My 59-hour Marvel movie marathon is here. Yes, I’m about to watch , back-to-back (to back).
For two and a half days, I’ll essentially be confined to a chair at an AMC theater in San Francisco as I attempt to watch all the movies from start to finish, beginning with Iron Man and wrapping up with Avengers: Endgame on Thursday. I’ll sleep in a theater chair and eat way more popcorn than I probably should. It’s been nice knowing you, everyone.
I slept well Monday night, the night before the big race, but not for very long since I got home late, so we’ll see how far I make it before crashing Tuesday. I might end up napping through Thor at 4:50. My bags are packed with (hopefully) everything I’ll need to keep me going: toothbrush, toothpaste, neck pillow, leggings, socks and battery packs. Lots of battery packs.
I’ll add to this story (latest updates at the bottom) and share Twitter updates about my dwindling state of mind, so be sure to follow me there to see how I’m holding up.
The movie rundown:
Tuesday, 9:23 a.m. PT: I’m standing outside the AMC Metreon waiting to get in. There are seven other people waiting. I’d figured the theater would’ve opened the doors by now. First meal of the day: lemon cake from Starbucks. A needed sugar rush.
Tuesday, 9:58 a.m. PT: I’m in my seat! These chairs are seriously nice. Plenty of space between rows, which is great for getting in and out and stretching your legs.
Tuesday, noon PT: Just finished Iron Man! I’m pleased to say I enjoyed it, as pretty much everyone told me I would. The plot was fun to follow and there wasn’t too much crazy action (which can be a deterrent for me). And I’m actually — dare I say it — excited to watch the sequel in a few hours.
Also, these seats are amazing. I can totally see myself taking some incredible power naps in here.
Still not hungry enough for lunch — I had some lemon cake at around 9:30 and that’s kept me full. Maybe I’ll get some pizza when I do get hungry, though. Tony Stark ate some in the movie and it looked delicious. Next up: The Incredible Hulk.
Tuesday, 2 p.m. PT: Stepped out of The Incredible Hulk for a quick prayer break (I’m Muslim and I pray five times a day). Was going to wait until the movie was over but figured it wouldn’t kill me to miss some of it….
Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. PT: Iron Man 2 is starting and I’m eating delicious BBQ chicken pizza.
This story originally published April 23 at 10 a.m. PT and will be updated often over the course of the marathon.