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Avengers Endgame MVP’s & Spoilers!

Avengers Endgame

If I think about it the entire MCU has been like a book series that I’ve been reading for over a decade now which finally came to an end. More impressively despite all the build-up and all the hype I think it was an entertaining powerful and well earned ending.

I feel like it’s a movie I have to see again to take in everything I probably missed the first time. Which I will. So instead the MVP’s (sometimes a bit general) but spoilers, spoilers, spoilers below!

Character Consistencyย 

Iron Man and Hawk Eye

Oh over ten years they’ve grown, they’ve regressed and grown again and changed at times. But impressively Marvel never lost sight of the core Avengers. Their strengths and their flaws, powers and weaknesses, and essentially their relationships with each other even as they could push each other’s buttons like no one else (hello Steve and Tony.)

I really feel like whether I agreed with everything (I mostly did) the ends were earned.

Thor in Endgame

Thor

Chris Hemsworth gets a lot of love for his comedy chops (well on display here) but I’ve long thought his character is one of the most tragic in the films. It’s been loss after loss for him and we saw him beginning to crack in Infinity War he full on goes over the edge here.

And Hemsworth is really good at getting the mix of the sadness and the comedy perfectly right. Also someone pointed out when he powers up again into costume he’s starting to look a bit like his dad and I thought that was so cute!

How they Used the Time Travel

Cap fighting Cap (who thought he was Loki), Thor getting to see his mom (who wouldn’t let him tell her the future), how they used Nebula to bring Thanos back into play and how Nebula stayed strong and reached out to original recipe Gamora I thought that was all incredibly well done. The ‘Hail Hydra,’ scene in the elevator is probably in my top three of the film.

Scott Lang in Endgame

Scott Lang aka Ant-Man

I thought Paul Rudd was great in this. I especially love his reactions and Scott still kind of being the total Avengers Fanboy that he is. I also liked that Cassie hadn’t disappeared but for her, he essentially had, in now she’s five years older. I’d add Rocket in there for pure reaction shots.

Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow

The Relationships

This probably could go under character consistency and character work period. But it worked for me. Nat and Clint fighting over who would sacrifice themselves to get the Soul Stone, Tony and Steve’s deeply messy but still ultimately caring relationship, Nebula and Gamora, Rocket comforting Nebula, Hulk and Banner making peace, Hulk and Rocket reaching out to Thor.

Nat reaching out to Clint and never giving up trying to find him. Tony being out until he saw the picture of him and Peter and then like going and fixing the time travel problem. Thor being thrilled when Cap wielded the hammer because as he yelled, “I knew it!”

The Final Battle

I’m not generally a battle action kind of girl but that, “On your left Cap,” in Steve’s ear. The entrance of Black Panther, the Wakandans, Spiderman, the Wasp, even Pepper showing up in her Rescue suit. Scarlet Witches fantastic moment in which she came so close to taking him out Thanos actually had to order fire on his own troops to stop her.

Carol’s epic re-entrance and taking out the ship. Valkyrie on her winged horse.

And yes I cried when Tony saw the kid again and pulled him into a hug.

Captain America
One more shot of the beard for old time’s sake!

Steve & Tony

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I thought the way everything was settled between them was very human and well-done and stayed in character. Everyone in the movie got their heroic moments and I was happy with the bittersweet endings. Tony had his daughter, he knew Peter was safe and Pepper was there telling him he could rest. He made the sacrifice play and Steve went and had a life like Tony was always telling him to do. He had his dance with Peggy. And in my head canon saved Bucky a hell of a lot sooner, shut down the Red Room before they ever got to Nat and was Tony’s beloved always there for him Uncle ๐Ÿ™‚

(Nat wiping the red from her ledger was a good one to only I assume we’ll see her again in the Black Widow movie so it doesn’t feel as final as these two even if it turns out to be a prequel.)

I love Bucky but I really appreciated Steve giving the shield to Sam who in my opinion has long been under-appreciated even by Steve.

So Avengers Endgame is definitely an “I Need to See this Again,” kind of movie. I thought it could have been trimmed a bit but overall, for me, it did the impossible and delivered what was promised and closed down a decade long epic in the best way possible.

 

 

24 thoughts on “Avengers Endgame MVP’s & Spoilers!”

  1. Yes, I agree with EVERYTHING. Loved loved loved it! Even though they could have done a better job with the timey-wimey bits, and been a bit more consistent there, I honestly don’t care because of everything you said here. I think one of the things this franchise has done so well is balancing the humor with the action (and the tragedy) and I was genuinely shocked by how well this movie stuck to Marvel’s trademark sense of humor. I was also a little surprised (happily so) and how every single character had good character development and story arc. I loved the theme of family, especially since as a young mother family is so important to me. Tony is still and will always be my favorite.

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    1. Yes! They do such a great job with family be it Scott’s and Hawkeyes blood families or the ones they’ve made with the Avengers or the Guardians (especially for Rocket and Natasha) and also forgiveness and acceptance. Thors mom and Tony’s dad were such a lovely touch to the movie. Glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Perfect, but what I really want to talk about are your thoughts on GOT last night! SPOILER FREE (for now ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜ฌ). Any surprises? Disappointments? Was your heart racing the entire 85 minutes like mine?
    Curious minds want to know!

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    1. I’m fine with who did it (the main thing) but I do wish they had executed it better. Hm, I mean I’m still thinking about it and trying to judge it fairly without my own bias but I think more of a struggle or a fight at the end would have worked better for me? I loved the part in Endgame where the guns on the ship stopped firing and turned to the sky and I knew exactly who and what was coming but it didn’t lose anything at all. Hard to talk about without Thrones spoilers though!

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      1. No kidding. A couple more days then people will just have to get over it or go see it! I was disappointed that there wasnโ€™t a fight between NK and JS, but then why go to all the trouble when you really donโ€™t have to.

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      2. They could have like fought him together for some good Jon/Arya bonding? He gets the better of Jon and Arya sticks him with the pointy end then before the Nk lands the death blow.
        I think the other big thing for me is I have no clue what they’re doing with Bran which kind of affects that scene for me as well. It will be interesting to see if the evil Bran theory pans out.

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      3. Maybe Bran will just go North now, since it’s really safe, and live out his days… ๐Ÿ˜› It’s really interesting to me that the thought all along was for them to focus the last 3 on Westeros, and not the NK… Everyone thought that Westeros would be just a side kick to the NK… But I like it. They/we have invested so much time in the rise to the Iron Throne. I will be really curious to see if they dispose of Ceirsi as quick as they did the NK.

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      4. Back to his tree ๐Ÿ˜‰ I certainly hope if he calls poor Meera for a lift she tells him to get lost!

        There’s so many theories about Jon vs. Dany and I just don’t see it honestly. I say Cersei until 5 and 6 for an epilogue?

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      5. Interesting thought. Hope Meera says a lot more! ๐Ÿ˜› Iโ€™ve kind of stopped theorizing although there is a part of me that is skeptical. It really made me think when Dany said โ€œSam and Bran told you?โ€ She has a point. You would think if anyone would know it would have been Melisandre

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      6. Dany: Tyrion you’re supposed to be the smartest man alive I need you to invent a DNA test!
        Tyrion: A what?
        I mean she’s already practically given him Rhaegal so I don’t think she’s going to be that upset about it!

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      7. And you know somewhere in the back of her mind she had to say to herself โ€œwait a second. Only are Targaryen can ride a dragon… oh well.. I mean look at him. Related or not- heโ€™s hot.โ€

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  3. I haven’t even seen it yet so I have no business commenting, but that never stops me lol. Besides I spoiled myself so completely it’s like I HAVE seen it!! And I do hear a lot of people saying they need to see it again, so that’s a good sign. I’m glad it’s good! I can’t wait to see it and the Hail Hydra thing cracks me up

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  4. Yey so glad you enjoyed it! I dont get whining about Thor as you said he has suffered so much loss. I love all those character moments and Rocket’s reaction shots were indeed fantastic!

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  5. Great Review โค I need to see it again too haha. I loved that Thor was excited about Cap using the hammer and the fight scenes where they were trading off and fighting together was awesome. And it was hilarious when he told Thor to use the small one!! That was one of my favorite scenes.

    I think my favorite scene was the one with Nat and Clint fighting to save each other. I cried like a baby, but it was a great scene. While I agree that Sam is underrated, I think Clint is even more so. He is one of my favorites and I want him in his own movie!!! (And now I really NEED to know what happened in Budapest!)

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  6. Great review! There were a lot of really awesome performances in this one. Hemsworth did a wonderful job managing the comedy and tragedy of how Thor handles not killing Thanos. And I love Paul Rudd and Karen Gillian’s performances too. I feel like it’s fun enough to want to see over and over again for the easter eggs as well as the big and heartfelt character moments. Steve being reunited with Peggy, and Sam becoming the next Captain America is easily one of my all-time favorites.

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  7. I completely agree that this is a movie you have to watch more than once! It’s been hard, though, since cinemas are still packed and it is a three-hour long movie after all, hahah. I’ll admit, though, it barely felt this long while I was watching it! It feels weird once you stand up, though, and your legs are a bit numb, but I felt like everything was dynamic enough to keep an interest, despise being so long.
    I really liked this movie and felt like it was a true epic conclusion to such a long franchise. However, Thor’s character may be my least favorite thing in the movie. I expected so much from him, being almost a protagonist in Infinity War, and I felt like he ended up being nothing but a comic relief in this one, which was kinda sad.
    I’m looking forward to rewatching this one and paying more attention to some details. I don’t think I’ll cry this time around though, but it was definitely a moving one!

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    1. I think I cried more on take two because I knew what was coming!

      Thor is interesting overall. I like that they addressed his mental health, or tried to, but he’s definitely a character whose personalities seem to swing the most wildly between films. It will be interesting to see where he goes especially if Loki is out there in some alternative universe! Glad you enjoyed it!

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