WHY/HOW ENDGAME NAILED IT, WILL IT EVER BE TOPPED, AND DOES IT NEED TO BE TOPPED FOR THAT MATTER…
Don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything.
Hopefully you’re all like me and absolutely adored Endgame wholeheartedly. After watching it, my friends and I have been wondering, how can they possibly top it? Well, think back to when you first watched Avengers in 2012; you probably thought the same thing back then, but here we are, 7 years later, still getting surprised to heck.
However, I think they don’t have to necessarily always go bigger and harder in a literal sense, because character development is just as important as spectacle when it comes to entertainment value. In other words, as long as they’re patient and build characters up like they did for the first 10 years, we’ll be emotionally invested no matter what, so it doesn’t really matter what kind of scenerio you put these chatacters into; the weight of stakes is deemed instantly heavier if you care for the heroes on screen.
In other words x2, I doubt they’ll ever replicate or top what we saw in Endgame in some respects/categories, simply because of everything it stood for, but that could be said for a future instalement in a different sense. It’s the same way you can’t replicate that initial circle shot of the original 6 from the first Avengers movie, but rest assured, there have been different things that can’t be topped/replicated since then.
Just look at each of the individual 22 films – some are better than others and people have different favourites, but they’re always consistently good in their own rights because of their unique signatures, so we’ve got nothing to worry about. Unfortunately though, a lot of people are always expecting bigger and better, regardless of whether it’s needed, so they lose appreciation. Like I always say though, each film is way above par when comparing it to other cinematic releases – it’s just at this point, the MCU movies are only ever compared to other MCU movies because they’re in their own top tier category – the only problem is, a lot of people don’t realise/recognise/accept that to be the case.
As I said before, I think a lot of it has to do with character development. The longer the movies go on, the deeper we’re invested. If they’d have done the things they did in Endgame in the first Avengers movie instead, yeah it would’ve been good, but it would’ve been a waste. Marvel were patient and built things up brick by brick for optimal payoff 7 years after the first Avengers. The only way it has the ability to constantly get bigger and better is because of the time between films and the development each installment contributes.
In short, emotional investment is key, so as long as that continues to flourish, develop and evolve in the future, the MCU will never fail, and it’s audience will never fall victim to fatigue. What do you guys think? No spoilers of course…