May 6, 2019
Movie Meltdown - Episode 485
This week the Super Series wraps up a huge chapter in the Marvel cinematic universe. Join us as we try to talk through coming down off the Endgame high as well as what all of this has meant to us over the course of these last 22 movies.
And while we realize we’re bringing in our own real-world anxieties, we also cover… satisfying bows, the reluctant hero, you’ve been tricked through movies, doesn’t interact much with people, you took that to the face, like a literature review, otherly anxiety, the ancient one, just how Thanos intended, pitchforks and torches, huge for a long time, it’s not just a story… it becomes more, super serum, Back to the Future 2, science and mystic having this argument, I feel like the whole world’s on the same page now, band-aids all over the universe, real-world emotional reactions and experiences that you might not have had otherwise, staying a stone, you deal with sorrow through anger, they carry so much weight with them now, a paragraph of dollar signs, wrestling philosophy, so now I have to confront… all of this, time travel, too powerful, trying not to just gush, needed more dialogue, he has to be dead, cheering laughing crying I mean just that whole last half hour was so loud… and no one cared, feel like family to us, subversion of expectation, grows so much, built up stamina, Deathly Hallows, they have this legacy, making shawarma and those two-panel moments.
Spoiler Alert: This is a full discussion of Avengers: Endgame with FULL spoilers. So make sure you have watched the movie before you listen. You have been warned.
“...there's just a million things you can think of in this movie they could just be kind of like - what the F***.”