Ladies and Gentleman, consider this your one-month warning! Avengers: Infinity War is just around the corner. You have four weeks to train, and by train I mean catch up on, or review, the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe MCU). Lucky for you we have the training manual to help you have your own Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon. Continue reading “Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon”
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Week 17 – December 18, 2017
Thor’s sister, Hela, is set on destroying Asgard and he must find a way back home from the other side of the universe where he meets up with a former ally… but is he an ally any longer.
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Spiderman: Homecoming (2017)
Week 16 – December 11, 2017
After a stint with the Avenger in Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker has to return to normal high school life and it isn’t easy. Under the tutelage of Tony Stark, Parker must find the fine line between his Super Hero life and normal life.
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Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Week 13 – November 20, 2017
This the first movie in Phase Three of the MCU. In this installment, the Avengers are in deep doodoo after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron so the powers that be want to create some accountability for them. This creates some dissention within the team causing the Avengers to pick sides.
Week 11 – November 6, 2017
Thinking he is doing what is best, Tony Stark activate a peacemaking program that goes awry and becomes violent causing the Avengers to save the world from an extinction level event. As usual, the Avengers battle their enemies with a high level of science-enhanced abilities and comedic relief. Continue reading “Marvel Movie Marathon – Avengers Age of Ultron”
Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014)
Week 9 – October 23, 2017
And then Robert Redford joined the Universe. Things can only go from good to great when Redford is involved… or can it?
In this offering from the Marvel Cinematic Universe a character from Captain America: The First Avenger surprises Steve when he returns. However, he is not the ally he once was.
As always, don’t forget to be on the lookout for Stan Lee.
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.