Iron Man (2008)
This is where it all started. I don’t think anybody buying a ticket at the time knew just how big it was going to be. I remember getting psyched based on the trailers. Everyone was excited because the trailers were amazing.
I saw it at Movie Tavern in my college town with some friends of mine. I was already someone who stayed after the credits for movies. I felt that it was a way to sort of decompress after the movie ended. Also due to movies like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off leaving little extras in the credits, I made it a point to stay until the projector shut off.
Which then greeted us to the greatest stinger of all time, “I’m here to talk to you about the Avengers Initiative.” Other stingers may have been more entertaining or shocking, but this one set an expectation and built a universe that no one was expecting, but ALWAYS wanted.
I don’t think there is a MCU movie I have seen more than this one, simply by nature of being the oldest, but no matter how many times I see it, it always captures my attention. I’ll put it on and think, “okay, I can just have it in the background and do other stuff,” but I’ll find myself watching and focused within no time.
If there are any faults in this one, I’ve long since blinded myself to them and wouldn’t be able to address them.
I know Incredible Hulk is supposed to be next, but my Fiancé hasn’t seen it and she doesn’t want to stay up to watch it, so I’m going to shelve that one for later. Next we’re going to go with Iron Man 2.