snap.
The movie then shoots forward five years, and the world is trying to move on. Ant-Man, who ended up stuck in another realm at the end of “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” is brought back to the real world. Astonished by the many changes since his departure, he comes up with an idea to use time travel to collect the infinity stones and undo the damage from the previous film.
However, just as there always are in the typical superhero movie, the Avengers face problems along the way. The surviving members split up into groups to go back in time and steal the infinity stones, with the plan of returning them as soon as they had been used. Once all of the stones are retrieved, the gang returns and Hulk snaps everyone back into existence. What they don’t know is that there had been a split-up and a past version of Nebula comes to the future along with Thanos and his army. This results in an epic final battle between all the Avengers, including those who vanished in the last movie, and Thanos and his army. In order to finally beat Thanos, Iron Man snaps him away and dies from the impact.
There, I did it. I spoiled the ending for anyone who ignored my warning in the first paragraph. Now this review can get straight to answering the question: Does “Avengers: Endgame” do justice to a franchise of films that consists not only of 4 Avengers films but also 22 other Marvel films?
Without a doubt, this final movie holds up to expectations. A great factor of this movie is that it’s incredibly star-studded. There is such a widespread cast and everyone can find an actor to appreciate. For an Avengers worshiper, a three hour-finale is nothing, but to someone who is less interested, this can be overwhelming. Another thing is, if you haven’t watched previous films in the series, you probably won’t get the issues at hand. One element I find disappointing was Black Widow’s untimely death. Sure, it was nice that she died because Hawkeye had a whole family to look after, but still it was very sad, especially considering that she never got her own movie. Also, Rocket and Nebula both knew that the deal was a soul for a soul, so it is incredibly frustrating why they couldn’t find a loophole for both Black Widow and Hawkeye to live.
I find it unbelievable that the series has come to a end. Marvel did a wonderful job in commemorating all the amazing different Avengers movies and the series as a whole.