So you’ve got your tickets to the upcoming Marvel film Avengers: Infinity War? Of course you have. We all have! Well don’t tuck in just yet because AMC Theaters is sending you a “Hey. You up?” text 31 hours before the big event by running an MCU marathon of all the films leading up to Infinity War.

So. You up?

Similar to the marathon leading up to the release of Age of Ultron AMC will show every MCU film from 2008’s Iron Man to 2018’s Black Panther to give you a chance to live in this world full of characters before Thanos steps out of the post-credits and into a feature-length film appearance.

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Yes. You read that correctly. 31 hours!!! You may be saying, “Jay how am I gonna sit through a 31 hour movie marathon?” Well that’s why I’m here, reader. I’m going to give you 6 tips on how to survive the MCU movie-marathon… THE PLAYER WAY.

1. Rest Up!
Have you ever stayed over at a friend’s house and you guys decided to stay awake all-night? Well this is the reverse of that. You are going to want to get some rest. And lots of it.

2. Fall In Love With Concessions.
Don’t fool yourself, you are going to get hungry. I can not in good conscience tell you to sneak food into the films as that is how theaters make their money but what I can tell you is my wife and I LOVE movie popcorn… specifically MOVIE THEATER POPCORN. We’ve been known to see a crap movie just because the pop corn was hot at the time of the showing (Hardcore Henry anyone?). Worried about packing on a pound or two? It’s cool Darius Prather has you covered with The Killmonger Workout.

3. Find a Few Easter Eggs
Chances are you’ve seen a large percentage of these movies but if you’ve only seen them once then now is the time to research hidden gems and references that may have flown over your head the first time out. This is a great way to open up a new fondness for the film.

4. Take Rest Breaks
Again, chances are you’ve seen a large percentage of these movies so there is no shame in getting up and stretching those legs or going in the lobby to question yourself and your decision making process. I mean you did sign up to be in the movie theater for 31 hours.

5. Note The Run Times
If you havent’ seen Thor: The Dark World but have seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier you are going to want to get your breaks during Thor and have your butt in your seat for Cap’s romp with Bucky…. SPOILER.

6. Think of It As One Film.
Marvel has been telling this huge story in smaller chapters and this your chance to hunker down and take it on as one long novel… I once read “Finnegan’s Wake” and “Ulysses” back to back in college… there were no iron suits, shields, or hammers. You’ll be fine.

7. *Bonus Points* Dress As Hawkeye
The dude does his part and he did kind of hold off Vision for a second right? He deserves at least one person carrying a quiver.

Most importantly is to have fun, which should go without saying. Alight slugger I’ll see you out there! Bonus

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