| 35 rst three phases of this universe with the lm Endgame, with which the so-called‘In nity Saga’(comprising the rst threephases) was brought to an end. Following this lm, Marvel now enters a completely unknown fourth phase, with everything that it will bring still unknown. Endgame was determined as a turning point; that destructivematrix that enables the creation of a newvision of theworld. Marvel testi es to the universe being divided between the periods before and after this lm, which says enough about the great turnaround being prepared for us by this studio. Every line in the nal instalment of the Avengers is a story in its own right, while the narrative streamseemed as though it could have beenmuch longer, although the running time really couldn’t allow that. This is also the last lm in which we see the legendary Stan Lee (who died on 12th November 2018). The marketing and artistic ‘God’ of the Marvel universe (a man who created a multitude of heroes, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, the Hulk, Daredevil, Doctor Strange etc.) had his “ ve minutes” in every Marvel universe lm to date. These short cameo appearances portrayed him just as he was remembered by everyone with whom he worked. Cheerful, benevolent and witty, he created a genuine pantheon of heroes that brightened up many childhoods. Stan Lee had a special relationshipwith Spider-Man and Iron Man, so the lines from these lms became cult statements, and he almost always portrayed himself. In honour of this author who’s much loved by many generations, he remains for us to forever greet him in the way he did for decades: Excelsior! (ever upward!) It’s been a long time since a lm has been awaited with the kind of impatience with which Endgame was awaited, and that also carried with it great responsibility. Director brothers Joe and Anthony Russo spiced everything up even more with their vow of silence after watching the lm, in order to avoid spoiling anyone’s impression. And indeed, prior to sitting down in front of the cinema screen, virtually nobody knewwhat awaited them or what they could expect to see. Thanos killed, as everyone had hoped! But, wait, killed twice... Well, how? ... Or that ve years was enough for the mighty Thor to become a wasted wreck of a former man. A stomach revealing hectolitres of downed beer and neglect testify to his all-consuming guilt and self-pity. Rocket has relaxed, the Hulk and Bruce Banner have merged into one (and it isn’t a pretty sight), Hawkeye is chasing Yakuza gangsters around Asia... None of that could have been expected, but everything changes nonetheless with the return of Ant-Man from the quantum realm and the time from which the plot starts. And even by the end of the lmyou still won’t understand how quantum time works, but everyone understands that it doesn’t function in the way we’ve seen in previous lms (forget Back to the Future). Opening the space-time portal is something that makes Dr Strange special, and this time it led to one of the most impressive battle scenes ever shown on the big screen. Still, this isn’t even a small part of everything that’s o ered by this three-hour spectacle... Because the question of all questions is –Why did Tony Stark have to die? Because Iron Man is the only true counterbalance to Thanos, which could be seen in the rst instalment. How can the death of thewithdrawn farmerThanosmake sense if the antagonist doesn’t kill the protagonist? Iron Man is the only hero acknowledged by the great tyrant as his equal (he is the only one who Thanos mentions by name in In nity War). Everything also all began with Iron Man, when he was given his own stand alone lm in 2008, while the thirdphase of Marvel’s lmuniverse had to conclude by his hand. The moment when Tony clicks his ngers is the moment of the greatest euphoria among viewers, whowill suddenlywipe away the sadness and wash away the tears of realising that this gesture cost Stark his life. Actually, no other hero was enough of an equal to pull on the In nity Gauntlet glove. Stark is also the only character to consider the future. He cannot foresee it and perceive all possible variations (all fans will recall that Dr Strange looked at 14,000,605 possible scenarios), but he’s the only one able to anticipatewhat could happen. Not convinced? Just recall how Spider-Man suddenly received a suit enabling him to ght in space, or how Tony himself announced in Endgame that this could also spell his end... This actually shows the evolution of the hero who is the instigator of Marvel’s lms as we’ve known them over the past 11 years. His evolution from a playboy and arms dealer into a family man who consciously sacri ces himself, who advocates for peace even though his glory is down to combat machines. Prior to Endgame, Iron Man spent a total of 323minutes and 30 seconds on lm (followed by Captain America, with a “modest” 211 minutes), so the question of who represents the central character of the Marvel lmworld has never been disputed. Only Iron Man was worthy of defeating Thanos. After all of these explanations, a question remains: What awaits us and why did we call this a breaking point? New heroes, changed heroes, totally di erent stories, groups of heroes, previously unknown baddies... The great “perpetrator” in this is Steve Rogers, with his decision to remain in the past after returning all six in nity stones, and also him showing his divine dimension by managing to wield Thor’s weapon - Mjölnir. Captain America decided to prolong the dance that Peggy Carter had spent years waiting for, and later to also spend a lifetime with her. The main hero, in line with the premise of political correctness, bequeathed his shield to the dark-skinned Falcon (and not to Bucky, as he did in the comic universe). This social engagement also led to this rst gay character, interpreted by Joe Russo himself, and a feminist scene that unites all the lm’s heroines during the course of the battle. This is another sign of Marvel’s gratitude to its viewers, and pays homage to just one of many in this “ lm for everyone”, as it is increasingly commonly dubbed. Brojke kažu da je za sedam dana prikazivanja film po zaradi postao šesti svih vremena sa 1.664.151.786 dolara samo od bioskopskih ulaznica Figures show that, in just seven days of screening, this film became the sixth highest earner of all time, with $1,664,151,786 in cinema tickets alone I ničeg ne bi bilo bez Stena Lija And nothing would have happened if it wasn’t for Stan Lee