Avengers: Endgame or bust — My 59-hour Marvel film marathon hits day 2


My 59-hour Marvel film marathon is right here. Sure, I am watching 59 hours of Marvel motion pictures, again to again (to again). 

For 2 and a half days, I am basically confined to a chair at an AMC theater in San Francisco as I try to observe all the flicks from begin to end, starting with Iron Man and wrapping up with Avengers: Endgame on Thursday (learn our CNET evaluate of Endgame right here). 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 obtained residence late. My luggage had been full of (hopefully) every part I will must hold me going: toothbrush, toothpaste, neck pillow, leggings, socks and battery packs. A number of battery packs. 

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9-hour check-in on the 59-hour Marvel film marathon


I will add to this story (newest updates on the backside) and share Twitter updates about my dwindling way of thinking, so remember 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 favored them, however I would not name myself a large Marvel fan… but. Here is to hopefully changing into one.

The film rundown: 

Day 1

Tuesday, 9:23 a.m. PT: I am standing exterior the AMC Metreon ready to get in. There are seven different folks 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 critically good. Loads of area 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 might. The plot was enjoyable to observe and there wasn’t an excessive amount of loopy motion (which generally is a deterrent for me). And I am really — dare I say it — excited to observe the sequel in a couple of hours. 

Additionally, these seats are superb. I can completely see myself taking some unimaginable energy naps in right here.

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Nonetheless not hungry sufficient for lunch — I had some lemon cake at round 9:30 and that is saved me full. Possibly I will get some pizza once I do get hungry, although. Tony Stark ate some within the film and it appeared 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 instances 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 rooster 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 truthful, 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 imagine to be Captain America’s defend showing in a single scene and Scarlett Johansson’s character exhibiting 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 go to sleep.

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 completely 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 however 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 cellphone within the hallway, however a couple of people are napping within the theater. Relaxation can be a lot wanted, as the following 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 believe 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 am unable to wait to see the opposite Captain America motion pictures.

Additionally, Captain America is completely attractive. Simply saying.

Looks like nearly everybody within the theater remains to be awake. Let’s examine how lengthy all of us final tonight. The Avengers is subsequent! I am excited.

Day 2 

Wednesday, 12:48 a.m. PT: My descent has begun.

I used to be trying ahead to The Avengers due to the reward it obtained from my buddies and colleagues, however that is when the sleepiness actually kicked in. I attempted resting my head on a pillow for consolation however it shortly grew to become clear that was a certain approach to knock out very quickly. Even once I sat upright, I inadvertently dozed off a couple of instances. 

However I believe it is OK. Every time I awoke from my mini naps (possibly about 4 instances), they had been nonetheless combating Loki. There’s a whole lot of combating on this film. Like, actually so much. I would not thoughts if there was rather less. After some time, I begin to simply block it out. 

Seems my quick naps weren’t that deep, although, as a result of I might nonetheless form of hear every part 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 way of your entire movie! I might say rather less than half the theater can 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 past two motion pictures. Thor was unnecessarily loud at some factors, however that did not deter me from my mission to energise. 

I appeared on the listing of films 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 most probably 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 (not less than 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 to this point.

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 focused on, not less than to this point. I missed the start (these 15-minute breaks actually aren’t lengthy sufficient), however I felt I might nonetheless choose up the plotline once I obtained again within the theater from my prayer/filming/toilet break.

When Bucky confirmed up, I gasped. That was such a great plot twist. What I like in regards to 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 struggle 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 factor was a bit too sturdy for my style, I believe. It did have good humor, which was a redeeming high quality. However truthfully, I used to be hardly paying consideration. I believe I used to be additionally distracted by the truth that I’ve a TWO-HOUR break now!

I believe I’ll stroll exterior and get an acai bowl (I do know, I am such a Californian. However I might use one thing wholesome and refreshing). I am fairly hungry. It will even be a chance 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.

This story initially printed April 23 at 10 a.m. PT and can be up to date typically over the course of the marathon. 


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