I got spoiled on Tuesday about Tony's death in a totally irrelevant YouTube comments section. Since Tony is my favourite character, the movie was pretty much unsalvageable for me so I went full on Dr Strange and got all the spoilers. Saw some screencaps of the death scene which destroyed me. I was HOPING that if I absorbed enough, I would like become desensitized to it and would not leave the theater a shaking sobbing mess.
HAHAHA. yeah, right. As soon as Dr Strange held up his finger to signal this was their one chance, the floodgates opened and I did not stop crying until the credits rolled. I don't even remember any of Cap's stuff that happened after (nor do I care, not a Cap fan). I'm glad that Tony got his 5 years with Pepper and Morgan, but it just wasn't enough. He deserved a lifetime with them.
Overall I give the movie an 8/10. The tension didn't feel as steady as it did in Infinity War and the time travelling was just confusing and all over the place, as amusing as it was. Loved all of the callbacks to the other movies, from Morgan wanting a cheeseburger, to Pepper suiting up again (Rescue!!! Which was spoiled back in August and in interviews about Infinity War prior!!! But Rescue!!! *GESTURES WILDLY AT HER USER ICON*), to revisiting all of the older scenes with the stones.
One of the reasons I knew a Tony death would kill me was because RDJ would act the shit out of it. And he did, from his "I am Iron Man" (more chills) to his "Hi, Pep" in his last breaths, yeah between him, Tom Holland, and Gwyneth herself (I razz on GP and her zaniness but she is an amazing actress) I was just a wreck. It's so unfair. At least he died surrounded by his family and friends, but I still am bitter that Cap got to live out his life with Peggy while Tony gave it all up. And I honestly think that was an intentional switch the Russos made: I think most of us bet on Cap dying which would have been the more obvious choice. He has less to lose, he's still a man out of time.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go back to sobbing every time YouTube suggests an Endgame related video to me.