Avengers: Endgame

I have been excited for this movie for months, and so it seems has the rest of the world. This 3 hour and 2 minutes movie is a milestone. It’s the film equivalent of an event comic (before event comics got watered down into cash grabs). It’s the end of the first era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the first time anything of this scale has been accomplished in history. If for no other reason than to say you were a part of this moment in history, go see it. It is worth your time and money.

If you would like more details, as well as my personal thoughts and opinions on the movie, the read on true believers.

I had so much fun watching this movie!

Granted, there was a lot of somber moments, as you would expect with something that starts with half of all life in the universe being snapped out of existence, but they made the funny moments funnier and the triumphant moments glorious. There were also many slow scenes where we got to just live with the characters for a bit and really understand what they were feeling. This was very necessary and appreciated considering the size of the cast, the history of these characters, and the sheer amount of the MCU it covers.

I would probably say that this is the most comic book-esque movie I have yet seen. It is hard to say why without spoilers, but the plot, solutions, and moments of what would otherwise be absurdity if it weren’t for the 20 movies of set up leading to this reminded me almost perfectly of picking up a trade paperback from a long running storyline.

But with those comic book elements come comic book problems, and of course no movie is perfect. Again, I can’t say much because the movie becomes basically unable to talk about without spoiling within the first five minutes, but I can talk around that. For one, due to the sheer size, build up, and number of ways the plot could have turned out, many people are going to be disappointed by one aspect of the story or another. While this is inevitable with any piece of art or media, this one in particular is going to have people racing to write all sorts of fanfiction.

The weird thing is, I don’t see that as a terrible detriment. So things didn’t go exactly how you thought they should? That’s fine, nothing will unless you write it yourself, and even then your characters may surprise you, mine certainly have. But more importantly, this movie required the writers and filmmakers to make tough calls about how things would play out. And while I may not agree with all the choices they made, I can see how the characters would end up making these choices and going certain ways. I may not like or agree with some of the events, but they still made sense in the progression of the universe. For that I respect the filmmakers greatly.

As I said above, I totally think you should see this movie in theaters at least once. It is an experience that can really only happen once. So, despite some flaws, I rate this movie a Must See.

Now come the spoilers!

Spoilers!

Spoilers!

SPOILERS!!!

Do not go beyond this point if you do not want to be spoiled!

Everybody good?

Ok, let’s go.

HE SAID IT! HE FINALLY FINALLY SAID IT!

I have been waiting so long for Captain America to finally say “Avengers Assemble!” and he did not disappoint!

In fact that whole final battle was just about everything I could have hoped for. I have dreamed of scenes that epic, of writing scenes that epic. I’d say it’s even more epic than the Battle for Hogwarts in the final Harry Potter book. Definitely better than the movie version anyway.

Everybody was there and everybody got to shine in some way. Iron man suits, aliens, Wakandans, sorcerers, and everything else all brought into one huge eye candy battle for the ages. I f***ing loved it so much.

Phew! Sorry, just had to get that off my chest.

There really isn’t going to be much complaining here. Sure it would have been nice if Nebula and/or Gamora finished off Thanos, but Tony started this whole thing, it feels right that he finish it, at least the Thanos Era as I have dubbed it.

And boy did this thing have more endings than Return of the King, but they were so good and so well earned. And before anyone says that Steve shouldn’t have gone back to live with Peggy, come on guys. Could you honestly resist the urge, after years of fighting the forces of evil to protect everyone, to finally make a selfish choice and take that well deserved rest? I don’t think so.

I cried so much in this movie. I loved families reuniting, Natasha’s final heroic moment, Tony having a kid, Thor finally breaking down and getting to say goodbye, and all the visits to the past. Nice call out to the comics by the way with “Hail Hydra.” That’s the only situation in which I will accept Captain America saying those words.

Speaking of Cap, he finally wielded Mjolnir! And Thor was so excited for him! And Tony is just such a dad and I love it!

This movie is one of those things I want to see just picked apart and examined in excruciating detail just to enjoy it for that much longer. I didn’t think we would ever get anything like this, especially not flipping time travel!

Anyway, that’s all I have to say for now. Go see it again!

Hope you all enjoyed and please leave your thoughts on the movie in the comments below.

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