Destiny Arrives…


Aaron Michaels, Contributor

Avengers: Endgame is the perfect film for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is undoubtedly a crowd-pleaser filled with everything fans want, yet nothing they expect. Marvel has truly outdone themselves (in the best way possible). For those of you who haven’t experienced this masterpiece of cinema for themselves, worry not, there are no spoilers here.

Endgame acts as a conclusion to the past 11 years of MCU storytelling but is by no means an ending. There may never be a film like Avengers: Endgame in our lifetime again, but the MCU is far from over. The Finale of the Infinity Saga (everything from 2008’s Iron Man until now) elegantly ties a bow around the Infinity Stone-infused tales of the Original Six Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, while opening new doors of what is yet to come.

Avengers: Endgame is more than a movie. It is an experience. It has packed every ounce of its 3-hour runtime to the fullest. It is loaded with moments of joy, anger, anguish, sadness, soul, and most importantly, heart. The Marvel Cinematic Universe connects back to its fundamental roots in a way no franchise has done before. The Avengers do not only bring about heroes in the sense of characters like Scarlet Witch or Ant-Man but inspires audiences everywhere of what it truly means to be a hero, not superpowers required.

The best way to experience Endgame is completely devoid of spoilers. The latest (and most epic) entry of the MCU is filled with surprises. These unexpected scenes are composed of a comic fan’s wildest dreams and so much more. Words fail to express the epic scope that Avengers: Endgame truly holds. The film knows exactly what you want and exactly what you expect, and blows it all out of the water in every sense possible. There is nothing else like it.

Some words of advice for die-hard Marvel fans…

  1. Bring Tissues
  2. Use the Bathroom Right Before (you won’t want to miss a single second)
  3. There are NO end credit sequences, but stay to bask in the music and process what you’ve just witnessed.
  4. If you want to talk about it at school, don’t. Keep the secrets to yourself.

In case you may be confused as to what you CAN talk about and what you CAN’T, here’s a handy list: