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Robert Downey Jr.
Anthony & Joe Russo
- I love the MCU, but not every one of their films can ignite fans’ passions the way Endgame does. There was more than one time I had to restrain myself from screaming and clapping in my nigh-empty theater, and real talk, I cried more than once as well. Partly because of what was transpiring on screen, and partly because it’s bittersweet that the Infinity Saga is ending. On the one hand THANK. GOD. it’s over. Twenty-three films (counting Far From Home) is more than enough for a movie franchise, Jesus Christ. But on the other hand, it is sad knowing some of the characters we’ve loved for the past eleven years are not all going to continue on to Phase 4. Now Marvel isn’t going to stop their quest for world domination anytime soon, and I’m sure their subsequent creations will be decent enough to keep them churning out flicks until we’re all dead and gone, but it’s safe to say they won’t have a saga like this one again. Personally I feel blessed to have experienced such a historic cinematic feat. And Endgame was the perfect little bow to wrap up this monumental story
- Cap wielding Mjölnir was A M A Z I N G
- My money was on Captain Marvel to do the second snap. She seemed like the only one who could do it and come out unscathed. Seeing the gauntlet on Tony’s hand was incredible, and when he said, “I am Iron Man,” I jizzed my pants
- All the little, ‘oh shit’ moments, like when Thanos took a stone out of the gauntlet to use individually (oh shit, Thanos can improvise), seeing the odd ear piece in someone’s ear (oh shit, the comms aren’t magical), or the superheroines grouping together in the final battle (oh shit, there are a lot of awesome women in the MCU)
- When I realized this was going to be a time travel plot my eyes rolled so far back into my head they just about fell out. But, graciously, it wasn’t a go-back-and-change-the-past story, it was a let’s-use-the-past-to-get-something-we-can-no-longer-obtain story. Still confusing…I’m not sure if they were splintering the past into alternate timelines as they went along or kept their own timeline neat and tidy by putting everything back in its place (but how did Cap return the Soul Stone and Thor’s hammer?). Since time travel is more of a philosophical concept than an applied science, it’s easy for the Russo brothers to make up whatever rules they feel explains the plot holes best, which seems like a cop out
- Is my math wrong? Only two superhero casualties? I was expecting a massacre, what the heck
- If 2014 Nebula was needed to transport Thanos to the future…how did Gamora and Future Nebula get there? If they used Future Nebula’s quantum tech/Pym particles then how was Gamora able to tag along without a suit?
- If you can use the gauntlet to do anything…couldn’t someone strong enough *cough*Captain Marvel*cough* snap their fingers to send all the stones back to their proper places in spacetime? And why is snapping the only mode of use for the thing? I like to think Deadpool could activate its powers with a flip of the bird or a thumb up the butt
- Captain Marvel had like five minutes of screen time. Granted, everyone only cared about the fates of the original Avengers, who all, I am JUST realizing, survived Thanos’ snap. But I thought she’d hang around a little more…