If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly advise you to stop reading now. You have been warned.
11 years of movies have come to a shocking, but satisfying conclusion as the Avengers finally see what they are made of. This wasn’t an easy feat to pull off, but they did it.
The movie begins with Captain Marvel saving Stark and Nebula from the ship and going to find Thanos. Thor makes himself known by doing what he should have done last time: going for the head. Before Thanos met his demise, he told the team that the stones were destroyed. It then jumps to five years later, where the fun begins.
Ant-Man makes his entrance back from the Quantum Realm and introduces the team to the idea of time travel. Stark agrees to help as long as his new family (Pepper and their child) are safe. The remaining Avengers go back in time to collect the stones and undo the snap.
They were able to do this, but Thanos found a way to come back from 2014 and fight the team again. They have Barton (Hawkeye, but turned into alter ego Ronin), Captain Marvel and Ant-Man on their side this time. They did lose Black Widow on Vormir, as her and Barton were sent for the soul stone and were forced to choose one them to sacrifice. “A soul for a soul,” as Red Skull says.
The big fight scene was a full hour of the three hours and two minutes of the movie, and every second was intense. Hulk made the snap to get all of your favorites back from the dead, Thor’s hammer decided that Captain America was worthy and every hero that you love fought side by side. Loki, Vision and Gamora were not among those fighting. Their deaths are final.
Perhaps the most shocking event was the end. Strange made sure Stark knew this was the potential future in which they won, but it came at a price. The price was paid as Stark said his famous words, “I am Iron Man” as he snapped his fingers, sacrificing himself for the world. The sadness sinks in when they play a recording he had made before the fight. In the recording, he tells his daughter, “I love you 3000.” That was the last thing his daughter told him before he died.
It shouldn’t come as a shock that the movie made 1.2 billion dollars opening weekend, with many theaters being sold out. There was no mid or end credit scene, leaving hardcore fans to have nothing to theorize for. The next movie takes place moments after “Endgame” concludes and follows Spider-Man as he tries to find his way back into the real world. “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is being released on July 5, 2019.