THERE IS NOTHING more resistant than time. It’s fixed and constant. It may be a human construct, but it is one humanity that has built atomic clocks to perfect; there is no stopping its ever-forward march. Except in sci-fi and comic books. In those worlds, it’s fluid. There are rules about not killing Hitler or betting on the World Series, but other than that, the structures of time can be bent.
This, more than anything, is the core of Avengers: Endgame. Yes, there is—as most fans expected—some time travel. Avengers: Endgame picks up where Infinity War was left off. Thanos has finished half of the universe’s people, and the surviving heroes (Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Rocket Raccoon, and the newly recruited Captain Marvel) are trying to stop his fingers. The other thing to point out is Avengers: Endgame is exceptionally very good. No movie could have gone beyond everything that happened in the preceding ten years and 21 films, but this movie did it and it is the beautiful and best effort to achieve that goal. The movie’s duration is nearly three hours, and none of the spectators feel bored. This movie is exactly what fans wanted.
Everyone wants to see if the Avengers can pull off protecting the world one more time. Endgame attained this utilizing one of the oldest tricks in the cinematic books: time travel. The end of Infinity War forecasted that there is only a way to press Undo on what Thanos did: pull a Cher and turn back time. Though, they don’t just undo what happened and stop it. Instead, they find a solution that involves going back to acquire the Infinity Stones before Thanos put his big purple hands on them and using their power to reverse the damage. The movie is a beautiful journey and a narrative tool that gives a chance for the Avengers and their group to revisit a large chunk of the film in the franchise. It’s a delightful service to every fan who remembers those early films dearly. This kind of nostalgia is sweet, though. It’s exciting to want to go back to the first arc in the heroes’ journeys and saving the universe from Thano’s evil power. Everything has become different, and while going back to the days of future past is full of craziness, time (in our world) only goes in the forward direction, and the future is more vital than what comes before. Or, to emphasize on a phrase byTony Stark, “That’s the hero game—part of the journey is the end.”
Avengers: Endgame could become the biggest movie the world has ever seen: It may make nearly $1 billion in one weekend. Theatres are staying open 24×7 to keep up with the demand of the fans. It’s the culmination of 11 years and 21 films—an unprecedented feat that may never be repeated. A movie with lots of action and jaw-dropping moments calls to be watched not once but many times.