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Endgame: The Last Triumphant Snap

Endgame: The Last Triumphant Snap

 

Avengers: Endgame
Avengers: Endgame

 

Avengers: Endgame is a thrilling superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, the Avengers, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Endgame had a worldwide opening of $1.2 billion, the biggest of all time which broke numerous box office records. In fact, it became the fastest film to ever gross $2 billion worldwide, amassing the amount in only 11 days. The world premiere occurred on April 22, 2019, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

 

How did Endgame suit the series?

 

According to The New York Times, Endgame provides,

“the sense of an ending, a chance to appreciate what has been done before the timelines reset.”

Endgame is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Part 2 of a two-part sequel to Avengers: Age of Ultron. In general, the movie received positive feedback. And the popularity of the characters and the franchise has had a great influence on interests in post-Avengers: Endgame movies.

 

Endgame: What’s the Story?

 

The film got off to a rather dark and desperate opening sequence, which is expected knowing how the Avengers: Infinity War concluded in a tragic and sad closing. For instance, it’s first scene took place on the Benatar, the Guardians of the Galaxy ship that’s now being operated by Tony Stark and Nebula. They are stranded in space with no food, water or other resources.

 

Avengers: Endgame
Tony Stark and Nebula adrift in space.

 

Moreover, Endgame opens with Clint Barton losing his family to Thanos’ snap. The scene was more moving by the fact that he was about to settle down for a picnic with his wife and children.

 

Avengers: Endgame
Above is Clint Barton with family.

 

Meanwhile, the other Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, Bruce Banner, Rocket and James Rhodes — must figure out a way to undo the damage caused by Thanos. Thanos is one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel Universe. He has clashed with many heroes including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. Armed with the Infinity Gauntlet housing the Infinity Stones, he is capable of destroying the planet and the universe.

 

In this three-hour movie, there are shocking twists and moments of hilarity, as well as more serious scenes and themes. The element of surprise and the thrill of discovery are everything in Endgame. Of course, it also provides emotional relief for several of the characters. It’s even safe to say that Endgame shifted the focus from wild displays of heroism to deeply emotional exploration of loss and love, duty and honor, friendship and family.

 

Endgame‘s Best Scenes

 

    1. Tony’s Recordings
      Avengers: Endgame
      Endgame starts and ends with Tony’s messages.

       

    2. Thor Going For the Head
      Eventually, Thor made sure he did what he failed to do in Avengers: Infinity War.

       

    3. Time Travel
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      Steve Rogers: “This is the fight of our lives. And we’re going to win. Whatever it takes.”

       

    4. Vormir Sacrifice
      Avengers: Endgame
      Will it be Natasha or Clint?

       

    5. Peter Parker and Tony Stark
      Again, another tearjerker scene from Tony Stark and Peter Parker will happen in Endgame.

       

    6. Avengers Assemble
      Avengers: Endgame
      Steve Rogers: “Avengers, assemble.”

       

    7. Stephen Strange: “If I tell you what happens, it won’t happen.”
      Tony Stark: “You said one out of fourteen million, we win, yeah? Tell me this is it.”

       

    8. “I am Iron Man.”
      Avengers: Endgame
      Thanos: “I am inevitable.” Tony Stark: “And I am Iron Man.”

       

    9. The Final Snap
      Avengers: Endgame
      Yet who could’ve thought that “snap” is synonymous to “success” and “sacrifice”?

       

    10. Captain America’s Final Mission
      Later, Steve Rogers embarks on a final mission — to return the Infinity Stones.

       

Is Endgame Any Good?

 

The main reason I like this film is how it delivered a satisfying climax. The pinnacle was not just to wrap up the story of what happens after Thanos has killed off half of all life in the universe. It is also to close out a story that has been building for the last decade’s worth of Marvel Studios movies. The last act was almost like a tribute to itself. It’s just incredible how the Marvel Cinematic Universe has created worlds and characters through 22 films. And these are films that many people have devoted and invested their time, money and emotion.

 

Avengers: Endgame
Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.

 

 

Another thing about Endgame worth mentioning is the music. The musical score was created by Alan Silvestri who was also the composer of the score for the movie The Avengers. Booming percussion and powerful brass sounds perfectly fit the action sequences. Also, the film’s soundtrack featured several classic rock songs.

 

As for me, the most touching musical piece is “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn. It was played lightly and smoothly through the air while Steve and Peggy finally get to have that dance. Most importantly, it’s a beautiful song and a beautiful moment on which to end the saga. And it continued to play as the credits roll making it rather difficult to hold back the tears because of the amazing synthesis of music and the final score.

 

Finally, Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter dancing to an old song.

 

Endgame‘s Takeaway

 

Avengers: Endgame
The Avengers.

 

Certainly, the Avengers are all fictional characters. But we believe in their story. Thanks to the full commitment of the Russo Brothers and a well-designed screenplay. In addition, the casting was successful. All actors portrayed their characters excellently.

 

“Whatever it takes…”

What this phrase best reflects is the central idea of a superhero. In the face of danger, superheroes or avengers combat adversity through feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength. This is not just for the sake of glory and honor but for the common good. In conclusion, this film is a bittersweet example that the best heroes won’t allow excessive pride or insecurity to defeat them. Truly, Avengers: Endgame is one of the most epic, emotional and exceptional franchise finale.