Avengers: Endgame –
The fateful confrontation of Thanos with the Avengers concluded on April 26th, 2019, the epic saga of Marvel Cinematic Universe brought to its very final moment, with Thanos apparently decimating his own power levels and the script itself. The story of Avengers: Endgame is one written with care to the narrative but it fails to deliver anything concrete to the mythos of Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although we see a rapid onset of action sequences throughout the 3hr ride, nevertheless it matters that the plot was nothing more than what the fans had already interpreted despite all the ‘secrecy’ Disney has had with regards to the property that is Avengers: Endgame.
The movie is in itself a story of struggle and has a sense of finality to it that surely has its highs but is sorely disappointed by its lows. The movie continually suffers from pacing issues and plot holes that will baffle your mind. The ride has its redeeming moments in the last hour when the plot really hits the spot and the final actions sequence comes into play. The movie is a visual treat filled with synchronized sequences that will inspire otherworldy fan arts. The internet is in a disarray with the final sequence but the question is why did we have to suffer through the unnecessary plot development of about 90 minutes only to have it paid back with a broken time travel theory.
The movie calls itself out several times, focusing on the issues related to time travel even referencing major movies illustrating time travel and throwing Die Hard into the mix for fun. The return of all our heroes was much appreciated and much awaited. We welcomed the overdue arrival of the forces of good to support our 3 lead Avengers. Before Endgame, the fandom thought that the original Avengers will play a major role but it seems that 4 characters outshined all the others.
I am talking about Black Widow, Iron Man, Captain America, and The mighty God of thunder THOR. The story was an inspiring song of fantasy inspired by the comics into existence. It suffered from a slow start but picked when we got to the time travel and the climax never completely explains the plan and its consequences. Today I want to discuss the final moments of Endgame and the implications of time travel. You’ve been warned before but one more time *SPOILERS AHEAD*
The end of Endgame saw the realization of Doctor Strange’s vision, after Captain America wielded Mjolnir with great precision and angst and almost defeated the Mad Titan only to be overshadowed by both Captain Marvel and Iron Man. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Marvel Cinematic Universe started with Robert Downey Jr and it must end with him. Marvel knows this and they have shown us just how hard it is to lose heroes you’ve come to love as your idols.
But what the movie fans don’t know is that we’ve seen it all before. There are so many inconsistencies in the plot of Endgame that if I try to justify it, I will end up facing a reality where there are 3-time remnants of Captain America living in America during the aftermath of the New York battle. It is such a tragedy to receive an alternate timeline where things were just a little bit different and then have it blow up in our faces with a past Thanos coming for revenge without the infinity stones and wrecking through the power of both Captain Marvel and a Stormbreaker powered Thor. Not to mention the infinity stones wielding Iron Man.
Not only does the movie ignore the rules of time travel and messes with the concept of alternate realities, it also dramatically fails to address the issue properly with making Captain America live through a completely different life with Peggy Carter not once referenced in the series or in the MCU.
Not to mention the grave repercussions of Tony creating a bootstrap paradox of inceptionic proportions so as to give his DAD the phrase Howard Stark eventually passes to Tony. It is not only mind boggling but in bad spirit disrespecting the established Meta. However, the ultimate redemption may as well be there entire plot of Phase 4. We cannot know what Marvel is planning but it seems that it will be a long time before we see Iron Man or Captain America reappear but Loki will return with the tesseract.
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