Avengers: Endgame Spoilers inside – Beware if you have not watched it yet
After 11 years and 22 films, phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has reached its grand finale in the form of Avengers Endgame. It is the epic conclusion to Marvel studio’s decade long series of blockbuster films. Endgame will leave you laughing, crying and cheering more than you’ve ever done in any MCU film. This three-hour movie is the ultimate act of fan service and we must say those three hours zip by at lightspeed. The film has garnered acclaim from critics and moviegoers. The movie has already broken the global box office record. It has made an estimated $644 million at the worldwide box office. That makes it the biggest global opening in film history.
Scoopyowl brings to the top ten highlights from Avengers Endgame:
In the previous Avengers movie, Infinity War, the makers stunned the fans with its sheer stupendous scale, and that devastating ending in which the evil Thanos appeared to have gained victory by getting hold of all six of the Infinity Stones, wiping out 50% of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and erasing many beloved characters from existence. Of the best known characters in the MCU, Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury, Zoe Saldana’s Gamora and Idris Elba’s Heimdall all met their doom. Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Robert Downey Jr ’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ Captain America were among those who lived to fight another day.
- Endgame picks up in the aftermath, Tony Stark is floating, desolately, in space, staring extinction in the face. Hawkeye confronts the loss of his family.
- Skipping ahead five years. Grief has softened some of the Avengers; Chris Hemsworth’s Thor has acquired a drinking problem and a beer belly and calcified others; Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye has taken up street fighting with petty criminals. Steve Rogers, formerly Captain America (Chris Evans) is helping others deal with their awful sense of cosmic grief. Rhodey (Don Cheadle) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) are grimly getting on things. Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) is a vivid new presence in everyone’s lives. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) has found a way to co-exist as a gentle human intellectual and a green monster. He is now half-man, half-hulk (mulk?) and is now reconciled to a new twilight of celebrity, accepting selfie opportunities with kids.
- Time travel plays a central role in Avengers: Endgame. It’s the key to the heroes reversing the effects of Thanos’ devastating snap in Infinity War, and bringing back all of those lost in the Decimation.
Time travel becomes an option when Scott Lang is inadvertently released from the Quantum Realm, in which he was trapped in the mid-credits scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp, by a rat that crawls across the console of Luis’ van. Discovering five years have elapsed in the real world, Scott quickly finds Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff to explain that, for him, only five hours has passed. The Quantum Realm offers the possibility of moving through, and around time, which could (theoretically) allow them go go into the past and try to change the future. He believes there could be a way to reverse Thanos’ deadly snap and meets Captain America and Black Widow. It takes a while to gather the squad — some of whom have changed dramatically — but eventually Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, the Hulk, Rocket, Nebula, Hawkeye, and Ant Man team up for one last life-or-death mission to outsmart Thanosand save the universe.
4. As the Avengers divide themselves into team of there and go back in time time, we see Captain America is confronted with himself at the Battle of New York, from 2012’s The Avengers. After Loki grabs the Tesseract and teleports away, the present-day Cap is confronted by his past self. The two get into a no-holds-barred brawl. A hugely emotional moment when Tony Stark meets his father, Howard Stark. Of course, Tony can’t reveal who he is, but there is a great sense of catharsis and forgiveness towards a father who he had always resented and tried to please. Tony Stark meets his father Howard Stark. And guess what? Howard Stark’s butler/driver (and right-hand man), of course, was Jarvis.
5. While Tony is running into Howard and Jarvis, Steve Rogers is inside peering longingly through a window at the love of his life. Hayley Atwell’s return as Peggy Carter is probably the biggest fan-pleaser of the entire movie. Although she does not see him in this scene, the very final scene of the movie reveals that the lovers are finally reunited forever.
6. The first loss in the series, the sacrifice made by Black Widow.
She and Hawkeye were tasked with securing the Soul Stone; in order to do that, though, one of them had to die. Natasha wants Hawkeye to live because he has a family, and she does not.
7. When they are BACK!! Just when between the battle between Thanos and the Avengers reach at its peak and Thanos seems to have overpowered them, Hulk snaps his fingers with the six stones and we have Sam communicating with Captain America!! And they all are back; Black Panther, Falcon, Gamora and the others who had vanished. And watching Captain Marvel lit up herosim as she brings down Thanos ship is a treat to watch!
8. The second loss and the biggest emotional high point that marks the end of Avengers, when Iron Man makes the ultimate sacrifice. Thanos and his army turn into dust and vanish.
9. The final loss in the Avengers series, when Captain America decides to remain in the past after returning the Infinity Stones. Instead of coming back to the moment of his departure, he opts instead to his life with Peggy Carter, and is an old man when he comes to Hulk, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes.
10. And finally, a break in tradition from Marvel here, there is NO post credit scene. Perhaps it’s to mark the end of the current MCU, making way for brand new characters and films in the future.
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