I’m sitting here as the credits roll wondering how Marvel managed to pull it all off. An end of an era . Endgame pulled from the past to save the future.
Endgame brings together the original Avengers after their defeat by Thanos. No spoilers yet, but it uses every of its 181 of its minutes to their fullest. There’s everything Marvel does well; hero’s with depth, comedic timing, and epic battles. See it on the big screen if you have the chance. It’s quite the spectacle.
My favorite Avenger has always been captain America. Endgame reinforces this, but I must admit that Captain Marvel is starting to gain some ground.
Ok, stop reading now if you don’t want spoilers.
Endgame did the impossible: it made me a Paul Rudd fan. Antman comes in 5 years after the snap and immediately draws you in when he finds his daughter still alive. Endgame didn’t do the same for Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye who will always remain my least favorite avenger.
My favorite parts are as follows without context. Steve Rogers gets to live his life with Agent Carter, the love of his life. Ironman getting reunited with Spider-Man. Black Widow and Pepper Potts in and iron suit being useful instead of just being there. The budding bromance between Thor and Starlord. The many references to Steve Rogers’ ass being America’s ass. I whole heartedly agree with this sentiment. Captain America also is finally able to wield Mjolnir and Thor admits to knowing he knew Cap was capable all along.
A moment with all the great female heros; Valkyrie, Scarlet Witch, Captain Marvel, Okoye, Nebula, and more stand together against Thanos. As a woman, it is a wonderful thing to behold. It gives me hope that Marvel will be more inclusive with it’s female superheros. Now that Disney owns Fox, maybe I’ll finally get that Storm movie I’ve always wanted.
Again, if you’re a fan and been watching the Marvel Universe since the beginning, then you need to see it on the big screen. It’s a great send off to Captain America and Ironman as we know them and sets up future Avengers to step into the fray. I’m looking forward to see what they have to offer. You’ll love it 3000 times!