Avengers: End Game – A Tribute
We watched Avengers: End Game, the concluding movie of the Avengers series. Over a period of years, I along with my kids have watched a number of superhero movies – Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk. One fine day, Marvel Studios decided to bring all these superheroes on screen together. They called them the Avengers.
We, as an audience welcomed them with open arms. We cheered for them, rooted for their team. They carved a mark for themselves in the heart of our children. And we never knew when they became a part of our lives. Be it a birthday party, an Annual Concert, Halloween or any other costume party, they are present, invisible, coming in silently and taking over our children. We cherish those moments when our children choose their superhero, slip on their costumes and perform those tricks and moves. For our children, the meaning of the Avengers has always been the cheerful, brave and daring heroes who take on the toughest challenge with their never give up attitude.
But at the end of Infinity War, the coin flipped. Thanos, the inevitable, arrives. He wipes out half of the universe with a snap of his finger. Half of the Avengers lose their lives and the ones left, lose their soul. In End Game, you see the remaining Avengers struggling to find the meaning of their lives.
Then one day comes a ray of hope, one last chance, to resurrect things back. A gamble to take, to win or lose everything, a final game.
Endgame is an emotional and powerful movie, many times, I had a lump in my throat. And it is definitely a conclusive movie where all Avengers and their supporting cast come together.
In Hercule Poirot’s words, “you have to use your little gray cells to fix the pieces of the puzzle”. The scenes keep going back and forth at a very fast pace, one moment you are in the birthplace of Captain America, the second moment, you are in Asgard and third, you are in the world of mysticism with the Sorcerer Supreme, the Ancient One. The gray cells keep working continuously to correctly place the characters which keep coming in and out of the movie.
The movie is definitely a magnum opus and a perfect ode to the Avengers and their creator, Stan Lee. We bid farewell to Stan Lee last November, and with Avengers: End Game, it is time to say goodbye to his creations.
There are tears in my eyes as I end my tribute. So goodbye superheroes, but you will remain in our hearts forever. And thank you Stan Lee and Marvel for making them a part of our lives and our children’s as well. There are new superheroes coming in like Captain Marvel but the love for the original ones will always be special. We will miss the impeccable Captain America, the mighty Thor, the witty Iron Man, and the brainy, adorable Hulk, few to name.
One final time, Adieu and hats off to the entire crew and cast of Avengers and Marvel Studios and Stan Lee for such a fitting conclusion.
The World of Movies Rating 10/10
Movie Title: Avengers: Endgame
Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Written by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Main Cast: Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Josh Brolin as Thanos, Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
Year of Release: 2019
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama,
Country of Origin: United States of America (Hollywood)
Running time: 181 minutes
Production Company: Marvel Studios
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Disney+
Image Source: Screenshots taken from the movie.
Reviewed by: Anantha Alagappan