Six Down, 21 to Go

Here is The Great 2022 Marvel Cinematic Universe Chronological Rewatch of 2022 Update:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Captain Marvel
  • Iron Man
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Iron Man 2
  • Thor
  • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Ant-Man
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Black Widow
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Black Panther
  • Doctor Strange
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Eternals
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

I started watching Thor last night before bed and I think I shut it off and went to sleep after about 20 minutes. I finished it this morning. If I were to rank these flicks from best to worst, this one would be pretty close to the bottom. I just find the whole Asgard thing to be lame. Ragnarok will straighten it out, but that’s still far away, chronologically.

The biggest take away from Thor, and I have probably reacted in shock every time I’ve seen the movie and then completely forgot about it, is that it was Directed By Kenneth Branagh! Gildoroy Lockheart himself! My favorite Kenneth Branagh moment was actually my first Kenneth Branagh moment. It was during the period where I was working nights in Boston back in the early 90’s, I think. It was probably 3-4:00am or something and I just couldn’t bring myself to sleep. I was flipping through the channels and hit Henry V on some movie channel. I had never seen the play, never read the play, didn’t know anything about it at all, but there was King Henry giving a speech to rally the troops before a battle and for the first time ever Shakespeare and I connected. I don’t know if it was lack of sleep or somehow being open to suggestion or what, but as I listened to Ken Branagh playing (and also directing) Henry, I was 100% ready to invade France. It was crazy.

And that, is my thoughts on Thor.

Up next is The Avengers. I am going to be putting together a fireplace insert in a few minutes. That will happen in the living room. That means the living room TV will be playing The Avengers while I work.