It’s the end of another year, and it’s also the end of some pretty big pop culture phenomenons. We here at the Collective have rounded up a few of our favorite things from 2019, just because we’re a little nostalgic and maybe not quite ready to move into 2020.
I have done my best to keep this spoiler-free (and it wasn’t easy, believe me), and will tag any potential spoilers with**.
I don’t really know what to say about this film, the closing act of a story arc that has captivated us for eleven years. In 2008, before Disney bought Marvel, before superhero swag was omnipresent in stores, before most of us knew what a “Mjolnir” was, Marvel took a risk, and produced its first self-financed film: Ironman.
11 years and 21 films later, the same studio, now backed by Disney, has brought us the finale to the story that began with just Tony Stark in a cave, a bucket of tools, and an idea.
Last year, when I wrote my review of ‘Infinity War’, I wondered if the payoff in the fourth Avengers movie would be worth the wait. I also described Infinity War as ‘the most ambitious superhero movie ever made’, and, well, if Infinity War was ten years of ambition, Endgame is the culmination of that ambition.
Some of you may have already watch Avengers: Endgame. Some of you may have to wait a few days. We are watching it a few hours from now, and while we would like to say we’re ready…truthfully we are not. We decided to revisit some of the more light-hearted moments in the franchise in order to remind ourselves that sometimes there are good feels too.
So, in no particular order, enjoy these choice moments.