Marvel movie marathon for newbies thread

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  1. Chaplin

    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Funny, this is GENERALLY considered one of the very best Marvel movies. Always interesting to see different opinions.
     
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    Wow, that’s interesting actually. It was a good movie, for sure. I’m just going off initial reactions. I am curious if my opinions will change once I see them all.
     
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    Movie #10 - Guardians of the Galaxy

    Initial reaction - Fun movie!!

    Fave scenes: initial scene when Quill takes the purple infinity stone, Groot rag doll-ing Ronan’s people and then smiling shyly after (lol), prison break scene

    Overall, I thought this was a fun movie. It took me a minute to understand everyone’s names and such but it was nice to see them get to be friends so quickly. Quill’s lines, like calling Ronan a “turd blossom” and “it’s not a purse, it’s a knapsack!” had me laughing.

    The twist about him being half human and half something else was cool - I wonder who his dad is?

    I’m excited to finally see this Thanos guy. Of the little I know, he’s supposed to be one baaaaad hombre and that he snaps his fingers? Anyhoo, I know I’ll be seeing him later.

    So far I have seen the blue stone (the one that Asgard has?), The red stone (which was given to Benicio Del Toro by the Asgardians) but that wasn’t mentioned in this movie, and then the purple one which is now protected by the Nova guys. It’s under...Nova Lox and key (I made a pun!)

    Next movie: Avengers: Age of Ultron
     
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    Definitely not the consensus overall, as far as I know. Then again, as was just said, Winter Soldier is considered one of the best, and it wasn't received that way on this thread. Interesting to get all the different opinions, and especially the new impressions here.
     
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    I wonder if it will grow on thirty-two. It might take a while to process. It is a superhero movie, but also a throwback spy thriller. My two favorite parts are the beginning (the run with Falcon and the assault on the ship) and the discussion in his kitchen.

    It is top 3 on my list, definitely.
     
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    Officially at the halfway mark, whew!

    Movie #11: The Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Initial impression: Liked it!

    Fave scenes: Scene when everyone tries to pick up Thor’s hammer, the final fight scene,

    These characters really do shine when they are working together and fighting as a team. Loved the end scene where they were all surrounding the wheel thing to protect it.

    Was happy to see the twins turn out good, even though evil had been done to them

    I have no rational reasoning behind this but James Spader annoys the crap out of me so I found Ultron to be more annoying than actually scary in terms of villain-ness.

    Banner and Romanoff, eh? Interesting

    Speaking of Romanoff, damn she had a rough backstory. Well acted scene by Scarlett.

    I’m happy to see the good guys from Shield are moving over to the Avengers team.

    Loved Hawkeye’s line about fighting robots yet he has only arrows.

    I am trying to decide which Avengers movie I liked more and I think I liked them both but for different reasons. In 1, the villain was Loki who I love to hate, and in 2, no one was compromised and they all worked as a team, which was cool. Nod goes to Avengers 1 though cuz of my boy Loki and also the Hulk/Loki scene which still cracks me up!

    Next movie - Ant-Man (I have no freaking idea what to expect with this movie, lol. All I know is Paul Rudd is in it and I love Paul Rudd)
     
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    Again, SO interesting! This may be my 2nd least favorite movie of the bunch (with Thor Dark World holding the top spot there). I just thought it was supremely disappointing compared to the first. I guess sort of like my thoughts about iron man 2 vs 1.
     
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    We’ll always have X-Files, Chap - lol ;)
     
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    Imo there were no disappointing marvel movies. Tv shows, yes. But I grew up an uber comic book and marvel fan.
     
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    Yes... yes we will. LOL
     
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    Movie #12 - Ant-Man

    Initial impressions - Liked it, fun movie even if you knew little about the Avengers

    Fave scenes: When Scott first meets the types of ants, the final fight scene (especially when they were battling inside the briefcase), any scene Michael Pena was in, Paul Rudd shirtless (lolz)

    I came into this not knowing what to expect and while the concept of ants is a tad lame, I really thought this was a cool movie. Paul Rudd was absolutely perfect in this role and he really did awesome with it.

    Pretty sure that was Agent Carter in the 1980s flashback?

    Dr. Pym and the Pym Particle was a name that I had remembered hearing from past movies but I can’t remember which one.

    Michael Pena stole every scene he was in and I laughed several times because of him.

    I’m glad we got to know why Pym and Hope’s relationship was so strained and that he finally came clean with her.

    Saw that Paul Rudd had a hand with the screenplay, pretty cool.

    CGI is so cool nowadays, everything looked so awesome visually when he would go small. Loved the fight scenes when he would get big then small then big.

    Overall, fun movie and one that I think is a good standalone flick even for those who don’t know the Avenger world.

    Next movie - Captain America: Civil War (ummmmm the dvd cover doesn’t sound like rainbows and happiness between the Avengers. Very curious what is going to happen.)
     
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    Glad you liked this one. I am a big fan of both Ant-Man movies.
     
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    I’m jealous that you’re seeing civil war for the first time.
     
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    Movie #13 - Captain America: Civil War

    Initial reaction - Wow, lots to unpack

    Fave scenes: Black Widow kicking ass in the initial fight scene, Stark and Cap talk about signing the Accord, Cap and Iron Man end fight scene, Big Ant-Man, seeing all of the Avengers fighting

    This movie was freaking PACKED with stuff, holy crap. Backstory, new characters, awesome fight scenes, etc etc

    Nice to meet Black Panther and Spider-Man for the first time. Spider-Man was a pretty funny kid.

    The Maximoff twin with the telekinesis power is badass. Her shoving Vision down a dozen stories was awesome.

    My only criticism is when they were fighting each other I just kept thinking what if one of them really gets hurt, then what? And then Rhodes gets hurt and stuff gets real.

    I felt for Stark seeing that video of his parents dying. And I can see why Captain America chose not to sign the accord. I liked the letter he wrote Stark at the end.

    I didn’t realize that Bucky/Winter Soldier was going to play such a prominent them with the Captain movies. Someday I will do another re-watch of these knowing the history to see if I liked any movie better the second time around.

    The visual of seeing every single Avenger together and fighting was visually pretty cool. As was Iron Man vs Captain America.

    Overall, liked it, even though the team wasn’t cohesive.

    Next movie: Doctor Strange (wtf?)
     
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    Loved your write-up. Just know Doctor strange is important. Don’t dismiss it.
     
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