With the Marvel Cinematic Universe growing by two or three movies every year, it’s getting harder and harder for fans to rewatch the films as a set. So, don’t you wish there was a way that you could view every MCU entry in just a fraction of the time? Well, the video below allows you to do just that. Or, at least, the first 10 minutes of them.
As created by Youtube user Storinvir s, the clip arranges the opening segments of each of the 16 MCU movies to date into a neat 4×4 grid and plays them all simultaneously. In case your memory needs jogging, the films are as follows: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and, last but not least, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Check out the compilation below:
The resulting viewing experience leaves you feeling like Professor X while plugging himself into Cerebro (oh, sorry, wrong franchise), but it does bring the similarities and differences between these movies into sharper focus. On the whole, it’s clear that the studio likes to grab audiences as quickly as they can with a big set piece. Usually in the form a thrilling action sequence – or a quirky musical number, in the case of the Guardians films.
Very soon, however, this compilation video will be out of date, with Thor: Ragnarok due in theaters on November 3rd. 2018 will then bring three more MCU treats to enjoy – namely, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp. We don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves, but it’s probably safe to say that all these upcoming films will entertain us straight away, just as the previous 16 did.