By: CHRIS CAMARGO, Contributing Writer
June 11, 2019
*SPOILER ALERT FOR ANYONE WHO HAS NOT SEEN AVENGERS: ENDGAME*
Avengers: Endgame has been hyped up by many fans after the release of the critically acclaimed film Avengers: Infinity War. However, does Endgame deliver as an amazing film or does it end up being a huge disappointment?
The film starts weeks after the events of Infinity War. Tony Stark is in space with Nebula, coming close to dying. However, Captain Marvel rescues both of them and they are reunited with the Avengers. They locate Thanos's location in order to use the Infinity Gauntlet to undo the snap. Unfortunately, when they find him, Thanos reveals that he used the stones to destroy the stones. This upsets everyone, causing Thor to chop off Thanos’s head. Then the film fast forwards five years into the future.
Tony now has a daughter, Ant Man is back from the Quantum realm, Bruce is Professor Hulk, and Hawkeye is killing criminals to cope with the loss of his family, going under the name Ronin. Tony finds a way to time travel thanks to Ant Man, and the Avengers go back in time to collect every Infinity stones. Some parts go according to plan while others don't. An example of this is when Tony screws up their chance to get the space stone. Also, Black Widow sacrificed her life in order to get the soul Stone. Anyways, when War Machine and Nebula are about to meet up with the others, only War Machine makes it back. Since there are two Nebulas due to time travel, the last one sees the current one's location. This causes Thanos from the original Guardians of the Galaxy films to travel back to the present. Bruce undoes the snap with the Iron Man gauntlet, injuring him in the process. After this, past Thanos shows up and wrecks everyone. However, since the snap was undone, the fallen heroes come back. This leads into an epic battle of heroes vs. villains. In the end, Thanos is defeated, but at the cost of Tony Stark's life.
The story is fantastic. It raises the stakes of trying to get the stones while remaining unseen to prevent any issues that could affect the future. Not only that, but the pacing is great. It never focuses on a character for too long. This let's each character be fleshed out, rather than being rushed. The interactions between the characters was great as well. Seeing Professor Hulk talking to Ant Man in a diner was really funny. Also, I like how they went back to the different movies such as the first Avengers and first Thor movie. This was a neat throwback for those who watched those original films. In addition, the movie being three hours long was a plus. It needed it in order to tell the entire story and not rush it. After all, this film had high standards set for it after Infinity War debuted. Anyways, even though the movie is long it felt shorter than it really was. It was due to how it really drains in the viewer with incredible special effects, great actors, cool battles, and much more. The only real problem the movie had were some unanswered questions. Such as if Captain America never return back to the present and remained in the past, how did that not change the future. Other than that, the film is amazing.
Henrry Dominguez, senior at NBTHS, stated “The movie was great. I liked the big battle at the end. It used some cool effects and was well put together”.
Devin Juarez, senior at NBTHS, stated “Avengers: Endgame” can be described in one word. Awesome! The comedic scenes are really funny and seeing all the references scattered in the movie made me smile”.
I highly recommend watching Avengers: Endgame. I give it a 10/10.