Avengers Endgame – What You Need to Know Ahead of Time
While I normally do an in-depth spoiler-free review of all the movies I see, I decided to do my Avengers: Endgame review a little differently. Although I always try to make my reviews spoiler-free, I feel like Avengers: Endgame is best experienced if you go in with no indications, hints, or how you feel watching it, etc. It truly needs to be experienced in complete surprise to get the full cinematic experience and emotional impact of watching a film that’s the end of an era for the MCU. What I will say, is that it was more amazing than I ever could have imagined, and had me full of emotions and thinking about the film ever since.
So instead of a full review, I wanted to give a heads up of the things you do need to know ahead of time to plan the logistics of seeing Avengers: Endgame.
What ages is it good for? As you may have heard, the movie is three hours long. Although I love taking my daughter to movies and she sits through most of them, I think this one would be too long for her and she would get antsy. For Marvel fans, you will be on the edge of your seat and emotionally invested throughout the whole film, so it’s best to watch without distraction. I would recommend bringing ages 10 or older for a distraction-free experience and because of the length. Plus, if you bring younger kids you run the risk of them accidently talking about spoilers in the lobby of the theatre afterward! Of course each child is different so you can judge based on how long your child can sit or how interested they are in Marvel movies, but the 10 and up age is just my general personal recommendation!
When can I go pee? This may seem like a silly question, but it was one I thought about since I have to pee all the time! I was seeing the movie at 4:30pm, and planned ahead of time by staying hydrated during the day leading up to it, and then peed right before the film start and didn’t drink during. This may seem intense, but there really isn’t a lull in the movie to stop and take a break to go pee. The movie flows so seamlessly and is full of action that the three hours seems to fly by. But trust, you don’t want to miss a single piece of the film! You can go pee once the credits roll though. I didn’t for fear of missing a mid-credit sequence, but there isn’t one.
What Marvel movies do I have to see before watching Avengers: Endgame? I know many people want to see Avengers: Endgame because of all they hype – I mean it’s cinematic history in the making! But maybe you want to know what MCU films you do have to see in order to have a good grasp of what’s happening in Endgame and enjoy it. Obviously the best answer is ALL of them, but I think you can still enjoy it if you’ve seen:
- Iron Man
- Iron Man 2
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- The Avengers
- Iron Man 3
- Captain America: Winter Soldier
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Captain America: Civil War
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
- Spider-Man Homecoming
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Black Panther
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Captain Marvel
Yes I know that’s a hefty watch list, but I think you will enjoy Avengers: Endgame the most and feel it’s impact the more MCU movies you’re invested in! And there you have it, Avengers Endgame what you need to know guide!
Avengers: Endgame opens in theatres April 26th.