And to think, just a little over five years ago I was not a Marvel fan. I was really missing out. I was in the thick of motherhood with zero time to watch movies. Eighteen years ago I became a mom and for the following 12 or so years I was so busy with 1,2,3, then 4 kids that when I got the chance to sit by the TV, folding laundry, I was watching Barney or Thomas the Train. My husband took my oldest son to the movies and watched what I called “father/son movies”. That all changed five years ago when I was invited to a press junket for Guardians of the Galaxy. I was not sure what to think. I was excited to be chosen for this event, yet not sure if I would really enjoy a “comic – father/son movie”. Fast forward to the screening during the junket. I laughed, I cried, I wanted more! I went home, bought the soundtrack and the movie, then preceded to watch as many “comic father/son movies” that I could find the time for. I was hooked. When I got the invite to Captain America Civil War the following year I was pumped! By this time I had gone back and watched all of the Avengers movies. I was ready. I turned into a super fan and couldn’t believe I had gone so many years without these movies in my life.
To hear that this movie was called Avengers: Endgame made me teary eyed. Endgame? But for me, this JUST STARTED. Could it really be the END? Before I begin, I must tell you that THANOS DEMANDS MY SILENCE – so you will NOT hear about who lives or dies. So if you’re looking for that, sorry, you have to go see it. You will NOT be disappointed – watch the movie. And get those tickets soon as they are sold out in my area for the next ten days. Avengers Endgame will be in theaters April 26th.
The movie starts off showing the results of Thanos turning the half the worlds population to dust. It’s a sad world. Devastated is a better word. All of the characters that were spared are lost, depressed. Emotions are flying. I’m not going to lie, you will probably cry, at least once, it’s pretty intense to see some of your favorite characters so shattered. Many reflect on their failures and it’s pretty bleak. Don’t worry, you will laugh too. One word. Thor. Thor will make you laugh. Let’s just say, Thor goes off the deep end, and he will keep you laughing. The movie jumps in time, 5 years ahead to be exact, and you get to see just how much the loss of their friends and family have affected their lives. Characters change quite a bit. Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, to name a few. Big changes.
But, they are superheroes, and this is Marvel. So there is a plan. But what is the plan? And will it work?
Endgame shows weaknesses in characters that we never knew about. And on the flip side, strengths are revealed in other characters. Emotions run high. There is suspense. There are heroes. Our theater roared with applause during certain scenes. I could also hear the sniffles all around me. Lots of tear wiping going on.
This movie broke the mold. I can’t imagine this can be beat. Not possible. Is it really the end though? Can it be? It could really go either way. I don’t want to believe that this is the ACTUAL END. I did see quite a few opportunities for some of the characters to have a movie of their own spin off of this.
In case you’re wondering, of all the movies I have seen, my favorite character by far is Peter Quill aka Star-Lord. I sure wish he had more scenes in the movie because I can’t get enough Chris Pratt in my life. I need the Peter and Gamora love story to come to fruition once and for all! I’m praying this happens in the next Guardians movie? There has to be a way, right?
GO AND SEE THIS MOVIE
Note: In our press screening there was NOTHING after the credits. Yes, I waited. Even after a 3 hour movie and my 11 year old and I desperately needing a potty break, we waited. Nothing. That was my only “BOO” factor about this movie. I’m not sure if it was just us, the press, or if there really is NOTHING after the credits… you’ll have to let me know.
Avengers Endgame is in theaters on April 26th.