Avengers: Endgame - Spoiler Free Movie Review
AVENGERS: ENDGAME - SPOILER FREE MOVIE REVIEW:
I saw the new Avengers: Endgame movie and what all the spoiler-free review had to say were correct. It is a love letter to fans, to take it a step further it is fan service at a tire. Comic books for me, and I believe for many others have become the new mythology these are in morality tales of good and evil right and wrong and how to deal with power and the consequences of doing it incorrectly.
A friend of mine came up with a theory about the film and I have to say that he pretty much nailed it. While I was watching the film I was upset because in a way I felt that the film had been ruined. I’m not going to tell you his theory because that’s not on me and I won’t be that person. But what that realization allowed me to do was to sink into the film beyond the dialogue, the action. I dropped behind the psyches of the actors, the characters, even the writers and creators. Right into the archetypes.
So much laughing and crying and genuine emotion was evoked during the film. It felt so real, and even as I knew it wasn’t. I realized neither were the archetypes and they taught me so much. This battle with Thanos is literally one of life and death. Which for me brings up the upcoming anniversary of my father’s death. Suffice to say the events of the film touched a tender spot within that I wasn’t prepared for any to.
It evoked this idea of what would I do to get my dad back. All the time I’ve spent on that problem. All the phases of grief I’ve counted. Passed. And revisited. All the branches of the tree I’ve grown within to test a million different ways it could have played out. I realized it was ultimately a no-win scenario. My dad passing on is a fixed point in time. Irrevocable. It’s a 1-to-1 exchange.
So a day later I feel as listless as I did after Infinity War... but wiser. I love you 3000, Dad.