It’s a moment eleven years in the making. Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame is here, resolving the events not only of Infinity War but also of the nearly two dozen Marvel films to have come out since 2008’s Iron Man. Wade and Kevin offer their (spoiler-free) thoughts on the superhero behemoth that’s hitting screens this weekend, examining how well it works as its own film as well as the culmination of an entire phase in the franchise. They pair this discussion with a look back at arguably the biggest action blockbuster of its own decade, The Matrix. How has the reality-bending sci-fi of the Wachowskis aged in the two decades since its release?

Music interlude by Wilder Adkins, “Forever Yours.” Used by permission.

Theme music by Alexander Osborn and Lindsey Mysse. Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.