It was the most brilliant of sunsets, the cinematic likes of which we may never see again.
I'm, of course, talking about "Avengers: Endgame." Gratitude was the overwhelming feeling I had upon viewing the final chapter of a decade-long journey. And that feeling ironically was strengthened all the more by the virtue signaling from those involved in the production of the film, that likely signals the future of the Marvel Universe will include its own perilous, entertainment-killing version of Thanos' snap. More on that later.
For now, though, I truly can't believe we made it this far in the MCU with traditional themes like duty, honor, courage, and truth winning the day, considering how so much of the present age is tyrannically begging for those themes to be woke-afied. Our real-time pursuit of such dangerous nonsense is the non-fiction snap that our country and Western civilization in general endures day after day after day.
So very much that is good is simply being willed out of existence.
Yet truth still found a way on the big screen and, thus, in many of our hearts as well. And because it did, whatever happens after this in the MCU will be judged against it. And the glory of what we just witnessed will stand out all the more because of it.
Thanos was Malthusian ethics and Margaret Sanger's ramblings incarnate. In other words, the big bad of the greatest cinematic achievement ever was the very spirit of the age progressivism much of those in the leftist film industry seek to promote. Humanity didn't flourish after we cut down the surplus population like the firm of Malthus/Sanger/Thanos promised, but never recovered from the loss.
Even more ironic, the only way to stop Thanos was for Tony Stark to demonstrate no greater love by laying down his life for his friends. And Stark only came to a place where he could show that much courage after, in his words, "he got a life." How did he finally grow up? He set aside the hedonism, acclaim, and materialism that once ruled over for him for a wife and family. In other words, Tony Stark became the hero by embracing the very values spirit of the age progressivism believes to be on the wrong side of history.
I couldn't be more satisfied with the conclusion to this epic saga, which is why I'm also prepared for how some of those who made it happen will likely go about rebuking their own work with what's to come. Whether it's MCU godfather Kevin Feige more than dropping hints that sanctimonious SJW-ing is on the horizon. Or Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson, who makes Alyssa Milano look like Socrates when it comes to white progressive self-parody, poised to become the face of the MCU's future. It sadly appears they could be set to ruin a good thing with the comic book movies like they already did the comic books themselves.
While I hope I'm wrong about that, and will be saddened if I'm not, we'll still have these 22 films to fall back on. Those belong to us, and they can't snap their fingers and take them away.