By Jenelle Lum, Creative Director
Avengers: Endgame, one of the most anticipated movies of 2019, broke box office records its opening weekend with $1.2 billion worldwide, the biggest opening in movie history. It has been highly anticipated among fans, who have been camping outside of theaters. Movie theaters added more showings because tickets were in high demand. Endgame also caused controversy as directors, Anthony Russo and Joe Russo released a statement before the premiere asking fans to not spoil the movie, which created the hashtag, “#dontspoilendgame”. Avengers: Endgame was rumored to be the last Avengers movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Avengers: Endgame is a continuation of Avengers Infinity War (2018) after the villain, Thanos, used Infinity Stones to wipe out half of Earth’s population (superheroes included). In Endgame the surviving heroes team up to get their team back and attempt to defeat Thanos.
Avengers: Endgame is a three-hour movie filled with a variety of powerful scenes. It is especially an emotional rollercoaster for those who have watched Marvel films for the past eleven years or who feel some sort of a connection to characters that have changed over time. This movie does an excellent job of showing how all of these characters have developed since they were first introduced to the MCU and successfully concludes the Avengers films series. With that said, it is not the end of “Phase 3” of Marvel films. The upcoming film, Spider-Man: Far From Home will conclude this phase.