This week is our 2nd ever TazAlGhul Movie Monday!
Huge thanks again fellow collector Jonathan Boyd aka @nerdherder88for whipping up these reviews.
This week's movie Monday is of "Avengers Endgame" so further warning
DON'T READ THIS BLOG POST JUST YET IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE - SPOILER ALERTS COMING IN HOT!
Now. On to the Review. You've been warned.
So yeah Endgame happened. Definitely an enjoyable movie with a lot of fan service, but did it live up to the hype? Did it finalize an era of epic proportions? Was it the best MCU movie of all time? In my opinion - no. Before digging into the negative, let’s take a look at the positive. It was an enjoyable movie with great fan service and call backs. Cap whispering “Hail Hydra” in an ear while on an elevator with the same people from Cap 2. Cap wielding both Thor hammers and using them in conjunction with his shield. Let’s not forget at the end getting to see old man Rogers. Endgame hits you in the emotions right at the beginning by killing off Clint’s family, but then turns him into a badass ninja. That epic Easter egg of Harley at Stark’s funeral. Hopefully now people will respect Iron Man 3 a little more (still the best of the Iron Man series ). For the most part any comic fan knows going into this movie that everything will end with everything back to normal and that is somewhat the case. Now I’m going to dip into some negative. A rat pretty much saved everyone. If not for that rat Scott would still be in the quantum realm. Yeah you could say Tony was working on time travel already too, but was he really? Time travel is a double edge sword. On 1 hand it’s cool and can open doors for all kinds of cool things to happen, but at the same time it’s a cop out. Now any time something bad happens and creators paint themselves into a corner they can just go back in time. Not only is it an easy way out, but it creates a lot of questions and plot holes (Where is Vision?!?!?!). What really doesn’t help is when creators try to go and explain it after to fans and contradict themselves in the process - just don’t explain it. Also now Hulk has permanent damage? Hello he heals and what hurts him makes him stronger. I also didn’t like pausing the movie and forcing that feminism moment in the middle of a fight. It was forced and really on the nose. Once again the MCU has killed off a good villain and a major character. Don’t worry I know as a comic reader nobody stays dead (plus we never saw Stark’s body go in the ground). I get these actors want to move on to other things, but don’t kill them off. I mean why couldn’t you just let Tony have a win. Let the character take a break and if RDJ doesn’t want to come back later, recast the character. Think of it as an artist change on a comic book. Of course the idea of Harley taking the Iron Man mantle does have me intrigued. Dipping back into some positive. I loved how the Hulk was done in this and want more smart hulk. Fat Thor was hilarious and well done. It was nice to see Thor get his hammer back too and him getting to talk to his mom again. The scenes with Tony and his dad were great. Steve getting to go back and get his dance with Peggy. The Avengers 1 scenes and now Loki is alive? With the conclusion of this movie we have 5 dead characters - Thanos, Vision, Black Widow, Gamora (not same Gamora is back), and Iron Man (I <3 you3000). This movie seems to have raised more questions bs solved/answered them, but maybe that was the plan as we move into phase 4.
Review by @nerdherder88
Welp. Once again he nailed so many points on the head that I completely forgot about.
So many unreal Easter eggs and so many more questions as to how the MCU will go on after this.
Obviously loved seeing Cap be worthy of the Hammer before he goes back to his lady to live out his life. Thor overall was absolutely legendary in Endgame. Can't wait for him to be in some Guardians of the Galaxy!
Not seeing Tony's body go into the ground makes me wonder if we will get to see a nice Hologram version of Tony in the future. Doubtful with RDJ saying see yuh and calling it quits but could be sweet to see that version of iron man like in some of the past Secret Empire comics. One thing that totally didn't even click with me was that WOW that was NOT the same Gamora who is back with the squad. Totally put my brain in a pretzel there. I think overall having all of the questions up in the air makes me even more excited and especially with the announcement of all the future Movies and TV Series that will be coming out on Disney+ (thanks Disney for taking even more of my money). I think having more lengthy explanations in the TV shows will bring better character development and answer a lot of the questions we want answered. If you haven't seen the lineup of what's to come then check out the image below. JUST WOW.
All in all I think they did a pretty solid job closing out some chapters that we all knew were coming to an end.
All in all ... I'll give it the following rating
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