Words by Writer Boy
Avengers Endgame took the world by storm, but with every epic movie comes the movie spoiler!
I was shocked by how much people were in love with this movie and the madness that surrounded it. There I stood - a boxer trapped in the digital corner of my ring, wondering why this movie was so much loved. That was until I watched it, then immediately felt the sudden urge to spoil it. Took my phone and set straight for Instagram, Snapchat and any other social media platform, ready to savour the moment that I was one of the very few people in this world who knew what the movie was truly about and how the plot played out.
I stopped before tapping send, as I contemplated all possible outcomes, the way Doctor Strange did! Since most of the people I was about to tell were close to me, I envisioned their 80Kg (176 pounds) body masses enraging against my 50Kgs (110 pounds).
I saw no outcome where I would win. In case you haven’t caught up with Avengers Endgame, let me reassure you that I'm not going to spoil it. However, what I will do is give you an insight into how the urge to spoil the film affected me and how it led me to think about life from a whole new angle!
Top life lessons from Avengers Endgame (without spoilers)
Ironically, the word lifestyle is a very under-mentioned topic in life. Furthermore, everyone wants to have a good one. Lifestyle and life are part and parcel of each other. In my view, you can’t add spoilers or plan out life, no matter how much you try. My life is straightforward. I wake up and do the usual hygienic routines and think football, the real one! I could never want the thrill that I get from watching Barcelona and wishing to be in that cathedral of football to be ruined.
2. Football Religion
Personally speaking, football is vital and much like a religion, but one thing for sure is that it can't be spoiled. Take Barcelona vs PSG, for example, an unpredictable match with twists and turns, but every player fights hard until the end. If you ask anyone in the city of Barcelona about Sergio Roberto vs PSG, well, the answer should be unanimous.
But how is this related to Endgame? Imagine if all the players were paid to either win or lose the game, the sting would be taken out, wouldn’t it? My team is a fighting team and one I can assemble at any time because 'Divided We Stand: United We Conquer'. The thing is, no one likes a spoiler and if you want friends, then you don’t spoil movies, cheat or anything like that. Here's how I see things as a 15-year-old: the football game is life, and I don’t want it spoiled! All you have to say to a football fan is Champions League Final, and you get the picture. For me, it's part of my Endgame.
3. Surviving School
School, who likes it? This is uncharted territory and a battlefield for many, but how does it relate to the Avengers? Well, many of us will find our own team; your own squad to pull up with and its this squad that you have had to learn to entrust with your life lest you commit social suicide. You will face challenges as a team and be required to step up and wear the gauntlet because unfortunately, problems don’t just disappear with the snap of your fingers. But when your partners need you, you have to be able to step up to the plate, look danger right in the eye and say, “I am Ironman!” In this day and age where we're labelled as snowflake generation, we ought to be that Avenger, that Peter Parker of the team to show them what we're made of!
In the real world, the school might teach me algebra and trigonometry, but monopoly can probably teach me more than school. Age doesn’t measure maturity, the same way that Thanos doesn’t equate to reality or grades can’t measure intelligence.
Lets' look at Peter Parker and Captain America. One is very old, the other one is the youngest, but who has the bigger heart? Captain America has been known to be a die-hard, but over the years, Spiderman has shown his worth for the team, proving to be just as courageous as Cap. For me, it’s that simple. I may not be the oldest or the best, but I can step up to the plate!
I can take that penalty and show heart for my team and friends because the Avengers are champions and are willing to sacrifice themselves for their friends. Don’t let haters try to live or ruin your life because of spoilers alert. It's you at the end of the day, rising above them, even if they don’t want you to. It's your game they are up against!
I may not be the oldest or the best, but I can step up to the plate!
4. Champions Are Made
Lewis Hamilton, Lionel Messi, Serena Williams, Lebron James etc. They are famous because of their willingness to go the extra mile to up their game. Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and more, came along and changed the game of technology because of their ideas. They became champions because they were not slowed down by haters. These are the people who take distant ideas and turn them into reality. In other words, you need to be your own Tony Stark and actually work for your prize because as much as you might be fending for yourself, you also have a team relying on you, and supporting you too. Remember, a dreamer dreams about success, but a champion wakes up and works at it.
5. Art of the Movie
The Endgame is iconic simply because of the climax and plot twist. The only parts of the film that can be spoiled though are the end and a plot twist, hence the name spoiler. I am pretty sure that everyone has come across the 'Batman kills Thanos', or the 'Ironman dies' spoiler. I came across reels of fake and real spoilers but what bothered me was the fact that certain people actually enjoy spoiling movies. I also asked, "what really makes a good movie?" and I got it! The art of the movie is, well, in art.
Take the film Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. The fantastic animation was a sight for sore eyes. Endgame is contemporary art, and there's drama in the plot-twist. I know everyone is thinking, "how many movies are like that?” but these characters were built up from 2011, and cutting Ironman off (everyone knows) was a shocker. This is an example of the many hidden talents people have. These artistic skills in animation can’t be seen in a classroom. Your ability could be the idea you might hesitate to share.
6. Aftermath and Spoilers
At the end of the movie, you are likely to see people moonwalking around you, trying to communicate that they know the ending. Not surprisingly spoilers get stitches, which were the exact scenes at a cinema in Hong Kong. When a loudmouth decided to spoil the movie - long story short, he got beaten up. There are certain things you must not tell. Spoiling Endgame is like spoiling a surprise party! Don’t do it if you intend to keep your friends, but sadly, many spoilers have set up a minefield on social media.
7. The Hero
Who was the one true hero of the movie? Many are capable, and it might be hard to pick one, just like in a real-life situation where you might have more than one leader. Any further explanation would spoil the movie. Help or heroes might come from unexpected places. People are stronger than you think, so treat everyone equally before you decide they are weak.
The Endgame is a constructive in-depth look into the cinematic life, the only difference is that you can’t spoil the experience, but do you really want to? You might be as strong as Hulk or as smart as Stark - the truth is, you are good at something, so use your talents for good. Spoiler alert: life is hard no matter how much you try to make yourself comfortable! Look at Thor the Wielder of Mjolnir, he had to work hard to be called worthy. Captain America himself had to wait 100 years before being able to wield it, sorry but, don’t be angry with me, just look at my point!
My point is life is unpredictable, so treat it, and live it to the fullest. Remember... YOLO! It’s your one and only shot, so you better score. Personally, my life is full of twists and turns, even though I'm only 15. But that doesn’t mean I’m not worthy, talented or mature. That assumption from certain people keeps driving me forward. One thing is for sure, you're not going to downgrade me, you're not going to judge me, and you aren’t living my life, so you don’t decide how it ends.
In other words, you can’t spoil my Endgame!
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