Avengers: Endgame or bust — My 59-hour Marvel film marathon’s on day 3


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 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 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 figuring out you, everybody.

I slept nicely Monday evening, the evening earlier than the massive race, however not for very lengthy since I obtained house late. My luggage had been full of (hopefully) all the things I will must preserve me going: toothbrush, toothpaste, neck pillow, leggings, socks and battery packs. Numerous battery packs. 

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24 hours into 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 make sure 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 preferred them, however I would not name myself a large Marvel fan… but. This is to hopefully changing into one.

The film rundown: 

Day 1

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 severely 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 advised me I might. 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 just a few hours. 

Additionally, these seats are wonderful. 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 stored me full. Possibly I will get some pizza after I do get hungry, although. Tony Stark ate some within the film and it appeared scrumptious. Subsequent up: The Unbelievable Hulk. 

Tuesday, 2 p.m. PT: Stepped out of The Unbelievable 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 displaying up (I do not know the character’s identify with out Googling it, I am afraid to say).

I am beginning to really feel sleepy however I ponder if that is as a result of I have been in a darkish room for six hours. Thor is subsequent. Let’s have a look at if I fall asleep.

Tuesday 7:44 p.m PT: Simply completed grabbing dinner with my pal 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 mentioned than completed, 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. Based mostly on suggestions from many of us on Twitter, although, I did not miss a lot. 

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I am charging my cellphone within the hallway, however just a few people are napping within the theater. Relaxation will likely 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 beloved Captain America: The First Avenger. It is my favourite of the movies I’ve seen thus far. I feel a part of it has to do with the truth that I get pleasure from tales set prior to now, however I additionally simply beloved the plot. I am unable to wait to see the opposite Captain America motion pictures.

Additionally, Captain America is totally beautiful. Simply saying.

Looks like nearly everybody within the theater continues to be awake. Let’s have a look at 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 nevertheless it rapidly turned clear that was a certain option to knock out very quickly. Even after I sat upright, I inadvertently dozed off just a few instances. 

However I feel it is OK. Every time I awoke from my mini naps (possibly about 4 instances), they had been nonetheless combating Loki. There’s a variety of combating on this film. Like, actually loads. 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 things taking place. 

Iron Man Three is subsequent. I am planning to only knock out throughout this one. Based mostly on what I have been advised on Twitter and heard right here within the theater, I do not assume it will 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 complete 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 nicely 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 checklist 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 certainly 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 thus 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 taken with, at the least thus far. I missed the start (these 15-minute breaks actually aren’t lengthy sufficient), however I felt I may nonetheless decide up the plotline after I obtained again within the theater from my prayer/filming/toilet 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 thus far is how they work in emotion. Within the first one, when Captain America mentioned “I had a date,” my coronary heart broke. In The Winter Soldier, I nearly misplaced it when he advised Bucky through the battle scene, “I am with you til the top of the road.” So good.

Guardians of the Galaxy is subsequent. Unsure if I must 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 robust for my style, I feel. It did have good humor, which was a redeeming high quality. However truthfully, 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 will even be a possibility to get some steps on this Fitbit Versa the oldsters 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 just a little on-camera stuff earlier than heading again, solely to seek out they’d introduced McDonald’s for us. I picked the Captain America Glad 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 Glad Meal toy. I will head inside in a bit.

Wednesday, 1:42 p.m. PT: I feel I am getting dehydrated. I must 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 have to resist. 

I caught the final 40 minutes of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which suggests I understood nothing. There have been just a few new faces among the many major characters that I must find out about. 

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 therefore 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 way of 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 beloved 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 just a few instances to ensure I wasn’t watching an Avengers movie, as a result of Captain America would not seem that rather more than the opposite characters. 

Additionally, I’ve a buddy now! My pal 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 way of Physician Unusual.

I must attempt to sleep so I might be awake for Thor: Ragnarok at 3:20 a.m. PT. I have been advised it is a good one. After that, we get a 1.5 hour break earlier than Black Panther, 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.

Day 3

Thursday, 1:21 a.m. PT: It is formally day three! I managed to sleep by way of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which I think about is spectacular given there are apparently some main battle scenes. Awakened just a little 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. Do not forget that one minute. I feel it was actually important. I did not hit any levels of sleep — REM, mild, 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 likely 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 accordance with my Fitbit. Solely six extra motion pictures to go! I am unable to imagine 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 way of 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 nicely. 

I am sensing 3.5 hours of sleep most likely is not ample for the day. A very powerful factor, in fact, is that I am unsleeping for Avengers: Endgame tonight. I’ve a 1.5 hour break now, however I am planning to shut my eyes throughout Black Panther afterward regardless 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 am unable to imagine I am saying this, however I feel I will miss this when it is over. The theater and its lengthy hallways, quiet corners and cozy seats have grow to be house to me these previous few days. It is wonderful how rapidly your physique can modify to issues and the way seamlessly you’ll be able to adapt to new routines. I’ve gotten into the rhythm of: watch film, tweet and replace reside weblog after 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’ll be able to see, I have never but fallen asleep throughout Clean Panther like I mentioned 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. Avengers: Infinity Struggle simply ended, regardless 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 people 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 much too lengthy.

On one other be aware, this film actually makes me need to return and watch each Guardians of the Galaxy movies. These characters had been liable for a lot of the humor in Avengers: Infinity Struggle, so I feel I might actually get pleasure from them. Let’s give it per week.

I additionally beloved seeing Wakanda on this movie. It was cool to primarily have a follow-up to Black Panther. Nice to see these characters once more.

Certainly one of my favourite quotes within the film: 

“There’s an Ant-Man AND a Spider-Man??” I undoubtedly laughed out loud. However that was after 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 way of 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 rooster tenders from the concession stand), however the components I did see had 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 trying ahead to watching it once more. 

I am unable to imagine 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 at this time, and there is now a breakdown of time spent in every stage of sleep. Appears to be like prefer it was 27% REM, 49% mild and 15% deep. The remainder was awake time. Sounds about proper. 

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


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