Saturday, November 25, 2017

Saturday Screentime #4: The Great Marvel Rewatch of 2017: Phase One

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Marvel movies! I will drop everything and delay my dog's neuter surgery by a week to see the new Thor movie on opening night. When Thor: Ragnarok tickets went on sale I decided to do a full rewatch of the Marvel (movie) universe. I didn't make it all the way through before I saw Thor, but I'm still slowly working through and maybe I'll finish in time for Black Panther!

Captain America is forever my favorite of the Marvel superheroes, but man this movie is hard to watch. Maybe it's because I've seen it 70000 times or maybe it's just because it's so boring. I love Cap's origin story and I love Bucky, but Red Skull is one of my least favorite villains ever.

I hadn't watched Iron Man since it first came out and I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it! I've never necessarily disliked Tony Stark, but he's definitely never been a favorite. I loved Iron Man's backstory. Seeing his character growth from beginning to end was really fantastic! He wasn't quite as irritating as I remember him being.

And... there it is. That's the Iron Man I remember. I think it must've been Iron Man 2 that convinced me that I hated his movies. The villain(s?) in this movie was pretty terrible and I have to admit I zoned out through a lot of it. Here's hoping I didn't miss any really important references.

I just realized I grabbed a poster in a foreign language. Oh well! I had actually never seen The Incredible Hulk before. I hated the 2003 Hulk so much that I never gave this one a chance. When I realized it was part of the official MCU I figured it was time to give it a chance and it actually wasn't terrible! While I prefer Mark Ruffalo's Hulk, I really enjoyed the backstory and character building in this movie.

Well, I already knew I loved this movie. I've watched it more than a couple times and it never gets old. I absolutely adore watching Thor get taken down a peg and learning some humility. The awkwardness between Thor, Jane, and co. never gets old. And of course there's Loki! I would 100% watch an entire Loki movie.

THE AVENGERS!!! I'm going to admit, this used to be my absolute favorite Avengers movie, but a couple have topped it on my list (more on those later). Although I loved Loki in Thor, this is where I he solidified his place as one of my favorite characters. And of course I loved seeing all of the Avengers working together! I'll never not love Cap and Iron Man bickering!

Are you a Marvel fan? Which Avenger is your favorite?
Let me know in the comments!