Captain America is one of the most heroic characters to ever be brought to the big screen but, like all great heroes, he does have flaws. What flaws you may ask? Well, there aren’t many, but his dogmatic view of the world can clash with others, leaving people feeling like he’s a bit of a stuck-up pretty boy.
Captain America: Civil War was the first time his views came into direct conflict with his fellow Avengers and it led to him becoming a fugitive/Secret Avenger. It was during this time that he became more hardened and unwilling to play by the rules but when the world needed him he didn’t waste time returning to the forefront to save the day. Unfortunately, his fracturing of The Avengers in Civil War led The Avengers to get defeated by Thanos, hence the Infinity Snap.
His redemptive arc in Endgame isn’t as blatant as Black Widow or Nebula’s but there’s still a common thread between most of these heroes that once again reiterates the brilliance behind the writing of Avengers: Endgame. So, on that note, let’s get to Captain America’s section of this series. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 3
Clint Barton. The butt of so many Avengers jokes.
Being one of the original six Avengers, lots of fans found him to be the most uninteresting addition to the superhero team for his lackluster storyline. The writers tried to spruce up his involvement in the MCU by revealing that he had a family but he still sat on the bottom of the totem pole. And even now, in a recent poll, I did on Twitter asking people which Marvel Disney+ series they were most excited for Hawkeye’s series was unsurprisingly the least voted for.
Hawkeye may get a lot of flack for being the most…regular Avenger but I love him. And his storyline in Avengers: Endgame was truly the icing on the cake. So, with no further delay, here is the story of his redemption. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 2
After reacquainting myself with Avengers: Endgame last week I was able to truly enjoy and observe the individual characters’ growth in the film. You see, Avengers: Infinity War should’ve been called Thanos: Infinity War because the movie was really about him. The writers gave us a crash course on this psychotic villain with a “noble” plan to wipe out half of all life and as he obtained each Infinity Stone we had to watch our favorite heroes get beaten over and over again until the film’s shocking conclusion.
Thanos, however, was put on the back burner for Avengers: Endgame, allowing the writers to take these heroes who were at their very lowest and highlight their individual heroism in particular ways for their own character developments. It was beautiful to see. So beautiful in fact that I had to talk about it. So, for the next week, I’m sharing with you a new series called A Hero’s Redemption. This series focuses on the characters I found to have the greatest and most heroic storylines in Avengers: Endgame and I’m happy to announce the first hero of this series is Bruce Banner/Professor Hulk. Enjoy! Continue reading Avengers: Endgame: A Hero’s Redemption Part 1
After watching the AMAZING credits for Avengers: Endgame for the first time yesterday I was thoroughly pleased in seeing so many important characters throughout the MCU highlighted in the credits. It truly made it feel like this was the end of an era. The end of the Infinity Saga.
But after watching the credits my sister pointed something out to me and once I realized it I was stunned. Paul Bettany, who of course plays fellow Avenger/keeper-of-the-Soul- Stone, Vision was not included in the credits. My jaw dropped. How could this be?!
Vision is easily one of the most important characters in the MCU and Paul Bettany’s involvement in the franchise goes back to Iron Man when his only role was to voice Tony Stark’s AI companion, JARVIS. How in the world could Natalie Portman who, until Endgame and now the upcoming Thor sequel, Thor: Love and Thunder, had practically been written out of the franchise be in the credits but Paul Bettany couldn’t. I don’t know whether to be outraged or simply saddened by this egregious blunder.
What happened? Did Paul Bettany accidentally leak Endgame spoilers and so they said he couldn’t be acknowledged in the credits? Did he step on Marvel Studios execs’ toes? Why is Paul Bettany not in the credits?!
It’s honestly a blaring shame.
I thank you for reading this saddening observation and I hope you have a tremendous day.
Yesterday was the day Avengers: Endgame arrived on Blu-Ray in the United States and, because I had preordered it months ago, I walked into my local Best Buy and got my Limited Edition Steelbook copy of the film with a HUGE smile on my face. When I got home I entered in my digital code, sat down with my little sister at my side and the speakers ready to loudly project the film into my ears, and watched Avengers: Endgame.
The greatest surprise I had about the movie was how unexpectedly short it felt. The movie is three hours long and yet it feels like the shortest 3-hour movie that I have ever seen. The story flys by with brilliant efficiency and next thing you know you reach the film’s tantalizing conclusion which, once again, made me cry like a baby. I don’t know what it is about that final battle that gets to my emotions so hard. Maybe it’s an instinctive reflex of unbridled joy at seeing so many of my favorite superheroes all coalesced into one EPIC battle of the ages. Every hero gets a highlight, every MCU hero that you love dons the screen, every hero is there! It’s unprecedented. Nothing like it has ever been achieved and it just…gosh, it messes me up. Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’ at Home