‘Avengers: Endgame’ exceeds expectations

Macy Jacob, Reporter

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“Avengers: Endgame” was, arguably, the most highly anticipated movie of the year, and the numbers support it. Released on April 25 internationally, “Endgame,” at a whopping 3 hours, grossed $1.2 billion globally in its’ opening weekend alone. It also broke the records for fastest to $1 billion, highest single-day gross, highest opening-day gross, and many more (TheWrap.com). Die-hard fans and followers alike lined up hours before the start to watch the movie, which was sold out almost everywhere within days.

“Avengers: Endgame” is the 22nd film in Marvel’s The Avengers series. It is also the film which ties all the previous movies together, combining all the characters from their respective independent films.

In the fight against the all mighty villain Thanos, the Avengers must assemble to defeat him and return Earth to its’ original form after the catastrophe caused by Thanos in “Infinity War.” Unlike in Infinity War, I felt that the combination of character worked well with the plotline and did not lose focus. The incorporation of all of these different characters seems to flow in a way that makes sense and prevents the scenes from seeming choppy or overwhelming. It also brings together everyone’s favorite characters and allows for some awesome cinematic battle scenes, which caused many shrieks of excitement in the theater. Along with the excitement, Endgame also brought laughter and even some tears.

This is the last Marvel film which will include all of the current Avengers, but many new Marvel films are in the works. Some of these future films will include “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019), “Black Widow,” “The Eternals,” “Doctor Strange 2,” and “Black Panther 2.”

While this is not the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Avengers: Endgame” signifies the end of the Avengers series that fans know and love. In my opinion, there could not have been a more perfect way to end off this beloved series of films or kick off the films to come in the future.