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The end of an era for our favorite superheroes **Warning: Contains Spoilers**

Our generation has been fortunate enough to have had grown up around the Marvel Universe and for MCU fans a decade of waiting has finally come. The Russo brothers gave us one of the most exhilarating endings of all time. As one of our students pointed out “This movie will pull at the heartstrings and leave your jaw dropping in every scene, a shear masterpiece done in place with the great legacy of Mr. Stan Lee” Xander Xanin junior. For a decade we have been blessed with the comical characters that we have grown to love in the Marvel Universe. From Iron-Man to Thor, Black Panther, the Guardians of the Galaxy, us fans have our share of favorite heroes. But the characters wouldn’t be the same without the wonderful actors who portray them. The characters would not have the same energy, perseverance, humor, determination, and reliance without the help from the irreplaceable actors who play them. “If anyone other than Robert Downey Jr. ever played Iron-Man it just wouldn’t have been the same” Alexa Barrett junior. It wasn’t just our students who loved the movie with a shocking 95% review on Rotten Tomatoes critics were also raving over “Endgame”.


“Endgame” becoming one of the most anticipated movies of all time breaking numerous records. Becoming one of the longest MCU movies with a runtime of 3 hours and 58 seconds many agree that it was worth the time. It had the widest release ever being released in 4,662 theaters across North America. It broke the record for highest grossing opening day and highest single day gross ever with a total of 156.7 million dollars. With a 1.2 billion worldwide opening total “Endgame” became the highest-grossing for opening weekend.

After possibly one of the biggest cliffhangers in “Avengers: Infinity War” fans wondered what would be next for our heroes. After many of our favorites disappeared into a cloud of ashes we were already devastated by the disappearance of our heroes. Thirsty for answers Marvel fanatics were ecstatic to find out what would happen next. Kicking off with Tony floating in space with Nebula we see some of the aftermath from “Infinity War” and back on earth we see Cap and Natasha contemplating what to do.

“Infinity War” brought many heroes together that we wouldn’t have expected to see on the same screen. “Endgame” followed that trend as we see many new characters form unlikely friendships. Ant-Man played by Paul Rudd shows up 5 years after Thanos wiped out half of humanity and realizes what he has missed. Not only do we get to see Rudd help out the Avengers but Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) also makes a couple of appearances. We see Hawkeye once again (Jeremy Renner) and a new version of Thor and Bruce Banner. These “new” characters bring another perspective to the movie as well as humor. However, these characters aren’t the only ones that we see, thanks to Ant-Man and his idea towards time travel to try to recover the Stones and save the world our heroes eventually travel back in time. Not only running into their past selves but also their friends and family. “I was not prepared for the range of emotions that #Endgame put me through, from utter despair to pure elation. I laughed, I cried, I wished Tony Stark was my dad” John Michael Fallon junior.

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From Robert Downey Jr. to Scarlett Johansson and Bradley Cooper as mentioned before without these actors we wouldn’t get the sarcastic, witty comments that make us laugh. The movie leaves everyone on their edge of their seat, having to get up would risk the chance of missing something important. Even if it was 3 hours long the movie had the public engaged in it the whole time. “I just had no words after watching it, I was speechless” Taylor Karas junior. The movie was full of action constantly keeping the views on their toes. With twists, surprises, unexpected appearances and deaths you could sense the high level of emotions from anyone watching it. Just being in the theater and watching the people around you told you a different story. One could tell everyone was engaged and during shocking scenes everyone would gasp, laugh, or cry. As one of the viewers noted “Endgame made the real men cry” Alec Armstrong a junior had said as he talked about his experience watching the movie.

After a decade of Marvel movies each hero had their own story we all loved to watch but bringing them all together in one screen made the viewers realize why we have come to love the Marvel Universe. With references to other movies as well as other little inside jokes and references such as “I love you 3,000” and “Your dad liked cheeseburger too” fans were very emotional over these little simple lines. However, the writers knew what they were doing adding these little phrases so fans could feel more emotionally drawn to the movie. “I usually don’t cry but when Happy talked about the cheeseburgers it really got me” junior Carson Depp said.

Although possibly one of the greatest Marvel movies to come out it is a bittersweet feeling for Marvel fans. With the sad deaths of Black Widow and Iron-Man as well as our retired Captain America this is possibly the last time we see all

of them together on the same screen again. However, fans couldn’t have asked for a better ending. Although many of us don’t want to say goodbye as much as we hate to admit it an end of an era has come and there couldn’t have been a better way to send our favorite superheroes off. “This was a movie that I would never spoil for someone because they have to experience it for themselves” Samantha Wagner junior. Although it might have ended the Avengers chapter we still can anticipate many more from our other new heroes such as Spider-man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, etc.

Marvel’s “Avenger’s: Endgame” is now on theaters and with its fantastic reviews the movie will most likely stay in theaters for a while. It’s not too late for you to experience one of the greatest MCU movies of the decade.

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