Avengers Endgame Review

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EPIC! I know I’m a few weeks late and this will be relatively short…But, the culmination of 10 years and 22 films, Avengers Endgame brings the Infinity Saga to a climactic and poignant close. The film featuring cinematic heroes- Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America- band together, once again, to take down the Mad Titan (Thanos) as they travel back in time to retrieve the infinity stones to bring back the “snapped.” With the help of newcomer and heavy-hitter, Brie Larson starring as Captain Marvel, and Paul Rudd (Scott Lang- a.k.a. Ant-Man), the Avengers are able to fight off Thanos to pull off a successful time heist and re-snap. Mention must also be given to all of the other MCU hereos that we have come to know and love- Black Panther, Suri, and Okoye, Dr. Strange, Wong, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Valkyrie to name a few. I want to give a big ups to Captain Marvel, who has quickly become my favorite MCU superhero. Captain Marvel SHINED in this movie, living up to her very hyped matriculation into the MCU, more so than in her own solo film, in my opinion. Check out my Captain Marvel review.

The first half of the film moves a bit slow for me. I understand exactly why the Russo brothers chose to do it the way they did it. They left no stone unturned. However, while I appreciate that everything was strategically placed and how they took time with each character, focusing on how he or she was affected, I feel like some things could have been left out. This would have given the film more credence to me and a grade of A+. My biggest and really only quibble with this movie is its length. It’s just so damned long!

Regardless of its length, this movie is an experience. An experience like we have yet to see in film. It is a roller coaster of emotions, with tons of laughs and tears; sacrifice, redemption, fun, and love. The movie perfectly bonded me to these characters in a way I didn’t think possible. Thank you Kevin Feige and all those at MCU for bringing the comics to life like only you can. You make me feel like a kid again.

My movie grade: A

R.I.P. Natasha Romanoff and Tony! Your sacrifice did not go unnoticed. Peace

Happy Mother’s Day

Dear Mom,
Happy Mother’s Day! Today is a day to celebrate all that you are. Your knowledge, wisdom, encouragement, strength, and dignity have helped to define my siblings and I, in ways I could not imagine possible. Almost 39 years have passed and not a day has gone by that I have not had you in mind. You taught me to be kind, to be patient, to be loving, to be caring, and to be strong. More importantly, you taught me to love and be true to myself. You inspire me and lift me up when the going gets tough. These are all things that I cherish and live by on a daily basis. Words cannot describe the joys of having you as a mother and a best friend. You mean the world to me and I cannot thank God enough for giving me you. It is through your example that I have become the man that I am today. You truly are a phenomenal black woman. I love you with all of my heart. -Jeffrey

And to all the other mothers out there, this day is for you. Happy Mother’s Day!