WARNING!!!! I WILL ATTEMPT TO NOT SPOIL THE MOVIE! THIS WILL STRICTLY BE A REACTION BLOG OR REFERENCING WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN IN TRAILERS ONLY! A MORE DETAILED BLOG WILL FOLLOW IN A FEW WEEKS! BUT IF YOU ARE WORRIED, THEN DO NOT READ ON!!!
This is it folks! After 11 years and 21 movies, we have hit the Endgame! I got lucky, between two different internet browsers going on my computer, the movie theater app going on both iPhone AND my iPad, to try and ensure I got at least ONE ticket, I got into the 4:45pm showing on Friday of opening weekend. AND IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!! SO LET'S DIVE IN!
"Avengers: Endgame" (Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo)
If you have gotten this far in the blog, you have seen the movie, or you don't care. But if you don't care, I have you ask why you are even reading this. But let's ignore that, and just get to this movie.
OH MY FREAKING GOD!!!!! This was a movie I thought I was ready for, and legit, you THINK you are ready for it. The fact is, YOU AREN'T. Even if there are parts that you think you have seen coming (there were plenty of rumors about that going around the internet), IT DOESN'T MATTER!!!! EMBRACE THE FEELS PEOPLE!!!
Just for reference, here are ALL the trailers:
In all honesty, as the lights dimmed, I felt my heart in my chest and sat at the edge of my seat. One thing I will say is HOLY SHIT RDJ LOST A LOT OF WEIGHT! You can sort of see it when he's doing his video to Pepper using the helmet, but when you see the movie, it makes you wonder just HOW MUCH this franchise has affected them all! I mean, even Hawkeye (again, he's seen in the trailers), has the harder look to him, and that gets explained as well. I think out of JUST THIS MOVIE and group of characters we have, my two favorites were Thor and Stark. Without saying HOW or WHY, for those two, it felt like more just from them, like they knew there was more on the line in some way, shape or form. I mean, just from how Thor looks in the trailers, you can SEE how he is struggling internally with failure. And, yeah (AGAIN NOT GIVING AWAY SPOILERS) Rocket actually points out how they ALL feel that way (remember, Rocket survived the snap as we watched in utter heartbreak as Groot faded with one last "I am Groot") but it feels like you can see from just the faces of Thor and Stark how much more it affects them.
As the movie came to a close, I cheered loudly with the rest of the movie theater, and my heart broken into a million pieces. The journey that this whole road has taken me on has been such a ride. I can measure most of my life against these movies, and this felt like true closure. The movie felt complete, and when I left, while we know there is another Spider-Man movie due later this year, I would have been happy if this had been just the end of it all. However, with the money this franchise has been churning, that ship isn't going to stop.
Regardless, future movies from this point on, I am not sure how they will tie in, unless they are from the end of this movie and going forward (or possibly true origin stories, I am not sure). This movie just felt right. Truly worth the wait.