In my latest post This is the Endgame I had wrote about God’s final plan, and how Jesus defeats death. The question is why? We see in the bible that God has had a few times to wipe us out and start over. We have caused many issues for God, yet He never gives up on us. Why? Why set plans in motion to redeem us, when all we do is destroy this world, hurt people and even deny God?
Endgame Spoilers ahead.
In Avengers Endgame we see Iron Man make one last snap to destroy Thanos. Despite his rocky relationship with his fellow teammates, he gives it all he has to subdue his enemy. He knows that the snap severely injured Thanos and the Hulk and that he will not survive. Why did he do that?
I’ve given it about a month now to really let people process Avenger’s Endgame and to avoid spoiling it for people. I will be doing a few posts regarding Avenger’s Endgame. First I want to address that there will be spoilers in this post if you still haven’t seen the movie and have managed to dodge any spoilers, you are fairly warned now.
This movie hit me hard from the first 5 minutes. The thought that my family just disappearing in front of my eyes, and being left alone horrifies me. Way to go Marvel for making Dad’s across the world cry the first 5 minutes of an action-packed superhero movie. I mean I thought that Infinity War hit me hard with Spidey saying “I don’t feel so good”
As a longtime comic fanboy and seeing every Marvel movie in theaters since day one, this movie and journey have been a long and bumpy journey all leading up to this one moment. Cue up the Phil Collins drums, as I have been waiting for this moment all my life….well not all my life, but it has been anticipated for a very long while.
It’s an exciting time to be alive if you are a comic book fan, more so if you are a Spider-Man fan! within the past two years, we have seen Tom Hollard’s Spider-Man recruited to team Iron Man, and fight against team Cap, then we saw Peter in high school trying to navigate his superpowered life and learn what it means to wear the suit, and then the heartbreaking “I don’t feel so good” line as Peter becomes dust in the wind in Avengers: Infinity Wars.
Here in the next few months, we see Spidey in Avengers: Endgame return, and then Spidey goes on a vacation to Europe and goes toe to toe with Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home. In my opinion, all these movies have some really good life lessons to draw from, and I can go on forever about other forms of Spiderman media, but in this post, I want to focus on the awesome gem Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and how it reflects our calling as believers and followers in Christ
It has been rumored for many years, but a few weeks back Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves announced that they would be reviving their rolls of William “Bill” S. Preston Esq and Theodore “Ted” Logan in Bill and Ted 3: Face the Music.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m still excited about a third Bill and Ted movie. Not only were these funny movies filled with 80’s rock n roll, but it also taught me some valuable lessons in life. Some of these lessons are pretty theological as well.
Fourscore and… (looks at his pocket watch) seven minutes ago… we, your forefathers, were brought forth upon a most excellent adventure conceived by our new friends, Bill… and Ted. These two great gentlemen are dedicated to a proposition which was true in my time, just as it’s true today. Be excellent to each other. And… PARTY ON, DUDES!
– Abraham Lincoln (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures)