• Marvel Movie Marathon – possible spoilers

    Avengers: Endgame is coming out soon – 24th of April in Australia to be exact.  CJ’s birthday is around the same time as Endgame’s release and he wants part of his party to be at the cinema similar to his brother’s birthday, who had his friends come along for his birthday to see Captain Marvel a couple of weeks ago.  AMAZING MOVIE, BTW!  Captain Marvel was a great prequel answering lots of questions we never knew we had but the Marvel Universe timeline became a little wibbly wobbly so, naturally, we decided to catch up on the previous movies before Endgame.

    We didn’t want to watch the movies in the order they were released. Instead we chose to watch them in the order of the events taking place in the movies.  After lots of research…just kidding, I did a search for best order to watch Marvel movies and I clicked on the first result…the first one up:

    Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

    MJ popped in the Blu-Ray and along with the kids and couple of their friends, we settled back with delicious homemade pizza and watched. When The First Avenger was originally released, the kids were toddlers so they watched it for the first time today. They didn’t know what to expect.  One of the friends was not a Marvel fan so I spent the first 15 minutes of the movie telling her to put her phone away.  CJ’s friend kept asking why was Captain America so small.  CJ wanted to know when would we see the Tesseract and Red Skull and predicting what would happen next.  I had to tell him to be quiet and watch the movie more than once.

     

    But as the movie played on, I loved seeing the puzzle pieces fit together in their heads.  The kids were enthralled by Captain America’s origins and his dedication.  By the end of the movie, we were excited and motivated even more so to watch the rest of the Marvel movies. If it hadn’t been so late, we would have watched another one. But we’ll save it for next time.

    Next on the list:

    Captain Marvel (2019)

    The likelihood of going to see it again at the cinema or it coming out on Blu-Ray before Endgame comes out is slim.  But since it’s still fresh in our heads from only a couple of weeks ago, it’s all good. Goose won the hearts of everyone. CJ related to Fury’s refusal to eat diagonally cut toast. Captain Marvel kicked ass and didn’t need to take names.  I love Marvel’s humor and this movie rekindled the excitement and interest for the Marvel franchise and its heroes.  I hope we see more of Captain Marvel.  She’s the superhero we all need.

    I hope to actually watch the movies and write my reaction at the same time rather than a day or 2 later. But life with kids..

    Iron Man (2008)

    It had been a long time since I last watched Iron Man and the kids hadn’t really watched it before.  So it was great that they picked up the irony of Tony Stark getting hurt with the same weapons he created. As with all kissing scenes, they cringed and found Tony the Playboy funny. But they appreciated how he wanted to do good, despite all his flaws, including his arrogance.

    I wonder how Iron Man and his origin story will play out in Endgame.

    Next up…

    Iron Man 2 (2010)

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