Avenger's Endgame

Avenger's: Endgame is the last movie in the Marvel Universe series, it will be released April 26. 

Editor's Note: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. 

Battles of epic proportions, intricate time travel and tear-jerking reunions. “Avengers: Endgame” is not only an amazing film, but a work of art. The movie was said to be a monumental testament to the “Avengers” saga and it delivered in full.

For years, the Marvel movies have been a staple of immense tales of heroic adventures. With heroes ranging from the classic Captain America to the complex story of Black Panther, Marvel certainly has some of the greatest and most well-known superheroes of all time.

The Avengers are the assembly of all these great heroes fighting for justice, and their story is as epic as ever. With “Endgame” being the final movie to this grand narrative, it was certainly one of the most entertaining and aesthetically pleasing films to watch.

Taking place right after the events of “Infinity War,” “Endgame” begins with the last surviving Avengers planning to take on Thanos for a second time, in order to bring back their friends. After learning that Thanos has destroyed the stones, the Avengers leave defeated and unfulfilled.

Avengers Infinity Wars

Returnees for "Avengers: Infinity War" include Okoye (Danai Gurira), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) and the former Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). (Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios)

Thankfully for the heroes, Antman proposes time travel as a way to get the stones and prevent their terrible fate. With the help of genius and hero Tony Stark, what occurs next is a story filled with courage and self-sacrifice.

The entire film is a perfect build up to one of the greatest cinematic battles of all time. With time travel in the mix, the heroes are able to go back in time and have beautiful reunions with characters like Captain America’s love interest, Margaret “Peggy” Carter and Tony Stark’s father, Howard Stark.

“I loved the time travel,” said mass media major Dan Blewitt. “My favorite part was when everyone met who they needed to meet.”

It certainly was a delightful trip down memory lane and added a very nostalgic element to the film.

“Endgame” was such an incredible movie, and at times it felt as if it was not a superhero movie at all. With comedic moments like “The Big Lebowski” Thor, and exhilarating heist moments in acquiring the Infinity Stones, this film certainly had a moment for every movie buff. Of course, some of the best moments were the battle scenes.

“It was so good,” business major Bevin Tovar said. “My favorite part was definitely when they opened the portals.”

She was not the only one that was impressed with the unforgettable scene.

“My favorite part is the portal scene, obviously,” education major Syndy Quint said.

The portal scene was by far one of the most exciting parts of the whole film and an incredible work of cinematography. With epic ships, explosions and typhoons, the amount of effort put into making this movie was not underappreciated.

“Endgame” is certainly one of the best Marvel movies ever created. It has the perfect combination of love, heroism and adventure. The added elements of comedy, drama and sacrifice add to its already-incredible legacy and will leave an impression on fans for many years to come.

“I thought ‘Endgame’ was the perfect culmination of the Marvel universe so far, with a very satisfying ending,” said Quint.

With the end being a bittersweet moment, beauty and joy can be found in the sacrifice that it took to create. There is no greater team of heroes than the Avengers.

MICHAEL CRONIN is a Features Reporter  for The Vidette. He can be contacted at mjcron1@ilstu.edu Follow him on Twitter at @mcronin94

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