The end of an era ‘Avengers: Endgame’


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The perfect end to a perfect era. "Avengers: Endgame" will go down in movie history.

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

Attention: “Avengers: Endgame” spoilers ahead!

On April 22, 2019 “Avengers: Endgame” was released to theaters. The film made $1.2 billion on the box office opening weekend alone and was awarded the highest-grossing film of 2019.

The first Marvel movie to come out was “Iron Man” in 2008, and that started the decade long Marvel ‘Infinity Saga.’ From “Iron Man” in 2008 to “Ant-Man” in 2015 and “Captain Marvel” in 2019, real Marvel fans have seen every movie and followed every plot twist since the beginning.

I strongly recommend seeing all of the Avengers movies, or at least “Avengers: Infinity War” before seeing the newest film in the theaters, because there are a lot of throwback scenes and inside jokes from past films. Typically, when there is so much anticipation surrounding an upcoming film, viewers are disappointmented; however, I am here to tell you that the hype is real.

In “Avengers: Endgame,” Marvel fit nearly every main character of every Marvel movie they have ever released into the last battle scene for an epic finale. Characters like Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) were part of the original Avengers team from 2011. The new and improved Avengers team consists of Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and many more.

Here are a few things you might have missed in “Avengers: Endgame”: The new home of Thor’s people, Tonsberg, has a connection to Norse myth, but is also the battleground for Odin’s [Thor’s father] war against the Frost Giants mentioned in the prologue of “Thor.”. In the scene where Captain America is talking to the support group for the disappeared, Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos and the ‘Infinity Gauntlet,’ was also pictured. When Iron Man travels back in time to steal for time travel jumps, Hank Pym, the creator of Ant-Man’s suit, could be seen in a lab with a first-generation Ant-Man helmet on a table. There are many more “easter eggs” that can be found on the Internet, but they are hard to notice in the movie at first.

This is a must-see movie, even if you are not a Marvel fanatic. I personally loved all three hours and two minutes of the movie, silently watching 10 years in the making fly by. Do not fear; there are nine movies in the process of being made at this moment, so the Marvel magic surely will not be the end, but “Avengers: Endgame” was a perfect ending to a perfect movie and a perfect era.