Ahead of Avengers: Endgame, we watched all 21 MCU films from Iron Man to Captain Marvel — to recap on all the things we missed and loved about Phase 3 of Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Day 2 updates:
Marvel's The Avengers (2011) is where everything began, really.
Loki is dropping several truth bombs about humanity!
Thor-Hulk need their own film; there's more chemistry here than we imagined.
The Avengers is a holistic film that takes its time to lead up to the epic battle sequence in New York
True movie magic is in a scene shortly after the iconic New York battle scene, where seemingly in one single take we jump from one Avenger to the other, pummelling the Chitauri.
Thanos' introduction in The Avengers is legendary. Josh Brolin hadn't been signed on by then, so he looks different.
Up next, Iron Man 3. Iron Man has PTSD after the New York battle scene and Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin is in top form.
Iron Man 3 has quite a bit of real-world messaging with its themes of global terrorism.
The Tennessee portions in Iron Man 3, when all Tony has is a rambunctious kid and his wits for company, are a good break from the relentless mayhem otherwise.
Iron Man 3 isn’t one of the big picture films, in that the larger MCU story doesn’t hinge on so much on this; but it’s a sweet little follow up to The Avengers.
We're down to the third film of the day - Thor: The Dark World
Women have hardly gotten any real space in the MCU so far, and this was more starkly apparent in the early years. That’s why Natalie Portman in Thor: The Dark World is a breath of fresh air.
Next up - Captain America: The Winter Solider, a film that has a quietly intriguing air about it right from its opening frame.
Captain America’s growth as a character is visible only in the big picture.
Marvel films always borrowed from real life, but Winter Soldier comes frighteningly close to showing us a world that’s not too far away, for real.
Guardians of the Galaxy takes the cake for hilarity. It’s intriguing and funny from the beginning!
Bradley Cooper voices Rocket’s personality as well as RDJ plays Tony Stark (or as Vin Diesel plays... a tree.)
Guardians of the Galaxy has a mix of old-school nostalgic goodness and just outright pizzazz
On day one of our power-packed Marvel marathon, we watched five films: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America.
On day two as well, we'll be watching five films: Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Stay tuned as we bring to you easter eggs, details we missed, moments we cherished from our favourite Marvel films and miscellaneous other opinions in the Ultimate Marvel Movies Marathon, ahead of Avengers: Endgame.
For all updates from day one, click here.
Avengers: Endgame is only 10 days away. The last film in a massive 22-film extravanganza — Phase 3 of Marvel Cinematic Universe — comes to an end in 10 days. It's been a long, emotional and sometimes exhaustive journey for fans following Marvel films, from Iron Man in 2008 to Captain Marvel, which releases just last month.
Excitement levels are high, and a Marvel movie marathon is a great way to sustain it till the final film releases. In this 'Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon' we hope to take you through all the tropes, scenes, dialogues and characters that made you fall in love with MCU, as we wait with bated breath for Avengers: Endgame.