The Latest Avengers Movie, Avengers: Endgame (Warning: There are Spoilers!)

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What movie could have made $156.7 million in North America on its opening night alone? Well, it was Avengers: Endgame of course. On April 26, 2019, people around the world got out of their homes and traveled to the movie theater, just to watch the long-awaited Marvel movie that was finally released. Avengers: Endgame was created as a sequel to Infinity War, another popular Avengers movie.

When announced as the end of Marvel’s Phase 3 in October of 2014, Endgame was originally going to be called “Infinity War —Part 2”. However, Marvel changed the name to ‘Untitled Avengers Film’ in July 0f 2016. Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of this blockbuster movie, signed on in April of 2015. During May of that year, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus signed up to write the script. The filming was done at the Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia. Additional filming was done in Scotland, New York, and the metro areas of Atlanta, Georgia.

Many people were surprised when half of the universe died in Infinity War. However, the Endgame is about the Avengers coming up with a solution to bring back all of the people who turned to dust when Thanos had snapped his fingers. The main characters that were left alive after the snap include Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Pepper Pots (Gwyneth Paltrow), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).

The movie starts off with Tony Stark and Nebula lost in space inside of the Guardian of the Galaxy Spaceship. Both of them had floated in space for days until one day he is saved by Captain Marvel, who brings him and Nebula back to Earth. Once they arrive on earth, Tony tells Steve Rogers that he lost when he battled Thanos on Titan. The original team goes with Captain Marvel to a planet where they find Thanos gardening. When they discover that he destroyed the infinity stones after the snap, Thor kills him. After their return to Earth, they split up, having lost all hope of returning things to normal.

However, Ant-Man leaves the quantum realm 5 years later, coming up with the idea of using time travel to collect the stones and undo the snap. The Avengers reassemble, leading to the creation of a time travel machine that would carry each squad to New York City in 2012, SHIELD headquarters in 1970, Asgard in 2013, and Morag and Vormir in 2014. But a problem occurred during the time travel process, Nebula gets captured by 2014 Nebula who goes in her place to the Avengers headquarters. After they put the stones in a new gauntlet, Hulk snaps his fingers and brings back all who turned to dust. Then 2014 Nebula uses the time travel machine to bring 2014 Thanos and his army into the present leading to an epic battle between the forces of Thanos and the resurrected Avengers. Finally, it ends with Tony Stark snapping his fingers, making Thanos and his army fade away. This also kills Tony Stark in the process.

After Tony Stark’s funeral, Thor named the Valkyrie ruler of New Asgard and then he joined the Guardians of the Galaxy. Steve Rogers (aka Captain America) goes into the quantum realm and returns the Infinity Stones and Mjolnir to their correct places. However, instead of going right back to the present, Steve stays in the past and lives out his life with Peggy Carter. This confused the audience because afterward, Captain America came back to the present as an old man and gave his shield to Sam Wilson (Falcon). They were wondering why he gave his shield away or why he stayed with Peggy Carter. Other emotions of the audience included sorrow because the fan favorite, Tony Stark, died. However, others are optimistic about the future of the Marvel characters.

While Endgame had a 95% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer and an 89% audience satisfaction, when interviewed, a 7th grader at AdVenture named Andrew Crumm said otherwise with his rating. “7/10 because it was boring until the last part.” When asked what he would do with the infinity gauntlet, Andrew Crumm said,“I’d erase half of Khaled’s mustache.”

On the other hand, Ritika Samant, another 7th grader at AdVenture, did not think that Avengers: Endgame was boring. For her, the funniest part was “When Ant-Man says ‘as far as I’m concerned that’s America’s a**’”. Ritika also believes that “They are going to focus on developing the new characters” in future Marvel movies.

Avengers: Endgame was not spared from grimacing moments. “When the kids came to take Hulk’s selfie, that was pretty [grimacing],” says Ishita Misra, yet another 7th-grade AdVenture student. When asked if she was surprised by the ending of the movie, she said “Not really because it was obvious that the Avengers would win”.

Although some people would use the infinity gauntlet for bad, Renzo Rodriguez who is a 5th grader at AdVenture, says that, “I would use it to do good and power the world.” He also agreed with other fans that “The best scene in Endgame was the end fight with Thanos.” and “The worst scene in Endgame was when Tony Stark died.”

Even though some of the original Marvel superheroes may be done, for now, Marvel is still pushing forward and is going to be releasing Phase 4 movies. One will be Spider-Man: Far From Home, which is going to be released later this year on July 2, 2019. Other than that, nobody knows what other movies may be in store. Marvel fans will just have to be patient for a little while longer.