Pendingcoming out on April 26, I have spent a good deal of my recent evenings watching the first nine films in .
Before I started, I had never seen another Marvel movie all the way through. Now is the time to fix the. I also decided randomly to live-tweet during my movie watching madness because sharing is caring.
Why did I wait so long? I have a serious reluctance to start a story in the middle, I missed the boat on the first few movies, and since none of them seemed to be super interesting until the last couple, I shook them into the huge blurred land of "things I "I might want to come later. "
Later is now. AfterI have completed 18 hours and 42 minutes of Marvel, with another 26 hours and 4 minutes to go Here are my progress, impressions and tweets so far, including my personal rankings among those I've seen (Note: I'm not a ).
I really liked it. Unexpected with the story. CGI's small to big hero, the captain's stage career and the period setting were generally refreshing highlights.
Better yet, Tony Stark's playboy character initially threw me, but his gadget's awesomeness, his personal pursuit to make real armor and the overall humor really won me over.
Not good. It had its moments, especially during setup and with the introduction of wacky Mr. Blue. But in general it is much more of a downer than the first two, and a little plodded together.
Not as good as the first, but still thoroughly enjoyable, especially after The Incredible Hulk. The quintessential scene was Tony full of his own birthday party that shot the watermelon. Priceless.
Suddenly the superheroes are gods. There is magic, space travel and mythology set in a breathtaking new fantasy multiverse. To this nerdy D & D alum was Thor manna from Asgard.
Easy the best yet and a contender for my top 10 favorite movies of all time. All of these personalities, motivations and superpowers kept me excited without being entangled. Another level altogether.
I came out of The Avengers hoping for more superhero construction, but what I got was all for man Tony, who deals with PTSD and gets help from a scrappy child in Tennessee. Still a lot of fun despite the narrower scope.
This one was a disappointment – hardly better than The Incredible Hulk – and not just because the dark elves were meh. It seems to be the most generic superhero in the series so far: too much empty action, not enough care.
Enter, more people told me this was their favorite MCU movie in general, and I can see why. It is a masterpiece with tight pacing and incredible action that is tempered by sophisticated character building and indeed realism in a comic film.
My MCU Race in Se Sequence
|Runtime (Hours)||Date set||Katz's rank so far|
|Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)||02:04||3/17||4|
|Iron Man (2008)||02:06||3/19||3|
|The Incredible Hulk (2008)||01:52||3/21||9|
|Iron Man 2 (2010)||02:04||3/23||6|
|The Avengers (2012)||02:23||3/28||1|
|Iron Man 3 (2013)||02:10||3/31||5|
|Thor: The Dark World (2013)||01:52||4/2||8|
|Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014)||02:16||4/4||2|
|Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)||02:01|
|Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017)||02:16|
|Avengers: Age of Ultron (2014)||02:21|
|Captain America: Civil War (2016)||02:27|
|Black Panther (2018)||02:14|
|Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)||02:13|
|Doctor Strange (2016)||01:55|
|Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)||01:58|
|Captain Marvel (2019)||02:03|
|Thor: Ragnarok (2017)||02:10|
|Avengers: Infinity War (2018)||02:29|
|Avengers: Endgame (2019)||03:01|
Next up are both Guardians of the Galaxies (yes!) And the other Avengers. If you want to follow or have comments or suggestions, please turn me on Twitter . Just a request: no spoilers.
Originally released March 17th.