Week 5 – September 25, 2017
Thor, son of Norse God Odin, is banished to Earth. While on Earth his brother Loki wreeks havoc on their home planet of Asgard. Thor must not only find his weapon on choice, he must also get back in the good graces of his father to help save Asgard.
WEEK 2 – September 5, 2017
Iron Man (2008)
Can any movie go wrong when it starts with a blaring AC/DC song? I think not. This is the first real movie in the Avengers series and introduces us to the larger than life character of Tony Stark/Iron Man. After being held hostage, billionaire engineer Stark creates a technologically advanced suit of armor to escape his captors and fight against the evils of the world.
Are you ready?!?! I am so excited to get the show on the road with our Marvel Movie Marathon. We are going to start our cinematic journey with Captain America: The First Avenger. I know. I know. It seems weird to put Captain America’s first movie first on our viewing list since it is really the fourth movie in the modern day Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, this movie is almost entirely a flashback to World War II where we find out how Steve Rogers actually became Captain America.
Yesterday, we dropped our daughter, and only child, off at college. Before you ask, yes *sighs wiping a tear away*, we have heard every question related to her leaving for school:
- Are you going to miss her? YA THINK?!?! She’s our baby girl.
- What are you going to do with your time? I don’t know, crawling into a corner and crying seems like a legitimate use of my time. However, I am pretty sure my boss would frown upon that activity in front of customers.
- Are we going to miss watching her play sports? Umm… YES! We have spent the last six years traveling the country with her team who are like a second family.
- You are going to have to re-learn how to cook dinner. Why can’t we cook like normal and eat leftovers for 5 days? That will save us a ton of money in groceries… which I can use to purchase Kleenex in case I decide the corner looks appealing.
We have spent a large percentage of the last 18 ½ years making sure we were raising the most amazing human being possible who we hope will become a valuable member of society. Now we find ourselves with a lot of fill that time. Therefore, we have decided that mind numbing entertainment such as books, music, movies, etc. are just the tickets. Then the thought came to me. What if we watched the entire modern Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in order? That’s like 40 hours, right? Add that to the 40 hours we are at work each week and that will definitely take my mind off things. Then I thought, why don’t I involve all my MouseQuest friends? Surely, we could all use some fun escapism.
Then a plan emerged. Starting next week, we will post one movie per week on #MovieMonday. During that week view the movie-of-the-week. As part of the fun, we will include some fun trivia, discussion topics and accompanying viewing. When you have finished watching the movie of the week let us know your thoughts about the movie or answer the discussion question on Facebook or Twitter using the hastag #MarvelMovieMarathon.
So get ready, grab your popcorn and join the ride! See you next week with our first movie!
Sue Nowicki is an alumna of the 2014/15 Disney Parks Moms Panel. She used to split her time between planning her next Walt Disney World vacation and being team mom to ten high-energy volleyball players where she fills the roles of secretary, navigator, head cheerleader, treasurer, athletic trainer and team psychologist. Now she is contemplating the use of her time as an empty nester. You can follow her on Twitter @MQPodcast.
Written by Sue Nowicki – May 8, 2017
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