by: Jake Ring
This is the week of all weeks. The week we have been waiting for, for over a years time. Anticipation and anxiousness have led us down the path to Thursday & Sunday. 10 years have led to Thursday, while 8 years have led to Sunday. Part of me is nervous, part of me excited, and part of me doesn’t want it to happen because I don’t want it to end. I’m also in a state where I wish this Avengers movie was later this summer, to space out the enjoyment of these two successful franchises
Tomorrow, I will go to work, get nothing done, as all I can think about is Endgame. Then, I will get ready to go to the premiere of Avengers: Endgame, (Seeing it at 6 PM in IMAX), where I will joyfully sit, rock hard, for 3+ hours of pure entertainment, eating popcorn and drinking a Dr. Pepper, while smiling from ear-to-ear like a little boy going on his first Merry-Go-Round.
I’ve been looking at theories on Reddit and YouTube, listening to podcasts, and watching all the Marvel movies leading up to this glorious event in movie history. We will be telling our grandchildren about this movie. Even though there will probably be 4 Endgames by then. I’ve heard only good things about this movie from the early screeners. One said, in the three-hour time frame, there is no good time to go to the bathroom. Others have said that it’s a tear-jerker, and almost everyone leaves the theatre with some type of crying repertoire. I’ve also heard that you must catch up on EVERY single movie in anticipation for this one. I suggest just going and taking a shit and watching this.
I have no predictions for Endgame other than I think Cap is going to die, I do believe they somehow defeat Thanos, but I have no idea on how they achieve that.
Then on Sunday, we get the battle episode of the best show to ever hit the air in America. After multiple rewatches and countless fan theories, we finally see how Jon and Dany take on the Night King. We finally see what the Night King REALLY, wants. We will see some of our favorite characters die. The director of this episode is the same director that directed, Hardhome, Battle of the Bastards, and The Winds of Winter. Every character came full circle last episode. Brienne became a night, Jaime and Tyrion found peace, Jon told Dany about his heritage, Ayra had sex, Theon is back to fight for Winterfell, and Podrick is a fucking badass now. I realize this isn’t the last episode of GOT, I mean we got 4 80+ minutes episodes left, but damn I feel like this episode is going to hit differently.
I thought this week would kill me. But, so far it hasn’t been too bad.
But after GOT and Avengers are over, what is left?