*Spoiler Free Spoilers: Endgame

After 10 years and 22 movies, Iron Man dies. Marvel Studios finally released the final installment of the Avengers saga, Avengers: Endgame. From just its opening weekend, it broke every box office record, pulling in $357 million, and is now one of the largest grossing films of all time. It was a heartfelt ending to an era that many fans have been part of since the first Iron Man movie released in 2008, although nobody could imagine what the Marvel Cinematic Universe would turn into from there. Ten years ago, no one could predict Iron Man’s death, sacrificing himself to save the planet and snapping away Thanos’ existence. But did this movie live up to the hype?

In short, yes it definitely did. Every scene was gripping fans at the edge of their seats, especially those that have been waiting 10 long years for everything they were about to see on screen. There was a balance of humor, sorrow, and action throughout the entire movie, blending nicely into each other from scene to scene.

Marvel is known for its witty remarks during a serious situation, so anyone can imagine how many jokes there were during the somber scenes of Endgame. This was the main problem with the movie, as it has been in past Marvel movies, where jokes are forced into situations that don’t really lend themselves to it. Sometimes it works, but most of the time it doesn’t.

By the end of the movie though, superfans and first-time watchers alike left the theater entirely satisfied with the ending of the movie. Through all the heart wrenching as well as heart pounding scenes, Endgame was a very fitting ending for an epic saga, bringing together every corner of the MCU, so far, into one giant finale.

Endgame was so full of surprises for fans that it’s hard to keep track of it all. From the get go, Thanos destroys the infinity stones. We watch Thor execute Thanos as he “goes for the head.” Captain America joins a support group to cope with the recent events. Bruce Banner becomes Professor Hulk, a mix of Banner’s intelligence and Hulk’s body. Hawkeye becomes an assassin and goes on a killing mission for those unaffected by the original snap. Thor is fat. Captain America gets his shield back. Stark runs off and lives a quiet life and starts a family with Pepper. And probably none of this makes sense at all for readers who haven’t seen the movie.

The Avengers then use time travel to steal infinity stones from the past. Nebula kills herself to save Gamora. Hawkeye and Blackwidow fight to decide who should commit suicide for the soul stone. Tony talks to his father about parenting. Captain America sees Peggy Carter again. Thor steals his hammer after time traveling. And Thanos from the other timeline follows them all back to the original timeline.

Professor Hulk snaps everything back to normal. Captain America picks up Mjolnir. And Dr. Strange brings everyone back for the final fight. Tony snaps his fingers. The infinity stones are returned to the other timeline.

Was this article just a list of spoilers? Yes, yes it was. Marvel Studios pulled out all the stops, ending this chapter with a bang that was something fans could truly appreciate after this decade journey. And there is no need to reminisce either. Marvel will be releasing Spiderman: Far From Home on July 2nd, and the next chapter will begin.

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