Hello Loyal Listeners!
Happy to be back on the writing trail with all of you again after a far too long reprieve of telling myself I’ve been “too busy” to get a post in. Which we all know by now is just a fancy way of saying to ourselves ….accept my laziness and procrastination oh dear conscious….. we all do it far too often. But it’s a great moment like this when we get back on the horse and end those behaviors.
I wanted to write today about a topic I’m going to assume millions if not billions can relate to since we are on the heels of the largest box office opening weekend in history with Marvel’s End Game. Now I am not a movie buff and I’m not even a big comic guy at my core. I got into these movies through my son and together we started watching action comic movies and had a blast spilling our popcorn in excitement together when the good guys won over the evil bad guys!
I guess you could say I am sucker for the incredible characters, the awesome story development, insane CGI and the laundry list of A list stars on the roster. But what I truly have come to find I love most about these films is that I find them to just be somewhat blatant metaphors to our lives and the trials and tribulations we experience. Blatant to me; probably not a clue to my son which is why it works so well!
So for sake of not being a spoiler alert to the couple dozen people left on Earth who haven’t seen this film I will keep this as vague as possible. But basically in the film the non spoiler premise of the Avengers is them going back through time in an effort to try and re-write history. That alone to me was such a metaphor right off the rip. How many of us wouldn’t love to go back in time and get another chance at getting something right? That time you let the one you shouldn’t have slip away…..that moment you knew you could have done more to help a friend or family member…..that time you lied….the arguments you never needed to have…..the moments you quit when you should have kept going. The list goes on and on. I love that this movie challenged me to accept fate and realize that although the “Avengers” might have a way to go back in time- in real life we don’t; at least not yet! (queue my friend Stitch for a time travel podcast!) We have to be responsible for our actions in real time and failures and success are what define us and we must come to terms with that and use those experiences to better ourselves! I think that is what the metaphor was to me!
The movie has a lot of plot to it and it’s 3 hours long….which was not easy at times….lol. But I enjoyed the metaphors. I was taught lessons of Will Power as the Avengers never let go of the attempt to try and win back their lost ones and on the flip side the will power of the evil side with Thanos and their never ending attempt to destroy the spirit of the Avengers. Leaving that movie really motivated me to get moving on my life and get out and accomplish things while I still have time. It gave pause to realize what in my past I would have loved to have gone back and changed and to have to remember those things and accept them again and use the learning lessons to my advantage now. Lastly, it made me feel proud and special to know that thanks to my daily regime and half decent daily diet & exercise (excluding my NY Pies) for once in the history of Marvel films…I had a body better than Thor!!!!
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