For many years, The Marvel Cinematic Universe, has made new films, introduced new characters, new stories, new enemies, new powers, new adventures, and new challenges. Everything began with Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), and Captain America (2011). All those films main heroes led to The Avengers (2012). In the beginning of The Avengers saga, they were successful in their mission of stopping Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his army of aliens from taking over humanity. After that, The Avengers went back to their old lives, and a new set of films came around. Our heroes that are focus of The Avengers had their own films again, and more Marvel characters were brought into the universe.
In 2013, there was Iron Man 3 and Thor Dark World (the suspense and chances of new enemies arising got even higher). There were times when our heroes were in moments where they felt they were at risk for failing to live up to the expectations of the people they protect. Hope and faith, however were restored. There was Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and the universe for The Avengers was building even more anticipation. The excitement for the universe got more exciting when a new group of heroes came forth into the universe and were introduced into the storyline in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). In this film, new humor, new heroes, and new back stories were revealed which fans knew would play a big role in the universe. That particular movie boosted the future hopes for The Avengers because it was obvious that more twists, action, and satirical humor were going to be involved in the next film for The Avengers.
In 2015, the team reunited in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The team comes together to stop the villainous Ultron from his evil plan of the earth going extinct. They accomplish their mission once again and they know there is still evil and enemies along the way. Also, the universe is still expanding. After Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant Man (2015) came into the picture. This film provided another sign that the new heroes were going to meet up with the Avengers. Then between the years of 2016 and 2017 many new Marvel movies with current and new heroes were released one after the other. The order of these films was Captain America: Civil War (2016), Doctor Strange (2016), Spiderman: Homecoming (2017), and Thor: Ragnarok (2017). The new films and heroes were linked to the characters of The Avengers and had connections to the giant enemies that The Avengers had upon them.
The year is 2018, and right before the third Avengers, there is the film Black Panther (also linked to the universe and The Avengers). Then the team reunites with Avengers: Infinity War. And in this film, the introduction shows that some of the heroes we love are experiencing tough times and that our new heroes are obviously in the picture. The fans believe at first that the massive number of heroes can take on the enemy, Thanos. The sad part of Infinity War is that in the battle sequence and the conclusion of the film things goes awry. I remember when the characters start to lose and missions keep failing. It is then that the film came to an ending with dramatic music that made the fans feel devastated with the loss of hope for the universe. Faith was not lost though, there was a sign that they are going to return and have one more shot. And, in Ant Man and the Wasp (2018), there are some discrete clues to the next Avengers.
Now the year is 2019 and the one new superhero that comes into the picture is Captain Marvel. Months prior to Captain Marvel, fans already have seen the teasers and trailers for Avengers: Endgame. The fans already knew The Avengers were coming back to have one last chance to fight Thanos. I will say Avengers: Endgame is the monumental film that fans have waited for. The film is three hours long. The film’s length does not feel that way at all, because every scene and conversation is important. Our heroes come out of their shells slowly and start to rebuild their crafts and skills to protect their world. While many people remember the prior Avengers movies having some comedic moments, during Endgame the fans were deep in thought about what has happened in Infinity War and wonder what actions are going to be taken to potentially destroy Thanos. That is because Thanos has caused the heroes and the universe a tremendous amount of psychological problems and they feel they he is impossible to defeat. With the help of the universe that has expanded, our heroes come together for a fight that will hold viewers attention and hold the answer to what happens next for The Avengers.
While watching Endgame for the first time, I applauded at many moments. The quotes, the fight sequences, and the flashback moments to the other Marvel movies that were correlated to Endgame were all cause for excitement. The film is monumental! No question…I had mixed emotions. However, most fans are going to experience different emotions once they watch Endgame. That is because everything started in 2008 with Iron Man. Now, eleven years have passed. I am not saying this means a conclusion, because the ending can mean a lot of things. However, with how big Marvel has grown, there will most certainly be other films we can look forward to.
Endgame needs to be seen! The film will leave viewers with many questions regarding what to expect in the future. I say watch and find out for yourselves. Also, I would recommend going to see this movie in IMAX. I saw it in IMAX and I felt like I was part of the universe with the humongous screen. The clear sounds and acoustics made me feel like I was truly embraced into the movie. Viewers will not regret watching Endgame in IMAX! Four stars!