Avengers: Endgame has well and truly arrived, eviscerating the emotional capacity of just about anyone in a 5 mile radius who hears the swell of the intro music. Sitting atop 11 years of universe building and coming as the second part to the defining cinematic experience of our generation, Avengers: Endgame has come in and cleaned up the mess that Infinity War left us in last year: but has caused a whole heap of scars in the process.
The film is full to the brim with binaries, giving us everything from unexpected deaths to heart-warming reunions, hilarious gags to devastating tear jerkers, and the struggle of good against the overwhelming powers of evil alike, making for a film that encapsulates the superhero story arc like nothing else of its kind. Of course, with the type of dramatic heft that Marvel flings round like Mjolnir on acid, there was always going to be plenty of memorable moments that will send your emotions into meltdown.
So let's take a look at the scenes that broke us apart like Vision's head. And here's your warning in case the title alone wasn't enough: we're in the Endgame now quite literally, so spoilers a plenty lay in wait...
10. Ant Man Coming Back To Cassie
Forget for a moment that the whole series of events that defined Endgame was spearheaded by a rat running around on a console. The whole Ant Man situation must have been a pretty hard hole to write themselves out of, so the Russos just banked on a rodent to save the day for them - fine, you know, Ratatouille was great - and that's just the way it is forever now.
Focussing more on what happens after the rat, watching Ant Man get sucked out of the quantum realm and back into normal-sized people land is a stressful start, showing us what it would really be like to be plunged back into a world that never stops ageing. Scott looks for his daughter on a memorial before finding his own name, literally proving himself to be a dead man walking, before taking the time to check his old house to see if he can find Cassie there.
It's a mixed bag of emotions, since Cassie is alive and well, but has grown up in the time her father has been missing. Scott has missed out on the vital parts of his daughter's life whilst stuck in the back of a beaten up old truck - and comes face to face with that fact by complete surprise when he finds her.