The Cultural Universals in Avengers: Endgame

I should have been inoculated from Endgame’s bombastic and obvious themes, as I tend to be when confronted by, say, simplistic hagiographies like Bohemian Rhapsody or paeans to toxic masculinity like Wolf of Wall Street. But Endgame’s adulation of heroism, sacrifice, and duty deactivated my normally hypercognized cynicism.