I am fresh out of the movie, literally just got home and sat down. I don’t even know what to say, yet I am filled with emotion so this is just going to spill out.
These movies are huge bonding events for my son and I… and he is going to be so pissed at me when he gets home from school!
We usually hit them the Wednesday or Thursday before release date together… and it’s now nearly impossible to surprise him with it, he knows the dates and knows we are going. There is no “Hey want to run to the store with me?” to surprise him anymore. lol
We were not able to go last night because I got home late from softball and didn’t want to wake him up for a very late show since he has some testing at school. So we were planning on seeing it today or maybe tomorrow.
I also got my wife to watch all the films over the past year and she is all caught up too. She had only seen Iron Man and the older Spider-Mans… she liked them, but never was really interested in seeing the others. But now that she has, she enjoys them as well. So hoping for her to tag along too.
The Marvel movies have been happening for the past 10 years! 19 movies, all setting each other up and tying together. It literally is a cinematic universe. This is way more than your typical saga of movies and characters that you get invested in. They leave you wanting more each time, if not the movie… the post-credit scenes for sure. Especially if you are a comic fan and know a lot of the stories from when you were a kid. Sorry, there is no ‘superhero movie fatigue’ here. I want more!
As I was getting ready for bed last night, my Facebook and Twitter feed started filling with posts by friends who had seen the movie. I closed my laptop right away to avoid spoilers and played a little Xbox instead. I thought about going out and catching a late showing by myself but talked myself out of it. Definitely a good decision because I wouldn’t have been able to sleep a wink last night if I had.
I woke up early this morning and decided that I would go see an early show because most of my job consists of social media and spoilers were bound to happen today. I tried to justify it to myself that my son can be a bit of a talker when he is trying to figure things out in the movies or just gets really excited. I figured I would watch it alone and write a quick review on it, then catch it again later with him and probably see a part I missed or something. As I was sitting through the 25 minutes or so of previews, I was feeling a extra guilty about being there without him. I had already turned off my phone, but figured my wife would see my check-in and give me the business for seeing it without him. She usually works from home but actually had to go into work today, for the first time in years… so she couldn’t stop me. hehe.
Once the previews were finally over… the stuff just hits the fan, picking up right after Thor: Ragnarok… and it doesn’t stop… start to finish. Non-stop on the edge of your seat.
I’m not going to tell you anything about the story or give any spoilers. I am just going to say that this movie blew away my expectations and I hate going into movies with high expectations but I had them set pretty high. It was impossible not to have them. And all the predictions?… well, some were right, some were wrong… it doesn’t matter. At some times it did seem a little overwhelming trying to keep up with everybody… you basically are seeing it from 3 angles. It’s a fast ride, this movie is packed, you won’t be prepared for this but it is totally worth it.
My jaw was hanging open so many times. At the end of the movie, I was just in a state of shock while waiting for the inevitable after credits scene…. which only left me with more shock and then oh hell yes!
As I walked to my car, my eyes started to well up. I sat in my car for a good 5 minutes in silence, nearly crying…. not because I was sad, just my mind was totally screwed with and I was trying figure out what the hell just happened. I was shook.
I tweeted jokingly asking if somebody could come give me a ride home cause I was in no shape to drive… my son, at school, tweets me back asking if I was watching it? So I am totally busted already. I replied, “get home as soon as you can.” lol
I drove home in silence, no radio, only repeating the phrase “What the F?” a few times.
I justify it to myself now for not seeing it with my son because boy he is going to need the emotional support afterwards that I was without. lol
You think you have an idea, you think you are prepared for the loss or anything else… and you really aren’t! In a time where everything is bad story telling or just reboots of movies and nothing original, it’s a welcome change. Keep the superhero movies coming, I feel like we are just getting started!