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.
I have done my best to keep this review spoiler-free and will tag any potential spoilers with **.
When Spider-man: Homecoming was announced a few years ago, I remember groaning. Did we really need another film about the webbed hero? After Spider-man 3 and the Amazing Spider-man films, I was a little Parkered out. And then Spidey swung into Captain America: Civil War last year, and I fell in love with Tom Holland’s wide-eyed and eager portrayal of Peter.
Did we need another Spider-man film? Yes, as it turns out, we really did.
Although I will do my best to keep this a spoiler free review, some important scenes will be discussed and will be marked with **.
The third installment of the Captain America franchise is, arguably, the most anticipated film of the year and has been heralded as the superhero film that will change the landscape of a cinematic world littered with men in spandex. But does the film live up to the intense hype surrounding it?
Last night, I received a frantic text message from a friend, telling me that he had something I needed to see. That ‘something’ turned out to be two minutes of pure heart palpitations.
Yes, the long-awaited trailer for the second Avengers film–which wasn’t supposed to be released until next week–quickly made its way across the interwebs, soon finding itself on twitter and Facebook. Marvel quickly caught on to the leak, and posted this apropos response on their official Twitter account.
Within hours, Marvel officially released the trailer on their Youtube channel, and it is now up to over 3 million hits. Holy Hulking Bruce Banner, that’s a lot for six hours! When my heart recovered, I watched the trailer again. And again. And again. If you’ve been reading our blog, you know I’m a Marvel girl, and yeah, I’m gonna have a bit of geek out now. No apologies needed or warranted.
If you don’t want to know anything about Ultron or the Scarlet Witch, I suggest closing this tab on your browser, because spoilers.