Hey there, my fabulous, fantastic audience! I’m thrilled to be here again, advising you of what you should be watching this particular weekend at the theater. I trust your spring is going well? And as the highlight to a lovely week, here’s only the most emotional, mind blowing event in Marvel’s history… read on!
Avengers: End Game
That’s right, it’s the end of everything as we know it. But it’s only fair, and timely, considering the fact Stan is gone forever. And it’s probably the only one movie worth your money this weekend, no matter who you are or what you do. Yes! In fact, I’m almost sure that if you stumbled into this theater by accident, instead of, say, the one showing a romcom, you’ll be so thoroughly sucked into the story and action, you won’t move from your seat. It’s that good.
If you recall your Infinity War events accurately, you’ll know that Thanos (Josh Brolin) destroyed half the world with a snap of his fingers. This sequel begins five years post that terrible moment. Only six Avengers are left. Their mission (should they choose to accept it) is to find the Infinity stones, destroy Thanos, and restore order… which will take some doing, because they’re gone their separate ways, and are in various states of resignation: Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is living the family life with Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow); Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) is doing… whatever; Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has lost his Asgard home; Hulk’s (Mark Ruffalo) baser instincts have vanished; and Black Widow (Scarlett Johanssen) is left wondering if there’s any sense to anything anymore. War Machine (Don Cheadle), a reformed Nebula (Karen Gillen), Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper), and Cpt. Marvel (Brie Larson) are also around, despondent. Which is when someone… has a bright idea.
The lowdown on End Game
The acting is excellent, as is the CGI and cinematography. But I think the fact the Avengers have to go back and undo Thanos’ damage leads to a lot of plot holes and broken rules bound to anger many diehard fans. I’m pretty sure there are some big flame wars pending. At times the movie feels overstuffed (also, it’s three hours long), which leads to an annoying scatter of focus. Some extended gag scenes could have been deleted. Still, I think you’ll forgive all of that as you weep at the emotional hit you’ll take. It’s funny, and sad, and sweet, and thrilling—all at the same time, with so many cool cameos and forgotten characters… so much so you’d have to have a heart of stone to remain unmoved. Here’s the trailer:
So, please go out there and see this. I’ll wait right here for you to see it and tell me your thoughts. If you hate my interpretation, feel free to diss me. Hey I’m strong, I’m… invincible! Well, at least in cyberspace 🙂 Adios! And here’s hoping I’ll see you all again soon…