At three hours and one minute, the 22nd film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Avengers: Endgame,” ends the chapter of the Infinity Saga. The movie concludes with callbacks, cameos, laughter and lots of tears.
The film begins with Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, and his whereabouts before the fateful snap from Thanos, played by Josh Brolin.
Without giving much away, the movie has the remaining heroes figuring out where Thanos is and what to do when they find him.
Led by Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Nebula, Ant-Man, Rocket, War Machine and Hawkeye, the team of allies face their hardest challenge yet: reversing the removal of half of the universe.
The movie then takes you five years into the future where the citizens of Earth are still dealing with the aftermath. Heroes who were once friends are now separated by their own will or on a mission. You even get to see the Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, take a selfie with kids and then dab.
After Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd, luckily gets released from the Quantum Realm, he realizes the solution to everyone’s problem: time travel.
With the help of the Hulk and Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr., the three create a machine to travel back in time and bring back the six Infinity Stones to hopefully find a way to restore a resemblance of order.
Split into three teams, each group is set to a different time period to retrieve the stones and bring them back to the present day. Of course, things aren’t always that simple. Going back to the past opens plenty of doors full of heartache and trouble.
Iron Man, Captain America (played by Chris Evans), the Hulk and Ant-Man travel to New York City in 2012 to try to get back the Time, Mind and Space Stones. Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper, and Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, go to Asgard in 2013 to grab the Reality Stone. Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, and Hawkeye travel to the planet Vormir in 2014 to retrieve the Soul Stone, while Nebula, played by Karen GIllan, and War Machine, played by Don Cheadle, attempt to get the Power Stone on the planet Morag.
The main battle happens at the end and is full of twists and turns. There is a surplus of surprises in this final showdown. With one particular scene, I could not believe that I was able to hold myself back from screaming cheers of joy and wonder.
While the film keeps you on the edge of your seat and emotionally hysteric, it teaches you to learn from your past, face your future and deal with the present. You’ll love it 3000.