The MCU officially launched in 2008 with the release of Jon Favreau’s Iron Man. Since then, the franchise expanded to 23 installments comprising three Phases known as the Infinity Saga. Even for viewers who don’t consider themselves fans of the superhero genre, it’s difficult to deny how much the MCU has succeeded in the last decade. Marvel has dominated the box office by consistently releasing new material and revamping their brand.
For novices, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is appealing. But what can we as MCU enthusiasts do to revitalize and energize individuals at the possibility of plunking down and observing around 50 hours of movies? Simple: provide zero context except for a terrible, poorly explained plot summary that both makes them laugh, and need-to-know what exactly happens. Here we have compiled 23 poorly explained plots for every film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Let’s be honest for a second; for newbies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Hela intimidating. With more than 20 films to catch up on (not counting the vast number of TV series that are technically apart of the in-universe canon), a lot of the nuance and anticipation that was built over the decade between Iron Man and Avengers: Infinity War is lost.
So; what can we as MCU fanatics do to reinvigorate and excite people at the prospect of sitting down and watching approximately 50 hours of films? Simple: provide zero context with the exception of a terrible, poorly explained plot summary that both makes them laugh, and need-to-know what exactly happens.
This is a list of poorly explained plots for every film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Vote up the worst, but technically correct description that makes you laugh!
Movies are made to entertain us, to give us an escape for a couple of hours and get lost in another world. But what if you don’t want the details? What if you want the movie stripped back to its bare bones, the entire plot summed up in just a couple of lines?
The wildly popular hashtag #explainafilmplotbadly is still going strong, giving us the essence of our favorite movies in bitesize captions, and highlighting how hilariously ridiculous some movie plots are from different perspectives and without context.