All Done

Seeing as I’m stuck at home recovering from surgery, and Jen is working, was there any doubt that today would be a serious Marvel Movie Day? Of course it is.

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

When Doctor Strange 2 comes to Disney+ (on July 8th?) I’ll add an addendum, but for now the Marvel Chronological Rewatch is done. Finished. In the can, as the saying goes.

Shang-Chi was better on the second viewing. It’s almost like they knew everyone would still be bummed out over Infinity War so they made a movie that was just ass kicking, balls to the wall action scenes all the way through. Sure it takes a breath here and there, but really it’s just constant action and I loved it.

No Way Home… Let’s just say that Doctor Strange 2 needs to be friggin’ amazing of it’s just going to look silly following No Way Home. Great. Freaking. Movie.

And that, ladies and germs, is the end of my rewatch.

Now what?

I watched WandaVision all the way through not too long ago. I’m thinking of doing the Disney+ shows starting with Falcon and Winter Soldier but sticking WandaVision at the end so that I can say I rewatched ’em all, without rewatching something I just watched. Maybe. Maybe I’ll just rewatch DareDevil and Jessica Jones and Luke Cage and The Defenders now that they are all on Disney+ too. Oh, and yes I did leave one out. Yeah. On purpose. Sorry, Mr Knight of Flowers guy.

Still Going

Hey, I bet you all thought I forgot about this. Not when I’m so close to finishing!

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

It took me four sittings to get through Eternals. I don’t think it’s a bad movie, I just can’t really get invested in any of it. I just didn’t care. I wonder if they ever make an Eternals 2 (which the ending of the movie strongly suggests), would that make this movie more interesting? I can’t even guess. I just feel odd seeing Robb Stark and Jon Snow. The last time I saw them, Jon ended up on Robb’s throne. This time, Jon ends up with Robb’s girl. It’s just weird.

Up next is Shang-Chi. I enjoyed this one a lot the first time I watched it. This time, I can’t help but fear that I am going to see it as just standing in the way of No Way Home. I’m sure it will be fine. I’ll probably start watching it after I heat up a bowl of chicken broth. Mmm mmm good!

Oh yeah, I technically need to add Doctor Strange 2 to the end of the list as it’s out in theaters now. I am not going to include it on this rewatch though as there is no way in hell I am going to a theater. I thought about buying a ticket and then pirating it, but I think this time around I want to be a good boy. Surgical karma and shit, you know?

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.

Bummer Ending

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

Is Infinity* War better than Endgame? I think that’s a question that will stump movie fans for generations to come. I feel the battle at the end of Endgame is better than anything in Infinity War, but the movie as a whole? I think I have to give the nod to Infinity War. Not since Empire Strikes Back has a movie with a bummer ending landed so powerfully. As of this moment in time I think it’s the best Marvel movie. Ask me again after I watch Endgame though.


*I misspell “infinity” almost every time I type it. I throw in an extra “i” for some reason. Inifinity.

Check Off Another One

I wanted to write this earlier but I was busy moving my office space into the cellar.

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

Ragnarok is the best Marvel movie that doesn’t have Avengers or Captain America in the title. There. I said it. Ridiculously good flick. It took me three sittings to get through it, including having it playing on my iPad in the kitchen as I cooked dinner last night. How obsessed am I? Pretty obsessed.

Next is Ant-Man and the Wasp. I know it’s a good movie, but I honestly can’t remember what it’s about, apart from the end credit scene. Is the whole movie about getting Mrs Pym home, or is that just one sub-plot? I can’t remember. Once I get through that movie though… The Infinity War/Endgame bonanza begins. All of the Marvel movies are good, even when they aren’t that good (looking at you, Eternals), but none of them are even in the same space-time continuum as Infinity War and Endgame.

Let’s get there.

Also… I failed to watch MoonKnight this morning. DON’T SPOIL IT!

Only Nine Left

I had a pretty crummy nights sleep on Sunday. I had a crummier nights sleep last night. Part of it is from having everything thrown off with the contractor staying super late. Part of it is knowing that one week from today I will be on a clear liquids only diet in preparation for having my innards ripped apart and stapled back together. Yeah, that might be it.

Maybe I should distract myself with something so that I don’t freak myself out.

Maybe….

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

Doctor Strange is done. Check that one off. Interstellar Overdrive blared forth from the soundtrack and all was good. It’s a killer movie, but I have to admit he’s not my favorite character. I am looking forward to the sequel though. It looks pretty good.

Up next is Thor: Ragnarock. The moment when Thor stopped being over blown and pompous and a smidge on the boringish side and started being hilariously funny and really good. This is one of the MCU’s best moments. Also, I’m only two flicks away from Infinity War when the best of the best starts.

Self Torture

It’s Monday morning. I don’t have to punch into work for another hour or so. The junk pick up people are supposed to be getting here between 9:00 and 9:30. They’re going to call when they are close.

While I wait for the day to officially start, I am sitting at my desk torturing myself like some kind of schmuck. Yeah, you guessed it. I’m watching last night’s Fear the Walking Dead. Oh yeah, an episode about the kid who killed a main character in season four and was then accepted into the group without any consequences and literally marks the moment when the show became an intolerable mass of suck? Yeah, that show. How’s tonight’s episode holding up? Oh yeah, it’s just as fucking atrocious as you’d expect. At least this week’s ensign expendable isn’t actually wearing red like last week’s.

Why am I watching this god awful shit show when I could be making progress on the Marvel of it all?

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

It took me days to get through Black Panther. I had so much stuff to do and so little time for everything else. I think I needed four sittings to get through the whole movie. It’s a great movie. The battle at the end is as good as anything the MCU had done, at least until Infinity War and Endgame. Black Panther Two is coming this year (or is it next year?), I think. I have no idea how they are going to do it without Chadwick Boseman. He made the first movie what it was.

Up next is Doctor Strange. It’s a great movie and all but it has Pink Floyd’s Interstellar Overdrive in the soundtrack and that puts it on the short list for best movie ever. Seriously. No clue when I am going to have time to watch it though. We’ll see.

Another Movie Down

Another day, another Marvel flick re-watched. Here comes the update!

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

I wasn’t sure if Black Widow would hold up to a second watch. It does. It might actually come off better now after seeing Yelena in the Hawkeye series. I enjoyed every second of that show, but really they just could have given us six episodes of Yelena and Kate hanging out and shooting the shit and it would have been worthwhile.

Up next is the first Spider-Man movie. Well… the first of the third incarnation of the Spider-Man movies. The first two Tobey Maguire movies rank among my favorite super hero movies ever. I haven’t seen either of the Andrew Garfield movies and the third Maguire wasn’t bad but it wasn’t that good either. I am not ready to say that the Tom Holland version of Spidey is the best, but when rolled into the greater MCU the three movies, especially the third, are pretty friggin’ fantastic.

What they are is great movies. What they are not is on Disney+. We have the first two on iTunes. I’m going to have to grab the third movie soon. I told Harry I’d get it when it came out, and it’s been out for a while now. Come on, Robert. Keep your word.

Not tonight though… tonight I am going to bed. Sleep tight, gentle readers.

14 Down, 13 to Go

14 Marvel movies down, 13 to go! We have crossed the halfway point and we have closed out Phrase Two-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

I just finished Ant-Man. I started it this morning and finished it tonight. So ends Phase Two, or what passes for Phase Two when you’re going chronologically instead of in release order. Ant-Man is a classic, so Phase whatever-it-was ends with a bang.

Phase Three-ish opens with an even bigger bang. Captain America: Civil War is Thor and The Hulk away from being a full blown Avengers movie and it squashes most of the rest of the MCU flicks like the proverbial grape. It’s awesome. I’m not going to start it tonight though. There’s a new episode of That Pedal Show that I haven’t watched yet, and they are going to talk about wet/dry rigs using stereo speaker cabinets and that is going to sound mega.

In closing though, why weren’t The Hulk and Thor in Civil War? Simple. Whichever side had them was guaranteed to win. I mean, they could have split them up, but saving them for the buddy cop vibe in Ragnarok was a stroke of pop-culture genius.

Did You Think I Forgot About the Marvel Rewatch?

I haven’t had an update on the Marvel rewatch in like three days. Did I stop? Did I forget about it?

Hells no! It just took me three days to get through the next movie!

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

I started Age of Ultron in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, watched a little more this morning, and then finished it off tonight before bed. It’s far and away the weakest of the four Avengers movies. Five, if you count Captain America: Civil War as an Avengers movie because it pretty much is. I still think it’s a great movie though. Ultron the character makes a major comeback in the What If? series on Disney+, if you’re interested in a little more. I guess you could read the books too, if that’s your thing.

Up next is Ant-Man, when our friends in the MCU take the funny from Guardians and bring it down to Earth. After that, I guess we’re into Phase Three.

13 movies down, 14 to go.