The Finale to a Marvel-ous Epic

By: Braden, Leah, and Carrie

Have no fear. There will be no spoilers in this review.

The end of the line for the original Avengers was released this Friday, April 26th. Avengers: Endgame has been 11 years in the making, starting in 2008 with the first Iron Man all the way to earlier this year with Captain Marvel. 23 movies now make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or the MCU) and Endgame is the biggest of them all.

This weekend alone, Endgame has racked up 1.2 billion dollars, smashing all previous box office records. It is placed 18th on the all time box office records, beating out DC’s Aquaman, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The Dark Knight Rises, and Captain Marvel, in only one weekend.

At the end of the last Avengers movie Infinity War, our beloved superheroes lost to the “mad Titan,” Thanos. Endgame follows the repercussions of him winning and killing off half of every living being in the universe. Our heroes are distraught, each having lost someone their cared deeply about.

Without going into detail about the plot and giving too much away, the Avengers band together one last time to defeat Thanos once and for all.

As fans of Marvel since the beginning, we can confidently say that Endgame did not disappoint. From the past movie references to the almost seamless CGI to the absolutely stunning soundtrack, Endgame delivered and it delivered well.

Looking past the cinematography and the gorgeous imagery, the acting was brutally genuine. Chemistry between characters overflowed from scene to scene, even between characters that had little to no screen time together. The original six Avengers acted their hearts out, knowing that their stories were coming to a close.

We would like to thank the actors for their 10+ years of hard work and dedication, to make the 22 movies in the MCU possible. The amount of effort they put into making a universe that is enjoyed internationally has not gone unnoticed, and is appreciated.

Each and every one of us has been through some dark days. We each have our issues and terrible things we have to deal with. For some of us, we can look at the characters presented in Marvel movies and find heroes in ourselves. From Gamora and Black Widow to Black Panther and Iron Man, we take after the characters we love. Because they can pick themselves up every time they are beat down, so can we.

Excelsior.

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