I am a Nerd
I cannot wait for Avengers Endgame, even though I wanted not to like it.
I’m a 90’s kid, and Spiderman is my personal hero. So this probably comes as no surprise to find out that I’m a huge marvel fan. I’m also one of the most ruthlessly critical fans out there. I admit to not liking some of the cinematic universe’s changes to the world I loved.
I can’t have that rant here though because I think that overall, in the end of this giant buildup, this has been epic. There’s never been such a massive cinematic undertaking in the history of our media to this point. I can remember that when I was very young, the only television time that I got was on Saturday morning. It was all Spiderman and x-men animated series.
Spiderman is my favorite
Back then the only comic book movies anyone had ever heard of were Superman and Batman. I love DC comics almost as much but the web-slinger got me. Me and my father always wondered why marvel never had any movies until the first Spiderman with Tobey Maguire. I still think that the first two movies are solid films. My disappointment started with the release of the third Spiderman movie. It was pretty bad to put it lightly.
Marvel Movies took a down turn. Even in the X-men movies everyone was killed by pheonix at the end of the third film. Fantastic four didn’t exactly deliver either. For a while I was convinced that marvel movies were done. I gave up a little bit.
Everything turned back around when Marvel released the first Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. is absolutely the best man for the job of portraying Tony Stark. I had a lot of fun at the Theatre that night. There was an interesting blend of sleek special effects, action, and quirky humor.
Iron Man and the Avengers
Iron Man was the first in a long line of movie titles that would string together an intricate universe of Marvel characters.
The idea of the Avengers became a serious topic. Quickly marvel studios would create Thor, and Captain America, and Iron Man 2. Just in time to release the first cinematic Marvel Superhero team up ever, the Avengers. I didn’t realize until after the fact that the director of the first Avengers was Joss Whedon. Joss Whedon created a few shows that I loved when I was growing up like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and FireFly.
He seemed particularly skilled at balancing several strong and prominent characters as a unit in the aforementioned shows. This talent played out well with good character development, witty banter, and surprising team work amongst the members of the team.
Avengers Infinity War
Infinity War is where we are now. Far past the story arcs of several trilogies from all different character of the Marvel Universe. These past few years have been full of so many amazing movies. Among my favorite is definitely Doctor Strange. Thor Ragnorok was a unique change in direction, and I kind of dozed off throughout Captain America Civil War.
They found a way to get Spiderman into the Marvel Cinematic universe along the way as well. I wasn’t a huge fan of Spider-boy myself, but if thats the only way to get him in there, I’ll take it. Avengers 2 was great as well, and lead on to Black Panther. So many good movies.
Infinity War itself was so good though. I don’t know why I enjoyed watching Thanos win to some degree by the end of the movie. Only Game of Thrones has been able to create as much anticipation for me as Endgame. So many of my favorite characters just whisped away in the snap of a finger. This release cannot come fast enough.
And Now You Know
I love comics, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and so much more. Hit me up with some nerd comments, questions, and suggestions about shows you’re nerdy about.