I read the original Infinity Gauntlet when it came out. So I’m a big nerd. I was fan-girling so hard just driving to the theater. I had tried to stay away from spoilers but had seen several fan theories on how this would end. I had done my research and re-watched the movies leading up to this. I had thought I was prepared. So many “hads” and it all came crashing down. It was amazing. It seemed slow at times because they were building story and not just fighting. I laughed at so many inside jokes and nerd references, I started to worry the other attendees would get mad at me. I tried not to cry ( I am not confirming any tears, but I’m not a monster). The fan theories tried to figure it out, but fell far short of what happens. No one saw this coming and they did a fantastic job throughout the whole picture. If you went to see a certain superhero, you were not disappointed. There where so many threads being pulled in and connected that I will have to watch this movie a dozen more times just to get my brain around what I saw.
So many questions get answered and so many things happen that you did not even know you wanted. It takes over 3 hours and you don’t want to miss a moment. I still have more I want to see but I am not left hanging. I just have to wait for the next stage in the MCU. Over all it was just so much to unpack. So to put it simply, End Game Well Played.
I am not the huge nerd my husband is, which is why I take him to these things and make him write the review. He got all the inside jokes, while I caught a few. I laughed and cried openly. I was a little confused at times, but that is simply because there is so much to see and remember. It was an amazing culmination of over twelve years of movies, and I was enthralled all the way through. I had no idea how they would resolve this, and they managed to pull it all together while still leaving opportunities for more to come which was no small feat. If I could write like that I would deserve all the accolades and money that I hope for them.
I love having movies and heroes that my son can watch and that I don’t have to worry as much about the lessons they are teaching. Marvel does a great job building admirable heroes who are also realistic in their humanity and failings.
I will need to see this again and again to fully comprehend everything that I saw, but I look forward to the opportunity to do so. I don’t love everything I see, and I try not to write negative reviews simply because there just isn’t enough time in the day. On the other hand, I really only write positive reviews of things that I love and want to share with everyone. This was a fantastic movie, and I hope you get the opportunity to see it so we can all sit down and unpack the fantastically nerdy bit of pop culture that was just created.