There was an idea… And Nando V Movies jumped at the chance to do the same. He brought together a group of valued movie essayists to write their take on one scene from the MCU in preparation for Avengers: Endgame. I did not have time to write mine before the movie, which is amazing BTW, go bloody watch it.
The full essayist list can be found via the bottom of this post.
The first Avenged.
Yensin. My scene I have taken is the whole set up of Iron Man’s arch. If you consider Tony Stark, you see that most of the flashbacks or story telling shows him as selfish, narcissistic, but brilliant. Then comes three things. The dilemma, the build, and the outcome.
Dilemma: The Yensin dilemma is Tony having to trust a man, in a cave. This man, as far as Tony is concerned, is not helping him. We see the flashes from him floating in and out of consciousness during the surgery. We, the audience, know Yensin is saving Tony’s life. But at this moment, Tony does not, and his reaction is correct. He wakes up, with a car battery attached to him, after being blown up, and the man he saw ‘torturing’ him, is there. This is the start of Tony and his arch of losing the selfishness he has. He now has to learn to trust Yensin. However, a suit for one, for Tony, not Yensin, is where he goes next.
Build: Tony now has a design that he wants to build so he can save the day, and escape. As Yensin points out later in the scene, it was always meant for one. So, even tho Tony is going to ‘save’ them, it was him, looking after number 1. He trusts Yensin enough as a helper to build the suit, but once this is done…so is our poor saviour.
Outcome: This is the bit I love the most. Given the dilemma and build, Tony now has an issue… Not enough time, and through Yensin he learns what self sacrifice looks like. The scene goes off with Yensin picking a gun up and running at the enemy to allow Tony enough time for him to ‘suit up’. By the time Tony gets to Yensin though, he has been filled with bullets.
This brings me to the point… My favourite part, the first Avenged. Yensin is avenged by Tony.
OK, OK, he was going to do all that anyway, but he takes Yensin and his memory away from it. Remember, Yensin told Tony about his family to later say he was going to see them now he’s dying. Tony avenges Yensin later in the film as his first ‘act’ as Iron Man. Heading to Gulmira, and doing his iron man thing.
Disclaimer, I’m not a movie or film essayist, and have not ever written one before as you could see. But I welcome any thoughts, and hope you see where my head is at with this.
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