It is here. After more than a decade, Avengers: Endgame is finally here, and with it comes a brilliant goodbye to the Infinity saga — a fitting farewell to the 22-film Marvel Cinematic Universe arc.
It has now been 24 hours since I experienced Avengers: Endgame, and I still have so many emotions, and thoughts, I need to process. This is a HUGE film. It will take much time to process it in its entirety. I am already looking forward to watching it again, it all of its 3-hour GLORY.
Does it live up to the hype? Yes. 3 THOUSAND times, YES! 😉 You will understand that once you watch the movie.
In fact, I’m going to go out on a limb and say it…This is the best Marvel movie, ever.
Avengers: Endgame is, by far, the MCU’s most emotional, complete, and ambitious story to date. I was afraid they would not be able to tie up a decade of storytelling in a satisfying climax, but boy, was I wrong!
I left satisfied. Avengers: Endgame was thrilling, emotionally impactful, and moving. I laughed, cried, and certainly gasped — more than once. Endgame not only concluded the story, but it expanded on it as well.
That epic battle scene we were all waiting for? Colossal. Powerful. Mind-blowing. Climactic.
It has that Marvel ‘Je Ne Seis Quoi’ which fills you with spine-tingling chills, a racing heart, and gut-wrenching emotions.
EVERY Marvel hero has a moment to shine, and at times it took everything in me not to shout “YESSSS, GIRL! YESSSS!!!!” So empowering! If you enjoy watching women kick some serious a*s, you will absolutely love it.
Simply put — Endgame BROUGHT IT. I wasn’t ready…
“Resentment is Corrosive” — Tony Stark.
Ahh, Tony. I love Tony. Iron Man is, by far, my favorite Marvel superhero…and not just because I think Robert Downey, Jr. is one of the sexiest men on the planet. I digress…
Early on in the movie, he said something that really stood out to me…
“Resentment is Corrosive.”
Wow. There is so much power in those words. As a person who has long dealt with resentment, there is SO MUCH POWER in those words. Resentment has corroded my heart, mind and spirit for far too long.
Time spent feeling resentful about things that happened, or didn’t happen, is time lost. It’s time that corrodes the mind and spirit. Resentment, fear, and anger are all intertwined. You can’t have resentment without the others.
Post-trauma, survivors become entangled in a self-obsessed cycle of being filled with resentment over what happened in our past, fearful of what is to come, and angry today. We will see our beloved Avengers deal with all of these emotions, and it is absolutely heartbreaking at times.
This movie brilliantly delves into the topic of survivor’s guilt and the antidote for resentment — forgiveness. Ridding yourself of resentment isn’t as easy as “letting it go” or “getting over it.” It’s about growth, reflection and FORGIVENESS.
This is far beyond a “superhero story finale.” It’s a lesson in choices, a stand-alone story, and a reminder to live life to the absolute fullest.
Things to Know Before Watching Avengers: Endgame
- Yes, this movie runs for 3 hours. Turns out, 3 hours isn’t long at all!
- Go to the bathroom before the movie and take it easy on the soda. You WILL miss crucial parts of the movie if you take a potty break. Just sayin’…
- You’ve never watched an MCU movie? Here is a good recap: Recap of all Marvel Movies leading up to Avengers: Endgame.
- In my personal opinion, this movie is not suitable for children under the age of 10. As with all things parenting, only you know your child and household dynamic. There are plentiful swear words and fight scenes in this movie — as it to be expected in any MCU movie. But this one just seems “darker.” Also, it’s 3 hours long…think about it.
- This movie gives insight into the mental states of many of our favorite superheros. It touches on subjects of depression, longing, love, alcoholism, grief, and revenge.
- Don’t forget your tissues — you will need them.
- “But I haven’t watched Captain Marvel yet!” — It’s okay. I promise, it’s okay.
- Yes, you will see Stan Lee (pay attention, because you will see him in more ways than one). And yes, everyone will shout “awwwww” in unison!
- Stick around for the first-half of the credits for a wonderful “sign-off”, but don’t expect an end-credits scene. Keep in mind, this is the ENDGAME. It is finished.
In conclusion, do “Whatever it Takes” to see this film in theaters, and please, DON’T SPOIL THE ENDGAME!
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