The Endgame of the MCU: Avengers Endgame

Stratis Bohle

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In Marvel’s latest cinematic entry, the original 6 Avengers along with other survivors of the Mad Titan’s snap ,caused by the six Infinity Stones in order to bring balance to society, are looking for a way to reverse it. With the Infinity Gauntlet and the stones at his disposal, Thanos plans to ensure that his greatest achievement is not undone.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) launched with the release of Jon Favreau’s Iron Man in 2008. Avengers: Endgame is the finale of the previous 18 films. The film has a much more character driven story than the Infinity War, which had the largest ensemble cast of any MCU film. 

At 3 hours and 2  minutes, one would think it would feel like you are sitting there forever, but the film has a surprisingly fast pace and feels very refreshing, and somehow doesn’t feel like watching an epic.

The ability to pace the film well is due to the work of the editor, Jeffrey Ford whose work made the film one of the more organized and transitional than other MCU films. The transition from each set of heroes felt natural and fit well with the story.

Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, the writing duo have written the Captain America Trilogy, Thor: The Dark World, Infinity War, and Endgame. Their scripts are usually very well written but can be become a monstrosity, as in Thor: The Dark World, due to the director and editing team. 

However, the true talent in this film is the work of the actors. Their work has brought what was once childhood dreams into reality. Robert Downey Jr. brought the role of Tony Stark into his own and shined in his scenes with Christopher Evans, as Steve Rogers. Even with the large cast of heroes, one could not forget Josh Brolin as Thanos. He made you feel disgusted for his character and understand his motives in a way I have not seen since Ian McKellen as Magneto in Bryan Singer’s X-MenVisually, the movie was impressive, especially the final battle, but no more can be said due to spoilers. 

The film is, in my opinion, the best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a very solid movie. The Russo Brothers have made a masterpiece. The film truly is the finale needed for the MCU’s Infinity Saga and its first 11 years.