SPOILER ALERT: Right in the beginning, because we are good that way. This is a full-fledged discussion on the film, so claiming that it would be spoiler free would be a futile exercise.
The weekend that the world has waited for ever since the mad titan Thanos snapped his fingers and wiped off half the world’s population is finally here, and while that weekend is to pass, the impact this gigantic conclusion to the current phase of the MCU had on me would hardly seem to wear off. I laughed, I was shook, I beamed like a complete kid, ear to ear, clapped, cheered and even welled up a little during its emotionally heavy finale, bidding farewell to some of the most beloved characters from the original Avengers lineup, and felt a plethora of other emotions I rarely thought a superhero film was capable of putting me through.
I have been a self-professed DC fan all my life, and if this was the impact ‘Endgame’ had on me, I can only imagine what it would do to life-long Marvel fans. For people looking for a microscopic critical examination of the film and the mania behind it, I can definitely say that you are in the wrong place. However, if as majority of the world your emotions resonated with mine, you and I are going to indulge in a conversation as I take you through this magnanimous event of a film again. That is what I intend this article to be: a conversation piece, like you would with your friends or fellow movie watchers outside the theatre, since there is already a load of explainers and breakdowns out there.
Again, as with my other write-ups, I will reserve what my consensus of the movie is, especially if my serious enthusiasm about the film’s many aspects during the writeup just doesn’t give it away. In the meantime, if you haven’t checked out The Cinemaholic’s ‘Endgame’ review, you can do that here. While one can seriously question the need for such movies to be reviewed at all, in the case of films like ‘Endgame’ and even ‘Infinity War’ that are entire sagas in themselves, they can only add to the great credibility and reputation that precedes them. Regardless, the film currently stands at a staggering 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and is already on its way to shattering world box office records and even my predictions, seriously outperforming even my mammoth expectations. For all I can say, it deserves it.
Marvel’s ‘Endgame’ is more than just a neat culmination to the universe it has set up over a course of eleven years: it is a well-earned payoff for every fan who has had faith in the universe and characters, and in the legendary Stan Lee’s vision. A befitting conclusion and an end of an era, lest I fell too old myself. It’s an ode to him and a legacy he has left for us, as plainly and as simply as I can put it. For fear of being overwhelmed by the sheer roller coaster of emotions that ‘Endgame’ was, I am going to jump straight into explaining the very core and basis of the Avengers’ rematch against Thanos whose snappening left half of the world gone, and the remaining half devastated. Read on.