Demolisher, Destroyer, Conqueror. Thanos has some serious competition, because Avengers: Endgame has hit theaters in order to become the largest box office opening of all time. A previous Marvel entry, Avengers: Infinity War, held the record of about $630 million worldwide on its opening weekend, but was squashed like a bug by Avengers: Endgame which made $1.2 billion worldwide on its opening weekend.
With stellar critical reviews, and joyously raving fans, the film is a certified hit, a near perfect ending to a twenty-two film saga and an eleven year project. It was a fantastic send off to the original Avengers team, and while the stories of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue, it will be with newer characters and fresh faces.
Almost every character has a perfect moment to shine. While some heroes find satisfying ends to their journeys, others find whole new beginnings and adventures to go on. One of the main problems with the film is that some serious moments are undercut by out-of-place humor, but most of the extremely important moments are kept as they should be without changes in mood.
For those who follow Marvel movies, references to other films and specific moments are made over the course of Avengers: Endgame. “It all comes together here. All of it,” said director Anthony Russo. Unexpected characters and locations appear constantly and classic hero moments will cause the viewer’s jaw to drop. Robert Downey Jr., as per usual, shines as Tony Stark and plays incredibly well off of Chris Evan’s Captain America, who arguably receives one of the best superhero stories and send offs of all time. “It was epic,” said student Dylan Brandt, and right he is. Avengers: Endgame is the Return of the Jedi or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 of the 2010s. It is the cinematic event of a generation, so be sure not to miss it.