IMAX 3D yesterday at AMC Clifton Commons (North Jersey). I am an unapologetic MCU fanboy. I think what Kevin Feige and the larger team of writers, directors, producers, actors, etc have accomplished over the last 11 years and 22 movies is fairly insane. The scope of it was unprecedented. The overall quality of productions was maintained at a very high level (IMO of course). Betting against them being able to pull this off back in 2008 would have been smarter money. Was it 11 perfect movies? Of course not. Are there plot holes the Hulk could chunk a car through? Perhaps. Was the perfect creative decision made every single time? No. Okay, but would I rather dwell on those things or celebrate the things they got right? That's an incredibly easy decision. The latter. I've gotten a lot of happiness, laughs, drama, eye candy, ear candy, and edge of my seat action from that decision.
Endgame was a gift to fans like me, and I am ultimately quite satisfied with it overall. I don't think it's the BEST MCU movie. It's definitely not the worst, but as a bookend to an era, I think it is effective and, again, a tool that allows me to let go of these particular characters and this particular world (and still look forward to future productions with potentially equal anticipation). I don't think it's quite appropriate to judge it solely as a standalone movie. The context is important.
In a nutshell, I am adopting Kevin Smith's attitude in all of this. His reaction/review video is an hour and 13 minutes. I made it through roughly half of it last night, and, so far, it has served as a nice supplement to the viewing. Additionally, I enjoyed ScreenCrush's unpacking of all the Easter eggs. There are so many call backs and references and just, things to notice, even the most ardent fan would need to see it more than once to unpack it all. I'm looking forward to seeing it again for sure.
Last edited by Ben23; 05-06-2019 at 11:46 AM.