This is magical. Magical. Amazing. Incredible. This movie is so good that I’m writing a review of it. Have you been to this site lately? I haven’t even paid attention to it in years, it’s just running itself and collecting internet cobwebs, but I’m writing a review of this film to reiterate how incredible it is.
I’m a grown man. I’m almost 40 — Jesus, that’s horrible to write out and made me retch — and I wept during this film. Multiple times. At one point, I was so hysterical that I forced myself to laugh out loud at something, so the people around me wouldn’t think I was dying of hyperventilation.
I’ve never, in my entire life, cried so much at any movie, let alone one that’s an action film. The Notebook? Sure, I cried some. Not as much. When E.T. flew home and left Elliott? Yep, tears. For a minute. And I was 4 or 5 years old. Avengers: Endgame had me balling my eyes out for multiple minutes at a time, multiple times in the film.
Were they happy tears or sad tears? Both. There are some amazing happy moments, but there are some sad moments, too. A lot of the down points aren’t things I was prepared for. To save you from spoilers, I won’t talk about them anymore here. But they’re there. And there’s a lot of them.
I was worried going into the movie that 3 hours would feel long, but it didn’t. I think they used every moment of the full length for a purpose. Every minute felt like it was necessary to fulfill the story and to wrap up what many of us have invested the last 10+ years of our lives — and multiple hundreds of dollars — into.
It’s hard to talk about this film without spoiling anything. It was the first time I can remember leaving a theater and not wanting to talk about it on the way out to the car because I didn’t want to possibly spoil something for anyone waiting in the lobby to go into the theater after us. I know a lot of folks have been joking about not spoiling the film, and you shouldn’t. If you’ve seen it and know others are going to see it soon, don’t ruin it for them. Let them experience the happiness and sadness that you got to enjoy.
There aren’t enough words in the English language that mean the same thing as “amazing”, but here are most of them according to a thesaurus: awesome, fascinating, incredible, marvelous, prodigious, shocking, stunning, surprising, unbelievable, wonderful.
If you’ve invested even a single iota of yourself into following the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man way back in 2008, do yourself a favor and go see Avengers: Endgame before it gets spoiled for you.