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A Marvel cinematic universe fan made a list of the correct order to watch the long catalog of superhero movies — along with some brutally honest commentary.
It has gone viral, for all the right reasons—mostly because it’s so accurate.
It began when Victoria Aveyard, the New York Times-bestselling author of the book Red Queen, was asked by her roommate to create a checklist of the perfect order in which to watch the films.
From that request, this beauty was born.
when your roommate asks for a Marvel watch list with commentary pic.twitter.com/a4v91EQGvW— Victoria Aveyard (@VictoriaAveyard) March 16, 2019
The advice is brutally upfront, and gives potential viewers a sense of the films before they even get started.
She calls Iron Man, “the granddaddy of them all,” while Iron Man 2 is “trash.”
And for Thor, well she advises to just ignore Natalie Portman, who played Thor’s love interest Jane Foster in the first Thor movie. She appeared later in Thor 2: The Dark World, which Aveyard calls “silly.”
She goes on to call the Guardians of the Galaxy “fun,” and describes Doctor Strange as “if House was a Wizard.”
Oh, and if you’re thinking of watching Incredible Hulk at all…just don’t.
Aveyard wrote that her comments were intended to guide her roommate, who doesn’t like war.
But other Marvel fans stand behind her list.
This is outstanding.— Rainbow Rowell (@rainbowrowell) March 16, 2019
skip incredible Hulk's the best advice pic.twitter.com/O8KluT7QCc— Leo Oliveira (@souoleoedai) March 16, 2019
IF HOUSE WAS A WIZARD.— Tri #Bye (@hamsterkookie) March 16, 2019
IT CANT GET MORE ACCURATE THAN THIS https://t.co/zKHeWmPTNu
This list is made valid by "Michael Keaton is BDE" https://t.co/ky3wZTEvuI— Kiara Bermudez (@QueenKiara20) March 16, 2019
No, seriously. I'm a solid Iron Man fan and I can say that IM2 was a filler and IM3 could've been better. https://t.co/2zrpKVhXjD— Name cannot be blank (like your DP) (@EmmYSanGrahams) March 17, 2019
This is great writing, literally you have great penmanship— George Johnston (@GeorgesJohnston) March 16, 2019
Others offered up their own tips and tricks to navigate the franchise.
Careful not to watch the post-credit scene on Ant Man and the Wasp. Spoils Infinity War.— Michael Sullivan (@sullyhasthots) March 16, 2019
If you’re going to watch it as a series, go in storyline chronological order. Not on ratings or popularity.— alex (@nanoBEERS) March 17, 2019
i can confirm that most of these comments are accurate, minus the iron man film insults ://// we stan tony always and forever https://t.co/b7Y4n5Mah3— peyton ritchie (@peytonritchie5) March 16, 2019
The latest film in the Marvel cinematic universe, Avengers: Endgame, recently drummed up some attention—and not in a good way. Fans couldn’t see actress Danai Gurira’s name on the original movie poster although her character, Okoye, was clearly visible.
Fans called out Marvel for using a Black woman’s image but not crediting her as highly as other characters. Marvel has since updated the movie poster.
Elizabeth VanMetre is a reporter based in Wyoming. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, and her work has appeared on ETOnline, the New York Daily News, Yahoo Travel, and more. She hosts a local morning show in Wyoming.