Readers, it has happened. I walked into a theater to watch Avengers: Endgame and came out the other side having seen it. I KNOW HOW IT ENDS. That will soon be the case for Marvel fans the world over when the culmination of over ten years of fandom arrives on Thursday night. As this movie is the last chapter in the Infinity Saga, it’s not the end of Marvel but it is the end of an era. Since I’m not going to get into specifics here this isn’t really a review, because like Infinity War before it, it’s best to know as little as possible about Endgame going in.
Team Normal will be gathering online next week to discuss all of our thoughts and emotions (of which there will be many), but I have to get some of my feelings out before then because I may combust if I don’t, and because I know that fans’ Endgame anticipation is at an all time high. But how to go about sharing my reactions about something that I don’t actually want to say anything about? It’s a tricky situation. Enter Schitt’s Creek, one of the best shows on television right now and host to some of the most expressive people I know. There are few occasions for which the Rose family and gang can not provide the perfect reaction gif. So without further ado and with their help, here are approximate visual representations of my Avengers: Endgame reaction…
When it was clear right from the first scene that we were IN FOR IT
When I could tell where they were taking the story and was into it
During one of the big surprises
During one fight scene that absolutely brought the house down
When there was another big surprise
When something I was very much hoping for happened
When we see a well known character in a whole new way (you’ll know who I’m talking about when you see them)
When something I did not see coming happened
When a character does something the audience knew was a bad idea
When the score swells right at the perfect moment and a character delivers the perfect line
During at least the last 20 minutes of the movie
Sitting in the theater as the credits rolled
There you have it. Is this vague to the point of being ridiculous? Absolutely. But the filmmakers have been very clear about not wanting spoilers out there, and I can understand why now that I’ve seen the movie. And let’s be real, none of this matters anyway. Everyone already has their tickets bought and their plans for opening weekend made, and no review is going to change that. So get ready, strap in, and enjoy the final chapter of this Saga. It’s been such a fun ride.
If you haven’t seen our Avengers: Endgame Pregame Hangout, watch us lock in our final theories for the movie here. And you can join Team Normal next Wednesday night, May 1st, at 9PM EST/6PM PST for our Endgame Postgame Hangout! We’ll be breaking down absolutely everything, and wonder aloud what exactly we’re all going to do with our lives now that this movie is out.