“Avengers: Endgame” has arrived in theaters and is breaking box office records and stealing audience’s hearts and leaving fans crying. While the movie is a hit, many have one major problem with it.
Warning Spoilers Ahead! If you have not seen “Avengers: Endgame” in theaters just yet, stop reading. Major, huge, life-changing spoilers are ahead. Seriously, this article will ruin the movie for yourself if you continue reading.
“Avengers: Endgame” perfect conclusion to a 10-year cinematic journey
Almost everyone can agree that “Avengers: Endgame,” is the perfect way to conclude a story 10 years in the making. It does have a flaw or two, and while I wish certain events had not gone the way they did, it’s still a cinema masterpiece. It has been an amazing 10-year ride and I’m still sad over the movie’s main death. “Endgame” concludes this beloved era to a thrilling conclusion that will be always remembered and cherished.
Having said all of that, I do have one major problem with “Avengers: Endgame.” While Tony Stark/Iron Man is what drew me to the Avengers adventures, I accept his heroic death. It was a major shock. I have felt a mix of emotions since watching the advanced screening, from anger to denial. However, Marvel honored the character by giving Stark an amazing exit and not having a post-credit scene.
Natasha Romanoff not given fair share in “Endgame”
My biggest problem with “Endgame” comes way before the final heartbreaking scene. Yes, the Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow untimely death. “Endgame” was all about original Avengers coming together to save their friends. The focus was about them, how much the’ve changed and their exit from the franchise.
Thor gets to have a special moment with his mother. Bruce ends up getting “the best of both worlds” as both Hulk and Dr. Banner. Steve Rogers appears to live a long happy life with Peggy Carter. Tony gets a tender moment with his dad. Even though Tony dies, he knows they were successful. Tony knows Thanos was defeated, Pepper and Morgan will be just fine.
Natasha, not so much. She gives herself up to get the Soul Stone and therefore did not be able to witness the defeat of Thanos. As an original member of the Avengers, Nat deserved to be in the final fight. Nat is only given 33 minutes of screen time. While the scene with all the female heroes (Pepper Potts, Valkyrie, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Okoye, and Mantis) teaming up is great, it’s also sad and disappointing at the same time. Why? Nat should have been the leader of the group. Black Widow is even taken on the role of leader of the Avengers.
I know I’m not the only one who shares this belief. I overheard a few people watching the film mention similar feelings after the movie was done. Perhaps Natasha will get a bigger role moving forward with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.