Emotional Endings

Before I dive deep into this movie, for *legal reasons*, I need to make clear that this article contains MAJOR SPOILERS from the movie Avengers: Endgame. If you haven’t seen the movie please keep on flipping and go on about your day.

After Avengers: Infinity War came out in April of last year, I thought it couldn’t get any worse. Oh how wrong I was. Infinity War left us all in tears and mourning the loss of our most beloved childhood superheroes: T’Challa, Star Lord, Gamora, Loki, and the most heartbreaking loss, Spider-Man. Our spirits were crushed as we were forced to wait another full year to see the fate of the Avengers. I saw Endgame the Saturday after the movie came out and I was really nervous and excited to see it. I suspected I was going to be a sobbing mess and it turns out I was right. The three hours went by really quick and for most of the time I was crying tears of happiness and pure sadness. At the very start of the movie, we see the Avengers who are left trying to go on with their lives with half of the population gone. But as we all know, the Avengers can’t leave anything unfinished and decided to take on Thanos and force him to reverse the infamous snap. Sadly, Thanos had destroyed the stones and there was nothing the Avengers could do.

When all hope was lost, Ant-Man came out of the Quantum Realm, giving the Avengers one, FINAL chance to bring everyone back. Pym particles gave the Avengers the opportunity to go back to specific time periods to retrieve the stones before Thanos did. In groups of two and three, the Avengers went back to the future. Now, when I heard that this was a possible option, I was really skeptical. I am a big fan of The Flash, the TV show, and time travelling always makes everything worse (for those of you who watch the Flash, you know). But even I have to admit that it was really cool and the only option to save everyone. At each location, some of the Avengers got to see past friends and family members, such as Howard Stark, Peggy Carter and Thor’s mom. While these reunions were happy, they were also sad because these people are long gone in the Avengers time.

The film continued to play with our emotions, particularly with one death scene that I did not anticipate. It is clear that the Russo brothers really do try to make us heartbroken by the end of the movie. Ultimately, because of one particular sacrifice, one of my favorite characters ended up saving the world and bringing back all the lost loved ones.

Endgame also delivered on the long running tradition of Avengers movies with massive battle scenes. Once again, movie goers got to see one of the most epic battles ever. The Avengers got to assemble for the last time and it was a great, especially since Steve was finally worthy enough to wield Mjolnir. When all hope seemed to be lost, EVERYONE who died in Infinity War came back through Doctor Strange’s portals and everyone in the theatre went CRAZY. Overcome with happiness, I proceeded to cry even more which is not surprising. The reunion between Tony Stark and Peter Parker was especially amazing and tear-jerking.

Even with all the heartbreaking scenes and the fact I cried the whole time, I can say without a doubt that this was the best Marvel movie I had ever seen, which says a lot because I have seen many. The plot, the acting, the emotion were all perfection and I couldn’t have asked for anything more for the end of Phase One. Ten years had been leading up to this movie and they did not disappoint. I highly recommend this movie to anyone, not just Marvel fans, and I also recommend bringing tissues if you do choose to watch it.

 

I love you 3000 Tony Stark.