MCU Phase 1 Retrospective

Riley Mason, Staff Writer

As many worry about the current state of the MCU, let’s look back on the glory days of the Marvel Universe and reminisce on what was a greater MCU. It all started with Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man.” This all starts with a genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist turning into a powerful superhero, who only comes to the realization that there is more to life than women and money after almost getting killed by a terrorist organization known as the Ten Rings. 

Next up on the list is “Captain America: The First Avenger.” This movie kicks off in 1942 with skinny boy Steve Rogers finding courage through his small size, lack of strength, and determination to do what’s right. After taking the super soldier serum, he turns into the superhero known as Captain America. At first, Steve is more of a mascot than a hero. But fortunately, It only takes a super villain to create a superhero. Meet The Red Skull, a Nazi commander fueled by power, rage, and a gnarly red face. Captain America eventually stops the Red Skull, but not after sinking into the frozen ocean and waking up 70 years later in 2011. We will skip the next movie even though he has long blonde hair, but unfortunately it is too boring. 

To end phase one of the MCU let’s look at the Avengers. The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. After Aliens invade Earth, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, and Hawkeye must stop Loki and other creatures from taking over New York City. Kind of sounds a bit basic and boring at first, right? Wrong. Don’t be such a bozo. This movie is a representation of what a good superhero movie should look like. Action, Love, Sacrifice, Bad Guys, Good Guys, Winners, Losers, and much more (kind of sounds like The Princess Bride). As the master piece concludes, the end credits show the next phase of the MCU introducing the big grape, Thanos.