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Avengers: Endgame, created by Marvel Cinematic Universe, based on characters by Stan Lee: a Film Review

Synopsis:

Twenty-three days have passed since Thanos snapped half of life out of existence in his attempt to bring peace and prosperity to the universe.  Twenty-three days of being scattered to the edges of the universe with no hope of getting home, when Captain Marvel finally rescues Tony Stark and Nebula from space.  Once reunited with the remaining Avengers they form a plan to get the stones back from Thanos.  When they arrive…it is to find out he used the stones to destroy them, effectively making it impossible to reverse what has been done.

Five years later everyone has settled into an existence of sorts.  They are doing their best with what is left over from the Snap.  There is a routine…a semblance of a life. When suddenly Scott Lang appears from the Quantum Realm.  Believed to have been snapped from existence his reappearance and subsequent crazy idea to utilize the Quantum Realm (and the remaining Pym Particles he has at his disposal) to travel back in time to grab the Infinity Stones and change the outcome of the Infinity War.

But the idea will take the whole team…which means bringing Tony Stark and Bruce Banner out of retirement.  With the help of Iron Man and Doctor Hulk things might be able to go right.  If only they can get what is left of the Avengers back together…even if it means having to track down vigilantes, find old equipment, and jumping through time in order to bring back those that were lost.

General Information:

-Genre: Superhero

-Creator: created by Marvel Cinematic Universe, based on characters by Stan Lee

-Length: 181 minutes

-Rating: PG-13 (for moderate violence and gore, mild profanity, mild use of alcohol, moderate frightening and intense scenes)

-Where to Watch: Disney+ (with subscription), DVD, Blu-Ray, or look for it at your local library

-Main Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthoby Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Benedict Wong, Jon  Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow

-Page of Reference in RP1: MARVEL is mentioned throughout the book

Review (contains spoilers):

This movie makes me have all the feels.

Between the snap and everything that goes down in Infinity War to the ending fight when we get to see Captain America prove once and for all that he is worthy of Thor’s hammer… it is a roller coaster from start to finish.

The time jumping in this movie is handled so well.  Usually its all about “not messing up the timeline”, “butterfly effect” stuff.  But the idea that you might just be able to correct the timeline by returning what you took to the moment (and place) you took it from is just ingenious.

There is so much emotion in this movie.

But it is honestly the culmination scene…the big fight…that does it for me.

You get to see everyone working together…fighting together. Showing that we are more powerful as a team than being against each other.  There is nothing stronger than people working together for hope and peace and prosperity.

But it is all the little moments that were captured that make the film amazing.  And everyone really got a moment. Which is so difficult to do with so many different characters.

The musical Infinity Gauntlet is perfection.  How everyone is passing it to get it to Ant-Man and Wasp.  When Captain Marvel appears and tears the ship apart.  We get a glimpse of Rescue, of Stark and Parker reuniting, and even of Captain America wielding both Thor’s hammer and axe.  Characters we never thought we would see…and ones we will get to see later.  The women protecting not just our sweet Peter Parker but taking on the entire army with no hesitation. 

So much goes on in the midst of the battle it takes a few watch throughs to catch everything.

And of course…Tony and the Stones.

It is so satisfying to see Thanos fade from existence.

But the moment with Pepper as Rescue with Tony at the end…its heartbreaking.  After all the loss and sacrifice over the course of the films…its just so hard to lose him after having just lost Nat.

The reunitions in the real world are wonderful too.

I am so excited to see where everything goes from here between the new proposed films and the new show format of 6 hours (or about 2-3 movies) to tell the story arches that are coming up.

We love you 3000.

Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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