Synopsis: After the devastating events of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.
Review: Earlier today I engaged in a time travel epic called Avengers: Endgame, which sees our favorite Marvel heroes give one last push to defeat Thanos. Below is my review, which will include a few spoilers. So if you do not want spoilers. Then read no further than this point.
The movie begins moments after Thanos has done his thing with the infinity stones where we see Hawkeye enjoying time with his family. Only to see them vanish before his eyes moments later. The opening credits begin to roll as we are taken into the main storyline.
We are next taken to deep space where Tony Stark and Nebula are preparing for their inevitable deaths from suffocation as their oxygen slowly runs out. As Tony awakes from a nap he sees some bright lights and soon spots Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel who has been sent to rescue them from the remaining Avengers left on earth.
When Captain Marvel gets Tony and Nebula back to earth. Tony, who is suffering from severe dehydration and other injuries gets into a huge ideological argument with Captain America, which is a continuation of their row, which resulted in splitting the team up back in Captain America: Civil War. The stress of the argument forces Tony to collapses. So the Avengers with help from Captain Marvel hatch a plan to go after Thanos and get the infinity stones off of him, but when they get there they find that Thanos has destroyed the stones. Thor kills Thanos in a fit of rage and the Avengers have all but given up any hopes of putting the world back as it once was.
Five years pass by and the team has separated and gone their separate ways. But a new hope comes to light when Ant-Man returns to Earth five years after he vanished. He hatches a plan for a Time Heist to help the Avengers put things back as they were and the film kicks into high gear from this point on as the team travels through various time periods, which include the battle of new york from 2012s ‘Avengers: Assemble’ to the opening moments of 2014s ‘Guardians of The Galaxy’. The plan is to obtain the Infinity Stones before Thanos can.
This film very much belongs to Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans who put in strong performances as they lead the efforts to collect the stones. There is much fun provided by a scene in which Iron Man chastizes Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man for his time travel plan relaying a little too much on theories we have all heard in ‘Back To The Future’.
Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth also put in fun performances as very different versions of the Hulk and Thor. The Hulk has somehow now merged with Bruce Banner to the point where we have a Green Giant with the mind of Banner and the physique of Hulk. Whereas Thor has completely let himself go to the point of having the mother of all beer guts. So he’s turned into a slob basically. So there is a lot of fun with these new takes on the characters and both actors truly relish what they are given here.
‘Avengers: Endgame’ is as most predicted. A time travel film, but it has a lot of fun with the concepts and the characters all get their respective moments to shine.
Obviously. We see a few of our favorites get killed off and as predicted this is a swan song for both Steve Rogers and Tony Stark as they both get the fitting endings that they deserve and go out heroically, But the one unexpected twist is what happens to Steve Rogers at the close of the film. He gets to live his life as a reward for helping to save the universe. You will really need to watch the film to find out what I mean by that last statement because I ain’t telling.
Suffice to say. If we ever get another Avengers movie. The line up will be missing several of the original team members, which leaves spots open for Captain Marvel, Black Panther and Ant-Man to name a few possibilities.
Overall. This is a very satisfying ending to the current Avengers line up. And a nice swan song for two out of the three founding members that we lose.
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