Hello World! Another week in isolation which means it is another week of finding entertainment. For the past two weeks or so I decided to embark on a journey through the Marvel Universe. I personally never really got into the Marvel scene, I felt like it had oversaturated the movie theater scene and I wanted no part in it. However, I decided to give it a chance. To start I had to find the right set up. And settled on this order.
Prior to this marathon I had only seen up to the 1st Avengers film. After that, I was over the superhero thing. I decided to set out on this task, with no deadline in mind but I managed to watch all the films starting at the very top. All of which took me about three weeks.
I am so glad I did it. Hands down some of the most entertaining films I have seen! It was adventure, fantasy, laughter, and friendship all in one delicately put together series. I thoroughly enjoyed this little journey and I am sad if anything, that it is over.
Hands down my favorite hero film was Ant Man. I found it comical, empathetic, and of course who doesn’t love Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Douglas leading an entire film?
My least favorite… I am sad to say was the Incredible Hulk. There is a number of reasons this could be. For one, I grew up thinking Eric Bana was the Hulk and Jennifer Connelly the go-to love interest. Second, I am a fan of Liv Tyler but I felt someone with such a soft spoken voice that screaming the whole time was a waste of her acting skills. Perhaps Jamie Lee Curtis would have been a better substitute. Really I just found this one the least entertaining which makes me sad because I loved the Eric Bana version.
As we should know by now I certainly think that it takes a lot for me to shed a tear or two during films and shows. I am always usually able to separate myself and understand that I am watching to be entertained and not to get all worked up. However, the end of the series left me in tears. Infinity War, of course provoked massive emotions the last 15 minutes of it and I had to snap out of it. The last night I finished End Game and it was game over. I cried. A lot. I had no idea how attached I had grown to these characters in a few weeks. I could only imagine for people who had locked in on these films and had followed them for YEARS, how they would feel during it.
Is that not incredibly insane? Fictional characters, provoking real emotions, empathy, and love? I think it is beautiful how movies can captivate viewers. I have to say I really enjoyed this entertainment along the way and I have awkwardly found myself facing mental obstacles and simply saying to myself, “if the avengers can go through all of that, then I can totally do this.” If not to be a great motivator when taking on challenges. It is crazy but I 10/10 recommend.
I feel like I should watch more movie series… any suggestions?
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