What’s your Endgame?

March 14th, 2019, 1:47pm by Jake

Eleven years. 21 movies. Dozens of super heroes. Tens of billions of dollars at the Box Office. All leading up to this. I still have to see Captain Marvel, otherwise I’ve watched all 21 movies (most of them at least twice). IWhile I’ll be stuck looking for a babysitter, I’m betting some of this crew will attend kids in tow. Any special plans for the Biggest Movie Event of All Time?

9 Responses to “What’s your Endgame?”

  1. Mike Says:

    Wow! I mean, “Wow, a post on the Board!” I’ve been thinking lately that I want this to get fired up again, especially since I’m basically off Twitter, not on Facebook, Flickr, WhatsApp, Friendster, Myspace, or whatever. Basically, I sometimes see stuff posted on LinkedIn, but otherwise, I’m not on social networking at all, so I need to ramp up somewhere!

    Though I loved the comics, I have seen almost none of these movies! Seriously, I saw Iron Man (the first one), and that may be all. It’s one of those things where, about 3 or 4 movies in, I realized I needed to start at the beginning, and now it’s an insurmountable task to catch up. Same situation for many movie series (e.g., Harry Potter).

    I did, however, take the kids to see Spider Man: Into the Spiderverse last weekend, and it was really good. For both them and me (and the other dad and kids who went) — we all thought it was great.

  2. Jake Says:

    Pyslent: the last social network.

    I don’t post as much as I once did because, in large part, my partner is far less comfortable being public on the internet than I am. And that is a gross understatement. Dunno if that’s an issue for anyone else, especially with pictures of family & personal opinions. Although public on Pyslent still seems more private than Friends only on Facebook.

    As for The Avengers, it’s not too late! Nearly every movie is enjoyable on its own right. At this point, you might as well wait until it’s age appropriate for your kids and enjoy them together.

  3. Kelvin Says:

    Loved Spider-Man! We’re huge fans of the Marvel movies (just bought tickets for Captain Marvel). I remember Mike being one of the early fans of Iron Man 1 (still my favorite of the MCU movies), and I think I saw Adam with some cool Marvel action figures at some point.

    I do think what Marvel’s managed to do in crafting this cohesive world that supports standalone viewpoints / stories is pretty amazing and well worth exploring on video. it’s so far beyond finding out that all the Tarantino movies are interconnected :). But I think watching Endgame out of context might not have the same emotional resonance. Certainly Infinity War wouldn’t have worked as a stand-alone move.

  4. Mike Says:

    Yeah, like I said, I’m sure I’d enjoy the whole saga, and I’ve kinda thought that maybe I’ll wait until the kids are old enough (in my mind, that is — they have friends who have seen them all).

    Glad to see a little activity around here! I’ll post some stuff in the next couple of days, starting with my trip a few weeks ago to Japan! It was great, to the point that I’ve started learning Japanese and even reading some Japanese manga (the only comics I’ve read in a long time!).

  5. Jake Says:

    Two days away. Early reviews are glowingly positive. And yet… not clear when I can catch this! I may have to watch solo soon to keep from getting spoiled, and watch again with Jen once the littlest guy is ready for a babysitter.

  6. Kelvin Says:

    Ok, I won’t spoil the movie, but i loved it. It may not be the best movie I’ve seen, but it has 2 of the best moments ever. Like “Yahoo you’re all clear kid” good.

  7. Derrick Says:

    I’ve only seen the Avengers movies, Guardians, and Black Panther but still thoroughly enjoyed end game and seemed to be able to follow most of it OK. It was pretty moving I thought.

  8. Kelvin Says:

    I actually know of people who have watched Endgame without seeing any other Marvel movies, but IMO, the recommended prerequisites are (* indicate optional/ extra credit)

    1 Iron Man
    2 Captain America: the first Avenger*
    3 Avengers
    4 Captain America: Winter Soldier
    5 Avengers Age of Ultron
    6 Captain America: Civil War
    7 Thor: Ragnorok*
    8 Avengers Infinity War
    9 Captain Marvel*
    10 Avengers Endgame

    So that’s 7 essentials (of which Derrick missed only a few). There are other movies in the series that I loved, but aren’t required reading. Probably some would argue the Guardians movies should really be up there too, at least as optional.

  9. Jake Says:

    I finally gave up trying to Jason a babysitter and watched it yesterday without Jen. Really a fantastic movie, not what I was expecting the first 2/3 of the movie. Definitely worth a few repeat viewings. lots of payoffs for those that have watched all the movies over the years.

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