Yesterday I saw Avengers: Endgame. I watched it at the World Premiere in LA, surrounded by the cast and filmmakers. Have I processed everything I saw yet? Not by a long shot. Do I want to blab all of the spoilery details to you right now? You bet. But for now, this review will be completely spoiler free – stay tuned for one where I blurt out all of my feelings though. Let me just say, you are in for a wild ride – and it is PERFECTION.
The Avengers: Endgame premiere was last night. Like, it just happened. And I was there (WHAT!!). If you follow me on social media then you saw all sorts of photos and videos from the red carpet – and the after party. My full review on the film is coming as soon as embargo breaks (6pm ET today), don’t worry, but let’s just say it was phenomenal. Everything I wanted and didn’t know I needed at the same time. But what is everyone else who was there saying about it? I collected some tweets of Avengers: Endgame first impressions to let you know just that.
We just got a new clip from Avengers: Endgame and it made my jaw literally drop. Captain America has some choice words to say about Thanos, and let’s just say they aren’t up to his normal standards. Now, I have always been a Team Iron Man kind of girl BUT I think Captain America just pulled me over to Team Cap. At least a little bit. The man grew some balls! I have always felt he was a too much of a goody-two-shoes for me, but I am loving this new Cap! Now, if we could just get the beard back…
In case you missed it, I wrote a full Avengers: Endgame trailer 2 breakdown, and this morning we got a new special look at the movie. So of course, I needed to do a breakdown of this footage as well. If you don’t know that I am a bit of a Marvel fan, well, you don’t know me very well then. I have been reading comics since I was about 8 years old, and all things Marvel hold a special place in my heart. I attended the Avengers: Infinity War World Premiere and broke down sobbing in the theater (filled with the cast and crew of the movie). My friends had to fix my makeup before the after party – no lie. So I cannot wait for Endgame – THIS MONTH!
Now that Captain Marvel has been out in theaters for a few weeks, the question on everyone’s mind is can Carol Danvers beat Thanos? Fans of the comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe are at odds about this. Technically the writers and directors of the films can do whatever they want, regardless of what we have seen in the comics or what our opinions are. But I wanted to know what the fans thought, and I found some pretty hardcore ones to weigh in.
Marvel just quietly released a ton of character posters for Avengers: Endgame, and they told us so much more than what you might think at first glance. These posters are split in to two groups – colored, and black and white. The black and white seem to be the Avengers who are no longer with us, and the colored poster are those that will be “Avenging the Fallen”. But there are some I was not expecting to see in a certain group (Shuri), and my heart is a little broken.
AHHHHHH!!!!!!! You guys!!! This morning we got a surprise trailer – the second Avengers: Endgame trailer – and I have so much to say about it. Tony Stark is back on Earth and with the team! Poor Scott Lang is super confused, but back from the Quantum Realm. Hawkweye’s family is growing up so what sent him down a dark path to become Ronin? Rocket has found a new shoulder to perch on, and Thor + Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) = LOVE!
I took my daughters to see Captain Marvel on opening night and the whole family loved it. I already wrote a spoiler free review, but now that the movie has been out a few days I am ready to get in to the spoilers with you. If you have not seen this movie or want to avoid Captain Marvel spoilers, bookmark this post for a later time. As a comic book reader I can tell you a lot of things were changed, but they all made sense to me in the end.
Last night I finally was able to see Captain Marvel in theaters. I felt like I had been waiting way too long to see it, probably because I was on the set a year ago. As a big fan of Carol Danvers in the comics, sure there were some changes. Two in particular upset me at first (but that is for another post), however it all came together and made sense in the end. This was the first Marvel movie my daughters, ages 6 and 7, saw in theaters, and now they are begging for more! We all really enjoyed the film, from beginning to end.
While I was in town for the Avengers: Infinity War World Premiere, I also got to do something amazing. The afternoon before the premiere we were brought to the set of Captain Marvel. Yes, CAPTAIN MARVEL! While there I got a behind the scenes look at so many things. I saw some of the props used, browsed the costume trailer, chatted with executive producer Jonathan Schwartz, and even watch a scene being filmed. I am pretty sure that my face was in a permasmile the entire day as I took it all in.