We’re In The Endgame Now


In 2008, Tony Stark fought his way out of a cave in the middle of nowhere, setting off a domino effect that got the Marvel Cinematic Universe where it is today.
It’s safe to say that the stakes have never been higher and the term “stranger than fiction” is no longer applicable.
“Avengers: Endgame” is the emotional end of a decade-long era and, despite its grand total three hour runtime, this movie is absolutely captivating from start to finish.
Thanos (Josh Brolin) did exactly what he said he was going to do: He wiped out 50% of all living creatures.
Five years later, Scott Lang, otherwise known as Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) turns up, and with him comes one last shot at fixing what had previously seemed irrevocably broken.
Is it a risk?
Are the surviving Avengers are willing to do it if it means getting everybody back?
Whatever it takes.
And because this is a Marvel film, this journey to restore the universe to its rightful order will be accompanied by graphics with incredibly lifelike precision.
If you thought the fight scenes in “Infinity War” couldn’t be topped, think again.
The final fight in “Endgame” makes the battle in Wakanda look like a couple of toddlers fighting over a stuffed animal.
”Avengers: Endgame” is a far cry from the usual superhero trope.
In the place of back to back wisecracks and seemingly effortless fight scenes comes a more human side to our heroes that hasn’t been seen before: vulnerable, hurt, and hopeless.
Everybody lost someone and moving on isn’t easy, especially for the people who feel they could’ve done something about it.
For the first time, the saviors feel just as helpless as the people they couldn’t save and it shows a completely different aspect of the seemingly infallible superheroes who are always there to save the day.
This extraordinary shift could not, of course, be accomplished without the phenomenal cast of actors, each and every one bringing their characters to life.
From the Marvel veterans such as Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and Chris Evans (Captain America) to the newcomers like Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), they have taken their roles and turned them into the very people children have looked up to for generations.
Even the most compelling script would be nothing without great actors to drive it forward and Marvel has done a great job at choosing the perfect ones to play the roles.
“Avengers: Endgame” is, in fact, the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it.
In the fascinating end to over ten years of a suspenseful and breathtaking storyline, the characters that have fought and lived and loved next to one another will have to mend fences and forge new alliances in the fight for their lives.
Most of them have nothing to lose and everything to gain, and the ones that have something to lose?
They’ll protect it until their dying breath.
“Avengers: Endgame” is the perfect bookend to the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It ties up all the loose plot ends with a satisfying conclusion, and is definitely worth the watch, however it should not be seen without at least a little background knowledge about previous MCU events.
You also might want to go use the restroom before you go in the cinema: Three hours is a long time to go without bathroom breaks, and you’re definitely not going to want to leave your seat.
“Endgame” is rated PG-13 for some swear words and violence.