If you love the Avengers movies, you’re probably standing in line right now and you probably don’t care about an Avengers: Endgame Review – Spoiler Free or not. However, I was invited to a preview of the movie and feel it is my duty to give you some insight into the movie going experience.
At the end of the last Avengers movie, Thanos had wiped out half the population. Not just of this world, but of all worlds. He used magic stones to do so, though I am still unsure how they worked – must have been by some kind of telepathy or osmosis. Anyway, half the population is gone in a snap including many of our beloved super heroes. End of scene, the movie ends.
Avengers: Endgame Review – Spoiler Free
This is where Avengers: Endgame picks up. The remaining people have all kinds of survivor’s remorse and are not thriving the way Thanos had hoped. In fact they’re still really pissed off at him.
Certain Avengers do things to Thanos that I won’t divulge and then they do even more things that I won’t divulge. There are a few laughs, lots of feels, maybe even some crying, and a fair amount of head scratching about physics and such.
That’s the movie in a nutshell. I’m certain most people know what transpires in the movie, but I’m not going to ruin it for all you people standing in line or who paid all kinds of obscene amounts of cash to be the first to see the movie so you didn’t get any spoilers.
That said, it is my duty to give you a few pointers about the movie going experience.
I saw the movie at an AMC theater, the kind with the recliners for seats. If you can, go to one of these theaters because this is an incredibly long movie and you’re going to want to be comfortable. Better yet, go to a theater that has the reclining seats and that offer a full menu of food that someone will bring to you. You’re going to want to settle in.
Bring some tissues while you’re at it.
Secondly, go to the bathroom before the movie starts. Again, it’s a really long movie and it moves pretty fast, there really isn’t a great time to leave to use the bathroom. Unless you’re like me and haven’t seen all 150 Avenger movies and have no idea who half the characters are. If you’re like me, you can go to the bathroom pretty much anytime because most of the movie is going to be slightly confusing.
Which doesn’t take away from the sheer wonder of the special effects, costumes and witty dialog. Even if I didn’t know who a lot of the characters where (because they were plucking extras out of movies from 20 years ago to bring back for this one), the movie can stand on its own.
Snacks and Drinks
We got a huge bucket of popcorn and a gallon and a half of pop each – seriously, those were the small size. The popcorn is always too salty which means you drink a lot of pop and end up needing to use the bathroom. If you can hold it for three hours you’ll be fine. If you’ve had two children, you’re going to need to go. Depends could be an option I suppose, though I wouldn’t want to sit next to someone who did.
Stay for the Credits
There is no post credit scene, but the credits are pretty cool, but also really long. Stay at your own risk, but if you must go to the bathroom, you’re not going to miss anything.
In a couple of weeks I’m going to write about Endgame again, this time about some of the questions and inconsistencies that need to be discussed. Stay tuned.
Have you seen Avengers: Endgame? Did you like?