A spoiler-free reaction to the culmination of 10 years of movies
Who would have thought that the simple, small-scale, superhero flick from 2008, “Iron Man,” would go on to create 21 other films.
Twenty-one high quality films bringing us together through a universe of heroes and villains.
Twenty-one films that took 10 years to come out.
Ten years that have all culminated in one large three-hour film, “Avengers: Endgame.”
So much was riding on “Endgame.” The hype, the passion, all those characters and the promise of a satisfying conclusion. But did it deliver?
That it did. Those three hours fly by as you are glued to your seat.
Tears, cheers and fear fill your soul as you watch the original Avengers (with some stragglers from the other teams and Captain Marvel) take on and try to revert what Thanos did in “Avengers: Infinity War.”.
Because this film serves as a culmination and conclusion of the first 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the hype behind it was immense, and it delivers on all of that.
It will make you want to watch it again right away.
This movie is more than a movie — it is an event. An event that is so big that it will be a while before another film reaches the peaks of excitement that this film has reached.
It is hard to review this massive movie without spoiling anything, and to spoil parts could ruin the emotions and the excitement one has while watching it. All that can be said is that there was shaking, crying, cheering and laughing throughout.
Do you need to watch all 21 other films to fully enjoy this film? If you are a little behind, fear not. You do not have to watch every single one of the films. However, to be able to pick up on every single Easter egg and reference you may want to.
You should watch at least one movie of every main superhero franchise, or at least be familiar with them, that way you will at least know the characters involved. Also, watching the first and maybe second “Avengers” movies couldn’t hurt.
Also tack on “Infinity War” to that and you should be good. Though if you want peak excitement, spend a week watching every single one.
Don’t do yourself a disservice and miss out on this event while it is in theaters. Avoid all spoilers. Maybe just turn off social media until you go and see it.
Bring your friends and family for a second viewing to watch their reactions.
Bring your neighbors for the third.
Find some random people for the fourth.
Go see this film. You will not regret it. It will make those 10 years of films feel worth it.