On to Phase Four-ish

I had a lot of time yesterday where I was sitting in one place chopping up cardboard into throw-away sized chunks. I also put together a few IKEA thingies which will be hung today. The side effect of that is my being able to do it all in front of the TV with Marvel movies playing. I already posted about finishing one movie, but here I am posting about two more!

I’m done with Phrase Three-ish! Bring on Phase Four-ish!

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

  • Phase One-ish
    • Captain America: The First Avenger
    • Captain Marvel
    • Iron Man
    • The Incredible Hulk
    • Iron Man 2
    • Thor
    • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Phase Two-ish
    • 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
  • Phase Three-ish
    • 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
  • Phase four-ish
    • Eternals
    • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
    • Spider-Man: No Way Home

The question I posed to myself yesterday still remains unanswered. Which is better, Infinity War or Endgame. After having watched both (mostly) in one day, I really can’t say. I’m still leaning toward Infinity War because of the colossal bummer aspect but it could go either way. In fact, I sort of don’t see them as two movies at all. I see them as one six hour-ish monster sized movie.

Far From Home is interesting in that it gives a glimpse into a major theme of the Disney+ series. Grief. Infinity War destroyed everyone’s life to varying extents. I never really expected Marvel to spend so much time exploring the fall out of that. Far From Home deals with everyone, especially Peter, dealing with Tony’s death. I did not see that coming, but it was pretty wonderful that it did. It brought these dumb comic book movies to a whole new level. WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Hawkeye (and I guess to a lesser extent Loki) all centered on similar themes and it was just fantastic to watch.

Up next is Eternals. It’s good. It’s not great. In terms of the MCU, we knew there had to be a lesser movie coming someday. This gets it out of the way. It’s an okay movie, it’s just not good enough. Also, seeing Robb Stark and Jon Snow together was weird. It sort of took me out of it. We’ll see if it has the same effect on my second viewing.