How many futures did you see?
How many did we win?
Hmmm… you telling me a walk down memory lane was the only option to undo Thanos’s doing?
Time travel is one of my favourite sci fi things. I love the re visit to old scenes, the thrill of re doing things, the suspense of trying hard to not get caught and the subsequent ways it affects the future. That’s the whole fun of the time travel.
But this “time heist” coup was like a literal cake walk for our heroes. They went collecting the infinity stones like cherries in a farm. No rules, no suspense, no suspicions aroused ( even the Skrulls did a better job of being imposters) and absolutely no changes happening to the past , present or future timelines.
The Ancient One and Dr Banner did try to explain that the timeline is like a GitHub branch (dev terminology). Create your own branch, mess in whatever way you want to and then just come back and delete your branch. Everything’s cool!!!
I had absolutely loved Infinity War. What made the film so good was its ability to keep that sense of danger, of being caught and over run. But no worries here, we are definitely gonna win because umm..
Black Widow: This is gonna work Steve.
Captain America: Yes it is. Cos if that’s not gonna work, I don’t know what is.
There was a lot of “talk talk talk”, with the actual Endgame battle happening only in the last 45 minutes of the movie. So obviously, all of the characters couldn’t be utilized in a space of 45 minutes. As compared to Infinity War, when all the characters were involved from the start.
Captain Marvel shows up conveniently in the beginning of the movie (says something about the satellites that give Tony Stark network even in space) , then vanishes, and appears only in last few minutes of the battle. Hmm, that’s not how I pictured the “strongest” Avenger was gonna be utilized.
And while the “talk” phase was going on, a lot of forced humor is poured in. Did not appreciate Thor being made a joke of like that. For God’s sake, he’s a God. I don’t see him cracking up like that so easily. Prolonging that act was just cringey. And the Banner-Hulk partnership did nothing to get laughs out of me.
A lot of things happened without any satisfactory explanations off screen.
- Destroying half the universe’s population seemed to have no major impact on the universe. (So maybe Thanos you were right about it all along). Except for people grieving about their lost ones.
- Getting half the universe’s population back seemed to have no major impact on the universe. Except for people overjoyed about getting their lost ones back.
- So like how did the other half of the universe get back? People who were in planes before the plane crashed, do they appear in mid skies and plummet to their deaths thousand feet below? Even after five years, how are Ned and Peter in the same high school? Did Ned not graduate and move on?
I don’t like being left behind burning with questions.
Cap, I don’t know how you pulled that last bit off, but good for you mate!
These two have been my personal favourites since I started watching MCU and I’m glad they got to do their best.
This cute one, I love 14,000605 💕