Avengers Endgame: The Movie that Swept the Nation

Maeve Callahan '20, Staff Writer

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At a Glance: Avengers: Endgame lives up to every ounce of hype surrounding it. Whether or not you align yourself more with DC or Marvel, are a superfan or not, there is something for everyone found within all glorious three-hours and two-minutes of the film. If there is one thing to be said about such a movie that leaves you speechless, it’s that the emotional presence of Endgame is unparalleled.

 

Why should I watch this film? In order to take a proper look at what Avengers: Endgame has to offer to moviegoers, the significance of the film must first be explored. As Marvel fans will very well recognize, Avengers: Endgame heralds the end of an era that spans eleven years and twenty-two films. To MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) fans young and old, this is the very pinnacle of it all, and arguably, the most important film in the entire saga. The sheer length of the series as well as a set of established and well-developed character arcs have left fans quite attached and sentimental towards many, if not, all of the Avengers. It’s not a mere fan interest that makes the grand finale of the Infinity Saga such a significant film for enthusiasts everywhere; it’s the sheer level of attachment and emotional investment that the characters have evoked from said fans. This, paired with a creative and ever-changing plot sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, will leave anyone and everyone in some state of emotional awe by the time the credits roll.

 

(WARNING: Mild spoilers beyond this point!)

 

Sounds like a lot. How should I prepare to watch Endgame? To put it bluntly, you can’t. As many fans have theorized, stuff happens. Bad stuff, to the point where it may be a good idea to bring a box of tissues with you to the theater. But tears of sadness will not be the only kind of tears that you should expect to shed throughout Endgame. There are some intensely happy moments that make the movie just as sweet as it is bitter and well, if Marvel’s taught us anything, it’s that you can’t have the good without the bad, or the Avengers without Thanos.

 

Anything Else? Aside from the action-packed and emotionally charged features already promised, expect heaps of nostalgia out of Endgame; after all, this is goodbye for a large portion of the MCU. That being said, Marvel doesn’t just cut its loose ties. After a heartwarming and immensely satisfying walk down memory lane, fans will be left more appreciative of all that the Avengers have achieved than ever. Being no stranger to humor, Marvel does so by choosing some of the funniest (and most iconic) moments of the past 11 years for fans to revisit right alongside their favorite heroes. Also keep in mind that no matter which Avenger you’re rooting for the most, they’re all there. That’s right, (nearly) each and every Avenger known to the MCU makes an appearance in Endgame, and all contribute in some way to the epic, final battle against Thanos. Now, I know what you’re asking at this point. Will the Avengers succeed in wiping Thanos from the universe, just as he wiped half the population from the face of the earth? Well, that’s just something you have to see for yourself.

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