I think everyone going into this movie had their theories and have at least seen plenty of the theories for how this movie was going to go but I have to admit that there were some parts of the movie that I just couldn’t predict. Endgame definitely was trying to tie in not just some of all the MCU films but even parts of the first and second Avengers films. So let’s just get into it:
The comedian: If you were going to think about who the funniest person in the films was going to be I bet you would have thought Scott Lang (Ant-Man) or Tony Stark (Iron Man) but a funny thing happened: IT WAS THOR! Turns out that we ain’t the only ones who blame him for not going for the head and even though there are a lot of people who realize, like me, that by the time Thanos got to Wakanda in Infinity War that the fight was on it’s last legs and leaving Thor to be the single point of failure is unfair. Thor spent most of the movie trying to redeem himself and it’s the conversation with his mother in the past that reminded him to be who he wants to be not who he is supposed to be. I love that he gave his royalty over to Valkyrie because he was always better as a foot soldier, Loki was always the one between them, that had a more keen eye on the throne.
The sacrificial lamb is not who you think: Who, like me, thought the sacrifice for the soul stone was going to be between Tony and Steve? These two butt heads a lot but both of them have a huge martyr complex that makes impossible for them not to be the ones to do such a thing. That being said I think we ignored the friendship that existed long before the Avengers did and that was between Clint and Natasha. I mean even think back to the first Avengers movie, Natasha only got involved with getting the tesseract back because Clint was in trouble. It’s a fight but Natasha sacrifices herself so that Clint can get the soul stone, I think about how much Clint has lost and I thought that it was going to be an easy decision for him. I guess that Black Widow movie really is going to be a prequel (How The Widow met the Hawk).
Too many plot holes: I am not going to get too deep into it but when Tony was directing Bruce/Hulk to do the snap he told him to bring back the people to this time without erasing the last five years, I just have some questions about that like: How could everyone go back to their lives as is if FIVE YEARS have not passed? Peter Parker went back to high-school and what about other people who have aged a lot since then? If Steve went back in time to marry and end up with Peggy Carter then why not warn everyone about the HYDRA situation in it and did she not help form S.H.I.E.L.D with her former husband? Doesn’t that alter the timeline a lot? When they went to get the tesseract, the first time, Loki took it and disappeared, what happened to that timeline? Also Nebula killed her past self but that was from a different timeline so she wont be affected? And Gamora will no longer be a part of the Guardians because this is also a new timeline version of her? So many questions but I guess we have to keep our ears to the ground to get some answers.
The two snaps that occurred in the movie helped to bring and end to Thanos and unfortunately, Tony Stark, after bringing everyone back but there are those who died in the both Infinity War and Endgame or since their deaths were not due to the snaps will remain dead, that death tally (and excuse me if it is missing some people): Natasha (Black Widow), Tony Stark (Iron man), Loki & Vision.
This is a superhero realm so of course those that are gone can always be brought back but I am not sure what paths that will lead to. Hey, maybe the plot holes were deliberate to open a world where these people come back. Lord knows Thor could use the family and we could use Tony Stark.
Huge acting cheers to Paul Rudd, Robert Downey Jr, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth and Karen Gillan.