The end of an era

By Kylee Day
LifeAtStart.com reporter

On Friday, April 26th, 2019, I watched Avengers: Endgame, then on Saturday, I watched it again. Each time was rather… interesting both inside and outside of the theater. The first time around, we, quite unfortunately, got to the theater right on time and the lines for concessions were so long, we thought they were the ticket lines. We were still like 15 minutes early, though, and the theater wasn’t ready so we were told to wait in a line outside of the theater, then after sitting in the line for a few minutes, they told us to go in the theater, but not to sit because they still weren’t ready to seat and we were causing a fire hazard in the hallway… so they thought it best to bring the fire hazard to the theater.

Anyway, I already kind of knew that I should write a no-spoiler review about this movie before even watching it, yet I still wasn’t sure if I should because while you can usually find me watching and re-watching all different types of movies, I’m no expert on them. I don’t know what the heck a ‘Cult Classic’ is or what even makes something a ‘Cult Classic’ and I haven’t even watched every MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movie there is. So really, I’m not even qualified to write this, yet I still will because I liked it and want to talk about it.

So, here’s your no-spoiler, inexperienced, most likely no good analysis from your least favorite journalist:

Avengers: Endgame was surprisingly (but at the same time, not surprising at all) more tear worthy than Avengers: Infinity War. Now, with that being said, I think without Infinity War, it wouldn’t be as tear-jerkingly sad as it was, it would be sad, just not as sad. I think what was really amazingly well done in Endgame is how there were so many parallels to other scenes in the MCU, from all different kinds of movies. It brings you back to movies like Captain America: The First Avenger and Iron Man so effortlessly, with scenes referencing some of the most iconic ones from these movies and many others as well. I like to think they did that on purpose, this being the last movie with every Avenger in it, the Russo brothers must’ve thought it would be just perfect if they left little fragments of the movies leading up to last as more of a tribute rather than a goodbye. These were the moments that made me cry the most and made me realize that this is the last Avengers movie, this really is the end of an era.

The visuals were just amazing in most scenes and I really applaud the cast and crew for really just making it feel like a comic book, which sounds odd, but it’s almost like that’s how a superhero movie is supposed to feel. Now, I did not like some of the CGI because you would think that with such a big movie they’d be able to make it look just a little bit better, but some of it just looked super fake and almost as bad as Bruce Banner in the Hulkbuster in Infinity War.

With the Captain Marvel movie being released earlier this year, and it being based on the fact Carol Danvers has always been told that she couldn’t do something because she is a girl, and then she went on and did it anyway. Then seeing all the amazing scenes in Endgame, it really just made the girl power aspect of the movie feel natural.

Another thing I loved about this movie is how it really focused on the original Avengers. The original characters are the ones we most likely will not see in future movies and even if we do, maybe a few cameos.

I also think it’s safe to say that Spiderman’s “I don’t wanna go,” scene is not the saddest in the MCU anymore. I can now pinpoint at least three that happen in Endgame that are just so much more crying worthy, it’s now bumped down to around the fifth or fourth spot in that category.

Overall, there were some things I loved and some things I hated about this movie (most things I loved), but these movies will always hold a special place in my heart even as they come to a full stop and I learn to love other movies. These will always make me cry and laugh and just overall be great movies (excluding Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, and The Incredible Hulk, of course).