These Five Marvel Movies You Should Watch Before Avengers: Endgame

These Five Marvel Movies You Should Watch Before Avengers: Endgame

             Five Marvel Movies You Should Watch: Avengers: Endgame, AMC Theaters is going to release soon and is hosting a 59 hours long marathon for MCU movies culminating in Avengers: Endgame.  This is for all those who are willing to subject themselves to such a sweaty and smelly experience. This is because to watch and completely understand the movie End Game one should watch all these five movies.

Just try to cut through all the filler and watch the following five MCU movies to prepare yourself for the final confrontation with Thanos.

Marvel Movies You Should Watch

Iron Man

The first movie is as named here and the journey began here. Thus, it makes a great deal of sense to revisit this fantastic film, which still holds up a decade later. Out of all origin stories from Marvel, Iron Man still reigns supreme. It shows how Tony’s selfish life was torn down and how far he was able to build himself up into a true hero, spontaneously revealing his secret identity before the credits roll.

This film shows all the highlights of the brilliance of casting Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. It is the formerly disgraced actor and thus now impossible to separate from the character.  His charisma is also vital to the formation of the once-experimental cinematic universe.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Age of Ultron might be one of the more generic and also the most remembered  Marvel movies.  The film lays the foundation for the conflict and that will soon shatter the superhero team, as well as introducing Vision and Scarlet Witch.

This also shows the point where Tony’s paranoia and control-freakery start to set in. He envisions a scenario in which the Avengers had to face the failure miserably, foreshadowing the events of Infinity War.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2

This is not any best of all Marvel movie but Vol 2 gave us a solid character development for Peter Quill and Gamora. They were two characters who shape the story of Infinity War, and possibly Endgame.

It’s also a hallucinogenic descent into the far reaches of space and offers the first cinematic encounter with a Celestial, beings which might turn out to be rather important, somewhere down the line.

Captain America: Civil War

Do you really need a reason to rewatch this one? You might as well rewatch The Winter Soldier while you’re at it. Both films are the work of the immensely talented Russo brothers and mark a major tonal shift in the MCU, as well as the point where Captain America became cool, against all odds.

The difficult relationship between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark is the most attractive storylines that are able to unwind throughout the decade of Marvel movies. This will surely reach its conclusion in Endgame, where we might even say goodbye to both characters.

Thor Ragnarok

The craziest and funniest Marvel film to date, Ragnarok goes on revealing where both Hulk and Thor disappeared to after Age of Ultron. There it fleshes out the fantastic love-hate relationship between Thor and Loki and leads directly into Infinity War.

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