The girl power moment in The Boys blows the Avengers: Endgame version out of the water.
The Boys Season 2 finale concluded with a dramatic climax and presented many excellent moments — particularly, one that totally eclipsed a similar scenario from Avengers: Endgame.
As the episode started off, Billy Butcher and his gang were planning to begin a deadly mission to retaliate for a vicious, super-powered assault on Congress. These arrangements changed, though, when Becca arrived with the information her son had been abducted by Homelander and Stormfront.
Fans love The Boys’ female empowerment scene over the Avengers: Endgame version.
Pledging to help Becca meet Ryan once again, Butcher led a rescue attempt that not only challenged his own humanity but also took them into direct confrontation with the two lunatic superheroes.
As Butcher guided Ryan and Becca to flee through the jungle, the gang vowed to keep the aggressive Stormfront at bay. Unfortunately, M.M., Hughie, and Frenchie were largely unsuccessful.
Unable to get the grip of their more advanced weapons, they were basically annoying bugs to Stormfront who could crush them anytime she wished.
As a consequence of this, Starlight and Kimiko stood up to take on the century-old Supe. Despite her anxiety and PTSD, Kimiko ended up savoring the opportunity to attack the killer of her brother.
Likewise, Starlight did not hold back in unleashing her full potential on the vehement Nazi. For a fleeting moment, though, it appeared as if it wasn’t enough.
Luckily, Queen Maeve turned up to save the day. What resulted was an epic moment of all three ladies beating the crap out of Stormfront before she was compelled to flee.
The entire event was a more successful take on the Avengers: Endgame shot that brought together many female heroes. In Marvel’s exciting team-up film, Captain Marvel was entrusted with delivering the Infinity Gauntlet.
Questioned by Spider-Man how she was going to get past Thanos‘ armies, Okoye says “she’s got help” as the camera pans to the line-up of female superheroes including Pepper Potts, Shuri, The Wasp, and Valkyrie.
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Despite its good motives, the scene is pointed out to be blatantly cheesy and feels largely forced. Some even reckon it’s nonsensical, for all of them to be in the same spot at random during the incredible battle.
Moreover, it was considered pandering and contributed little to the plot or action — because they did nothing more than walk together and battle individually. Meanwhile, whatever one’s opinion of the scene, there is no doubt The Boys delivered it in a far more effective manner.
A big factor for this was nothing felt random about the event. It was a moment born of a well-established dynamic of history and character.
Similar to much other stuff in the Boys Season 2 finale, it seemed like an authentic payoff of suspense that had been created on a steady basis. Each character has a convincing personality and collective purpose to be there and do what they did. As a result, the moment they eventually collided with Stormfront was filled with emotional significance.
It was then able to bring a response more like the cheers Captain America received while lifting Mjolnir. In short, it felt well deserved. That made women empowerment and the overall feeling of victory land more securely.
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The step was also an amusingly satirical follow-up to earlier in the second season of The Boys. As you can recall, some members of The Seven were shooting a new film from the Vought Cinematic Universe: The Dawn of the Seven.
One incident in question depicted Stormfront, Starlight, and Maeve joining forces in the same fashion as Avengers: Endgame. At that time, the “girls get it done” line sounded like a meaningless message crafted by the marketing team.
However, when Frenchie expressed it as he witnessed Maeve, Starlight, and Kimiko beat the living hell out of Stormfront, the line felt inspirational because it was appropriately established and did not feel forced at all.