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Monday, 29 April 2019

What I learnt from Avengers:Endgame. (No Spoilers)

I will delete any comments that ruin the plot, so don't be that guy.

I'm only going to talk about three conversations in the movie, and won't assign the characters so it's safe to read on.

1.  On moving on, on purpose and responsibility:
"You jumped when you didn't know where you would come down. That's it. That's those little brave baby steps we gotta take. To try to become whole again, to find purpose. You gotta move on...The world is in our hands. It's left to us...We have to do something."
Anyone who has quit their job, left a marriage, lost their partner or even just had their kids out grow them, knows that there's work in rebuilding their life. Why not direct it towards building a better world? To borrow from an earlier Avengers movie, perhaps it's our responsibility to 'Reframe the Future'.

2. "Everyone fails at who they're supposed to be...A measure of a person, of a hero, is how well they succeed at being who they are." Having had a kid go through the HSC, and watching many more, I think as parents we need to park our ideas for our kids futures and focus on who they are and what they want. We are merely the diving platform from which they launch, not the judges on the landing.
There's another nice moment in this conversation where the hero is called a failure, but "you know what that makes you? Just like everybody else." There is not one person, no matter how great, who doesn't stumble from time to time. It's not a thing to dwell on, it's merely a thing to move on from. See point 1.

3. In a brief exchange between two quite modified beings, one says self consciously 'I wasn't always like this' to which the reply is 'Neither was I. But we do our best with what we got'. Life events will alter us, not always for the best. We can never really go back to how we were before, but we can learn to harness these modifications so they don't hinder us. We can make ourselves the best we can be with how we are now, foibles and all. Don't lament what you've lost, learn to work with what you have.

On the movie as a whole, I loved it. It's long but didn't feel it. I didn't get bored. I liked where they went with it. Pictures are from the Marvel Exhibition in Singapore awhile back - I told you, no spoilers!
My two favs - Cap and Stan

From the Brisbane Exhibition but couldn't leave him out *sigh*
It's who I grew up with.

Linking with #KCACOLS #StayClassyMama #DreamTeam #TwinklyTuesday #TriumphantTales and #FridayFeature


  1. Great post-you can learn for very unusual places! I've had several people tell me that they took away one line from a movie that made them want to change their lives.

  2. Interesting post#triamphanttales@_karendennis

  3. Oh I am so out of the loop on this, all my kids are talking about it and seeing it at the cinema and it has no appeal to me at all. I need to get more with the superhero thing. #Twinklytuesday

  4. Hello, I have not seen any of the Avenger movies. I guess I have to start with the first one. Thanks for the review. I know my son loved it. Enjoy your day and week ahead.

  5. The kids love this and then some. How fun.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a great day and weekend. ♥

  6. Movies quite often such wonderful quotes. What a great post.


  7. Grewt points thanks for sharing X #trimphanttales

  8. A very interesting and informative post. Love your insights. #DreramTeam

  9. loved it, exceeded all of my expectations #twinklytuesday

  10. The Avengers! I have to admit that I know nothing about these films. I'm planning to try and catch up with watching them, especially after seeing the live show at Disneyland Paris in Easter. Thanks for joining us for the #dreamteam :-)

  11. I can't wait to see the film!! Just need to find a spare 3 hours! #TriumphantTales

  12. Thank you for sharing these quotes from a movie I probably would have never watched! I have needed to read these, so relevant to me right now :) #openslather

  13. Thank you for no spoilers!! I am so ready to see this movie, but it is hard for the hubby and I to get our schedules in line these days! LOL. #KCACOLS

  14. I've not seen it - but my son, daughter and hubby have. And they loved it. I often think there's lots of take away from movies - if you just take the time to really listen. I've got a post of the Power Rangers one for example - not a great movie but some of the points were great for the kids. Thanks for linking to #kcacols

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