Gosh, I feel like I haven’t written an article in forever! Did you guys miss the movie segment of this website? I bet you did. Well, today I have an interesting one for you. So over the weekend (last week), I huddled up with my family to see Avengers: Endgame. It was a phenomenal movie! Wait if you haven’t seen it yet, this article is going to contain some spoilers.
If you care about that, pause and go and watch the movie first, and come back to read the article. But if you have watched it or don’t care about spoilers, carry on with the article, and enjoy the ride with us, as we put our little spin on this unique movie with a message edition.
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So while enjoying this amazing film, my heart began to open to the similarities this movie had with some revelations in the Bible. I asked my cousin if I was going crazy, by noticing the things I was, and she was like yeah you are! (haha). Anyway here goes!
The opening scene of the movie starts with Hawkeye played by the incredible Jeremy Renner, spending some very much needed quality time with his family. And within a blink of an eye, his daughter and his wife are gone. He runs around looking for them but couldn’t find them anywhere. As the movie progresses, there are also a bunch of people, looking for their loved ones. Hmmm, why does this story sound familiar?
In the book of Matthew 24, Jesus’s disciples were asking Him about the signs of the End Times, and He revealed a couple of things to them, one of them being recorded in vs. 40 & 41—“then two men will be in the field; one will be taken, and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken, and the other left.”
Not sure where hawkeye’s family disappeared to in the movie, but in reality, Christ is talking about the rapture that would take place at the end of the world, and the people who are taken away in this scripture, are those who chose Him to be Lord over their lives. Got Jesus?
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Another scene that looked similar to revelations in the Bible was the final fight scene. Where Thanos was about to destroy all of humanity for a second time. The Avengers that were available fought with him hard, especially Captain America (Chris Evans). Omg! I was impressed by his performance. When that scene was over, I wished I was watching it at home so that I could do a playback. Anyway, when it seemed like Thanos was still making headway, all of the other heroes started appearing, with Dr. Strange making it possible for them to join forces with the other Avengers, to take out Thanos and his team.
So as they were all making their comeback, Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) shows up on a white horse and is riding through the clouds, while fighting the bad guys. Revelation 19:11 says—“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse, and He who sat on it, was called Faithful and True.”
Vs. 19-21 goes ahead to say—“Then I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against He who sat on the horse and against His army. Then the beast was captured and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshipped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire, burning with brimstone. And the rest were killed with a sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse.”
The final fight scene in the Avengers Endgame movie, mirrored the fight scene in the book of revelation, in the sense that, The Avengers had to join forces with the other Marvel heroes to defeat their common enemy, who has been tormenting their world. In the Bible, Jesus rode on a horse through the clouds, with His vast army, to defeat the enemy that has been fighting against God and His creation, since the beginning of time. The enemy was defeated, and wouldn’t have that influence over humanity any longer. We can say good finally triumphed over evil, both in the movie and in the Bible.
Then the ultimate sacrifice; Iron man was the only one who could sacrifice his life, for all of humanity to survive. He took the hit, by putting on the gloves with the infinity stones, which only Thanos could withstand its power. Iron man had to die for others to survive. We can liken his sacrifice to that of Jesus. Jesus was the only one who could save humanity from the ultimate destruction. He took the hit, by hanging on the cross. It was only His blood that could redeem humanity. He gave His life so we can have access to eternal life. (Mark 8:31)
This is not to say Marvel Studios took out stories from the Bible and made it theirs, (even if they did, God ain’t mad at that). But this was just to point out the similarities, with what the Bible says will happen in the future. So is this some prophecy of some kind? Is art imitating reality, or should I say the future? Who knows?
But we love the overall message the movie carries, which is teamwork makes the dream work. The dream was to defeat Thanos and get back all the infinity stones, and that was accomplished. I am sad to see the end of an Era, for this set of Avengers. Marvel Cinematic Universe has done a fantastic job over the past 11 years since their first movie premiered. And I can’t wait to see what next they have brewing for us.
This movie is showing in all cinemas, worldwide.
Update: The movie is currently available to rent on prime video and iTunes.
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About The Author: Evi Idoghor is a Christian, writer and content creator on Letstalknationblog.com. She is a chemical engineering graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Consumed by her love for writing and desire to effect change, she launched her online platform––Let’s Talk Nation––to tap into her creativity and start meaningful conversations that would make a difference around the world.
Most of her writing has been influenced by her time spent in America, where she lived for about 11 years. Also, she lived in Nigeria and South Korea and currently loves traveling the world while learning about other fascinating cultures. You can find her on all social media platforms with @eviidoghor.