My thoughts on Avengers Endgame *NO SPOILERS*


“Mr Stark, you’ve just become part of a bigger universe. You just don’t know it yet” 

   –Nick Fury

Love it or hate it, The Marvel Cinematic Universe has completely changed the film industry. I remember my father reading about Iron Man in the daily paper on a sunny day in 2008; being a naive 7 years old, I had no idea who or what Iron Man was. I vividly remember seeing it in a theater the next weekend, being in awe of the action spectacle before me and my dad covering my eyes when Tony Stark started womanizing. This is one of the earliest memories of going to the theater and frankly, I think it changed my life for the better. Little did Kevin Feige, the head honcho at Marvel, know that a risky superhero film starring a washed-up actor would turn into a vast interconnected universe full of heroes, sorcerers, a family of intergalactic rascals, and magic glowing space stones.

“There was an idea, called the Avengers Initative. The idea was to bring together a remarkable group of people, see if they could become something more. See if they could work together when we needed them to fight the battles we never could.”

-Nick Fury

We’ve finally reached the end of the road with Avengers Endgame, which follows the surviving Avengers trying to reconcile with Thanos’ actions and the snap. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, as well as Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, had a monumental task of creating a satisfying payoff to 11 years of storytelling, but they did it. They created a film with a massive scale and scope, with massive action setpieces and battle sequences, but the true highlights of the film are the characters. I found Endgame to be akin to Lord of the Rings: Return of The King because both have insane action and battles, but still remain character-centric and character-driven stories that provide emotional payoffs.

Endgame won’t win over any new fans, in fact, it might be really confusing if your not a fan, but if you’ve been following these films for over 10 years as I have, it will perfectly wrap up a massive storytelling achievement that changed the landscape of cinema as we know it. The characters that have been carefully fleshed out and developed over the past 11 years are given satisfying conclusions to their stories. Little character moments and lines of dialogue that were seemingly insignificant, are given genuine heartfelt callbacks.

See it in a massive theater with a huge crowd to get the best experience possible. The energy was palpable in the theater opening night. There were laughs, cheers, applause, and tears. I highly recommend seeing it as soon as possible.