Over the last 5 years or so, comic book based films have exploded into the collective awareness of theater goers everywhere. From Batman and Superman, to anti-hero protagonists like The Punisher and Deadpool, these movies are revolutionizing the idea of a personality”Universe” where all the films, heroes and villains, and settings take place within one giant universe. It can be daunting to try to figure everything out but fortunately it’s possible to learn a lot through these 3 fundamental concepts. Here is the beginners guide to superhero films.
Iron man begins the production of the Marvel Universe in which you are introduced to Tony Stark, the genius billionaire scientist who’s revolutionizing the army with the creation of his new weaponry. In this first film, you find the rise of Stark Industries as well as the creation of Iron Man. As the plot twists and turns between fighting terrorism on a global scale, betrayal within his own ranks, and conflict with the authorities and other superhero associations, you start to build the world and cities in which we find many of the comic book stories.
After Iron Man 1 and 2, The Hulk, and Thor, You’re introduced to the concept of the Avengers with the introduction to Captain America in his first movie. Steve Rogers, the main character, wants to do his duty and help America fight their war against the Nazis. He is rejected over and over again until he is accepted into a super soldier program that turns him into Captain America. Leading the battle against the HYDRA corp, Captain America takes on evil and becomes the first Avenger in the sequence.
Guardians of the Galaxy
In 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy goes on to become a huge blockbuster hit. Incorporating many of new characters in the Marvel Universe, this movie also expands the potential for worlds as well as incorporates a new flavor of humor and brevity into it. It links and ties the world of Thor into other movies and maintains several storylines from different films. With its comedy, incredible weaponry, jokes, and remarkable soundtrack- Guardians of the Galaxy took the Universe to a complete different direction and thickness.
Not all Marvel story lines arrive in theater movies. Some became very popular series’ on internet film streaming sites. Daredevil became an instant hit with its hard hitting plot lines, back stories, and fantastic acting. Occurring in new cities and enlarging the protagonists’ worlds and settings, these distinct sets of show did a great job setting up for after movies.
Spider-Man Homecoming, although not the latest film, seems to be the most recent concerning building the Marvel universe. Peter Parker is striving to utilize his new found spidey senses for good. But with great power comes great responsibility and Peter begins to realize that being Spider-Man is more than just using your abilities, it takes maturity, self-control, subject, and decision making skills that no mere adolescent – regardless of super powers and capabilities- can make on their own.
If you love comic-book based movies, use this manual to get you watching in the appropriate order to maximize your understanding.