This past week, I saw Avengers: Endgame for the first time with some friends. And it was an experience
Before we go any further, this post does contain certain spoilers since it is an opinion piece and it would be difficult to write this without spoiling the film.
Also, no copyright infringement is intended.
With that said, let’s get into the post and my analyzing the film:
- Firstly, it’s an end of an era. Most of the original six Avengers will not be coming back. Tony and Nat were killed off, Clint and Steve got their happy endings, and Bruce seems to have had a good character arc. Thor will be coming back in some different MCU movies, but that’s because his story is unfinished. But the fact that they’re handing on the mantle to a new generation of Avengers/actors makes the movie melancholy. And Captain America/Steve Rogers was my favorite character for most (if not all) of the time from me getting into the MCU to seeing Endgame. So seeing his particular story coming to a close is sad. But I also realize that the characters and actors who play them need to move on.
- Secondly, there’s good female power. This is evident in the battle scene when Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers shows up and takes the gauntlet from Peter Parker. He questions how she’s going to get it through the enemy army. It’s then that she receives willing reinforcements from the other women warriors. Wanda, Valkyrie, Pepper, Hope, and others come to charge with them and make sure they get the gauntlet to where it needs to be. This shows girls that they can be powerful and hold their own, too. And I think it’s good that the MCU is placing great female role models for girls and women of all ages. Female role models like this are needed in our media and society today.
- Thirdly, they tied loose ends. They resolved issues that were brought up in Infinity War (and possibly other MCU movies. And they tied up possible loose ends for other MCU movies without dedicating themselves to a certain plotline.
- Fourthly, the relationships. MCU has had great relationships in past movies. But in Avengers: Endgame, they deepened certain relationships. They also were able to form or resolve certain relationships.
- Lastly, the references. This kind of ties into point three, but the references to other MCU movies they include in Avengers: Endgame are great. Two or three (at least) lines refer back to Captain America’s solo movies. There’s also at least one reference to the relationships aboard the ship for the Guardians of the Galaxy crew.
Overall, this was a good movie.
It was definitely intense. It was sad for me because I was brought into the MCU with Captain America/Steve Rogers and the original Avengers. So seeing most of them go is sad. But I also have my favorites (or possible favorites) in the new set of characters. Black Panther for example.
I look forward to seeing what Marvel does in the future.
Have you seen Avengers: Endgame? What did you think about it? What do you hope Marvel does going forward? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear what you have to say!