Marvel movie marathon for newbies thread

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  1. thirty-two

    thirty-two boglehead Contributor

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    Spoilers for Infinity War ahead since this is still a kinda recent movie...


    Movie #19 - Avengers: Infinity War

    Initial reaction: Holy crap, where’d everyone go?!

    Fave scenes: Thor meeting Quill and the Gang, Banter between Dr Strange and Star, Gamora/Quill promise scene, Final fight scene

    So why did certain folks disappear and not others? Are they really dead (don’t answer that)

    RIP Heimdal. And maybe Loki (miss you, boo). And maybe Spider Man, Black Panther, Falcon, Maximoff twin, Nick Fury, Dr Strange, Winter Soldier, Groot, Drax, Star Lord??

    And RIP Gamora.... that was sad. She tried to kill herself before Thanos could but he stopped it and threw her off the cliff. :(

    And Spider-Man going was also sad. Oh hell, all of it was sad if they really are dead! Maybe use the green stone and bring them back? I dunno what to believe anymore since so many deaths have come back.

    Dr Strange was kinda badass with his magic. And he called Stark a douchebag. Clash of the big egos haha.

    So now what happens? I kind of want to watch Endgame straightaway now and not see Marvel or Ant Man/Wasp, haha. But I will follow the list, I have made if this far.

    Thor’s new weapon is cool. And even cooler that the handle is from Groot.

    Next movie: Ant-Man and the Wasp
     
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    Spoilers ahead

    Movie #20 - Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Initial reaction - not bad, not great

    Fave scenes: Car chase scenes when the cars went big and small, montage of how he spent his days while on house arrest,

    Not as good as the first, but I liked it well enough

    I am curious if the quantum realm healing stuff will come into play in Endgame.

    RIP to the Wasp, Pym and Wifey Pym? Curious how Ant Man will get out of there if those three are dust

    I thought Ava was super freaking annoying despite having a cool looking suit.

    Liked the banter between FBI Wong and Scott.

    Next movie: Captain Marvel

    And so ends the dvd/streaming portion of this marathon. Next two movies I gotta go see in theaters :)
     
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    Movie #21 - Captain Marvel

    Initial reaction: loved it

    Fave scene: Fury/Carol banter, the music, space!, CM being badass

    I can’t remember which movie had the Kree in it, but it was cool to learn CM’s backstory. I was super glad she was human.

    Holy crap, her power is freaking RIDICULOUS. When she basically flew into space like Iron Man but without a mask, I was like daaaamn. Very interesting that she’s powered by the tesseract (which was the blue infinity stone right?) I didn’t quite understand how she got her power and why it didn’t kill her but killed Annette Bening in the crash.

    Loved that we FINALLY got to see how Fury lost his eye (LOL)

    Speaking of the cat.... WTF is that thing?

    Loved that it was set in the mid 90s. Goddamn I loved the 90s.

    I am curious where CM has been while during the Avenger movies (meaning how they will explain her absence in the movie) I’m thinking Endgame will address that maybe?

    Was nice to see Agent Coulson again

    Overall, fun freaking movie with a badass girl at the helm

    Next movie - Avengers: Endgame (ahhhh, it’s finally here!)
     
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    Bert Forgive me in advance.

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    I was thinking about this and decided this was the most appropriate places....

    Can it be argued that Iron Man is one of the most important films of all time?

    Consider this; If Iron Man 1 is a total disaster similar to every superhero movie before it; do any of the last 10 years of Marvel happen? Just seems like people dismiss the superhero genre but in terms of family friendly (popcorn filmmaking) you gotta admit, Marvel has taken it to the next level right? As long as Popcorn=$$$ and MILLIONS of people touched by these films.
     
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    Stout I gave my cards a victory...

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    You're absolutely right. And they gambled on an addict actor that couldn't even get insured.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    I think you have a point in the modern era, however I would say that Blade is at least as important as Iron Man. Blade was the first Marvel superhero movie that was successful. It’s arguable that Iron Man wouldn’t be have happened had Blade not been a success.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    But here’s the distinction, Blade wasn’t a “superhero-superhero” in the way the rest of these have been. In fact, when Blade came out I was far removed from my comic book days. I didn’t know who Blade was. As a result I just thought it was unique take on a vampire movie. I’d venture to guess the majority of the movie-going audience fell into the same category. So even though that was a Marvel property, I don’t see it as trailblazing for Iron Man and the ensuing Marvel universe.
     
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    Except that isn’t the point I was making. If Blade hadn’t been successful, Marvel as we know it wouldn’t exist. They were in a lot of trouble before Blade. It actually has nothing to do with the Marvel universe and everything to do with Marvel the entity.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Oh got it. Didn’t get the point you were making.
     
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    Your are correct though, the Marvel Universe as we know it would not be what it is without the success of the first Iron Man.
     
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    Robert Downey Jr. IS Iron Man. He is what made the first movie fly, IMHO.
     
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    Um, ok. What does that have to do with anything?
     
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    Just a passing comment. You said the Marvel universe would be different without the success of Iron Man 1. I simply observed that the movie wouldn't have been successful without RDJ. :shrug:
     
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    No, that's not what I said. I said Marvel Universe wouldn't have happened as we know it without Blade.
     
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    See post 100 this thread...

    I get it that you were referencing someone else's post, but you were agreeing.
     

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