After the Infinity War left the world in ruins, the surviving Avengers have to undo the actions of Thanos to restore order to the universe.
Despite this movie picking up where the last one left off, it’s not necessary to have seen Avengers: Infinity War before seeing this one, which is nice. What happened is implied, and so it makes sense that loss is a major theme of this movie. The Avengers were never quite the same after the war. Some of them are reluctant to mess around with stopping Thanos for fear they’ll lose what they’ve gained in the 5 years since the war. But their sense of duty as superheroes outweighs their fear of what could go wrong. And there are a lot of things that could go wrong.
The special effects in this movie were really cool. Because their mission involved time travel, the Avengers had to go back to events in previous years, and therefore, previous movies. It would be interesting to find out if they used any old footage from the other movies to make this one. And because anything can happen during time travel, Stan Lee had his usual cameo, although at this point it’s almost definitely posthumous.
Despite the weight of the Avengers’ mission, this was laugh-out-loud funny. Somewhat surprisingly, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) provided most of the comic relief. The end of the movie has one of the biggest – if not the biggest – fight scenes in cinematic history. It was amazing.
This movie may be three hours long, but it’s totally worth it.