Marveled by Marvel

The Journey of a Late Marvel Bloomer

Aya Kasim, Editor-in-Chief

As a senior about to graduate and enter the real world, there is a part of my childhood that has always been missing: an affinity for Marvel movies. Over the summer, I realized that I have never seen a Marvel movie despite a new one coming out almost every year of my life. Somehow, I have floated through nearly the past two decades content with just being an observer to the frenzy. However, in that realization, I decided there needs to be a change. 

With my mother as my trusty sidekick, I have embarked on the Marvel journey. We have watched three out of the 24 movies so far (Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain Marvel, and Iron Man) and we are hooked. 

“Marvel movies go back so far in my childhood so it is easy to say that it is definitely my favorite series,” junior Connor Stone said. “It’s kind of like my comfort series because of all the memories and nostalgia it brings.”

The decision to watch the movies in chronological order rather than in release order has made the plot much easier to follow. More and more, I notice connections between the storylines and even my past vague understanding of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Though I had never seen a Marvel movie before, not every aspect of the franchise eluded me. Like any other person, I saw the occasional funny blooper reel on YouTube, heard a spoiler or two, and had an obsession with Chris Evans. 

“I thought that it couldn’t be possible that someone had never seen a Marvel movie, especially if they were one of my best friends,” senior Hannah Huron said. “I grew up watching them and they made me into the person I am today.”

With much more to watch, stay tuned to hear updates from this growing Marvel fan.