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Marvel movies marathon — Watching Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange, Spiderman: Homecoming, ahead of Avengers: Endgame

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.

Swetha Ramakrishnan and Pradeep Menon April 18, 2019 21:58:10 IST
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Marvel movies marathon — Watching Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange, Spiderman: Homecoming, ahead of Avengers: Endgame

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Apr 18, 2019 - 10:16 (IST)

The Ultimate Marvel Movies Marathon

11 years and 21 films later, Avengers: Endgame is just a few days away. What a marvelous feat of vision and execution the Marvel Cinematic Universe is, enriching pop culture in a manner that is without parallel. Now nothing can make Endgame come any sooner, but there can’t be a better way to get into the mood for the final battle with Thanos than going back to the beginning and retracing the entire journey to how we got *here* - breathless with excitement for the conclusion of the truly epic saga.

So, here’s presenting the Ultimate Marvel Marathon, where we watch every film in the MCU - from Iron Man to Captain Marvel - in the greatest Marvel Studios throwback you’ve seen. We look at the crazy moments and little details that we may have missed or forgotten over time, all of which have contributed to the iconic status the Avengers and other characters hold around the globe. 

From intriguing trivia to legendary scenes, from cinephile musings to fanboy excitement, expect it all in the Ultimate Marvel Marathon. Join us, won’t you? 

Apr 18, 2019 - 21:57 (IST)

Tom Holland makes for an excellent SpiderMan

Perhaps the best thing about Spider-Man: Homecoming is watching Peter unlock the full potential of his suit and then struggle with the dazzling array of innovations Tony has added in. The main function of this film was to bring Spidey home, and they’ve done that well. The whole Tony Stark-Peter Parker bonding is done well. Lends some more character and feel to Tony’s desolation. 

Apr 18, 2019 - 21:00 (IST)

The Homecoming India scene

There’s a random sequence in Homecoming, where Tony Stark seems to be in India (which as usual looks like a scene from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.) It’s either this, or the destitute Calcutta they created in Avengers; either a riot of colours or poverty. (Let’s take revenge by showing every American with a hamburger in one hand and a gun in the other.)

Apr 18, 2019 - 20:47 (IST)

The Vulture is a menacing villain

It’s cute how low the stakes still are for Spider-Man. He ends up facing a villain who’s actually such small fry, he’s not even on the Avengers’ radar. But Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes/The Vulture, who’s essentially a thug selling modified alienware on the black market, does make for a menacing villain. (Of course, there’s the little ‘filmy’ twist with the girl Peter has a crush on.)

Apr 18, 2019 - 20:34 (IST)

Spider-Man Homecoming has a great introduction

The introductory sequence of Spider-Man is a very cool montage of the events surrounding Peter Parker’s brief role in Civil War - and it’s from Peter’s perspective, showing stuff he recorded on his phone when he was in Berlin. It’s a quick refresher, but also a nice millennial way of starting the film, considering Peter is a teenager. 

Apr 18, 2019 - 19:39 (IST)

Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 is too long

I’ll admit, the character of Ego and his backstory is quite gripping and off the charts in terms of scale. I just wish Guardians 2 was shorter and a little more focused. But I guess they had to think of the long-term future of the Guardians franchise as well. In other news, after a string of indifferent appearances, it’s good to finally see Stan Lee in a fun cameo. Here, he’s chatting with The Watchers. “I have so many more stories to tell,” he exclaims.

Apr 18, 2019 - 18:37 (IST)

Guardians of their own Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is less relevant to Avengers: Endgame, and more to the future of the Guardians and the MCU itself. Sylvester Stallone turns up as Stakar, who was one of the original Guardians in the comic books. And Ayesha, the leader of the golden Sovereign people ends up losing to the Guardians, only to create an important character that will probably turn up in Guardians 3.

Apr 18, 2019 - 18:22 (IST)

Star Lord isn't so starry after all

Peter Quill has become more annoying! And if I remember correctly, he’s rather painful in Infinity War as well. You’d have thought all those inter-galactic adventures would’ve driven some sense into him, but no. (Much of the MCU is devoted to the tantrums of immature men.)

Apr 18, 2019 - 18:20 (IST)

Fifth film of the day: Guardian of th Galaxy 2

Alright, I don’t know if this is because I’m now on the 15th film or what, but Guardians 2 already seems exhausting. It’s still fun, but it’s also just more of the same. The first time around, it was fresh. Now, not so much. 

Apr 18, 2019 - 17:57 (IST)

Fifth film of the day: Guardian of th Galaxy 2

Alright, I don’t know if this is because I’m now on the 15th film or what, but Guardians 2 already seems exhausting. It’s still fun, but it’s also just more of the same. The first time around, it was fresh. Now, not so much. 

Day 3 updates:

There’s a random sequence in Homecoming, where Tony Stark seems to be in India (which as usual looks like a scene from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.) It’s either this, or the destitute Calcutta they created in Avengers; either a riot of colours or poverty.

The introductory sequence of Spider-Man is a very cool montage of the events surrounding Peter Parker’s brief role in Civil War.

Guardians 2 already seems exhausting. It’s still fun, but it’s also just more of the same. The first time around, it was fresh. Now, not so much

The mid-credits scene has Doctor Strange and Thor having a drink.

Doctor Strange: The protagonist Stephen Strange is a bit of an insufferable prick. You don’t sympathise with him even when he has an accident.

Fourth film of the day: Doctor Strange

There isn’t much depth in Civil War, even though it’s largely fun throughout.

After teasing Wakanda in Age of Ultron, King T’Chaka and Prince T’Challa finally appear in the MCU

One thing good about Civil War. It’s a long film, but it’s relentless from the word go.

There are no aliens or Infinity Stones in this film, but Ant-Man still rates quite highly for me in the entire franchise.

Ant-Man’s tiny perspective ends up giving the film some of the most imaginative sequences you’ve seen in the MCU.

Marvel’s finally rectifying their gender imbalance with Ant-Man.

Ant-Man is all kinds of cool from the start. Who’d have thought Phoebe’s husband would one day play a Marvel superhero?

Age of Ultron often struggles with the weight of its own ambition.

Wakanda finally gets a mention in MCU!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe really blew up in public consciousness after The Avengers, so with Age of Ultron, Kevin Feige, Joss Whedon and team really needed to step things up.

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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 watched 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.

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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. 

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