A little over two months ago I began my marathon heading to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and that meant I had a LOT to watch.
It began with the animated X-Men series which I watched all the way until about halfway through Season 3. That was an interesting ride with a lot of storylines that were quite fascinating, specifically the Phoenix storylines with Jean Grey. That was intense.
Then I got into the X-Men movies while tackling the MCU films I needed to watch too. That was a lot to finish but it was a super fun ride.
It was my first time watching all of the X-Men movies in a marathon fashion so it definitely provided quite the perspective. Such as the rebooted X-Men movies starting with First Class are way better than the first three X-Men films. Michael Fassbender’s Magneto is the undoubted MVP of those films, from his mesmerizing swagger to his constantly tragic storyline, Magneto is my favorite X-Men character and I don’t think that’s ever going to change.
X-Men: Days of Future Past and First Class were really fun but surprisingly X-Men: Apocalypse, despite its flaws, had me quite invested this time around. Magneto’s story is so heartbreaking in that movie.
It was, however, the final four installments in my marathon that were an utter blast to watch.
I always knew the X-Men movies had their problems, with exceptions (Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, Halle Berry’s storm, every iteration of Professor X and Magneto), but it wasn’t until I started watching the X-Men animated series that I realized how bad the movies really are.
The show is very intense. The romance is very prevalent, dramatic, and important in a way that feels far more warranted than in the movies. The action is fun to watch. The characters are fleshed out so much more, like Rogue for example. She is awesome in the cartoon. And it’s just so much more fun to watch.
I’m really hoping that the X-Men we receive in the MCU will be treated as well as they were in the cartoon because if so, we’ve got a lot more drama to enjoy.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.
In a little over 70 days, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be entering theaters. Yeah, we’re about ten and a half weeks away from the first MCU movie of the year and my excitement is building rapidly. With each new Marvel movie, I usually like to do a Marvel marathon. My last marathon was before Shang-Chi and I had decided to start the marathon seventeen days before the movie came out. That was a bad idea.
Trying to get through 20+ movies in just a little over two weeks was an absolute nightmare and I realized from there on I would have to really plan ahead of time to prepare myself for these marathons.
This time, ahead of Multiverse of Madness, I’m going to watch everything possibly related to the film and that means I’ve got to make a list. However, I decided to share that list with you all and the order I will be watching these movies (and shows) so…here’s my Marvel marathon.