Avengers: Endgame


Hannah Russell, Reporter

A lot of things can happen in 10 years, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe has spent the last decade setting itself up for the endgame.

After the events of Infinity War, half the population is left to recover from the tragedy caused by Thanos (Josh Brolin). With Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) stuck in space with no food or water. The rest of the Avengers must find a way to save him and defeat Thanos, but they find themselves lacking the numbers to do so. If they couldn’t beat Thanos with an army, how can the limited number of heroes we have left do the job?

The rest of the (living) characters are as follows: Captain America (Chris Evans), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye/Ronin (Jeremy Renner), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), and Wong (Benedict Wong).

After seeing this movie, I can say that there are no words that could do this movie proper justice. Seeing the original six Avengers, knowing that it could be the last time they were seen together, made me terrified for the film as much as I was excited. I had high expectations for this movie, and it did not let me down. No movie has ever caused the physical reaction that Endgame did for me. I laughed, I cried, I cheered like every over person in the theater at some points of the movie. During the final battle, I found myself shaking. And it wasn’t like shaking hands, nervous-type shaking. It was a full-body, this-is-the-moment-I’ve-been-waiting-for kind of shaking. Endgame tied up the story arcs of the characters that we’ve seen develop since 2008. We saw the interactions between the founders of the MCU and the fresh faces who we will continue to see for (hopefully) a long time.

While characters such as the original six shined throughout the film, characters such as Captain Marvel had their own moments where they were able to show off a little bit. Characters like Nebula became more significant to the story and how the movie played out. Tying together all of these individual stories can seem challenging, but the directors pulled it together in an even more intense way the Infinity War did.

Even after all of the tears, I’m excited to see where the MCU will go next. Although I’ve lost characters that truly felt like family to me, I’m ready to meet the characters that will join us on the big screen. But even though the MCU will go on, the chapter is coming to a close. The Infinity Saga is complete, and as Tony Stark says, part of the journey is the end.