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** The conclusion to Steve's arc, in the minds of some. After years of trying to build a new life for himself, getting Bucky back and forming new friendships with Sam and the other Avengers, he decides to go back in time and live out his life with Peggy. The explanation of how timelines work by the Ancient One has given rise to two theories; the first possibility, [[https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/em-avengers-endgame-em-directors-124526621.html supported by the directors]], is that Steve went to an additional timeline to live his entire life with Peggy, coming back at the end to give the shield to Sam, that requires to ignore how time travel has worked for the entire movie... and the other, [[https://www.fandango.com/movie-news/exclusive-interview-the-avengers-endgame-writers-break-down-the-biggest-moments-in-the-movie-spoilers-753736 supported by the writers]], that Steve came back to the past and ignored everything that happened for the sake of the space-time continuum[[note]]Between the many things that he would be required to ignore, you would have HYDRA infiltrating his wife's organization, Bucky being used as a weapon and tortured for over 70 years, the murder of Stark's parents, etc. Not helping matters is the fact that it was confirmed back in ''Winter Soldier'' that she married and had a family after she moved on from Steve, so his action here indicates that either he supplanted another man's life, or that Peggy was talking about him this whole time, which leads to a ''great'' deal of FridgeLogic[[/note]]. While the former sidesteps a lot of the FridgeLogic of the latter, it still comes with some additional issues of its own, like Steve knowing Sharon since she was a baby, knowing his past self would go on and be romantically involved with her, having another Steve frozen in the Arctic while he stays with Peggy, and the fact that he comes back to Peggy with a metric ton of emotional baggage and trauma.

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** The conclusion to Steve's arc, in the minds of some. After years of trying to build a new life for himself, getting Bucky back and forming new friendships with Sam and the other Avengers, he decides to go back in time and live out his life with Peggy. The explanation of how timelines work by the Ancient One has given rise to two theories; the first possibility, [[https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/em-avengers-endgame-em-directors-124526621.html supported by the directors]], is that Steve went to an additional timeline to live his entire life with Peggy, coming back at the end to give the shield to Sam, that requires to ignore how time travel has worked for the entire movie... and the other, [[https://www.fandango.com/movie-news/exclusive-interview-the-avengers-endgame-writers-break-down-the-biggest-moments-in-the-movie-spoilers-753736 supported by the writers]], that Steve came back to the past and ignored everything that happened for the sake of the space-time continuum[[note]]Between the many things that he would be required to ignore, you would have HYDRA infiltrating his wife's organization, Bucky being used as a weapon and tortured for over 70 years, the murder of Stark's parents, etc. Not helping matters is the fact that it was confirmed back in ''Winter Soldier'' that she married and had a family after she moved on from Steve, so his action here indicates that either he supplanted another man's life, or that Peggy was talking about him this whole time, which leads to a ''great'' deal of FridgeLogic[[/note]]. While the former sidesteps a lot of the FridgeLogic of the latter, it still comes with some additional issues of its own, like Steve knowing Sharon since she was a baby, knowing his past self would go on and be romantically involved with her, having another Steve frozen in the Arctic while he stays with Peggy, and the fact that he comes back to Peggy with a metric ton of emotional baggage and trauma. Another issue taken with the ending is that learning to adjust to the modern era was a running subplot of Steve's previous movies; his choosing to return to the past renders it [[AbortedArc all for naught]] at best and an [[DownerEnding utter failure]] at worst.


** None of the un-dusted heroes seem to have any qualms about the fact that they were dead for five years until they weren't. It's at least partially justified in that, according to Peter Parker, the experience was simply like passing out and then waking up. Notably, Peter does have an emotional reaction to meeting Ned again, suggesting that the lack of angst over the situation was entirely situational.

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** None of the un-dusted heroes seem to have any qualms about the fact that they were dead for five years until they weren't. It's at least partially justified in that, according to Peter Parker, the experience was simply like passing out and then waking up. Notably, Peter does have an emotional reaction to meeting Ned again, suggesting that the lack of angst over the situation was entirely situational.because they had more important things to worry about like having a massive battle to fight with the fate of the Universe at stake.


** A portion of the online community (including magazines and news sites such as [[https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/04/avengers-endgame-fat-thor-ptsd-jokes-controversy Vanity Fair]]) have called out ''Endgame'' for its portrayal of Thor's obesity as [[HollywoodBeautyStandards fat-shaming]] cheap humor. To the credit of the screenwriters and the Russo brothers, however, the film ''does'' acknowledge that Thor's humiliating transformation comes from a place of [[DespairEventHorizon depression, guilt and deep inconsolable grief]], and does portray him as still a capable fighter. Still, the humor derived from it can come across as [[UnacceptableTargets incredibly mean-spirited and cruel]].

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** A portion of the online community (including magazines and news sites such as [[https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/04/avengers-endgame-fat-thor-ptsd-jokes-controversy Vanity Fair]]) have called out ''Endgame'' for its portrayal of Thor's obesity as [[HollywoodBeautyStandards fat-shaming]] cheap humor. To the credit of the screenwriters and the Russo brothers, however, the film ''does'' acknowledge that Thor's humiliating transformation comes from a place of [[DespairEventHorizon depression, guilt and deep inconsolable grief]], and does portray him as still a capable fighter. Still, the humor derived from it can come across as [[UnacceptableTargets incredibly mean-spirited and cruel]].


* HilariousInHindsight: See [[HilariousInHindsight/AvengersEndgame here]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: See [[HilariousInHindsight/AvengersEndgame here]]Enough for its own page.]]



** And of course Tony Stark's death and funeral.

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** And And, of course course, Tony Stark's death and funeral.


** The man at Steve's support group (portrayed by co-director Joe Russo) for being the first openly LGBT character in an MCU film.

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** The man at Steve's support group (portrayed by co-director Joe Russo) for being the first openly LGBT openly-LGBT character in an MCU film.



** James D'Arcy makes a brief appearance as Jarvis, to the utter delight of ''Agent Carter fans'', in the first time a character/actor who originated in [[Series/AgentCarter one of the MCU TV shows]] has migrated to the movies.
** Pepper Potts as ''Rescue'' was a point of praise for many, seeing her finally join in on the action with Tony as a BattleCouple was a real treat.

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** James D'Arcy makes a brief appearance as Jarvis, to the utter delight of ''Agent Carter fans'', Carter'' fans, in the first time a character/actor who originated in [[Series/AgentCarter one of the MCU TV shows]] has migrated to the movies.
** Pepper Potts as ''Rescue'' Rescue was a point of praise for many, seeing her finally join in on the action with Tony as a BattleCouple was a real treat.

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** None of the un-dusted heroes seem to have any qualms about the fact that they were dead for five years until they weren't. It's at least partially justified in that, according to Peter Parker, the experience was simply like passing out and then waking up. Notably, Peter does have an emotional reaction to meeting Ned again, suggesting that the lack of angst over the situation was entirely situational.

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** During the holographic conversation with Natasha, Okoye holds herself pretty well despite she lost her king and princess as well as many of her people. That her queen is still alive may help her to cope. For comparison, [[NotSoStoic Natasha is barely holding up]] even after 5-year-TimeSkip [[CryCute and eventually breaking into tears]] after ending the conversation.


** The Russos' statement that ''Endgame'' introduced first LGBT character in an MCU movie -- a man at Steve Rogers' therapy session, played by Joe Russo himself -- has caused backlash not only from members of the LGBT community, who found that a nameless character with no story significance and a single scene was not exactly something to brag about, but continuity sticklers given that Jeri Hogarth from ''[[Series/JessicaJones2015 Jessica Jones]]'' was a lesbian and Valkyrie from ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is bisexual, the latter especially getting backlash due to Marvel originally refusing to shoot a scene that confirmed it despite both Tessa Thompson and Taika Waititi wanting to.

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** The Russos' statement that ''Endgame'' introduced first LGBT character in an MCU movie -- a man at Steve Rogers' therapy session, played by Joe Russo himself -- has caused backlash not only from members of the LGBT community, who found that a nameless character with no story significance and a single scene was not exactly something to brag about, but continuity sticklers given that Jeri Hogarth from ''[[Series/JessicaJones2015 Jessica Jones]]'' was a lesbian lesbian, Joey Gutierrez from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' was gay, and Valkyrie from ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is bisexual, the latter especially getting backlash due to Marvel originally refusing to shoot a scene that confirmed it despite both Tessa Thompson and Taika Waititi wanting to.


** In what seems like a nod to his OrcusOnHisThrone demeanor from previously in the franchise, Thanos fully expects Nebula to go find the Infinity Stones amidst the rubble of Avengers HQ while he literally sits down somewhere and plays with rocks. It isnít until the Big Three walk up to and pick a fight does he bother to do anything.

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** In what seems like a nod to his OrcusOnHisThrone demeanor from previously in the franchise, Thanos fully expects Nebula to go find the Infinity Stones amidst the rubble of Avengers HQ while he literally sits down somewhere and plays with rocks. It isnít until the Big Three walk up to Steve, Tony and pick a fight does Thor show up that he bother bothers to do anything.anything (but not before giving a HannibalLecture).


* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: On a meta sense, ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' is widely regarded as being one of the [[SoOkayItsAverage most forgettable and least essential]] MCU films, despite the major impact it has on Thor's story (the death of his mother, Loki faking his own death before deposing and impersonating Odin). This film surprisingly returns to the timeline of ''The Dark World'' and gives Thor a very sweet and delightful reunion scene with his mother, and by taking Thor back to the time before it was destroyed, even sets up a truly ''[[HolyShitQuotient epic]]'' moment in the final battle where [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome Captain America wields Mjölnir.]] Many fans admitted to finding their opinions on ''TDW'' [[VindicatedByHistory improving upon reflection]], with even a few [[https://www.polygon.com/2019/5/2/18525888/avengers-endgame-spoilers-thor-the-dark-world-revisited articles]] being written on the subject.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: On a meta sense, ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' is widely regarded as being one of the [[SoOkayItsAverage most forgettable and least essential]] MCU films, despite the major impact it has on Thor's story (the death of his mother, Loki faking his own death before deposing and impersonating Odin). This film surprisingly returns to the timeline of ''The Dark World'' and gives Thor a very sweet and delightful reunion scene with his mother, and by taking Thor back to the time before it was destroyed, even sets up a truly ''[[HolyShitQuotient epic]]'' moment in the final battle where [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Captain America wields Mjölnir.]] Many fans admitted to finding their opinions on ''TDW'' [[VindicatedByHistory improving upon reflection]], with even a few [[https://www.polygon.com/2019/5/2/18525888/avengers-endgame-spoilers-thor-the-dark-world-revisited articles]] being written on the subject.

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** In what seems like a nod to his OrcusOnHisThrone demeanor from previously in the franchise, Thanos fully expects Nebula to go find the Infinity Stones amidst the rubble of Avengers HQ while he literally sits down somewhere and plays with rocks. It isnít until the Big Three walk up to and pick a fight does he bother to do anything.

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** Some fans were disappointed that none of the characters's individual themes from their solo movies, apart from ''Film/BlackPanther2018,'' were present in ''Infinity War.'' Here, all the characters get a few bars of their character themes during their moments to shine, but especially the themes for Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, and Captain Marvel.


** A portion of the online community (including magazines and news sites such as [[https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/04/avengers-endgame-fat-thor-ptsd-jokes-controversy Vanity Fair]]) have called out ''Endgame'' for its portrayal of Thor's obesity as [[HollywoodBeautyStandards fat-shaming]] cheap humor. To the credit of the screenwriters and the Russo brothers, however, the film ''does'' acknowledge that Thor's humiliating transformation comes from a place of [[DespairEventHorizon depression, guilt and deep inconsolable grief]], and does portray him as still a capable fighter -- but mostly, the humor derived from it.

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** A portion of the online community (including magazines and news sites such as [[https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/04/avengers-endgame-fat-thor-ptsd-jokes-controversy Vanity Fair]]) have called out ''Endgame'' for its portrayal of Thor's obesity as [[HollywoodBeautyStandards fat-shaming]] cheap humor. To the credit of the screenwriters and the Russo brothers, however, the film ''does'' acknowledge that Thor's humiliating transformation comes from a place of [[DespairEventHorizon depression, guilt and deep inconsolable grief]], and does portray him as still a capable fighter -- but mostly, fighter. Still, the humor derived from it.it can come across as [[UnacceptableTargets incredibly mean-spirited and cruel]].


** May Parker was confirmed to be one of the survivors of ''Infinity War'', while her nephew famously wasn't. Fans were hoping for a scene showing her in grief at her loss, or joy when Peter was resurrected five years later, but the most we get of her is an appearance at Tony Stark's funeral.


* ContestedSequel: Considered by some critics to be better than the first three Avengers movies, and better than all MCU movies other than ''Film/BlackPanther''. It should be noted that this is not an universal view, though, with other critics holding ''Infinity War'' up as the better film, citing it as having better pacing and a more thightly written plot.

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* ContestedSequel: Considered by some critics to be better than the first three Avengers movies, and better than all MCU movies other than ''Film/BlackPanther''. It should be noted that this is not an universal view, though, with other critics holding ''Infinity War'' up as the better film, citing it as having better pacing and a more thightly tightly written plot.

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