The end is here

Is Avengers: Endgame really worth all the hype?

Promotional poster for Avengers:Endgame

Promotional poster for Avengers:Endgame

Endgame is the movie to end it all.

A marvel movie that has created an audience bigger than almost any other movie ever. The movie that perfectly ties together the marvel universe, a series of movies consisting of nearly twenty movies, with hundreds of actors and actresses. And this movie, Avengers: Endgame is the movie that completes it.

There were close to twenty movies that led up to or contributed to this finale in some way. The movies zig-zagging from one another like the beams of the Eiffel Tower, with this movie being the very top where seemingly unconnected movies come together to form one super plot.

The prequel to this movie left the epitome of a cliffhanger when it ended with exactly half of all life disappearing. The super heroes in this movie are determined to bring back the  life that was taken from them previously, but in doing so endanger the world even more. There is an ultimate showdown between the two sides, good and evil, for not only the earth, but the entire universe. In the end, the hardest sacrifice had to be made in order for the light to succeed over the darkness.

This movie was very different from others, and was very unique in many ways. The biggest thing that was unique is just how much time and effort was put into it. This movie was the product of tons of other movies and the individual ties to this movie is insane to think about. There were also certain scenes in this movie that made it stand out. One such scene occurred during the battle for earth. All of the women heroes who were in the movie joined together for a scene to fight their evil oppressors as a message that it doesn’t always have to be super heroes, but also super heroines.

There was a core group of heroes that had played very big roles in the previous movies that also had the leading roles in this one. The leads were Tom Holland as Spiderman, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk. The roles of Spiderman, Captain America, and Hulk were very similar to their roles in their other marvel movies; just intensified. The others’ roles, however, were very different from other movies in the series.

Robert Downey Jr. normally plays the self-centered billionaire mogul Tony Stark/Iron Man who always puts himself first. However, this movie he was required to flip sides of Tony Stark and show the more personal spot of living in a quaint house with his wife and daughter, and eventually sacrificing everything for the life of humanity and those he loves. On the other hand, Chris Hemsworth, who normally plays the extremely toned, and tough-guy Thor who shows no fear and not much love, is transformed to an out of shape, fragile man who believes he failed the entire universe.

The other characters in the movie are too many to mention, but some of the more impactful supporting characters were Black Widow, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Rocket, Doctor Strange, and Captain Marvel. There were no characters in the movie that really didn’t do anything. Every character had some piece to tie into the perfect combination of genius and imagination that became this movie. All characters were calculated to play some role or another.

The final battle in Avengers Endgame

Next to the plot. Perhaps the most amazing thing about Avengers: Endgame is all the technology that was used to successfully produce it. The digital editors for this movie really outdid themselves by having crazy animated scenes like the final battle where there were animations of thousands of soldiers, dozens of giant warships, and a number of portals teleporting more people into the mix. They made crazy animations with some of the technology in the movie, like Iron Man’s armor shift from its rigid metal, to an almost mechanical liquid as it changes to help the avengers.

This was a movie that truly caught people’s attention. Avengers: Endgame has made almost $3 billion since April of 2019. It was intricately woven in a way that did not leave fans bored throughout the series, but just got more and more exciting as it went on. It was not repetitive enough for people to predict what was going to happen, but it was stable enough to allow people to feel in touch with the characters and fall in love with them and the series they were apart of.