Five MCU Movies You Must Try Before Watching Avengers: Infinity War
To help fans catch up or brush up on their MCU knowledge, we have curated a list of the five most important MCU films they should try before watching Avengers: Infinity War.
The MCU franchise has 18 movies preceding Avengers: Infinity War, but if you are new to the films of the mega-comic franchise, then you would need to gather some essential information from the previous releases. If it seems impossible to watch all the 18 films before watching Infinity War (unless you are very dedicated), here are the five most unmissable picks for you to enjoy.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
This movie will introduce you to the Infinity Stones and create the storyline many years before Infinity War. Red Skull, the villain in the film, is aiming to obtain the power of the Tesseract. The power source of the Tesseract comes from the Blue Space Stone that lies within it.
The Avengers (2012)
Let us say you have somehow never watched an MCU film before, and now you want to give it a shot, but you do not have the time to watch them all before Infinity War, then begin with this film. The Avengers assembled Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye – and the film also introduces the big bad, Thanos from the Infinity War, in a post-credit scene.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
The filmmakers have beautifully linked all the 18 films with a handful of very powerful stones called "Infinity Stones." This film is about preventing one of the stones, called "the orb," from getting into the hands of Ronan, one of Thanos' minions, and there is a particular scene in which the Collector explains the significance of the stones. This film is crucial because Thanos' two daughters are also the Guardians of the Galaxy, and through this film, you can get an idea about how Nebula and Gamora feel about their father.
Doctor Strange (2016)
Doctor Strange has a prominent role in Infinity War because he possesses the Time Stone, which Thanos is looking for to fulfil his dream of obliterating half the universe. This film will also help you understand how Dr Stephen acquired his cool yet complicated powers.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Thor: Ragnarok is an action-comedy that interestingly defies all the laws of action films in the best possible way — and it draws a direct connection with "Infinity War"; therefore, you cannot miss it at any chance. If you skip this film, you will be confused, as it primarily focuses on Loki and Thor's complex relationship and where would the former's loyalties lie in the "Infinity War."
Go grab a tub of popcorn and get started with these films!