Let’s Talk About Avengers: Endgame


A deserted theatre in Shibuya, Japan.

The popular Avengers: Endgame is arguably one of the most action packed and visually stunning movies ever made. It was designed to be one of the most iconic films of the decade, it combines several plot elements and familiar faces that spanned over 20 movies all into one three hour movie.

One of the main joys of the film is how incredibly complex the narrative is, and how it so neatly unfolds. At the end of its prequel, Avengers: Infinity War, the villain Thanos collects all of the six Infinity Stones and uses them to wipe out half of humankind’s existence by snapping, including beloved character Black Panther, Bucky, and Peter Parker.

Avengers: Endgame picks up only weeks after the “Snap” and shows how the remaining characters are dealing with losing people they loved and trying to find a way to reverse it.

What works best for Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely’s, who are the producers of the Avengers series, is their script.

Instead of introducing new ideas or concepts, it’s all about looking back at the past and recalling what made the MCU so great, remembering victories, origins and plots of all other movies. The movie is even internationally praised, in countries such as Japan and India the movie excited people globally just as it did in the U.S. The most satisfying aspect is how Avenger: Endgame provides an ending to the franchise’s two most popular heroes by finishing their character arc instead of drowning them out by other side characters, in a way it honors the two for their sacrifices and choices, even if it meant leaving people behind.

Of course, the movie isn’t perfect. Every single aspect of Avengers: Endgame has been foreshadowed for years, through clips that are played after the movies and small easter eggs in the movie itself. The result makes the film seem robotic and predictable, the audience has a sense of awareness of what comes next and over a three-hour film it can drag on more than intended to.

The movie also would be difficult to understand if you haven’t seen all of the films, as stated previously the movie ties in all the movies together and if you haven’t seen a few it makes the story more confusing than satisfying.

“The movie was a bit hard for me to follow, with so many characters and plot lines I had trouble keeping up. I guess if you were a die-hard fan it would make sense, but to someone who’s only seen a few of the Marvel movies I didn’t get that emotional attachment so many others did,” said Mya Duncan. 

And yes, if you haven’t seen all of the Marvel movies some parts won’t make sense, won’t make you laugh or cry, but Avengers: Endgame can still hold its end up to being action-packed and filled with humor.

However, people aren’t lining up early in the morning and late at night just for fun, it’s about the reward and expectations of seeing the ending to a story. No matter its flaws, Avengers: Endgame” does all of that with admiration towards fans who have made the franchise a true staple in modern culture. The stakes are high and the conclusion actually feels pleasing. The only question is, how could they possibly top it ten years from now?