Avengers Endgame 1 Year Anniversary: How a World Gripped with Fear of Covid-19 Can Relate to it Now More Than Ever
- 2020-04-26 06:17
- By news18.com
Believe it or not, but one year has passed since Captain America (Chris Evans) led the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe in the fight against Thanos (Josh Brolin) and his alien army in Avengers: Endgame, which released in theaters on this day in 2019. The Marvel Studios’ film, which culminated the third phase of MCU, proved to be a matchless phenomenon, earning a record USD 2.8 billion worldwide. At present, when the world is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic that has emerged as a health crisis of unmatched proportions, the virus spread seems to have also put an end to a much bigger thing also – the cinematic experience — one of the core strengths of the superhero films. At this time, it feels much similar to the official meetings happening over zoom app and other video conferencing platforms. Moreover, just like in the film, the general population is apprehensive of what is to come next, the government is trying their best to assess the situation, the wildlife is having a fair play in open, the press is putting up questions and everybody is looking at their superheroes, i.e. doctors, for a miracle. We cannot overlook the grim situation around as people long for their loved ones who are either stuck in different cities and countries or have succumbed to the deadly virus. With the world order in peril, it’s left to our heroes to protect the ones who remain and essentially take charge of pushing them forward through these tough times. In a similar way, Endgame brings together a group of superheroes that are facing the consequences of living in the post-blip world that suddenly sees half of all the life vanish from its midst, something the prequel film Avengers: Infinity War sets into motion. The film concluding Marvel Studios’ Infinity Saga comes out as a tale of hope and survival in a world that faces the aftermath of a global catastrophe, inflicted by Thanos. In the film, post the events of Endgame, Steve Rogers (Captain America) sitting in a group therapy session says, “You got to move on.