Don’t worry, there are no spoilers here! Below is a column I wrote for Grandin Media reflecting on both the latest ‘Avengers’ movie and the victory won by Jesus at Easter:
If you don’t follow superhero movies, you might not know why Avengers: Endgame is such a big deal right now, earning more than $1.2 billion on its opening weekend.
Endgame is the sequel to last spring’s blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War, and the culmination of 22 movies released by Marvel studios since 2008.
The most important thing you need to know is that the ending to Infinity War was tragic. The Avengers – Earth’s mightiest heroes – failed in their attempt to stop the villain, Thanos, from ending half of all life in the universe with a snap of his fingers.
This event was known the “decimation,” and included the loss of several beloved Avengersheroes. Many of us left theatres last spring saddened and frustrated with the dark note on which Infinity War had ended.
But I was certain of one thing: in some way, at some point, Thanos would be defeated, and the suffering and death he wrought would be reversed.
This is, after all, a series of superhero movies – no matter how bad things look, the good guys always win. And, without spoiling the new movie, this is precisely what happens – although it all unfolds in a rather unexpected way.
There are many parallels to be made between the Avengers story and the story of our salvation…
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