The End of An Era (Incoming Spoilers) – Avengers: Endgame!

The final movie, Avengers: Endgame was released April, 26 2019 and it is the greatest finale you could ever image…21 films! Floating around in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen runs low. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and Bruce Banner — must figure out how to bring back half the population that vanished in the hands of Thanos. This was one movie that you will be filled with every ounce of emotion.

I feel as though Endgame focuses on the original 6 Avengers while Infinity War was really Thanos’ movie. I didn’t know what to really expect from the movie, but I did know a lot of questions would be answered with this film. Endgame really pulled together a lot of different stories, while being together a whole arching plot. Best believe you will get emotional when watching Endgame whether it is of sadness or joy.

By this time, everyone has seen Infinity where Thanos snaps his fingers to eliminate half of humanity. With Endgame, I could break it down to three parts. With any movie, there is always a “calming” or “setting the scene” stage, which is the beginning of the movie. This is the most essential part of the movie because we get to see sides of the characters we don’t normally see — the vulnerable sides. We really find out who each Avenger is and their personalities. They show what their life’s are like after the snap and how it affects them as a person. Marvel movies are superhero films from beginning to end but with Endgame, we get to see their human side and their emotions.

Black Widow runs most of the operation while looking for Clint who lost his entire family after the snap. Clint becomes a Ronin in Tokyo killing “evil” people. You can really see the pain after loosing his entire family after Thanos’ snap.

We jump to how the snap affected Thor. Not to well at all. He gets fat and is unable to deal with everything that has happened with that five years span. This is probably the most awkward scene.

I think the most heartwarming scene in the movie is Stark and Pepper having a daughter and actually living a normal life.

The next part is the mission. The mission is plan and simple, “whatever it takes” to bring back everyone. It is a combination of everything.

Black Widow’s sacrifice felt right to me because it came full circle. She paid her life for Clint as he did for her years ago.

Obviously, the last part is the epic battle. What’s a MCU film without some sort of battle? I believe it’s the best battle I’ve seen. With that being said, the two most important yet epics scenes is when Cap grabs Thor’s hammer. You will hear Thor say “I knew it” relating back to a scene when Thor sees Cap move his hammer when trying to pull on it. The other scene is when EVERYONE comes back to fight Thanos and his army and with this you hear the the phrase for the final time, “AVENGERS! Assemble!” Honestly, I was in awe of the cinematic history taken place. It’s so incredible that I (and probably other fans) watched it twice. All the stories fit into place and so many emotions within three hours.

The most important death is Iron Man. Even though I expected it I didn’t want it to happen. His last words were what started it all “I am Iron Man” after swiping the Infinity Stones from Thanos and snapped his fingers wiping Thanos and his army from existence.

The focus on the characters were really a good portion of the movie. I think the character development of Hawkeye was the best in any MCU film. We learn more of Captain Marvel in Endgame as well. She is a part of the original Avengers.

At the very end, Captain America has a major impact on the MCU films as a whole. He went to back in time to put each infinity stone in its place in time. When it was time to come back, he did not return. He returned as an old man. He finally was able to live his life with Peggy. He then passed his shield to Sam, which was the right call. He is essentially the next Cap, which also happens in the comics.

Were there any negatives of the film? I couldn’t find any even after watching it a second time. I enjoyed formulating my own opinions after Infinity War. Endgame was really a movie for the fans. 21 films leading up to this. 11 years of film making leading up to this. This is one film to just enjoy. Endgame is really a perfect end to a masterpiece in my opinion.

Avengers: Infinity War (Warning: Spoiler Alert)

The official release date of Avengers: Infinity War debut on Friday, April 27. This move is highly anticipated and a recommendation to watch.

If you have seen the movie, you know that the main objective of Thanos is to obtain the Infinity Stones that will eliminate half the world population to create a better world. However, if you read the comics he mentions he is doing it for a woman that frankly doesn’t like him. In the movie he states it’s because there is too many people in the universe and getting rid of half the population would make the world better. Thanos in general was a true beast. He intercepts the ship carrying the survivors of Asgard’s destruction. Thor is defeated and subdued. Them Hulk came in with all fist, it was about to go down. However, Thanos literally man-handled the Hulk! After putting the Hulk down Loki tried his best to win Thanos over and it did not work. Not only did he take his Infinity Stone, he gripped him up, chocked him out, and snapped his neck with one hand! Now, Thanos has 2 infinity Stones. There was a last ditch effort by Heimdall on the Asgardian ship to send Hulk to Earth to warn everyone.

This is where we meet Dr. Strange, Benedict Wong, and Iron Man. The interaction between Strange, Banner, and Wong are funny. Banner warns Strange and Wong about Thanos. Maw and Obsidian come to Earth searching for the Time stone from Strange. This bring attention to Peter Parker who ironically is on a field trip with his school. Maw captures Strange but cannot get the Time stone from Strange due to its enchantment. This was probably a no brainer. Parker and Stark explores the ship. By the way, Parker get a new suit and is recruited as an Avenger! He is told that “he is not on a school bus trip, you won’t be coming back”. This sticks to me because of what happens at then. Meanwhile, Banner contacts Steve Rogers.

There is a lot of switching scenes in the movie. The Guardians of the Galaxy receives a distress signal from Asgardian and revues Thor. Thanos acquires the Reality stone from The Collector on Knowhere. Rocket and Groot goes with Thor to Nidavellir to create and enchanted battle axe to defeat Thanos.

If you haven’t already known, Gamora is the adoptive daughter of Thanos and this scene is very heartfelt because she is forced to tell him where the Soul stone is located to save her captive adoptive daughter, Nebula. The Soul stone is located on Vormir where Red Skull is captive of the stone. The only way to acquire this stone is to sacrifice the one you love. Thanos reluctantly sacrifice Gamora to retrieve the Soul stone. This is one of the saddest death in the movie honestly because it’s a father sacrificing his daughter for a personal gain.

Stark and Parker kill Maw and rescue Strange. They head to Titan and meet Quill, Drax, and Mantis. Their plan is now to remove the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos. Strange uses the Time stone to look forward in time, checking alternate futures, and came up with only one way Thanos is defeated. Thanos arrives. The group actually ends up subduing him so they can remove the gauntlet. Mantis tries to put Thanos to sleep but his power was too strong. He states that he killed Gamora. Quill is enraged and hits him breaking the hold. Thanos overpowers and Strange surrenders the Time stone.

Now we are in Wakanda! Wakanda forever! The Avengers alongside T’Challa and Wakanda forces create a defense while Shuri works to remove the Mind stone from Vision. Banner still can not transform into the Hulk. Yes, I’m disappointed in that. However, Banner fights is Starks Hulkbuster armor and he does pretty well on his own. The best part is when Thor arrives with that hammer! Midnight, Obsidian, and Glaive are killed along with most of the army monsters. Thanos finally arrives at the time where Maximoff destroys the Mind stone. However, Thanos uses the Time stone to bring back Vision and extracts the Mind stone from him destroying Vision (again).

Thor arrives severely injuring Thanos but with the snap of his fingers, Thanos succeeds anyway by wiping half of all life across the universe. This includes, Barnes, T’Challa, Groot, Maximoff, Wilson, Mantis, Drax, Quill, Strange, and Parker. The saddest scene is with Parker begging Stark that he does not want to die. I guess he really should have remained on the bus. Thanos disappears and rests on another planet.

In the post-credit scene, Nick Fury transmit a distress signal right after Maria Hill disintegrates and Fury right after. If you look closely, it’s a star insignia on a red and blue background. This is in reference to CAPTAIN MARVEL!

Overall, the moves brings a lot of things together. The graphics are amazing as always especially the CGI with Thanos. It was beyond realistic. There is a lot of jumping round and this is one of those movies that you could not miss a thing. It was action from the beginning keeping me on the edge of my seat. The ending, definitely leave with a whole lot of questions but a lot of speculations in the next year or so.

Graphics: 9.2/10

Story: 9/10

Action: 9.5/10

IHOP vs Denny’s

IHop and Denny’s are two completely different restaurant styles. IHop is more of a restaurant and Denny’s is a very popular diner. Every likes IHOP becausea  of their well cooked breakfast, portion sizes, and Belgin Waffles. People like Denny’s because it’s local, cooked right there, and is more family friendly.

I like both IHOP and Denny’s respectively. However, IHOP is more expensive. Everything is basically a charge such as, extra cheese, sauce, etc. Even the take out container is a charge. It’s too pricey, but if I could go for some Belgin waffles.

With Denny’s, the staff is polite and courteous. I’ve been to ones on the east coast and west coast. The timing I get food is about 15 minutes even when crowded. The prices are reasonable, especially with a lot of people.

both places are excellent for food, but I would choose Denny’s over IHOP. The food, service, and prices are a but better in my opinion.