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‘Avengers: Endgame’: Comedy, action and a good drama

I was honored to be invited to the Kuwait premiere of Avengers: Endgame by the Walt Disney Company Middle East, Italia Films & VOX Cinemas (@brazenpruae). This means that I got to watch it before anyone else in Kuwait on April 23, 2019. But I don’t know if I was lucky or not, because for some reason I felt that I owe it to the Russo brothers to keep their secret and control my enthusiasm, intense and eager enjoyment and don’t give spoilers after their genuine letter to their fans (I am one of them). “Because so many of you have invested your time, your hearts, and your souls into these stories, we’re once again asking for your help,” the Russo Brothers said. “When you see Endgame in the coming weeks, please don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you.”
Yes, I felt it was my duty and mission to keep my mouth shut and not to write anything about the ending or spoil it for others. So it’s finally the end for Avengers. After 11 years and 22 movies, the Avengers: Endgame is the final movie in the Infinity Saga. I can’t say it’s totally the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by any stretch. There are more movies to come, including Captain Marvel and television series, a standalone Black Widow movie and more from Spider-Man.

I will not write too many spoilers, but just give a quick review of the movie. “Endgame” concludes the story of the six original Avengers in Marvel’s cinematic universe – Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk and Thor. It picks up after last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War” left fans hanging when many of the Marvel heroes seemed to turn to dust at the hand of the villain Thanos, played by Josh Brolin.

Although it’s an action movie, this doesn’t mean it doesn’t have emotional scenes that will leave you in tears. In fact Endgame was a mixture of comedy, action and good drama. The cinematic scenes certainly did not disappoint, and lived up to the high standards we came to know and love in Marvel movies.
The only two negative comments that I have to say about the movie was I wish that the fight scenes were elongated , for I know for a fact that Marvel fans were hungry and waiting for this epic confrontation and ‘the fight’. The second comment is I wish there was a further twist in the story, which we usually expect from Marvel movies .Unfortunately, the flow and the sequence of the story was a bit predictable, but can’t say it wasn’t enjoyable, because after all, we waited long for this epic ending.

There were three scenes that really put me in awe. The first was the most emotional scene that not only left me in tears, but made me very sad; when two of my favorite characters died. Later I felt better when one of my colleagues comforted me by saying, “Come on, you know that death means nothing in the comic world.” (That makes sense). The second scene was when Captain America carried Thor’s hammer to fight Thanos, and the third was when all the powerful women gathered in one amazing act to show girl power.
But it’s undeniable the three-hour movie keeps you glued to your seat, because you don’t want to miss a single scene. After all, we are at the first true stopping point of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Last but not the least, if you watch the movie, remember what an Avenger will do to protect their friends, and know that you have a mission not to spoil for other people who are still waiting to get a ticket to watch the movie.

Some tips when watching the movie:
1) Don’t forget to bring some tissues ( I guarantee you will cry).
2) Don’t forget to wear the most comfortable clothes you have (warm socks and a blanket is not a bad idea).
3) Don’t forget to bring a lot of munchies, water and food (You will be hungry after three hours and the adrenalin rush).

By Sahar Moussa

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