Seeing and Believing 197: Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Endgame and a Retro Review of The Matrix – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/197_Avengers_Endgame_and_The_Matrix_Retro_Review.mp3 It’s a moment eleven years in the making. Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame is here, resolving the events not only of Infinity War but also of the nearly two dozen Marvel films to have come out since 2008’s Iron Man. Wade and Kevin offer their (spoiler-free) thoughts on the superhero behemoth that’s hitting screens this weekend, examining how well it works as its own film as well as the culmination of an entire phase in the franchise. They pair this discussion…

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Avengers: Endgame and the Redemption Saga of Tony Stark – Christian Article

Every other Tuesday in Storied, K. B. Hoyle explores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. Note from the Editor: This piece contains for real spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. It’s a wonderful article, but don’t complain to me if it spoils things for you.  “I am Iron Man.” These are famous words. They kicked off a 22-movie (and counting) franchise, they broke the mold of superhero storytelling, and they left a new generation of movie-goers…

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Black Widow’s Endgame Begins With Family – Christian Article

*The following contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.* “I used to have nothing, but then I got this. This job. This family.” In Avengers: Endgame, like everyone else affected by Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) snap at the end of Infinity War, Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), is emotionally broken. The Avengers lost to the mad-Titan, and five years later are finding it difficult to cope with the absence of their friends and family. But for Romanoff, the emotional toll is visibly…

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Endgame’s Rally of Women Avengers – Christian Article

** The following contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. ** The interesting thing about engaging in superhero stories with a six-year-old boy is that he has not yet fully conceptualized the gender dynamics that are often at play. My son began watching movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe late and out of order, as one does when said universe pre-dates him by half a decade. His first experiences with the superhero genre were with movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Panther,…

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Avengers: Endgame and the Devastation of Thor – Christian Article

*The following contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.* It should be no secret by now that Avengers: Endgame, the 22nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is not only a rousing success, but a bittersweet conclusion to what has become known as the Infinity Saga. Poised (as of the writing of this article) to overtake Avatar as the highest grossing film of all time, Endgame owes much of its success to the fact that it digs deep into serious contemplation of the…

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