11 years have passed and an era has just ended for the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of Avengers: Endgame this April. This is the final chapter of the heroes we looked forward to seeing on the screen each season. It’s no news to the fans of this universe, that all films are interconnected and have a chronological order that doesn’t match their release dates. From the birth of Captain America to the shocking defeat against Thanos, it only takes a quick look at the comics to see it. In the new production, the quest will be to face the terrible titan and seek to reverse the damage done by the Infinity Gauntlet.
Bright Side was filled with nostalgia to see the end of this era, so we’ll share with you the list of the movies organized in the correct order of the story. This way you can see them before the last premiere.
1. Captain Marvel (2019)
The Starforce captures Carol Danvers and takes her to the Supreme Intelligence. In the movie, we discover how Fury lost his left eye. We also get a look at who’s monitoring the pager that Danvers gave him in case he needed it.
A scene between the credits shows how Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, and the rest of the group monitor the pager activated by Fury before it disintegrates. It also shows how Danvers appears years later looking for him.
2. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Captain America is the oldest of all the superheroes. The story begins during World War II, where Steve Rogers meets Tony Stark’s father. Here we find out that Stark gave him his nearly indestructible shield.
The key scenes, however, are shown after the credits. Captain America wakes up 60 years later and meets Nick Fury to found the league of The Avengers. It’s also seen how Red Skull discovers the Tesseract, which he would use to boost his technology.
3. Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man was the first movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be released. The film portrays the story of Tony Stark. He is kidnapped by terrorists and attempts to develop a suit that will help him escape. He later destroys the armored suit in the desert and starts secretly building an improved version of it. This is how he becomes Iron Man.
The film also shows Nick Fury inviting Tony Stark to join The Avengers in a scene after the credits.
4. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
The movie recounts the story of Bruce Banner in the comics that Marvel titled: Fury’s Big Week. Banner is a scientist who wants to make humans immune to gamma radiation by recreating the World War II Super Soldier Program.
In the last scene, Tony Stark argues with Ross about the Harlem incident while at a local bar, reminding him that the program has been suspended and offering him a chance to form a team.
5. Iron Man 2 (2010)
After Tony Stark’s identity is revealed, Ivan Vanco creates a mini arc reactor similar to the one Stark has. The reactor becomes a success for its peaceful intentions, but Tony Stark gets accused by the government of being in possession of specialized weapons.
As with many Marvel movies, the key feature is in the scenes after the credits. Phil Coulson, a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, arrives in New Mexico where authorities appear to have found a crater. He contacts Fury to inform him about his new finding: Thor’s hammer.
6. Thor (2011)
Frost Giants burst into Thor’s coronation to recover the Casket but are stopped by Odin. After a failed attempt to try to solve the problem, Thor sparks an intense battle for which his father divests him of his powers, the throne, and sends him to Earth, where he loses his hammer.
After the credits, we see Erik Selving working beside Nick Fury. He asks Erik to analyze the Tesseract because of its incalculable potential power. However, it’s only after Thor’s brother, Loki, intervenes that Erik agrees.
7. The Avengers (2012)
It’s the first movie that portrays the Avengers together for the first time on screen. This time Loki meets the Chitauri’s leader, the Other. They agree to recover the Tesseract by working together in exchange for an army to dominate the Earth.
Scenes in the credits show the Chitauri’s leader complaining to his master about the mistake of believing humans were weak and explaining that attacking them would be flirting with death. It’s the first time in the Marvel saga in which Thanos is revealed as the master. Finally, we get to see the whole team eating together in silence at a restaurant.
8. Iron Man 3 (2013)
Tony Stark gives a conference about integrated circuits at a New Year’s Eve party. After his unfortunate performance, Stark meets Aldrich Kilian who offers him a place in his A.I.M. project, Advanced Idea Mechanics.
When the credits are finished, we see Tony Stark narrating his experience to Bruce Banner. He had fallen asleep and had to explain to Stark that he wasn’t that kind of doctor. We can also see the phrase Tony Stark will be back.
9. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
In this Thor sequel, the Dark Elves, guided by Malekith, attempt to conquer entire realms using the power of the Aether, the Reality Stone. They seek to restore the energy state in which the Dark Elves prosper.
Post-credit scenes show the Reality Stone in the hands of the Collector. The final scene portrays Jane and Thor kissing passionately while a Frost giant from Jotunheim is accidentally transported to Earth.
10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Following a conspiracy inside S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America doesn’t know who to trust, until he discovers Hydra has been constantly interfering in the organization. This is how the movie prepares fans for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Key scenes are revealed after the credits. In one of these, Von Strucker proclaims at a Hydra laboratory that “the age of miracles” has begun. Finally, let’s not forget the final part in which Barnes visits his own memorial and the Smithsonian Institute.
11. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
The Reality Stone is protected in the interior of the Orb, which will kill whoever holds it, except the most powerful. This is how the true nature of Peter Quill is revealed and he and his team join the Nova Corps to confront the Dark Aster at Xandar. Star-Lord and his followers get to put the purple gem in Nova Prime’s power.
12. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Ultron is born after the Mind Gem is snatched away from Baron Strucker, thanks to the Avengers. The stone finally appears in front of the artificial intelligence that was created by Tony Stark and the Vision, an android robot that emerged from the J.A.R.V.I.S. evolution.
After the credits, we see Thanos putting on the Infinity Gauntlet and disappointed by his pawns’ actions, he swears to retrieve the Infinity Stones himself.
13. Ant-Man (2015)
Hank Pym quits S.H.I.E.L.D. after discovering their attempt to replicate Ant-Man’s shrinking technology. He found it extremely dangerous and swears to keep it hidden while he’s still alive. Later on, he hires Scott Lang to steal the suit as part of a test.
In the last scenes, Hank shows a new Wasp suit and offers it to Hope. We also get to see that Sam Wilson and Steve Rogers have Bucky Barnes in their custody. They are unable to contact Tony Stark, but Wilson suggests that he knows someone who can help.
14. Capitan America: Civil War (2016)
This movie takes place after the Ultron Era and the destruction of Sokovia. Politicians demand that the Avengers work under the authorities supervision. This inevitably divides the Avengers into 2 sides: One led by Tony Stark and the other one by Steve Rogers.
We also see Spider-Man come into play and watch Black Panther’s appearance suggested after the credits in a shot that portrays Bucky taking refuge in Wakanda and choosing to go back to cryogenic sleep.
15. Dr. Strange (2016)
Set in New York, Stephen Strange looks for a cure for his hand wounds to be able to continue his profession as a neurosurgeon. He does this with the help of Christine Palmer, but their search is unsuccessful. When he’s about to go bankrupt, he finds out about Jonathan Pangborn, a paraplegic who mysteriously recovered the use of his legs.
At the end of the film, Strange decides to help Thor, who has brought his brother along with him to look for Odin, their father. In a post-credit scene, Mordo confronts Pangborn and steals all the mystic energy arguing that there are “too many sorcerers” already.
16. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
The Guardians protect valuable batteries from an inter-dimensional monster in exchange for Gamora’s distanced sister. Upon finding Nebula they decide to form an uncommon alliance, but later on, she chooses to leave and continue the search to eliminate Thanos on her own.
At the end of the movie credits, Kraglin takes possession of the telekinetic arrow and Ravager leader, Stakar Ogord, rejoins with his team. We also see Groot as an adolescent and watch Ayesha create a new being to destroy all the Guardians.
17. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
This story begins a few days following the Civil War. Peter Parker has a fight against the Vulture and his band of criminals, the distributors of Chitauri technology guns. The movie shows how Tony Stark becomes Spider-Man’s mentor and gifts him with a new suit.
In the scenes after the credits, Gargan hears that Toomes knows Spider-Man’s real identity but when confronted, he denies it all.
18. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
2 years after the battle of Sokovia, Surtur kidnaps Thor. He tells him that his father is no longer on Asgard and assures him that the realm would soon be destroyed by Ragnarok. Thor tries to convince Hulk and 142 to help him save Asgard, but none of them accept at the beginning. We also see Hulk transform into Bruce Banner for the first time since Sokovia.
Thor decides to take his people to Earth on board the Grandmaster’s ships, but is intercepted by a spaceship. The last scene depicts the Grandmaster confronting his former subjects.
19. Black Panther (2018)
In Wakanda, T’Challa is pronounced king after his father’s death and undertakes the Black Panther’s strength. Erik Killmonger threatens to usurp the throne and defeats T’Challa after a mission in which the king finds Klaue and some stolen vibranium.
20. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Thanos, a merciless intergalactic titan, looks for the Infinity Stones which hold unimaginable power to force his will onto reality. Thor tries to kill him but Thanos manages to use the Infinity Gauntlet’s power to teleport to an unknown location.
In the streets of New York, we see Fury and Maria Hill, after the credits, trying to find Tony Stark who has been out of sight for a long time. In the meantime, alien sightings are reported in Wakanda. Many incidents invade the city which are Thanos’ doings, and which prevent Fury from sending an emergency signal from a pager marked with Captain Marvel’s badge.
21. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Scott Lang tries to live a normal life while living under house arrest when he’s called to join a mission. He’s asked to discover information about Pym’s past and for this quest, and is counting on help from Van Dyne.
The connection with the next Marvel Studios production is in the scene where we see Scott arrive at an empty house and spot a big ant touching his drums. At the end of the film, the screen reads Ant-Man and the Wasp will return, making room for the new Avengers: End Game.
22. Avengers: End Game (2019)
Which of these movies have you seen? What do you expect from the release of the new film? Leave your comments below and share with us which one has been your favorite so far.
Internet Users Shared Their Head-Scratching Findings That Are More Like Riddles Until You Realize What They Actually Are
You can find nearly anything on the internet. And people who bump into something unusual turn to it to find answers. On Reddit, there’s a topic where users easily solve challenging riddles. They know everything about mysterious marine creatures, extraordinary tools, and exotic musical instruments.
Bright Side likes to learn more and more about this world, and internet users are ready to share their knowledge with us. Enjoy!
18. “Found these unusual scissors. They’re uncomfortable to hold, in either hand, 2 or 4 fingers.”
These are children’s training scissors for preschoolers. The extra holes are needed to let a grown-up co-scissor and help the child.
17. “What is the purpose of these mirrors? I came across them in Trosa, Sweden.”
In Sweden, these mirrors are called “Skvallerspegel” which can be translated to “gossip mirror.” In the Netherlands, they’re called Spionnetje, or “small spy.” These mirrors allow you to see what’s going on in the street from the comfort of your couch. They can be also found in Norway and Finland.
16. In Spain, why are there water bottles outside all the driveways and entrances?
Citizens use this approach to fight cats’ and dogs’ urges to mark their territory. Maybe animals don’t want to pee where they can drink water or the bottles serve as obstacles that confuse them.
15. “I found this in an old church.”
This is used to fill multiple communion cups with wine at the same time. The way this tool works is depicted in this picture created with the help of Photoshop.
14. “My girlfriend found this shell on the beach.”
13. “What is this tube full of balls in the wall?”
This is a tool that helps to detect termites at home. Its indicator lets you know if there are termites in your house.
12. An unusual tree
It’s the Agave Americana in blossom.
11. “What is this animal? This image was caught on a trail camera.”
This is a fisher, it’s a member of the mustelid family. Sometimes it’s also called “pekan.” Despite its name, the animal doesn’t always eat fish.
10. “I saw this in a shop near Manchester.”
It’s a tool that helps you get your boots on and off. The way it works is shown here. Inside the tool there are hooks that help you put your boots on.
9. “20 years of research and the internet is my last hope!”
These are the teeth of a Black Drum fish, they’re also called corbs.
8. “Found this at an antique festival near Atlanta. It’s 17” by 5.5″.”
It’s for rolling newspapers into a “log” for the fireplace.
7. I found some kind of jellyfish on the beach.
The Portuguese man o’ war (Physalia physalis) is a marine hydrozoan (invertebrate.) A big transparent bladder is filled with gas, which lets it float on the water’s surface. Its tentacles have stinging cells and the poison is dangerous for human beings.
6. “My friend found this thing in the water.”
This is an Orisha figure used in Santeria. One hand holds a snake, the other hand holds a mask. These figures are kept in water 100% of the time in accordance with the rules of the religion.
5. “Something’s falling out of the sky.”
No, it’s not a UFO. It could be a condensation trail produced by an aircraft. Contrails are composed primarily of water, in the form of ice crystals.
4. “Found this in my grandfather’s basement.”
This is called an ocarina, and it’s an ancient musical wind instrument. It’s used all over the world: in China, Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Europe. In Europe, this instrument is more like a toy for kids.
3. “Found this figurine in the forest near my house.”
It’s a broken part of a candle holder. Though some people use it as an ashtray.
2. “I found this on the Caribbean side of Eleuthera in the Bahamas at low tide.”
It’s a sponge. They don’t have nervous, digestive, or circulatory systems. They consume oxygen, filtering water through their bodies.
1. “What is this fish for?”
Iron deficiency is a serious problem in developing countries. These fish help people get enough iron if they boil these figurines in water.
Have you ever found anything unusual?
14 Ads From Marketing Gurus Who Are at the Top of Their Game
It’s great that commercials are no longer something unbearable or something that distracts you from watching your favorite movie. Modern marketers sometimes create such amazing masterpieces that they captivate your attention and you forget that this is just something that is supposed to sell you a product.
You probably already know that the Bright Side team loves advertisements that are made by talented people. So we would like to highlight these commercials that we think you might love.
1. The IKEA designers recreated the designs of the living rooms from The Simpsons, Friends, and Stranger Things
2. Adidas inspires you to climb all the mountains.
3. BMW: More power, less consumption.
4. The National Geographic Wild channel shows predators and their prey.
5. McDonald’s is sure that children love Happy Meals because they can be eaten with their hands.
6. This is LG’s way of telling you that delicate and non-delicate fabrics can be washed together.
7. Rota Uniprag pest control will make all the bad insects leave your house.
8. This bookstore knows that some books trap you from the very first pages.
9. Burger King, for those who love grill
10. Stabilo: highlighting the most important things
11. There is no way you can miss this STIHL blower magazine ad.
12. Nivea’s way of letting you know they can help you get rid of cellulite
13. Wilkinson Sword shows us how individuality is created.
14. PlayStation is the best way to train your fingers.
Which of these commercials do you think deserves a round of applause? And we would also like to know if you have ever bought things because of good commercials or do you always try to shut down your emotions while shopping?
Preview photo credit Sony
Big Little Lies season 2, episode 2: “Tell-Tale Hearts” recap
If Big Little Lies’ second-season premiere was the calm before a storm of consequences, then the second episode, “Tell-Tale Hearts,” is a whole new maelstrom of melodrama.
This episode sees our five scheming socialites falling deeper into the web of secrets and lies that have surrounded them, as family tensions, spousal betrayals, and devastating reveals about sexual assault and domestic violence all churn to the surface. It probably shouldn’t be as fun to watch as it is, but Big Little Lies has always been pretty gleeful about its sordid affairs.
Strap in, because a lot happens in this episode.
Celeste and Bonnie are both trapped in isolating guilt spirals
“Tell-Tale Hearts” gives everyone a squalid tale to tell, and the result is that their stories spill forth almost immediately. This is partly because, as the bard once said, “Children will listen,” and all the kids of Big Little Lies have not only been listening to their parents, but also talking among themselves. The repercussions are significant, and I’m excited to watch how the sons and daughters of the group, who are now dubbed “the Monterey Five,” deal with the sins of their parents.
Celeste (Nicole Kidman) is still so plagued with guilt and tortured memories of her late husband, Perry, that she’s having trouble sleeping. But while on Ambien, she sleep-drives and crashes her car in the middle of nowhere, leaving her searching for a way to explain her behavior to Perry’s already suspicious and ever-watchful mother, Mary Louise (Meryl Streep).
While giving Celeste a lift home, Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) spots Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) walking aimlessly along the deserted highway. Bonnie’s own spiraling guilt over Perry’s death at the end of season one has left her increasingly listless and disconnected from her friends and family. While Bonnie resists Madeline’s concerned scrutiny, Celeste seems to know exactly how Bonnie feels. “That woman’s not well,” Madeline tells Celeste, ignoring the obviously unwell woman right next to her.
In another parallel with her kindred spirit Celeste, Bonnie’s emotional detachment has caused her husband, Madeline’s ex Nathan, to call in Bonnie’s mom, Elizabeth ( Crystal Fox), to come stay with them, without telling Bonnie in advance. Her mother’s arrival — and her practice of witchcraft, which leads her to do things like sneak around at night, leaving animal bones in Bonnie’s room — only escalate Bonnie’s unease and exacerbate the tensions between Bonnie and Nathan. But Elizabeth does identify the basic thing that’s wrong with her daughter, the thing no one else seems willing to say outright: She saw Perry Wright die (at the end of season one), and she’s traumatized.
Bonnie’s mom seems to be the only person willing to fully and openly discuss what’s going on under their noses. That is, apart from the kids. And when the kids start talking, the dominoes start to fall.
The spilling of one closely-held secret causes a cascade of new problems
When she’s back home, Celeste dodges Mary Louise’s questions, only to have to break up an increasingly familiar bout of violence erupting between her sons, twins Josh and Max. This time, Max hits and swears at Celeste, who reacts by pushing him away and accidentally knocking him to the ground, screaming that she won’t let Max become like his late dad. Tick another box in the obvious mental checklist — “Signs your daughter-in-law killed your son” — that Mary Louise is keeping. (Oh, and she’s making plans to rent an apartment nearby, so that she can continue to keep an eye on Celeste.)
Dire as this situation seems, it’s just the beginning of new troubles for Celeste. Josh and Max have been picking up gossip from Madeline’s younger daughter, Chloe. Thanks to Madeline’s glib discussion of her friend circle and its fraught dynamics, Chloe’s sussed out that the twins’ late dad, Perry, is also the father of another boy at their school — Ziggy, the daughter of the fourth member of the Monterey Five, Jane (Shailene Woodley). Now she’s shared the big secret with the twins and Ziggy, unbeknownst to their parents. Josh and Max have, in turn, told their grandmother about their other brother.
The repercussions of this revelation are immediately sobering. Mary Louise is understandably confused about why Celeste didn’t tell her that she has another grandchild. This means that Celeste has to tell her the truth — that Ziggy is a product of a sexual assault. Jane is also thoroughly shaken by the news that Chloe, Josh, and Max are all privy to the secret of her son’s paternity — one she had wanted to tell Ziggy herself first. She makes the difficult choice to be honest with him about how he was conceived.
Meanwhile, Madeline, in the middle of trying to scold Chloe for spreading private secrets among her classmates, runs into trouble with her own husband, Ed (Adam Scott), who’s weirdly shocked and angry that Madeline didn’t tell him about her friends’ big secret. (Ed is presumably meant to seem hurt by his wife shutting him out of her life, but he mostly just ends up looking like a giant gossip, because, as Madeline points out, he’s asking her to fill him in on her friend’s sexual assault. Not cool, Ed!) This uncomfortable moment of conflict between Madeline and Ed is rapidly overshadowed by a revelation from the elder of Madeline’s daughters: While high school senior Abigail continues her ongoing argument with her mom about why she doesn’t want to go to college, she lets slip that Madeline had a short-lived affair last year with the local theatre director … and Ed overhears her. After processing this second, more legitimate bombshell, he tells Madeline their relationship is over.
And the hits just keep coming: When Celeste tries to talk to Mary Louise about Perry’s sexual assault of Jane, Mary Louise flatly rejects the idea that her son could be capable of committing rape and labels Jane a liar. She also implies that Celeste is disloyal for believing Jane, and then goes even further by disbelieving Celeste herself when Celeste tells her that Perry has a history of domestic violence. Insisting on branding Jane’s rape an “affair,” she coaxes the confession out of Celeste that she only learned of the assault the night of Perry’s death.
This is clearly a smoking gun to Mary Louise in terms of motive. Armed with all this new circumstantial evidence and an incendiary timeline, she tells Celeste she’s going to the police to report all the secrets that Celeste has been keeping: the existence of Perry’s other son, their combative history, and Celeste’s secret plans to leave him once and for all — arrangements Celeste was making last season on the eve of Perry’s death.
This episode asks whether the family that shares its secrets can survive them
The spilling of all these secrets all tie into the episode’s overarching theme — the concept of family and what the hell that even means, anyway. “Tell-Tale Hearts” suggests that there’s ultimately not much difference between a dysfunctional family that shares its secrets and a dysfunctional family that doesn’t. In an early scene, Celeste tries to tell her sons that they can talk to her about their dad, only to have them accurately inform her that she’d rather avoid the whole subject. “I shouldn’t do that,” she admits. “Families should be open with one another.”
“I don’t think we’re that kind of family,” her son Max replies shrewdly.
He’s echoed later on by Ed, who coldly challenges Madeline’s idea that there is an “us” during their breakup. “What does that even mean?” he asks. “It can’t mean honesty, truth, or trust.”
But if this episode makes a pretty strong case that the only way to keep your household happy is to never open your mouth, it also reminds us that, even then, the truth will come out. Which brings us to the fifth and final member of the Monterey Five. Just as she’s on the cusp of national prominence, Renata (Laura Dern) finds out that her useless husband has been committing fraud — when the feds show up to arrest him. Not only that, but he’s been squandering her fortune as well as his.
Renata reacts to his confession by flying into a hilarious rage and yelling, “I will not not be rich!” This is highly relatable, and also amazing — but she still winds up bailing him out and giving him a lift home from jail, which, let’s face it, is pretty much as great a show of loyalty as this show can deliver.
So far this season, Renata has mostly popped into the unfolding drama of her friends’ lives to be busy and important, which is typical Renata. I’m intrigued to see how the show will weave her storyline back into the larger narrative, but even if it doesn’t, and Laura Dern’s job this season is to drop in and have empowered tantrums every now and then, Big Little Lies will be five-star viewing. The crime melodrama is one thing, but if you can’t have a self-aware sophisticate screaming about her right to a slice of the patriarchy, what’s the point?
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