Endgame: Exploring the MCU's Post-9/11 Trauma
Avengers: Endgame has fast become a part of history. With its monumental $1.3 billion opening weekend, the film was nothing short of a cultural event, solidifying the MCU in modern history. Yet in the hype it's easy to forget why it's become so popular. Vox insightfully referred to the Marvel catalogue as "pop culture's most sustained response to tragedy" - and it's my view that Endgame is the most powerful response we have in popular culture today to the seismic shift of 9/11.