Marvel-ous Movies to Share with Your Unsuspecting Loved Ones
The four walls that now consist of our entire universe since we are asked to “stay at home, don’t leave home, work from home, and pretend that nothing exists outside your home” has given many cause to pause and push play on their Netflix subscriptions. With the addition of Disney+ to the streaming parade of pretty possibilities, I looked at my boyfriend and batted my eyes.
“What?” he said, completely unmoved by my fluttering Great Lash lashes.
“We should watch the Marvel movies. You haven’t seen them all. Your education in comic book lore is lacking.” I knew that by putting his nerd-cred in state of semi-jeopardy I could get him to lock in a vote of confidence in watching the cinematic greatness that popped mostly from the mind of the amazing Stan Lee. I also knew that if I asked him late at night while he was still tired from work that I could probably go ahead and chalk up a “win” in the Holly versus The Boyfriend category.
“Okay,” he said, “but only if we watch them in chronological order,” he looked like a man defeated.
I was good with this.
So off I went to Google with glee a list of all lists to find out the true and proper order in which a Marvel newb should hope to feast his eyeballs on more Spandex than any Jo-Ann Fabrics ever had on their plentiful shelves. And rubber, too. So. Much. Rubber.
According to techradar.com the proper order is as follows:
Captain America: The First Avenger
Iron Man 2
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 3
Thor: Dark World
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Captain America: Civil War
Avengers: Infinity War
Ant Man and the Wasp
Spider-man: Far From Home
“Wait – there are over 20 movies?” he asked me as I flashed him the list on my phone and danced slightly in my seat next to him on the couch.
“Well, actually there are more, but we don’t have to watch the tv shows yet.”
I cackled with glee, pulled on my faux Wonder Woman bangles and snuggled in next to my boyfriend who was totally regretting his concession.
Three weeks and 50+ hours of action-packed scenes and a lot of emoting on the part of a dude named Chris, we were done.
“Well, what did you think?” I pawed at him.
“I think I liked Doctor Strange a lot and I also think I’m done with letting you pick the movies for awhile.”
“That’s fine. I mean, the prequel for Black Widow isn’t out yet and I don’t think they’ve started filming the next Thor movie and -wait – where are you going? DON’T MAKE ME THROW A HAMMER AT YOU!”
So I implore you – start watching my friends! We are all staying home for a bit so might as well use this time to educate the masses who share your walls about the importance of a bejeweled gauntlet, why horns are not ever too much for your headgear, and why corsets are the PERFECT garment to wear when one is seeking glory in battle in the streets of New York.
ASSEMBLE! (But maintain at least six feet between y’all).