avengers: endgame

‘Avengers: Endgame’: Marvel Makes an Epic Last New Chapter

September 4, 2019 Rissi JC 7 Comments

Some ten years in the making and the MCU all comes down to this. After months, or really years, of teasing this, the final battle is fought in Avengers: Endgame.

Avengers: Endgame (2019) Marvel Review

The story begins with a weak Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) recording a message to the love of his life, Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow). Lost in space with no hope of return to earth, an unexpected rescue arrives in the form of Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). This inserts her into the Avengers team as they plot to find Thanos (Josh Brolin) and put an end to his reign of terror. For good. No matter the strength of their numbers and each of their good intentions, their arrival to Thanos’ secret lair is too late. Angry, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) leaves Thanos dead and the Avengers to disperse to separate corners. 

Five years later, things change.  Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) tracks the whereabouts of her best friend, Clint (Jeremy Renner), a man who’s lost with no purpose. To cope he takes out his anger as a vigilante. What changes their mission is when Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) returns from years missing in the void. This makes everyone think perhaps there’s a chance with the help of time travel, they can go back and undo the heartache Thanos caused. But first, Steve (Chris Evans) will have to enlist the help of Tony, a man whose priorities are now greatly altered.

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This just may be the most star-studded movie in recent cinematic history. Countless other fan favorites and other actors make their “last stand” return such as Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo); Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper); Nebula (Karen Gillan); Peter Quill (Chris Pratt); Peter Parker (Tom Holland); Falcon (Anthony Mackie); Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch); Wanda (Elizabeth Olson); and so many others. You’ll even spy some faces you haven’t seen in a while, and see one or two that makes you wonder, who are you?

Because of this cast list, the talent in this film is off the charts. It’s brilliant, and makes the film that much more enjoyable to watch. Of course, the return to one screen of so many favorite characters is also a plus. From Captain America (can I talk about how much I’ll miss him if this is truly the end?) to Falcon (at least we’ll see more of the Cap’s bestie) and the hilarious antics of Ant-Man, I suspect, we all have a favorite MCU character. If you ever hoped to see them share a screen, I ‘Endgame’ is the closest you’ll likely get. Speaking of the characters, it’s a little bit heartbreaking to see some of them hurting so. Much as I’d like to say more, I won’t. In all likelihood I’m the last person on planet earth to see this, but just in case, I’ll refrain because spoilers. I will say, it is weirdly comedic to see how Thor changes.

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Despite my skepticism and “worry” over these characters, I can honestly say, in the hand of Marvel alongside everyone who produced, directed and brought this film to life, the story had good direction. For me, this is one of the less complicated plots, and it just works. One of the things that impresses me most is that the finale isn’t big in the way most are; it suits this movie so very well. The scale is still “big,” while being quiet and calling back so many of the moments or significant scenes from prior films. Even those I caught probably don’t total the number of things the writer’s throwback to. The story is likely richer if you watch the entire run which I say really begins with the 2008 film Iron Man, though that’s something I clearly don’t have the patience for.

For those of us who’ve been with the Marvel cinematic universe since the beginning, this is a fitting end. There’s tears and joy, bittersweet sentiments and triumphant moments, all of which leads to a final chapter that opens doors to new possibilities. Will I miss these Avengers? You bet. I sincerely hope that in this case, the rumors of this being their final outing is anything but true.

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You can purchase Avengers: Endgame digitally on Amazon Video.

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amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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  • Angela September 5, 2019 at 6:52 AM

    I was someone who went into the original Iron Man movie with low expectations. I didn’t really know anything about the comics, but my husband wanted to see it. I began to love the characters and movies as much as he did!

    I loved Endgame and I feel like I need to see it again to really be able to absorb everything. And I sobbed (in a good way!) for how Cap’s story ended.

  • Tracy @ Cornerfolds September 5, 2019 at 9:36 AM

    I loved this movie so much! I do think it’s definitely the final chapter for Cap and Iron Man, for obvious reasons, but I’m very excited to see how the rest of the Avengers continue their stories!

  • Chanel M. September 15, 2019 at 9:58 PM

    This movie is everything! It was hilarious, bittersweet and a great ending/beginning as the MCU moves forward. I loved it!

    • Rissi JC September 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM

      I LOVED IT TOO! Definitely SAD to think some of these character’s aren’t supposed to return, but I’m hopeful that’s part of a misdirect. ;)

  • Dianna December 21, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    I had limited knowledge of Marvel going into this movie, so I didn’t get as much out of it as my kids and husband (who are all big fans.) The movie seemed so LONG to me.

    • Rissi JC December 30, 2019 at 6:42 PM

      I can 100% understand this. The longest (in terms of seeing to overstay its welcome) one to me is, I think, the first Avengers. The rest, while long in time, seem to keep a better pace and somehow, they seem to USE that time better. Hope even though you don’t know much about MCU (I forget nearly everything in the time it takes to make a new film), you did enjoy it somewhat! That’s what these are for me; they’re pure entertainment. :)

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