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Avengers Endgame – A Spectacular Time Heist

avengers endgame time heist

Avengers Endgame is a time travel story, and an incredibly good one at that.

Time travel has been one of my favorite tropes ever since I discovered Doctor Who.

So it was great fun to see Marvel utilize this concept to it’s fullest. And they even combined it with one of my other favorite tropes, the heist.


As with any great heist movie, each main character had a particular task that they were best suited to deal with.

Need sneaking? Send Ant-Man!

Need scientific wizardry? Send Tony Stark!


The film had a lot of great moments where the heroes interacted with iconic events from previous movies.

The whole thing felt like a clip show, but with The Avengers commenting and riffing on their own past actions as if they were guests on a Mystery Science Theatre 3000 episode.

I particularly enjoyed the riffs made about events in the first Avengers film, and all the fun callbacks that came with that.

I also enjoyed when we got to see the opening sequence of the first Guardians Of The Galaxy film, from a very different perspective.


The Endgame

The final confrontation was appropriately epic, with a huge cast of heroes battling an enormous amount of various attacking aliens.

It was fun to see all the various minor hero team-ups that happened during this battle. My favorite being when Spider-Man shot a web at Thor’s flying hammer, to use it as transportation.


But we also saw some losses to the Marvel line-up before the film had ended.

I will not completely spoil the movie, but I will say that the film handled the conclusion to these character’s stories beautifully.


All in all, Avengers Endgame is a must-see movie for anyone that has any affection for any of these characters.

I certainly had a great time!



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