Avengers: Endgame came out two weekends ago. I saw it that Sunday night at 9:20 pm. It’s a 3 hour-long movie. I didn’t get home and in bed until 1:00 am.
I don’t regret any of it.
Granted, it’s taken me over a week to actually type this up, partially because last week was Finals Week at work, and I’ve been busy with All The Things since school was done. At the same time, having a few days between seeing it and writing this has yielded enough time to digest what I saw. There were countless spoiler-laden articles available to read in the intervening days, plus YouTube videos, reviews, and more. The Russo Brothers have been hitting the interview circuit post-release, even going so far as lifting the spoiler warning ban this past Monday so that social media feels more free to brazenly release images, memes and headlines that are more brazen in exposing the key plot points (they had previously implored fans to not post spoilers…)
Again, definitely glad I saw it when I did. Endgame is a movie that is best seen with as little foreknowledge as possible, aside from a deep exposure to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This movie does more than just revisiting the “greatest hits” of the MCU: it toys with the viewers expectations, pushes them to their limits, and then does exactly what you want to happen while still doing the unexpected. And for being a 3 hour-long movie, it still leaves you wanting more.
If anything, after it was over, I think it felt like I binge watched a miniseries. It was long enough that they fit multiple complex story threads together while also tying up loose ends from 22 other movies in the MCU. And physically revisiting aspects of those movies and making them feel more relevant – seen from a new perspective.
Endgame was awesome. It was sad. It was powerful. It was emotional. It was everything you could want after that many movies. It lived up to the hype and then some.
And that’s all I need to say. I pre-ordered it right when I got home. I look forward to watching it again and again.
Did I mention it was 3 hours long? And still awesome?
P.S. They totally do the whole “signatures” thing like they do at the end credits for Star Trek VI. Yes. This movie is that good.