If you have not seen Avengers: Endgame yet, don’t read any farther. After you have watched the movie, come back to this article and read on. Marvel has started on this movie saga from the creation of the movie Iron Man way back in 2008. This epic conclusion of the infinity storyline closed out the first era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This story revolves around the Avengers and their battle against the titan Thanos from the events of the previous movie Avengers: Infinity War.
After the events of the Thanos’ snap, the Avengers are in disarray from losing half of humanity to Thanos. The Avengers decided to travel back in time to recover the Infinity Stones and try to undo the snap done by Thanos. The time travel aspect in this film worked despite it possibly causing significant issues in a reasonably cohesive timeline by the movies. It was the best way to conclude a big, overarching story. The battle in New York was relieved by the Avengers, Thor gets to talk again with her mother, and Nebula is reunited with her sister, Gamora. After the avengers went back in time, it did not change the past events from happening. Ultron still existed, and Thanos still did the snap.
Our Heroes Return
Our assumptions were confirmed after the people snapped away from Infinity War returned for a big, epic climax in Endgame. It happened at the near end of the movie, where everyone assembled to battle Thanos and his army. While not every character was caught in the spotlight, the audience still definitely saw the complete Avengers assembled at one location. This is what the past 11 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were leading up to, and it is all thanks to the Russo brothers and all the visual designers of Marvel.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is fantastic because of its cast of characters. Each character was built up with their movies and backstories for audiences to get acquainted with and know more about them. This is one of the reasons why the MCU is successful in its era because each member of the Avengers took the time to develop and build from their storylines leading up to this single point. In the Endgame, we now see how the characters that we know face the struggles of the battles of New York, Ultron and Thanos affects their character ultimately. As the movie goes on, we see beautiful scenes with the reunion of Natasha and Clint. The death of Natasha, the meeting of Thor and his mother, Tony’s reunion with Pepper, Steve’s reunion with Bucky, and watching Steve pass on the shield to Falcon were all the happy moments. Witnessing Cap lifting Mjolnir was so satisfying and breathtaking. However, the saddest part is the consequence of Thanos’ defeat, which is the death of Tony Stark. The funeral scene at the end is beautiful and sad at the same time.
Endgame is the best conclusion to the Infinity Saga. While the victories were significant, the losses were even greater. The MCU will eventually still live on, and the next generation of heroes will face new challenges. We will always wait on what Marvel has in store for us, but surely it will take time to build again as they did with the Avengers Endgame.