My 59-hour Marvel film marathon is right here. Sure, I am watching , again to again (to again).
For 2 and a half days, I am primarily confined to a chair at an AMC theater in San Francisco as I try to look at all the films from begin to end, starting with Iron Man and wrapping up with on Thursday ). I will sleep in a theater chair and eat far more popcorn than I most likely ought to. It has been good understanding you, everybody.
I slept effectively Monday night time, the night time earlier than the large race, however not for very lengthy since I acquired dwelling late. My luggage have been filled with (hopefully) all the pieces I will have to preserve me going: toothbrush, toothpaste, neck pillow, leggings, socks and battery packs. A lot of battery packs.
I will add to this story (newest updates on the backside) and share Twitter updates about my dwindling mind-set, so you’ll want to observe me there to see how I am holding up.
Earlier than this, I might seen solely three MCU motion pictures: Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther and Captain Marvel. I appreciated them, however I would not name myself a large Marvel fan… but. This is to hopefully changing into one.
The film rundown:
Tuesday, 9:23 a.m. PT: I am standing outdoors the AMC Metreon ready to get in. There are seven different individuals ready. I might figured the theater would’ve opened the doorways by now. First meal of the day: lemon cake from Starbucks. A wanted sugar rush.
Tuesday, 9:58 a.m. PT: I am in my seat! These chairs are significantly good. Loads of house between rows, which is nice for getting out and in and stretching your legs.
Tuesday, midday PT: Simply completed Iron Man! I am happy to say I loved it, as just about everybody instructed me I’d. The plot was enjoyable to observe and there wasn’t an excessive amount of loopy motion (which could be a deterrent for me). And I am really — dare I say it — excited to look at the sequel in a number of hours.
Additionally, these seats are wonderful. I can completely see myself taking some unimaginable energy naps in right here.
Nonetheless not hungry sufficient for lunch — I had some lemon cake at round 9:30 and that is stored me full. Possibly I will get some pizza once I do get hungry, although. Tony Stark ate some within the film and it seemed scrumptious. Subsequent up: The Unimaginable Hulk.
Tuesday, 2 p.m. PT: Stepped out of The Unimaginable Hulk for a fast prayer break (I am Muslim and I pray 5 occasions a day). Was going to attend till the film was over however figured it would not kill me to overlook a few of it….
Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. PT: Iron Man 2 is beginning and I am consuming scrumptious BBQ hen pizza.
Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. PT: Iron Man 2 simply ended. It was enjoyable, I simply did not get as into the plot as I did for the primary film. To be honest, I do not know if I ought to blame the film or my mind.
It was fairly cool to see items of (what I assume to be) different Marvel motion pictures begin coming collectively, with what I consider to be Captain America’s protect showing in a single scene and Scarlett Johansson’s character displaying up (I do not know the character’s title with out Googling it, I am afraid to say).
I am beginning to really feel sleepy however I’m wondering if that is as a result of I have been in a darkish room for six hours. Thor is subsequent. Let’s examine if I nod off.
Tuesday 7:44 p.m PT: Simply completed grabbing dinner with my buddy and colleague Alexandra In a position. We had some scrumptious burgers and garlic fries from Tremendous Duper that absolutely hit the spot (sorry to the man sitting subsequent to me within the theater).
I am having fun with an hour-and-a-half break between Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. I attempted to sleep throughout Thor nevertheless it seems that is simpler stated than carried out, as I used to be woken up by loud sound results all through. Nonetheless, it is protected to say that film was misplaced on me. Primarily based on suggestions from many people on Twitter, although, I did not miss a lot.
I am charging my telephone within the hallway, however a number of of us are napping within the theater. Relaxation might be a lot wanted, as the subsequent lengthy break is not till round 10:30 a.m. PT tomorrow.
Tuesday, 10:14 p.m. PT: I cherished Captain America: The First Avenger. It is my favourite of the movies I’ve seen to this point. I feel a part of it has to do with the truth that I get pleasure from tales set previously, however I additionally simply cherished the plot. I can not wait to see the opposite Captain America motion pictures.
Additionally, Captain America is completely beautiful. Simply saying.
Looks as if nearly everybody within the theater continues to be awake. Let’s examine how lengthy all of us final tonight. The Avengers is subsequent! I am excited.
Wednesday, 12:48 a.m. PT: My descent has begun.
I used to be wanting ahead to The Avengers due to the reward it acquired from my mates and colleagues, however that is when the sleepiness actually kicked in. I attempted resting my head on a pillow for consolation nevertheless it rapidly grew to become clear that was a certain solution to knock out very quickly. Even once I sat upright, I inadvertently dozed off a number of occasions.
However I feel it is OK. Every time I awoke from my mini naps (possibly about 4 occasions), they have been nonetheless preventing Loki. There’s a variety of preventing on this film. Like, actually lots. I would not thoughts if there was rather less. After some time, I begin to simply block it out.
Seems my brief naps weren’t that deep, although, as a result of I may nonetheless form of hear all the pieces taking place.
Iron Man Three is subsequent. I am planning to simply knock out throughout this one. Primarily based on what I have been instructed on Twitter and heard right here within the theater, I do not assume it’s going to be a loss to overlook it.
Wednesday, 3:28 a.m PT: Simply woke as much as discover Iron Man Three had ended. I did it! I slept by all the movie! I might say rather less than half the theater can also be asleep proper now.
Thor: The Darkish World is subsequent. Hoping that is additionally OK to skip, as a result of I am planning to. Extra sleep might be wanted.
Wednesday, 6:57 a.m. PT: Simply completed taking my fourth prayer break. I am glad I slept effectively over the last two motion pictures. Thor was unnecessarily loud at some factors, however that did not deter me from my mission to energise.
I seemed on the checklist of flicks to verify what’s subsequent (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) after which requested myself: Do I even care? What is the distinction at this level? They’re all motion pictures I do know nothing about and can more than likely find yourself watching anyway, as a result of I am right here. While you’re a complete beginner and also you watch all of them again to again to again, this entire idea of setting them aside (at the least for me) begins to exit the window. Am I changing into cynical? Possibly. However are you able to blame me?
Nonetheless, I am in any other case feeling good about the remainder of this. I can do it! I am additionally excited to see what that charming Captain America is so far.
Wednesday, 8:21 a.m. PT: OK, let me amend the tone on my final replace. Captain America: The Winter Soldier completely deserved my time and curiosity. I am beginning to really feel like this can be the story I am most involved in, at the least to this point. I missed the start (these 15-minute breaks actually aren’t lengthy sufficient), however I felt I may nonetheless decide up the plotline once I acquired again within the theater from my prayer/filming/rest room break.
When Bucky confirmed up, I gasped. That was such plot twist. What I really like concerning the two Captain America motion pictures I’ve seen to this point is how they work in emotion. Within the first one, when Captain America stated “I had a date,” my coronary heart broke. In The Winter Soldier, I nearly misplaced it when he instructed Bucky through the battle scene, “I am with you til the top of the road.” So good.
Guardians of the Galaxy is subsequent. Undecided if I ought to be excited.
Wednesday, 10:14 a.m PT: I could not actually get into Guardians of the Galaxy. The fantasy ingredient was a bit too robust for my style, I feel. It did have good humor, which was a redeeming high quality. However actually, I used to be hardly paying consideration. I feel I used to be additionally distracted by the truth that I’ve a TWO-HOUR break now!
I feel I will stroll outdoors and get an acai bowl (I do know, I am such a Californian. However I may use one thing wholesome and refreshing). I am fairly hungry. It’s going to even be a possibility to get some steps on this Fitbit Versa the parents there have been good sufficient to mortgage me. I set it up nearly three hours in the past and as of now, I’ve 869 steps. Let’s deliver that quantity up.
Wednesday, 12:47 p.m. PT: That two-hour break glided by quick. Grabbed my acai bowl and did a bit on-camera stuff earlier than heading again, solely to seek out they’d introduced McDonald’s for us. I picked the Captain America Blissful Meal, as a result of … duh.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is on now, however I am sitting outdoors the theater engaged on posting updates and admiring my Blissful Meal toy. I will head inside in a bit.
Wednesday, 1:42 p.m. PT: I feel I am getting dehydrated. I have to drink extra water.
Wednesday, 1:56 p.m. PT: Additionally, the Fitbit Versa lent to me by the corporate tells me I reached 5,195 steps! Strolling throughout that break was useful.
Wednesday, 2:41 p.m PT: Afternoon sleepiness is beginning to kick in, however I need to resist.
I caught the final 40 minutes of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which suggests I understood nothing. There have been a number of new faces among the many important characters that I have to study.
Ant-Man is subsequent. I need to watch this one begin to end, however I am getting sleepier by the minute. Possibly consuming will assist.
I picked up some Korean meals for later throughout my break. An Acai bowl can solely maintain you for thus lengthy.
Wednesday, 4:58 p.m PT: I began to get into Ant-Man and thought it was actually enjoyable (plus, factors for being primarily based in San Francisco). However my power began to run low, and I spotted if I did not take a nap, I ran the chance of dozing off throughout Captain America: Civil Struggle, which is up subsequent. So lower than midway by Ant-Man, I let myself sleep.
I might like to return and watch it in full someday, with out having to look at 21 different motion pictures, too.
Wednesday, 7:35 p.m. PT: I cherished Captain America: Civil Struggle, to nobody’s shock, I am certain. It was actually entertaining and enjoyable to observe. Good jokes, too. Spider-Man will get a variety of credit score for that. He and Tony Stark make an epic pair.
I really needed to verify the schedule a number of occasions to ensure I wasn’t watching an Avengers movie, as a result of Captain America does not seem that rather more than the opposite characters.
Additionally, I’ve a buddy now! My buddy and colleague Alexandra In a position is right here. She introduced me earplugs for tonight. Bless her soul.
Wednesday, 9:45 p.m. PT: I want I used to be drained sufficient to sleep by.
I have to attempt to sleep so I could be awake forat 3:20 a.m. PT. I have been instructed it is a good one. After that, we get a 1.5 hour break earlier than , which I’ve already seen twice. If I want extra sleep, I can get it then.
I am curious to see the sleep stats from my Fitbit after. Goodnight for now.
Thursday, 1:21 a.m. PT: It is formally day three! I managed to sleep by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which I think about is spectacular given there are apparently some main battle scenes. Awakened a bit sooner than I might deliberate since Spider-Man: Homecoming (which I’ve already seen) is on.
My Fitbit says I slept for two hours and 1 minute. Remember that one minute. I feel it was actually vital. I did not hit any phases of sleep — REM, gentle, deep — apparently. It simply says “No Levels.”
Thursday, 2:59 a.m. PT: I managed to go to sleep once more for an hour and half throughout Spider-Man: Homecoming so I may have power for Thor: Ragnarok. For essentially the most half, I are inclined to miraculously get up simply as movies wrap up, which is nice.
This can be the top of my nighttime relaxation, which totals a whopping Three hours and 37 minutes, in keeping with my Fitbit. Solely six extra motion pictures to go! I can not consider we’re nearly there.
Thursday, 5:25 a.m. PT: Due to everybody who urged me to remain awake and alert throughout Thor: Ragnarok. I actually loved it. I may nonetheless get into it even after having slept by the primary two motion pictures, and I loved the humor. (Sure, I am nonetheless able to laughing at this level.)
The Hulk and Thor appeared like an unlikely pairing, however they complement one another fairly effectively.
I am sensing 3.5 hours of sleep most likely is not ample for the day. Crucial factor, after all, is that I am conscious for Avengers: Endgame tonight. I’ve a 1.5 hour break now, however I am planning to shut my eyes throughout Black Panther afterward despite the fact that I really like that film. I’ve seen it twice already. It is all concerning the sacrifices.
Time to get one thing to eat.
Thursday, 7:47 a.m. PT: Simply modified my garments for the primary time since this began. The primary outfit lasted longer than I anticipated. I really feel refreshed and prepared for the final 5 movies!
I can not consider I am saying this, however I feel I will miss this when it is over. The theater and its lengthy hallways, quiet corners and comfortable seats have turn out to be dwelling to me these previous few days. It is wonderful how rapidly your physique can regulate to issues and the way seamlessly you may adapt to new routines. I’ve gotten into the rhythm of: watch film, tweet and replace stay weblog once I can, drink water, rise up to make use of the toilet throughout breaks, eat one thing, repeat. It has been actually enjoyable. I feel I will come out of this expertise unscathed.
As you may see, I have not but fallen asleep throughout Clean Panther like I stated I’d. I suppose there’s nonetheless time. Both method, I’ve to be awake for Avengers: Infinity Struggle, which is subsequent. I am excited.
Thursday, 12:12 p.m. PT: I am not OK. This isn’t OK.
No, I am not dehydrated or sleepy. That is nothing.simply ended, despite the fact that THAT IS NOT AN ENDING. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??
I do not know the way everybody else has been faring main as much as the discharge of Avengers: Endgame. How have you ever been happening along with your day-to-day lives with an “ending” like that??? As of us on Twitter have identified, although, at the least I’ve to attend solely 5 hours for a decision. My deepest sympathies to the remainder of you who’ve undoubtedly suffered for a lot too lengthy.
On one other word, this film actually makes me need to return and watch each Guardians of the Galaxy movies. These characters have been chargeable for a lot of the humor in Avengers: Infinity Struggle, so I feel I might actually get pleasure from them. Let’s give it every week.
I additionally cherished seeing Wakanda on this movie. It was cool to primarily have a follow-up to Black Panther. Nice to see these characters once more.
Considered one of my favourite quotes within the film:
“There’s an Ant-Man AND a Spider-Man??” I positively laughed out loud. However that was once I was younger and silly and thought there have been issues on this world to snicker about. Now I am simply upset.
Let’s simply get by Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel. I do not know the way I may care about anything proper now. I want it to be 5 p.m. I want closure and solutions.
Thursday, 2:16 p.m. PT: I used to be on Twitter throughout most of Ant-Man and the Wasp (and I additionally grabbed some hen tenders from the concession stand), however the components I did see have been humorous and entertaining. That is one other one I will want to return and watch in full someday.
Captain Marvel is subsequent. One other film I’ve already seen, however I am wanting ahead to watching it once more.
I can not consider we have reached the final two motion pictures. Lower than three hours till Avengers: Endgame.
Thursday, 2:35 p.m. PT: Replace: Checked my sleep stats once more from earlier as we speak, and there is now a breakdown of time spent in every stage of sleep. Appears to be like prefer it was 27% REM, 49% gentle and 15% deep. The remaining was awake time. Sounds about proper.
Thursday, 4:40 p.m. PT: The time has come, of us. We made it. Captain Marvel is completed, and Avengers: Endgame begins in about 20 minutes. I am excited, however I do not need this to be over.
Sure, I actually stated I do not desire a 59-hour film marathon to be over. It is protected to say I’ve misplaced it.
It should be a wrestle to not use the toilet, since I am feeling form of dehydrated and would love to simply chug some water. However I’ve to tempo myself. That is essential.
Earlier than we get to the final film, I simply need to say thanks for following alongside. I’ve had a lot enjoyable listening to from individuals on Twitter and sharing this journey with you all. You will hear from me once more after all of it wraps up. Keep tuned.
Thursday, 8:15 p.m. PT: We have reached the top.
Avengers: Endgame simply completed. I’ve a lot to consider, and a lot to soak up. That was so unimaginable. I cherished each minute. It did not really feel like three hours. The time flew by.
What an unimaginable story. I’ve actually grown to like these characters. It is wonderful how over such a brief time frame (59 hours — let’s name that brief for these functions), I really feel like I’ve come to know them so effectively. Sure, there are issues I missed between naps and films I will must rewatch. However what made this movie so pleasing, apart from the unimaginable plot, was that at this level I’ve constructed up an understanding and fondness for these characters and their tales. My questions and issues after Avengers: Infinity Struggle have been resolved. The ending was, for lack of a greater phrase, very satisfying.
This is my favourite film within the MCU. I will share my rankings for favourite motion pictures in a bit. I am being kicked out of the theater proper now.
Thursday, 10 p.m. PT: I am dwelling now. I ought to be extra enthusiastic about this than I’m. I already miss the theater and the films, which is barely regarding.
I could also be loopy, however can you actually blame me? I used to be launched to this universe of superior movies and now I am supposed to simply go dwelling and sleep? That is not potential.
Then once more, I did not assume surviving 59 hours in a theater was potential, and right here we’re.
OK, time for rankings. I needed to simply do my high 5 (high 10 is an excessive amount of to course of proper now. I feel I have to rewatch Guardians of the Galaxy earlier than I could make an knowledgeable choice there). However there have been nonetheless three movies I could not determine the right way to work in. Figuring out the order was additionally difficult. No. 1 is certainly my high decide, however the others are tougher to position as a result of I cherished all of them a lot. However I attempted:
No. 1: Avengers: Endgame
No. 2: Captain America: The First Avenger
No. 3: Avengers: Infinity Struggle
No. 4: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
No. 5: Black Panther
Bonus picks (do I get these?):
No 6: Captain Marvel
No. 7: Thor: Ragnarok
Ugh, however I additionally cherished Captain America: Civil Struggle. These rankings are topic to alter, so do not maintain me to them.
I am going to put down after I settle in a bit. I threw my luggage on the ground and sat down on the foot of my mattress once I acquired dwelling to write down my remaining ideas ASAP. I feel I will spend the subsequent few hours studying by Marvel Marathon-related tweets.
This story initially printed April 23 at 10 a.m. PT and might be up to date usually over the course of the marathon.