Last night, thanks to TNT, I had fun watching an unexpected Avengers marathon featuring the two final Avengers films: Infinity War and Endgame. Each movie has its swelling ups and its depressing downs but the main thing these two films have in common is their outstanding quality (and the fact that they both made over $2 billion at the box office.)
To celebrate these films I’m looking back to my two, very raw reactions to each film after having just watched it for the first time. Enjoy!
Avengers: Infinity War, April 27, 2018
Oh my goodness everybody, Avengers: Infinity War is no joke! I’ve watched all of the Marvel movies and this is undoubtedly not only the best one but truly the entire culmination of the last eighteen movies. I sat in that movie theater waiting in silent anguish for the movie to start after all of the many trailers and once it did it latched on and didn’t let go literally from beginning to end. The audience was incredible. There were many laugh-out-loud (and silently funny) moments that had the audience in stitches. There were some fantastic character moments that just had the audience cheering with excitement. And then there were some legitimately heartbreaking moments that caused quite a bit of sniffling in the theater. When I walked out of that movie after its two hour and thirty-two minute long run I was stunned. I felt like a young woman who had just seen the most amazing Marvel superhero movie that she had ever seen and couldn’t believe how shocking the film’s ending was…because that’s exactly what I was. My feet were lead, my eyebrows were furrowed in stunned confusion, and my mind was racing in an utter “WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!”
As I was walking out of that movie theater I saw this super awesome display for Solo: A Star Wars Story and I just had to take a picture with it.
Isn’t that an awesome display?! I’ve seen some cool displays in my time but this one takes the cake. Just imagining myself sitting in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon was an awesome experience. So then after that I went to find the Infinity War display so I can take a new movie photo and when I did I was so excited.
That expression on my face isn’t disappointment. It’s the face of someone who doesn’t know what just happened. I’m telling you, the end of Infinity War is so unexpected and out of this world that usually an audience roars with applause at the end of a really good movie but this audience was mostly silent with the occasional murmur. All of us were legitimately stunned at what had just transpired.
All in all, Avengers: Infinity War will be a movie experience that I will undoubtedly remember for quite a while and it’s given Avengers 4 a very high bar to try to surpass.
Avengers: Endgame, April 26, 2019
Six hours ago Avengers: Endgame ended. As the credits started rolling and I walked out of that theater I had to contain my composure and not break down balling as I left the theater. Yes, I was crying a waterfall of tears…literally. My eyes were so red from all of the crying I was doing that, according to my wonderful sister, they were about the same color as my red lipstick. No joking.
This movie got to my emotions so many times but literally the last scene, well, it was quite a doozy.
Avengers: Endgame is definitely a beautiful homage to all of the Marvel films that have come before in the MCU. If you’re not familiar with some of the movies in the MCU, Endgame is going to leave you baffled and a slight bit confused because there’s SO much going on. I mean, it was fan service at its finest.
Throughout the movie I found myself laughing, cheering, clapping, but most of all crying. There was a certain portion of the film that was so jaw-droppingly fantastic that I literally cried for I think two-three minutes straight. It was that awesome.
Because there were so many fantastic surprises in the film I will be dropping my spoiler-filled review tomorrow because I am bursting at the seams with excitement about certain things in the movie that I definitely want to share with you.
But until then I’ll leave it at this. Avengers: Endgame is a satisfying finale to a fantastic story. Was it perfect? No. It had its various flaws that’ll shine a little brighter with more viewings but I will also say it is far from disappointing. The movie was pretty good but its second half pushed the film over the top to awesome land.
I’m giving this movie 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. Like I said before, it’s not a perfect movie but it hit all of the marks and definitely sits in my top five list for movies in the MCU.
Looking back at these two reviews reminds me of all of the emotions I was feeling those days. Oh, and so many emotions there were. In ten days the story will finally resume with WandaVision and I am so excited about that. I have missed seeing the Avengers’ stories evolve or conclude and so yeah, watching those two movies last night was very fun indeed.
(And yes, I still cry whenever Tony Stark dies. It’ll never not get to my emotions. In fact, the whole last hour of Endgame still messes with me emotionally. Lol.)
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.