The end of a decade long series: “The Avengers: Endgame”

There are NO SPOILERS HERE.

I’m here to just release my love and pain to the world about “Avengers: Endgame.”

I have been a fan since the first Avengers movie, back in 2012. Sure, I’m not a “true fan” to those who’ve been watching Marvel movies since “Iron Man,” but after watching “The Avengers,” I never thought these characters would be a part of my life and affect anything that I would do.

This movie was just the start of who I am today. I feel like some people could relate to me about this, but it’s true, if I didn’t become a fan of the Marvel Universe, I think I would be a completely different person.

This is it, this is the end. I’m not ready for what is to come. I wasn’t after watching the movie, I don’t think I’ll ever be ready even if I saw it a million more times.

I was so into the movie, a part of me forgot that I’m doing a review on this and remembering the movie would be essential to this review.

I would say this is more of a sentimental piece I’m writing than a review, because I can’t really say anything about the movie that would spoil it for those who haven’t seen it by now.

The first thing that I would like to point out the fact is that this was the biggest movie of this year, I would argue this century. I mean, this is the end after 11 years. It was time to wrap up the Avengers and I mean the “original” Avengers. The new characters that have been introduced in the last couple of years still have time left in the MCU.

I remember watching the TV series “The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes: The Avengers” and even after the end, when new characters were introduced it just wasn’t the same. It wasn’t the same not seeing the heroes I grew to love not hanging out anymore.

This feeling was the same toward the movie. So much has changed that it just didn’t feel right to me. It didn’t feel right for it to end. It’s 2019 now and I’ve been a part of this journey for seven years. That’s still long enough to feel something for the end.

I just fell in love with the MCU after the first Avengers and it will forever be my favorite movie of all time (except “The Princess Bride”). When the first movie released on DVD (that was still a thing then, because now it’s all about Netflix and digital downloads), I memorized the entire script. I knew every characters’ lines. I even would hum the theme song in the background throughout the movie.

I would imagine that theme song running through my mind through “Endgame.” The music was beautiful, it was heartbreaking, it was moving.

The visuals were so good despite the entire movie being almost completely overrun by CGI. I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing, but I could tell that the CGI was everywhere, the background, the props, the suits everyone wore. At this point in the technology we have, Chris Evans even wore a CGI suit for his iconic Captain America suit. I love it, but at the same time, I don’t like it.

We’ve come so far with technology it has to be used for every single thing. My one thought was “what’s one thing that’s even real?”

I’m not trying to be a hater here. The graphics teams are artists and they deserve all of the applause in the world for creating the things they create for movies. A digital artist is cool and has absolute power over what they’re creating. No hate towards them, I’m only curious to see what it actually looked like when the actors were acting, if they were on a complete green-screened set.

I was devastated in “Infinity War” not just because all of our favorite heroes vanished to dust, but because the original Avengers didn’t. Something was going to happen in the final installment of “The Avengers” with the the original Avengers. It was bound to happen.

I’m sad because this all has to do with actors’ contracts to the films. Being a superhero for so long by our favorite actors has to end sometime and that’s when their contracts go up. I’m not trying to spoil anything here, honest. I’m just pointing out the straight facts.

The facts are, it has to end eventually for the actors. Even if they loved the role so much, it just isn’t for them anymore. I mean Robert Downey Jr. has been a part of the MCU for 11 years, he’s the one who started it all with these Marvel characters. Scarlett Johansson was in the second “Iron Man” movie and she has been a part of the series for a long time as well as Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, who was introduced in “Thor.” Even Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth has been in the MCU since the beginning with Downey Jr., now their time is coming to end being the superheroes that we all grew to love.  What’s going to happen to them?

I still don’t know the answer to that question.

This movie was so well put together, especially the plot of the movie and how it went down. This conclusion was so epic that it brought tears to my eyes because of the different fight scenes.

You guys can cry at the other scenes. I did. I think it’s okay to cry.

It’s all going to be okay. We can rest now.

About Madi Overstreet (12 Articles)
Madi Overstreet is a second-year student majoring in English at Laramie County Community College. Overstreet was senior and managing editor of her high school yearbook and was also a lead for the broadcasting class at Cheyenne East High School and is hoping to bring her leadership knowledge to help the Wingspan staff this semester. To contact Overstreet, email her at madeleineoverstreet@gmail.com or follow her on Twitter @MadiOverstreet

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