SPOILER ALERT: This review contains spoilers for the movie Avengers: Endgame.
As the movie opens, all hope is gone. Thanos has won. Thanos is a world dominating killer. “Avengers: Endgame” tells the story of how the heroic Avengers come back from complete defeat to save the Universe.
I rate “Avengers: Endgame” a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. The film brought the Avengers back, and made Iron Man (Tony Stark) die with a purpose. I liked the screenplay (dialogue). The acting was mostly good. Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) did not get enough screen time. I like her a lot, and we did not see enough of her. I didn’t like seeing Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in decline. It made me feel kind of sad, because he used to be this all mighty powerful god. When we first see him in the film, he’s depressed, drinking beers, and not interested in going with the Avengers. Rocky Raccoon gets him out of it, though, and soon he’s back on the team.
In terms of plot the movie jumps around a lot in time. In a way that’s cool. Time travel is fun to watch, but they do too much of it, and it’s confusing. In “Back To The Future”, Marty and Doc Brown take one trip to the past, and a second jump back to the present. You always know “when” they are. It’s simple. In “Avengers” they jump around several times, so it’s hard to follow the sequence of the action.
The Avengers completely need time travel, because Thanos has thoroughly destroyed the Universe. The only way to fix things is to go back in time to a point before Thanos did his evil. Since time travel does not exist at the start of the movie, the Avengers have to discover it. Toney Stark comes up with it using quantum theory. (There is a cute scene with his daughter in the excitement of discovery).
At the end of the movie Captain America (Chris Evans) goes back to 1946 and stays there with his wife, Peggy, except for a brief visit to the present at the end of the picture. It was a nice touch that the couple was reunited, after being split up at the end of “Captain America: the First Avenger” (2011).
The movie ties up a lot of loose ends from previous Marvel movies, but it leaves a few questions. One is, “What happens to Iron Man’s armor?” He has a new set of armor in the film. It is red and gold, and has lasers in the fingers and palms. Since Iron Man dies in the move, (we see his funeral, so we know he’s really dead), we have to wonder what happens to his armor? In ancient times, a warrior’s armor sometimes was buried with him. But the armor is a very powerful weapon, so maybe one of the other avengers should take it in their continuing fight against evil. Maybe we’ll find out in another movie.