Avengers: Infinity War is coming out April 27th (the release date was bumped up from May 4th just yesterday!) and I am not ready. I fully admit to being lax over the years and missing a few Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. But honestly, not watching Ant-Man only made me slightly confused during Civil War and not at all sad about skipping it until I saw the trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp.
However, my husband and I are new parents and we’ve been total shut-ins since the baby arrived. We’ve watched all the things we love and can no longer agree on what to watch next, so that leaves us with trying to figure out what to watch every night. Enter: My Marvelous Marvel Movie Marathon or Mx5. We have ten weeks to watch eighteen films.
Can we do it? Can we watch all eighteen films without skipping a single one? You bet your ass we can. We’re Americans, we can do anything we put our mind to. Except agree on which flavor of Lay’s Chips should rule them all (clearly, the answer is barbeque.)
Since we’re following the Phase Theory, on our first night of Mx5 we started with Iron Man (2008).
The first Iron Man movie was basically a universe building platform. Here’s this guy who’s kind of a dick and now that he almost died and someone that he befriended did die, he’s changing his sorry ways and becoming a better person…by building a super suit that kicks major ass. This makes total sense.
In Iron Man, we met Agent Coulson from S.H.I.E.L.D. and at the very end, we also met Director Fury. Who else remembers watching this scene in the theaters and cheering? Anyone? I know I wasn’t alone.
Next on our Mx5 list was The Incredible Hulk (2008). This confused the hell out of me because before looking up the list I would have sworn The Incredible Hulk came out years before Iron Man. But, apparently, I was wrong. I know now that I thought this movie came out years before Iron Man because when you compare the two, they are so vastly different that they don’t even seem to be in the same universe. But it was cool to watch the introduction for The Incredible Hulk and see all the mentions of Stark Industries and Nick Fury.
Next up on our list is Iron Man 2, which I know I have watched, but for some reason cannot remember all that well. Probably a good reason why the Mx5 is so important.
Are you watching all the MCU movies to prep for Avengers: Infinity War? What order are you watching them in?