Avengers: Infinity War – Why You Should Skip The Movie Marathon

Avengers: Infinity War – Why You Should Skip The Movie Marathon

I’m going out on a limb here to say something about Avengers: Infinity War that might not be very popular. This is specifically directed at people who haven’t gone to see it yet. Don’t worry, there aren’t any spoilers here.

If you want to see the latest Avengers movie, skip the recommended marathon and GO SEE INFINITY WAR. 

Let me put that into context. For a couple of weeks I’ve been wanting to put together an updated post about the list of movies to watch in preparation for Avengers: Infinity War. Instead, I wrote an overview of Thanos Rising – Avengers: Infinity War board game where you act as the heroes and try to prevent Thanos from getting all the Infinity Stones. In that same time, I’ve seen countless posts from blogs and media sites sharing their recommendations to watch prior movie releases so you can go into Infinity War prepared with an updated Marvel knowledge base.

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War is another blockbuster. Take this advice about skipping the highly-recommended movie marathons. - SahmReviews.com

Last Friday we caught the noon IMAX showing of Infinity War and I walked away with a new opinion about those recommended last-minute movie marathons. You don’t need them to enjoy Infinity War. We’ve seen all of the Marvel movies, some more recently than others, but the reality is… you don’t need to watch all those other movies to enjoy Infinity War. Yes, you’ll get MORE out of it if you can piece together random bits of history. Yes, you’ll have “a-ha” moments while watching Infinity War if you know the backstory. Yes, you’ll better understand the Infinity Stones and where we last saw them. Yes, you’ll appreciate nuances that are built into the story line over someone who hasn’t watched the trilogy of Iron Man and Thor movies, various Avengers / Captain America movies (including Civil War where we see almost everyone), two volumes of Guardians of the Galaxy, multiple seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as well as The Incredible Hulk, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Ant-Man and Black Panther solo films. Most important, if you’ve watched any or all of the prior, you’ll be more invested in the characters in Infinity War.

Do you need to see all those other movies and shows to enjoy Infinity War? Absolutely not.

With that said, here’s my recommendation:

Go see Infinity War.

Don’t worry about what you’re missing or won’t understand. See it now. See it while it’s in the theaters. THEN go home, load up Marvel on Netflix, catch them on cable or satellite or pick up copies on Amazon and watch all those other movies to add more depth to the story.

Watch Captain America: Civil War to understand the rift between Captain America and Iron Man as well as see the history of the relationship between Vision and Scarlet Witch.

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War is another blockbuster. Take this advice about skipping the highly-recommended movie marathons. - SahmReviews.com

Watch Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy to understand the banter when Thor meets Star Lord, Gamora and the rest of the Guardians.

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War is another blockbuster. Take this advice about skipping the highly-recommended movie marathons. - SahmReviews.com

Watch Doctor Strange to grasp how those cool orange rings work.

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War is another blockbuster. Take this advice about skipping the highly-recommended movie marathons. - SahmReviews.com

Watch Black Panther to learn more about Wakanda as well as how talented and intelligent Shuri is… and why she deserves a movie or two of her own.

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War is another blockbuster. Take this advice about skipping the highly-recommended movie marathons. - SahmReviews.com

As a Marvel fanatic, I’m still learning things that the writers buried in earlier shows. For example, on Saturday I watched Guardians of the Galaxy and caught things I didn’t notice previously. I plan to watch others again as well and am anxious to see what other tidbits bubble to the surface now that I’ve seen Infinity War.

If all these prior releases are so important, why am I so insistent that you forgo the movie marathon? Because at this point, it’s more important to see Infinity War on the big screen than try to see all the movies that lead up to it. It’s excellent in and of itself. The Marvel movies have so many intertwined stories that with each one there are multiple reasons to “catch up” on everything before. So do this…

Go see Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War in theaters AND stay until the last scene after the ALL the credits.
Go home and watch what you can of any of the previous movies.
Then plan to go see it again before it leaves the big screen.

Now that we have that out of the way, you have until July 6th to get caught up before Ant Man and the Wasp hits theaters… and until March 8, 2019 when Captain Marvel makes her big screen debut.

Which characters in Infinity War are you most excited to see?

Nicole

About Nicole

Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked as an ambassador for brands such as Netflix, U.S. Cellular and K'NEX, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two beautiful teen daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere playing board games.

13 comments on «Avengers: Infinity War – Why You Should Skip The Movie Marathon»

  1. Neely says:

    So I’ve seen the first avengers and the iron man movies and that may be it!!

  2. Thank you for the advice! I have not seen any of the other movies, but I like that I can see this one without having to have seen all the others.

  3. Brandy says:

    Thanks for the advice, I had heard this before too. I am going to go see this in the theater with my kids, I do believe soon. I can’t wait, well they can’t wait. They are huge Marvel fans, like BIG time.

    1. Nicole says:

      That’s awesome. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! Who are their favorite characters, Brandy?

      1. Brandy says:

        That is a great question, I don’t know if they have a favorite. I do know, they’re the ones who told me DO NOT LEAVE THE THEATER when the movies are over. I had no idea what happens after the credits in Marvel movies. Very entertaining.

        1. Nicole says:

          Awesome that they told you! I see too many people leave right away and miss so much!

  4. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I have seen the other movies before I went and watched Infinity War. I agree with you that Infinity War has been masterfully made that you can watch it on its own without having to have watched the others before it. I am eagerly awaiting for the DVD copy to be released so I can add that to my movie library!

    1. Nicole says:

      “Masterfully made” is a great way to put it, Annemarie. Do you add the Marvel board games to your library also? If you’re that big of a fan, you’ll have to check out Thanos Rising. We wrote about it recently if you’re curious!

  5. Heather says:

    I was chatting with my niece today who saw Black Panther for the first time. When I questioned her about seeing Infinity War yet, so wasn’t sure she should see it until she saw all the rest. But I agree with you. It’s an amazing stand alone.

    1. Nicole says:

      Our local drive-in played Infinity War first then Black Panther second. Even THEY thought it was okay to see them out of order. LOL!

  6. jamie says:

    Well, as I have seen them all before (multiple times) I’m not sure it helped anyway, lol. All during the movie, I was having to get my hubby to explain what was going on! A little too much going on imo.

  7. Sue E says:

    Thank you for the heads up! A couple of my grandkids saw it and I honestly don’t know what movies they saw before this one. All I know is that they liked it.
    I don’t know if they watched the movie through all the credits. I doubt it. They usually rush to get out of there before the stampede of people. You’ve peaked my interest though!
    I liked the Ant Man Movies though. Paul Rudd was awesome as the Ant Man! Thank you for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *