So, you watched “Avengers: Endgame”

Sophia Goodwin, Editor

The Avengers faced their final battle in the widely anticipated film “Avengers: Endgame.” The film was released on April 26 to all audiences, one year after the release of “Avengers: Infinity War.” It instantly received praise for its entertainment and acting from critics. The film is the first in history to reach $1.4 billion worldwide within the first five days of its opening. It has become the highest grossing film of 2019, breaking box offices around the world. 

“Avengers: Endgame” is arguably one of the most highly anticipated films of 2019. Directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, who have worked on previous films such as “Captain America: The Winter Solider” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” were brought back to direct the movie in April 2015, and have hyped up the movie since. 

The film picks up three weeks after Thanos used the Infinity Gauntlet to “dust” half of the population across the universe. Five years later, the remaining Avengers assemble and go back in time in hopes of bringing back those who were affected by the snap. 

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) have been eager to watch “Avengers: Endgame,” seeing as it is the last movie for the six original Avengers. They took to Twitter over the weekend tweeting with the hashtag “#ThankYouAvengers” and mentioning actors Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) to thank them for the time and effort they have put into the movies. Evans took to Twitter to thank the fans by saying “…[the posts] are incredibly touching,” and that he felt a “deep sense of gratitude.” 

Although “Avengers: Endgame” is the end of the line for the original six Avengers, the Marvel films do not stop there. This summer, Tom Holland (Peter Parker) will once again take over the big screen as Spider-Man in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” The movie hits theaters July 5. The “Black Panther” films will also continue with the untitled sequel to be released in 2020, and the “Doctor Strange” films are set to return soon. 

“Avengers: Endgame” was worth every minute of its three-hour length and was filled with a marvelous mix of emotions. The audience laughed at remarks made by none other than Tony Stark and Ant-Man, but were crying by the time the credits were rolling.  

Overall, “Avengers: Endgame” provided an excellent viewing experience for any and all movie-goers, and left viewers amazed. No matter what happens with the MCU in the future, fans are ready for what is to come next.