Oops, I kind of forgot I was intending to post this, then it just sunk to the bottom of my drafts until I was just going through them today. I guess I should put a cap on this and rank all the movies I’d spent a year reaching and agonising about writing about.
It’s been a long road talking about these movies, and at times I felt like I might be running out of steam writing about them. And I’ll admit that at times I struggled to come up with a unique talking point for each movie that might not be the most obvious, but when to comes to Endgame, I feel like I just need to talk about the MCU as a whole and how it all lead this conclusion of a saga.
Thinking back to my first time watching the sequel to one of the more dubious Marvel movie concepts back when Ant-Man and the Wasp came out, I remember thinking the movie was not all that; a pale imitation of the first one. Having gone back and watched it again for only the second time since June of 2018, I came to a realisation.
Ant-Man and the Wasp’s biggest problem wasn’t that it was a weaker movie than it’s predecessor, it was that it had the misfortune of being the movie that had to follow Infinity War. A problem the last movie didn’t have when it was coming off the back of the sour taste Ultron had left in many people’s mouths.
Before I get any deeper though, this is coming to the end of a year long series where I go back and watch all of the movies of the MCU from the beginning. If you want to see the archive of posts so far then look no further than this here link. Otherwise, I’ll get into Ant-Man and the Wasp.