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The story is in the universe

I liked the first two Iron Man movies when I watched it, and my interest began to wane progressively with each Avengers and Iron Man movie from then on. I had not watched any of the movies around Thor, Hulk, Captain America, or the Guardians of the Galaxy.

All of this changed after I watched 'Avengers: Infinity Wars'.

Each of the Marvel movies, on its own, is a pretty ordinary super-hero movie with not much depth to the story and with predictable plot-lines. Except for Infinity Wars, which had a more unpredictable ending. That movie struck a chord with me as it had a similar theme to a Dan Brown book that I had thoroughly enjoyed reading - Inferno.

Apart from the theme of the movie itself, what impressed me most was the coming together of the events in the various movies revolving around the different superheroes in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Having loved watching Infinity Wars as a stand alone movie, I thought I might appreciate it even better if I watched the entire set of movies leading up to it.

So, in the past few months, I've been watching a Marvel movie a week in the order that they were released, leading up all the way to Infinity Wars. And it has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

For someone that writes fiction, the way several moving parts are woven together into one coherent Universe of stories is an inspiration.

Quite often, we take an isolated look at different aspects of our lives, like I had been doing with the various Marvel movies. We tend to look at our career, our relationships, our health, our travels and hobbies, our finances on their own rather than weave a more coherent story across all of them.

When we look at where we are in terms of any of them, we might feel that we could have been further along, but in thinking that, we fail to see what that would have meant to the other stories that are going on in our lives.

At the end of the day, it is the coming together of the entire Universe that makes up the complete story and not the individual parts alone. 

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