Avengers: Endgame

“Avengers: Endgame” marks the end of a generation of aging nerds like myself.  It stirred up in me so much emotion that I wasn’t prepared for and I can’t wait to see the 3 hour finale again.

Summary

Avengers: Endgame (April 24, 2019)

Release Date: April 24, 2019
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction, Action
Runtime: 181 min
Original Title: Avengers: Endgame
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Marvel Studios
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

Cast Avengers: Endgame

  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Role: Tony Stark / Iron Man
  • Chris Evans
  • Role: Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Role: Thor Odinson
  • Mark Ruffalo
  • Role: Bruce Banner / The Hulk
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Role: Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
  • Jeremy Renner
  • Role: Clint Barton / Hawkeye
  • Don Cheadle
  • Role: James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine
  • Paul Rudd
  • Role: Scott Lang / Ant-Man
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Role: Rocket (voice)
  • Brie Larson
  • Role: Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel
  • Karen Gillan
  • Role: Nebula
  • Josh Brolin
  • Role: Thanos
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Role: Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
  • Chadwick Boseman
  • Role: T'Challa / Black Panther
  • Tom Holland
  • Role: Peter Parker / Spider-Man
  • Zoe Saldana
  • Role: Gamora
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Role: Virginia "Pepper" Potts / Rescue
  • Evangeline Lilly
  • Role: Hope van Dyne / Wasp
  • Tessa Thompson
  • Role: Valkyrie
  • Rene Russo
  • Role: Frigga
  • Elizabeth Olsen
  • Role: Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
  • Anthony Mackie
  • Role: Sam Wilson / Falcon
  • Sebastian Stan
  • Role: James "Bucky" Barnes / Winter Soldier
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Role: Loki
  • Danai Gurira
  • Role: Okoye
  • Benedict Wong
  • Role: Wong
  • Pom Klementieff
  • Role: Mantis
  • Vin Diesel
  • Role: Groot (voice)
  • Dave Bautista
  • Role: Drax the Destroyer
  • Chris Pratt
  • Role: Peter Quill / Star-Lord
  • Letitia Wright
  • Role: Shuri
  • John Slattery
  • Role: Howard Stark
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Role: Ancient One
  • Jon Favreau
  • Role: Harold "Happy" Hogan
  • Hayley Atwell
  • Role: Peggy Carter
  • Natalie Portman
  • Role: Jane Foster
  • Marisa Tomei
  • Role: May Parker
  • Taika Waititi
  • Role: Korg (voice)
  • Angela Bassett
  • Role: Ramonda
  • Michael Douglas
  • Role: Dr. Hank Pym
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Role: Janet van Dyne
  • William Hurt
  • Role: Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
  • Cobie Smulders
  • Role: Maria Hill
  • Sean Gunn
  • Role: On-Set Rocket / Kraglin
  • Winston Duke
  • Role: M'Baku
  • Linda Cardellini
  • Role: Laura Barton
  • Maximiliano Hernández
  • Role: Jasper Sitwell
  • Frank Grillo
  • Role: Brock Rumlow
  • Hiroyuki Sanada
  • Role: Akihiko
  • Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
  • Role: Ebony Maw
  • James D'Arcy
  • Role: Edwin Jarvis
  • Jacob Batalon
  • Role: Ned
  • Robert Redford
  • Role: Alexander Pierce
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Role: Nick Fury
  • Lexi Rabe
  • Role: Morgan Stark
  • Joe Russo
  • Role: Grieving Man
  • Michael James Shaw
  • Role: Corvus Glaive
  • Terry Notary
  • Role: Cull Obsidian
  • Kerry Condon
  • Role: F.R.I.D.A.Y. (voice)
  • Yvette Nicole Brown
  • Role: S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent
  • Callan Mulvey
  • Role: Jack Rollins
  • Ken Jeong
  • Role: Security Guard
  • Ty Simpkins
  • Role: Harley Keener
  • Loen LeClair
  • Role: Baby Scott Lang
  • Lee Moore
  • Role: Scott Lang (93 Y.O.)
  • Bazlo LeClair
  • Role: Baby Scott Lang
  • Jackson A. Dunn
  • Role: Scott Lang (12 Y.O.)
  • Monique Ganderton
  • Role: Proxima Midnight
  • Ross Marquand
  • Role: Red Skull
  • Emma Fuhrmann
  • Role: Cassie Lang
  • Stan Lee
  • Role: Driver
  • Ben Sakamoto
  • Role: Cooper Barton
  • Ava Russo
  • Role: Lila Barton
  • Cade Woodward
  • Role: Nathaniel Barton
  • Lia Russo
  • Role: Lia (Hulk Fan)
  • John Michael Morris
  • Role: Young Hank Pym
  • Michael A. Cook
  • Role: Male S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent
  • Brent McGee
  • Role: Camp Lehigh Guard
  • Brian Schaeffer
  • Role: Military Police
  • Jim Starlin
  • Role: Support Group Man #1
  • Jimmy Ray Pickens
  • Role: Support Group Man #2
  • Jack Champion
  • Role: Kid On Bike
  • Russell Bobbitt
  • Role: Diner Owner
  • Hye Jin Jang
  • Role: Japanese Woman
  • Sam Hargrave
  • Role: New Asgard Truck Driver
  • Patrick Gorman
  • Role: Old Steve Rogers Double
  • Aaron Lazar
  • Role: Doctor Strange Double
  • Robert Pralgo
  • Role: Thanos Reader
  • John Posey
  • Role: Alexander Pierce Reader
  • Ameenah Kaplan
  • Role: Gamora Reader
  • Olaniyan Thurmon
  • Role: Teenage Groot Reader
  • Mike Lutz
  • Role: On Set Reader #2
  • Katherine Langford
  • Role: Morgan Stark (teenager; deleted scene)
  • Faith Logan
  • Role: Student

Trailer Avengers: Endgame

It’s the sort of movie that rewards the built-in fans, e.g. the Marvel comics fans that have stuck around for over a decade, watching all of these adaptations.

And yet, the themes covered in this behemoth of a blockbuster matches the themes in the series’ entirety: family, friends, loved ones are worth cherishing.

In a world where practically anything is possible, narrative necessities naturally tend to be jettisoned.  For instance, true consequences of poor decisions or permanent loss usually are the first to go.  When you have characters that cannot die or be hurt, it’s tricky to introduce any sense of conflict that makes the resolution all the more sweet and earned.  As a result, most peoples’ legitimate complaint of superhero movies is that they feel boring. I can agree with them if there is no true loss or sense of change in the narrative.

But with Endgame, Marvel and Disney have taken their time (hence the 3 hours) very wisely.  There is a palpable sense of true loss and sacrifice in nearly every iteration: loss of a child, loss of a spouse, loss of a parent, loss of a friend. And it’s all earned.

Crying multiple times in a bombastic superhero movie wasn’t really what I had in mind, but I’m so glad this is how it all ended. It was good for my soul.

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  • I loved the ingenious way of using time travel. It was a great way of taking us back over the previous movies in a fan-service way.
  • I loved how they continue to take chances with the characters, showing us Thor at his worst, etc.
  • I loved Thanos dies in the first few minutes, but is brought back later via the time travel. It’s all very original.

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