Over the last 5 years or so, comic book based films have exploded into the collective awareness of theater goers everywhere. By Batman and Superman, to anti-hero protagonists like The Punisher and Deadpool, these films are revolutionizing the concept of a character”Universe” where all of the movies, heroes and villains, and configurations take place within one giant universe. It can be daunting to try and 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 where you’re 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 see the growth of Stark Industries and the creation of Iron Man. As the plot twists and turns between fighting terrorism on a global scale, betrayal within his own ranks, and battle with the government and other superhero organizations, you start to build the cities and world in which we find lots of the comic book stories.
Captain America: The First Avenger
After Iron Man 1 and 2, The Hulk, and Thor, you are introduced to the concept of the Avengers with the introduction to Captain America in his first film. 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’s accepted into a super soldier program that turns him into Captain America. Leading the fight against the HYDRA corp, Captain America takes on evil and becomes the first Avenger from the series.
Guardians of the Galaxy
In 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy would go on to become a massive blockbuster hit. Incorporating many of fresh characters in the Marvel Universe, this film also expands the potential for worlds as well as incorporates a new flavor of humor and brevity to it. It ties and links the world of Thor into other movies and maintains many storylines from different films. With its humor, incredible weaponry, jokes, and remarkable soundtrack- Guardians of the Galaxy took the Universe into a whole different direction and depth.
Not all Marvel story lines come in theater movies. Some became quite popular series’ on internet film streaming sites. Daredevil became an instant hit with its hard hitting plot lines, back stories, and fantastic acting. Taking place in new cities and enlarging the protagonists’ worlds and settings, these different sets of show did a great job setting up for later movies.
Spider-Man Homecoming, although not the latest movie, seems to be the most recent concerning building the Marvel universe. Peter Parker is trying to utilize his new found spidey senses for good. However, with great power comes great responsibility and Peter begins to realize that being Spider-Man is more than simply using your abilities, it requires maturity, self-control, discipline, and decision making abilities that no mere adolescent – no matter super powers and capabilities- can make by themselves.
If you love comic-book based movies, use this guide to get you watching in the proper order to maximize your understanding.