Avengers: Endgame is obliterating the box-office at the moment and for good reason too because it is truly an epic film. To call it just a movie would be a gross understatement as Endgame feels more like an event. Filled with great moments and also signalling a farewell for several mainstay characters, Endgame stacks the emotions pretty high.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, it’s best to stop reading right now as we’ve listed down some spoilers that may ruin the experience.
The film’s three hour runtime is not cause for concern because the Russo brothers have managed to put together a pretty tight story, with ample screen time for a lot of its characters. There were many scenes in Endgame that will be remembered for a long time to come, but we’ve listed down ten that we think were the best bits about the final Avengers chapter.
Thor’s Story Arc
Although he has pretty much taken a backseat to both Iron Man and Captain America, the God of Thunder has emerged as the MCU’s most endearing characters. Having to contend with the destruction of Asgard, the death of his father, mother and brother and how he shoulders the blame of not being able to stop Thanos in Infinity War, Thor arguably holds one of the most captivating story arcs in the MCU at the moment. His role in Endgame with his weight and drinking issues adds a new dimension to the character.
The opening moments of Endgame sees Tony Stark and Nebula on board the Benatar as they try to make it to earth. The sequence is touching in most ways as it shows a softer side of Nebula and her relationship with Tony who almost assumes a very fatherly-figure role, which is something the cyborg warrior has so desperately craved and needs.
Korg & Miek’s
Who else cheered when you found out that Korg, Miek and Valkyrie were alive and well on New Asgard? We can only hope that more storylines are written for the trio, especially Korg, who is voiced spectacularly by Taika Waititi. A Disney+ series perhaps?
The Ancient One In The Battle of New York
Tilda Swinton’s cameo appearance as The Ancient One during the battle of New York was cool in so many different ways. For starters it fits as a nice throwback to when the MCU was truly being established. Seeing her battling on her own against the Chitauri establishes the fact that other heroes were also playing their own specific part in that first big battle.
Asgardians of the Galaxy
The end of Endgame sees the superheroes go their separate ways, with the God of Thunder himself hooking up with the Guardians of the Galaxy. With the comedic tone of Ragnarok fitting well with GotG, we can only hope this partnership plays out to one adventurous story line in either franchise.
Superhero Parental Moments
Endgame had many superhero parental moments ranging from Tony Stark, Clint Barton and Scott Lang coming to grips with their duties as parents. However the time travel elements of the film truly delivers some of the most memorable with Thor getting a brief reunion with his mom, Frigga and Tony getting to meet his dad, Howard, one more time. By the time of that final “I love you 3000” was muttered, there was rarely a dry eye in the cinema.
Iron Man’s Snap
Tony Stark’s sacrifice at the end of Endgame works on so many levels. For starters it fits as an ideal ending for the character who kick-started the MCU. Most importantly though it goes back to the exchange between Captain America and Iron Man from the first Avengers film – “You’re not the guy to make the sacrifice play, to lay down on a wire and let the other guy crawl over you.” Well, Stark did, and it was a moment that was well-played out.
The Russos delivered a fitting end to the story of Captain America with the character finally getting his dance with Peggy Carter. It fitted the end of his story well, akin to a soldier who finally gets to return home after years of service.
We’ve waited a decade for Captain America to mouth his most famous catchphrase and fittingly the Russos waited until the third act of Endgame to finally deliver that moment to fans. It is an epic one at that too with Cap leading a superhero army against Thanos and his forces.
Cap Wielding Mjolnir
One of the best moments from Endgame occurs when Captain America manages to wield Mjolnir to help fend of Thanos. Although it was teased in Age of Ultron, watching Cap become worthy enough to handle the might weapon was arguably the best crowd popping moment from the film.