Over opening weekend, I went and saw Avengers: Endgame. I know some of you still haven’t had a chance to get to see it yet, so we here at RiceBall are going to give you an end-to-end,spoiler-filled walkthrough of the entire movie. Because honestly by now, you should have seen it. Enjoy!!
Endgame is a fighting tournament between the representatives of the realms of Earth and Outworld conceived by the Elder Gods amid looming invasion of the Earth by Outworld. If the realm of Outworld wins Endgame ten consecutive times, its Emperor,Thanos, will be able to invade and conquer the Earth realm.
Shaolin monk Captain America (Steve Rogers) and his comrades, movie star, Tony Stark and military officer, Black Widow (aka Natasha), were handpicked by Thor, the god of thunder and defender of the Earth realm, to overcome their powerful adversaries in order to prevent Outworld from winning their tenth straight Endgame tournament. Each of the three has his or her own reason for competing: Steve seeks revenge against the tournament host for killing his brother Bucky, the Winter Soldier; Natasha seeks revenge on an Australian crime lord Red Skull for murdering a fellow officer; and Iron Man, having been branded as a fake by the media, seeks to prove otherwise.
At Thanos’ island, Star-Lord (Peter Quill) is attracted toPrincess Gamora, Thanos’ adopted daughter. Aware that Gamorais a dangerous adversary because she is the rightful heir to Outworld and that she will attempt to ally herself with the Earth warriors, Thanos orders the creature Supergiant to spy on her. Cap defeats his first opponent and Black Widow gets her revenge on Red Skull by snapping his neck. Tony encounters and barely beats Proxima Midnight. Quill engages in a brief duel with Gamora, who secretly offers him cryptic advice for his next battle. Quill’s next opponent is Ronan, whose defense seems untouched because of his freezing abilities until Star-Lordrecalls Gamora’s advice and uses it to kill Ronan.
Prince Corvus Glaive enters the tournament and mercilessly crushes every opponent he faces. One of Iron man’s peers,James “Rhodey” Rhodes, is defeated by Corvus Glaive as well and has his soul taken by Loki. Natasha worries that they may not win against Glaive, but Thor disagrees. He reveals their own fears and egos are preventing them from winning the tournament.
Despite Nebula’s warning, Spider-Man comes to Ebony Maw to request a fight with Black Dwarf. The sorcerer accepts on the condition that he be allowed to challenge any opponent of his choosing, anytime and anywhere he chooses. Rocket tries to intervene, but the conditions are agreed upon before he can do so. After Maw leaves, Thor confronts Spidey for what he has done in challenging Black Dwarf but is impressed when Petershows his awareness of the gravity of the tournament. Doctor Strange faces Black Dwarf and uses guile and the element of surprise to defeat the defending champion. Now desperate, Thanos takes Scarlet Witch hostage and takes her to Outworld, intending to fight her as his opponent. Knowing that his powers are ineffective there and that Scarlet Witch cannot defeat Thanosby herself, Thor sends Captain America and Iron Man into Outworld in order to rescue Scarlet Witch and challenge Thanos. In Outworld, Captain America is attacked by Corvus Glaive (under orders from Thanos to prevent him and Tony from rescuing Wanda), but eventually gains the upper hand and defeats him. Afterward, Gamora meets up with Cap and Tony. She reveals to the pair the origins of both herself and Outworld. Gamora allies with them and helps them to infiltrate Thanos’castle while advising Steve about three challenges in the castle: To face his enemy, himself and his worst fear.
Inside the castle tower, Thanos challenges Scarlet Witch to fight him, claiming that her refusal to accept will result in the Earth realm forfeiting Endgame (this is, in fact, a lie on Thanos’ part). All seems lost for Earth realm until Black Widow, Iron Man, and Captain America appear. Gamora berates Thanos for his treachery to the Emperor as Scarlet Witch is set free, claiming that his arrogance and greed will cost him the tournament if he doesn’t honor his deal. Thanos challenges Cap but is counter-challenged by Iron Man. During the lengthy battle, Tony faces not only Thanos but the souls that Thanos had forcibly taken in past tournaments. In a last-ditch attempt to take advantage, Thanos morphs into Rhodey. Seeing through the charade, Tonyrenews his determination and ultimately fires an energy bolt at the sorcerer, knocking him down and impaling him on a bed of spikes. Thanos’ death releases all of the captive souls, including Rhodey. Before ascending to the afterlife, Rhodes tells Tony that he will remain with him in spirit until they are once again reunited.
The Warriors return to Earth realm where a victory celebration is taking place at the Shaolin temple. The jubilation abruptly stops, however, when Galactus’ giant figure suddenly appears in the skies. When the Entity declares that he has come for everyone’s souls, Captain America declares “Avengers: Assemble ,” and the warriors take up their fighting stances.
Okay, none of this actually happens in Endgame. Sorry. But doesn’t it sound familiar? Bet you can’t guess from where? Super nerd kudos if you get it right.
But c’mon, why haven’t you seen Endgame yet? It’s the end of an era! Stop what you’re doing RIGHT NOW and head to the theater. You won’t regret it.