I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these crazy times. With so much evil in the world right now, I wanted to do a quick write up about something fun. Then, I remembered that today is the one year anniversary of Avengers: Endgame.
What does Avengers Endgame mean to me?
Well, on the one hand, it’s the culmination of an eleven-year investment with huge dividends. On the other hand, it’s one of those moments that shaped the way we look at things.
Endgame isn’t just a movie, it was a cinematic event the likes of which we’ll never see again. Many grew up with these legendary characters via comic books, toys, cartoons, and more. They’ve certainly inspired us in ways we’ve really only begun to imagine.
When my father and I exited the theater on opening night, he was surprised at the reactionary nature of the audience. Key moments, both joyous and sad, put many through a wide array of emotions. To my father, it was a great movie, but why cheer? Why get scared? Why cry?
I get it. It’s only a movie. So, why take up so much emotional stock? That is the endgame of all films. To draw out as much emotion as possible. This fourth gathering of “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” took everything because we’ve given everything to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Our time, our patronage, our passion.
In many ways, life is about experience and moments. Whether it was Cap being worthy, I love you 3000 or making some of the previous films even better than they were before, Endgame provided both in ways no other film has done.
The MCU will go on and continue to make enormous amounts of money. The next film, Black Widow, has been pushed back from its May 2020 release date to November. In times where fans want something to escape from the world at large, thank goodness Avengers: Endgame is a gift that keeps on giving.