Emotionally satisfying and brimming with fan service, Avengers: Endgame is a soaring finale to Marvel’s decade-long Infinity Saga.
Avengers: Endgame Synopsis
Scott Lang manages to flee the Quantum Realm five years after the events of Infinity War. Realising from his captivity that time passes differently in the Quantum Realm, he approaches the surviving Avengers with an audacious plan to reverse Thanos’ actions. The Avengers, including a reluctant Tony Stark, agree to his plan, subsequently also dividing themselves into different task groups to recollect the Infinity Stones. Unfortunately, their intentions are soon leaked to Thanos. Arriving on Earth once more, the Mad Titan viciously attacks the remaining Avengers, determined to put an end once and for all to the Earthlings’ meddling.
There was so much hype over Avengers: Endgame since last year. So much speculation and debate too. (For eg, how could Captain Marvel possibly beat Thanos, overpowered as she might be?) Not sure about you but while reading all the online discussions, one question kept yelling at me. Just how on Terra is Marvel going to wrap up this up, with there being so many characters and storylines? What sort of showdown would MCU deem acceptable, and fitting, for their decade-long Infinity Saga?
The answer, they approached the task the way most viewers expected them to. But with the actual story also infused with surprises only hard-core Marvel experts could predict.
Into that mix, throw in intelligent fan service and homages too. On that, let me just say, I pretty sure the studio devoted months to researching what are the most-viewed MCU clips on YouTube.
There is also, of course, the truly magnificent showdown. Every second of which is worthy of the word, epic. But beyond all these, I think Avengers: Endgame deserves a 5/5 rating because it summarises the real winning Marvel formula over the last 10 years. Which is how all main characters, and even most secondary ones, feels so REAL.
Yes. This finale is three-hours long not because it has multiple story arcs but because it proudly showcases this very accomplishment and takes painstaking efforts to properly wrap up individual story arcs. In the end, you might not agree with what happens but I think there is little argument over whether these superpowered characters are believable, or relatable, or loveable. The performances of the actors and actresses playing these roles will also, surely, surely go down in cinematic history as among the most iconic.
*Ever wonder, how Bruce Banner really feels about his altered ego? Or beneath all that electrifying magic, who or what Thor really is?