Avengers: Endgame Assembles Marvel Fans

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Avengers: Endgame Assembles Marvel Fans

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Jaden Brumage, Reporter

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The epic conclusion to the past ten years of Marvel movies, Avengers: Endgame, hit box offices on April 26. As predicted by many, the movie broke box office records for the biggest opening weekend with $350 million in the United States and $1.2 billion globally, beating it’s prequel, Avengers: Infinity War. Just weeks ago, fans swarmed websites to try to secure tickets to the extremely popular film, resulting in ticket websites crashing and seats selling out within minutes.

 

So far, I’ve seen the movie twice–the opening show on Thursday, April 25th and again on Saturday, April 27th. Anthony and Joe Russo, the directors of Endgame, have urged fans to not “spoil the endgame” in a series of press releases and social media posts, resulting in the hashtag #dontspoiltheendgame going viral. I intend not to spoil much of the movie much like the directors and actors are asking, but there will be some spoilers ahead.

 

Avengers: Endgame, much like Avengers: Infinity War, had a somber tone unlike its preceding movies (like Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnarok that were filled with humor). After Infinity War, when Thanos’ plan to wipe out half of the universe with the six infinity stones (reality, soul, mind, space, time, and power) succeeds, the remaining Avengers are left to pick up the pieces and come to terms that they lost. The way that the different Avengers cope is interesting to see and their means of moving on (or not) fits their characters. Many of the predictions I made after seeing Infinity War were extremely wrong, and the movie’s first couple of scenes are so unexpected that it left the theatre gasping. Let me just say this: the trailers don’t portray what actually happens in the movie. The only way to get a true idea of what goes on is to obviously see it yourself. It’s worth every penny. Seeing it twice allows you to recognize foreshadowing to later events.

 

Endgame completely trumps all of Marvel’s previous movies with its incredible wide shots and scene cuts that add to the anticipation. Its events add onto the legacy created in Infinity War and all of the character origin movies. Endgame provokes both thrilling and depressing emotions–the first time I saw it, I cried four times (let me just say that I never cry in movies, so this was a rarity and definitely demonstrates the power of this movie).Some were tears of joy while others were provoked by shocking twists and the realization that this movie represents the end to an era. The emotions hit just as hard the second time. Earlier plots and dialogue come full circle by the end of the movie. An overwhelming feeling of pride from seeing all of the Avengers work together (added by an amazing scene that radiates of feminism and “girl power”) is the best part of Endgame. The feeling of growth, accomplishment through hardships, and teamwork in the film certainly translate into reality, giving the sense that we are all stronger than we believe.

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