Ranking ALL The Spider-man Movies

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Spider-man is by far one of the most iconic and recognizable superheroes, alongside DC heavyweights Batman and Superman. Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe was born, Spider-man was Marvel’s flagship franchise. The Spider-man movie released back in 2002 was a trailblazer that set the standard for all the superhero films that came after it.

While it is pretty funny to me that we’ve had six different movies about Spider-man featuring three different actors as Peter Parker in the last fifteen years, such is the appeal of Marvel’s most popular hero. Even his least-liked and lowest-grossing movie managed to make as much as $700+ million in the box office worldwide.

In honor of the recently-released Spider-man: Homecoming movie, I thought I’d take a look back at all of Spidey’s previous live-action big screen adaptations just to see how well the new one stacks up.

 

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#6: The Amazing Spider-man 2 (2014)

Despite being touted as the worst Spider-man film, there is still a lot to like about Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-man sequel. For one, Andrew Garfield is good as Spider-man (but arguably less effective as Peter Parker) and he’s got great chemistry with leading lady Emma Stone who portrays Gwen Stacy. Amazing Spider-man 2‘s two leads do well with what they’re given so it is a shame that the story surrounding them is as messy as it is.

The Amazing Spider-man 2‘s biggest offense is being overstuffed. There are just way too many plot threads and the movie just didn’t do a good job of balancing them out. Some plots were good (like the aforementioned love story between Peter and Gwen), some were fine (like Electro’s grudge against Spider-man, and Harry Osborn’s return), and some were just downright unnecessary (like the subplot about Peter’s parents, Harry’s transformation into the Green Goblin, and the subplot with The Rhino).

It is a shame because I felt like this could’ve been a good movie if they had just decided to leave off some of the unnecessary subplots. Oh well. It’s not like we don’t have other, better Spidey films to watch…

 

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#5: Spider-man 3 (2007)

Spider-man 3 has a lot of the same problems that Amazing Spider-man 2 has. It is overstuffed and has too many main villains. It also has some pretty silly and cringe-worthy moments (Emo Peter, anyone?).

However, I still think that Spider-man 3 is a better movie than Amazing Spider-man 2 not just because it is somewhat more entertaining but also because, unlike the Marc Webb sequel, Spider-man 3 actually felt like it was about something.

Amazing Spider-man 2 felt less like a movie and more like a series of unrelated scenes while Spider-man 3 at least felt like it had some sort of unifying vision and theme–the idea that power without responsibility is a corrupting force. In this movie, we see Peter Parker starting to get consumed by his popularity and pride that he started forgetting why he became Spider-man in the first place–to help those in need. Sure, it was done in a ham-fisted way (his suit was literally consumed by black alien goo that makes him stronger but also makes him do bad things) but it was there.

 

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#4: The Amazing Spider-man (2012)

Nowadays, every superhero movie needs a dark, gritty reboot…

I don’t dislike The Amazing Spider-man as much as most fans seem to but I do feel like we didn’t really need this movie. We’ve already seen Peter Parker’s origin story in the previous Spider-man films and shows. We already know about the radioactive spider that bit Peter and we know about how the death of his Uncle Ben motivated him to become a superhero. We really DID NOT need to see all that again.

That being said, Amazing is still a solid Spider-man film. It had a lot of great action and I feel like Andrew Garfield was great at portraying Spidey’s quippy, jokey side. Emma Stone was great as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans was suitably sympathetic as the main villain Curt Connors/The Lizard.

 

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#3: Spider-man (2002)

Ah, yes. The one that started it all.

Without the first Spider-man film, we wouldn’t have the surplus of superhero films we have today. Spider-man has great action, a solid story, and good performances from Tobey Maguire (Peter), Kirsten Dunst (Mary Jane), James Franco (Harry Osborn), and Willem Dafoe (Norman Osborn/Green Goblin).

The only reason it isn’t higher up on the list is because I feel like the next two Spidey movies were able to improve on the standard set by this first movie.

 

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#2: Spider-man: Homecoming (2017)

Marvel fans have waited so long for Spider-man to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and team up with The Avengers. Now that Homecoming is in theaters, it is safe to say that his solo MCU movie was worth the wait.

While Homecoming smartly decided not to retread Spidey’s origin story for a third time, Homecoming does feel like an origin story of sorts. In this movie, we meet a young, untested Spider-man who is eager to grow up and play ball with the big boys. Of course, his mentor Tony Stark won’t let him do anything too dangerous (it was even implied that the reason he brought Peter along to the Civil War fight was because he knew that Captain America wouldn’t really hurt the kid too much) and Peter’s eagerness to prove himself worthy of being an Avenger is a new side of Spidey we haven’t seen in previous films.

I don’t want to spoil too much about the movie since it’s still in the theaters right now so I’ll just say that Homecoming is one of the better solo Spider-man movies. Tom Holland is perfect as both Peter and Spider-man. His supporting cast has some of the most diverse and enjoyable MCU characters yet. Also, Michael Keaton is incredible as the Vulture.

 

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#1: Spider-man 2 (2004)

Yes, that’s right. Spider-man 2 is still the best Spider-man movie. Not only does Spider-man 2 have the story that best exemplifies Spidey’s popular “With great power come great responsibility” ethos, it also has the best villain in Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus and perfectly blends the mature, serious tone of the Amazing Spider-man movies and the fun, entertaining nature of Homecoming.

 

Well, there you have it! I hope you enjoyed reading my personal ranking of all 6 Spider-man movies! Did you agree or disagree with the way I ranked them? Feel free to let me know! Bye!

“Wonder Woman” is the hero we need right now

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Although I’ve always been more of a Marvel fan than a DC fan (mostly because my introduction to superheroes came primarily from movies and animated shows rather than comic books), I really have been rooting for the DCEU to come into its own because (1) I love superhero films, and (2) DC has a lot of great heroes in its stable.

When I first heard that DC was planning on making a “Wonder Woman” movie, I rejoiced. Wonder Woman is one of the most iconic and popular superheroes so why shouldn’t she have her own movie?! If Batman, Superman, and Spider-man can have multiple big screen versions, why shouldn’t Wonder Woman get a franchise of her own?

Anyway, now that Diana’s solo movie has finally debuted, I’m happy to report that, despite the fact that it took so long for this movie to get made, “Wonder Woman” is most definitely worth the wait!

“Wonder Woman” is the story of Diana (Gal Gadot), the princess of Themiscyra, an island inhabited by female warriors called Amazons. Her mother Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) molded her from clay and prayed to Zeus to bring her life. Being the only child in the entire island (and the daughter of the queen) meant that Diana lived a very sheltered life, unaware of the dangers that lurked beyond the borders of their island paradise. Nevertheless, when an American soldier named Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) accidentally crash-landed his plane in their realm and made her aware of the war going on in the man’s world, Diana knew that she had to help them and that she had to find a way to prevent more innocent people from getting killed.

I’ve always thought that what made DC’s superheroes stand apart from Marvel’s is the fact that they work best when they are portrayed as symbols and ideals to aspire to. For me, Marvel heroes seemed more human, grounded, messy and flawed while DC heroes seemed like they were created to represent the best that humanity has to offer. The “Wonder Woman” movie is at its best whenever it embraces this.

Diana is both a fighter and a pacifist, a princess and a servant, a realist and an optimist. Gal Gadot manages to portray the duality of Diana’s nature magnificently well. She exudes elegance, competence, and compassion.

While Diana is most definitely not perfect (she can often be naïve and bull-headed), much like other DC heroes (Superman in particular), she is an inspiring figure. Her story and character arc in this movie feel very relevant to the current political climate in our country.

Human beings are complicated. We are all of the same species but we are all so different. We tend to do terrible things to our fellow humans.  By the end of the movie, Diana finally understands that humanity is not as black-and-white as she had been led to believe.

We often hear of corruption, poverty, war, terrorism, and crime. We are privy to all the darkness that exists in the world so I don’t blame people for growing cynical and weary but, as Diana soon realizes, humanity is not beyond hope.  Yes, we are capable of such great cruelty and hatred BUT, in the same vein, we are also capable of great kindness, empathy, compassion, and love.

I highly recommend that you go see “Wonder Woman” in the theaters. Not only is it a fun, entertaining origin story but it also has a great central message that relates well to the state of the Philippines (and of the world, really).

“Wonder Woman” is, to me, the best DCEU movie so far and one of the best superhero movies period. As for Diana, as said in the movie, we really don’t deserve her… but she truly is the hero we need right now.

Ranking ALL the X-Men movies

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The X-Men films are unique among all the superhero franchises. This is, first and foremost, due to the fact that this is the longest running superhero franchise. Back in 2000, when the first X-Men movie came out, superhero movies were scarce. Flash-forward to today (2017), things are vastly different.

Back then, only popular heroes like Superman, Batman and Spider-man got big screen adaptations but nowadays even more obscure heroes like Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, and the Guardians of the Galaxy get to have their moment in the sun. It is a testament to the enduring appeal of Marvel’s mutant family that even in today’s crowded superhero movie landscape, they  remain relevant. The X-Men franchise does this by doing what no other superhero franchise has done yet–evolve.

So, in honor of Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart’s final outing as Wolverine and Professor X, respectively, I thought I’d rank all ten of the X-films (so far)!

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#10: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Hugh Jackman’s first solo movie as the iconic character was, for me, the messiest film in the franchise which is sad because there are a lot of good elements in it. Hugh Jackman’s in fine form, as always. Liev Schreiber does great work as Sabretooth. Ryan Reynolds is fun as Wade Wilson, though this film butchers Deadpool (Thankfully, we all know that the studio would get him right the second time around).

The montage at the beginning of the film, showing Logan and Victor participating in all the world wars, was fantastic. And it really is a shame that the rest of the film couldn’t be as epic as those first few minutes.

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#9: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

While I don’t necessarily think that Apocalypse is a bad movie, it is a very forgettable one. I’ve seen the movie twice and even as I rack my brain, I can’t remember much about it apart from a few great moments that stood out for me–like (spoiler alert!) Magneto’s wife and child being killed, Quicksilver’s funny slow motion scene (that seemed to only be there because of how much people liked the similar scene that happened in Days of Future Past and not because it was actually needed in the movie), and Logan’s brief (bloody, badass) cameo.

Anyway, the X-kids are pretty cool but they didn’t get enough to do. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender continue to be excellent as Professor X and Magneto while Jennifer Lawrence sort of seemed bored as Mystique. I’d just skip re-watching this one on my next X-Men marathon.

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#8: X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Most X-Men fans hate this one because of how it handled classic comic book storylines like the Dark Phoenix saga and the Mutant Cure… but I enjoyed it as its own thing. It is a very entertaining though overstuffed movie.

I do think that it fails at giving justice to some of its main characters. Jean Grey, despite being at the center of the main plot, was not given any agency as a character. She spent the entire movie being manipulated and used by the other characters and, in the end, she didn’t even get to sacrifice her own life, instead Logan killed her to save the others… which really is a shame because Jean Grey in the comics and the various animated series was always shown as a smart, capable hero in her own right. Rogue and Mystique also had their powers taken away. And Cyclops was unceremoniously killed off.

So… yeah. This movie had problems.

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#7: The Wolverine (2013)

Wolverine’s second solo outing was a lot better than the first. Unlike the first solo movie, The Wolverine had a much tighter plot, interesting themes, and some more dynamic supporting characters like Mariko, Yukio, and Yashida. My biggest complaint about this movie is that the first 2/3rds of the movie were excellent and the last act felt like it came from a different movie altogether.

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#6: X-Men (2000)

As far as first installments go, the first film in the X-Men franchise is a solid, cerebral take on Marvel’s mutant heroes. It does a good job of setting the tone for future films, introducing the characters and the world they inhabit, and it does a magnificent job of hammering home its themes about prejudice and discrimination.

The only reason I put this on the lower end of the list is because some of the next movies were able to expand on and improve all the themes and plots set up in this first one.

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#5: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Though many fans believe this to be the best X-Men movie, I’ve decided to place it at fifth. Now, don’t get me wrong… Days of Future Past is super fun and enjoyable. The time travel plot was used well. And, for a movie which was (let’s be real here) only really made in order to fix the continuity errors in the previous films, it’s pretty great! It’s definitely the most comic book-y X-Men film (aside from Deadpool).

BUT… and this is my personal opinion, the scenes set in the future were pretty boring and didn’t really hold up to the fun scenes set in the past. Also, why did they waste Ian McKellen in this movie??? He didn’t do anything. As a matter of fact, none of the future mutants, aside from Wolverine and Professor X, really contributed to the main plot… which is just a waste of so much potential.

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#4: X2: X-Men United (2003)

Of all the X-films, I’d say X2 is my favorite. There are just so many excellent moments in this one like Magneto’s escape from his plastic prison, Nightcrawler’s attack in the White House, Jean Grey’s sacrifice… The cast was wonderful, the story was thematically-rich (although similar in many ways to the first one), and the action sequences were top-notch.

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#3: Deadpool (2016)

Deadpool is definitely the most unique film in the franchise. Unlike the other X-films which are all serious and moody, Deadpool doesn’t take itself seriously AT ALL. It is very funny, irreverent and FRESH. This movie’s willingness to poke fun at the very franchise it is housed in is part of its appeal (“I’m taking you to the professor!” “McAvoy or Stewart? These timelines are so confusing!”). Its other secret weapon is Ryan Reynolds’ awesome performance. Definitely looking forward to the sequel!

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#2: X-Men: First Class (2011)

In my personal opinion, of all the X-Men films, First Class was the one that was most able to capture the feel of the original comic books and the ’80s animated series.

Here are the reasons why I loved it: Well, first of all, I’m a sucker for origin stories, so seeing how Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, Beast, and the rest of the gang came to be the way they were in the first three movies was, for me, a sight to behold. Second, it was very well-paced, largely fun and greatly entertaining. Third, it is also helped me to forget the rather dull Wolverine and Last Stand movies. Lastly, where else will you be able to watch a young Charles Xavier using his mutant power to hit on girls or young Magneto hunting down Nazis? This movie is awesome, is what I’m saying.

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#1: Logan (2017)

I don’t want to spoil anything since this movie just recently came out… but I will say that this is definitely the best movie in the X-Men franchise and probably one of the best superhero movies. It has a very mature and grounded plot, and the dark tone works well for the character of Wolverine.

Go see the movie! GO SEE IT RIGHT NOW!!!

 

Well, there you have it… My rankings of all ten X-Men movies so far! Do you agree? Disagree? Please feel free to tell me what you think! BYE!

 

 

Ranking ALL of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies (So Far)–PART 2

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Alright, alright, alright.

I shall now rank the Top 7 MCU movies! (If you haven’t seen my rankings for #14-#8, you can read part 1 here.)

 

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#7: Ant-Man (2015)

Of Marvel’s many superheroes, Ant-Man seemed like the silliest and most unlikely candidate for a big screen live-action adaptation. Though Ant-Man (the Hank Pym version, at least) had always been a core Avenger, very few people outside of comic book aficionados knew who he was.

Ant-Man’s relative obscurity and perceived silliness turned out to be its greatest asset. The Ant-Man movie embraced the inherent goofiness of a character who can shrink and talk to ants and turned it into a funny, heartfelt, lovable heist film. It also helps that our main character Scott Lang is portrayed by the always likable Paul Rudd and is surrounded by a colorful cast of supporting characters (like Michael Peña’s Luis, Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne, and Michael Douglas’s Hank Pym).

 

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#6: Doctor Strange (2016)

Marvel’s most recent superhero film is a doozy. I remember watching Doctor Strange in the theater with my dad last November. I already had a general idea of who Doctor Strange is and what he does because of all the Marvel animated shows I watch but my dad was 100% unprepared.

“What is even happening right now???” He’d whisper to me. Indeed, there are moments in Doctor Strange that need to be experienced to be believed. I could tell you about the FOLDING CITIES or the dimension with HANDS GROWING OUT OF HANDS or the TIME LOOPS but simply describing some of the trippier sequences would not really do this film justice. You need to just go watch it. Go watch it right now.

(General non-spoilery review: Much like all the other MCU films, Doctor Strange has a great cast, an interesting central protagonist, a redemptive story-arc, and thrilling action set-pieces but has a somewhat underused central villain. The fantastic, innovative visuals are what sets this movie apart from the rest of the pack.)

 

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#5: The Avengers (2012)

Like a red carpet for superheroes, The Avengers showcases Marvel’s finest crime-fighters (except for Spider-man, the Fantastic Four, and X-Men) as they battle Loki and his Chitauri army.

The Avengers tapped into that little fangirl inside of me that was just waiting to come out. There was that surge of happiness that came over me, watching all my favorite superheroes come together on the big screen to fight a battle they were never prepared for.  Filled with action, humor and heart, The Avengers has redefined what a comic book movie should be and has set a pretty high standard for all the next superhero flicks to come.

You have a problem with the movie? We have a Hulk.

 

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#4: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

In all honesty, I’ve never heard of the Guardians of the Galaxy before I saw the film so when Marvel first announced that they were making this movie, I didn’t really have high expectations. When I did see it, I ended up falling in love with every single Guardian (especially Groot. Groot is love, Groot is life).

If you had asked me, before seeing the film, whether a movie that heavily featured a gun-wielding raccoon and a walking tree that can only say 3 words would be good, I’d have been skeptical. But Guardians of the Galaxy managed to make a seemingly bizarre premise work! Guardians is more of a light-hearted space opera featuring a lovable band of misfits rather than a straightforward ‘superhero flick’. This is a superhero story that even non-superhero fans could enjoy.

 

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#3: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

What makes the Captain America movies stand apart from the other MCU movies is that it is not afraid to make statements and observations about the political, social and cultural landscape of the world we live in. Captain America: The Winter Soldier does not deal with the more fantastical elements of the Marvel world and plays out more like a 70’s era spy thriller.

It has a clever plot that manages to feel somewhat realistic despite its more comic book-y ties, along with fantastic performances from Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sebastian Stan. The Winter Soldier is definitely one of Marvel Studio’s best films. (I actually had a lot of difficulty deciding where to place these last three films.)

 

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#2: Iron Man (2008)

Ah, yes. The one that started it all. This one has a very special place in my heart. A lot would argue that The Avengers or Winter Soldier would be better candidates for the #2 spot in a ranking of MCU flicks and I don’t exactly disagree. The Avengers is amazing in every sense of the word but I find that after watching it repeatedly, the magic slowly fades (not completely, of course). The Winter Soldier, on the other hand, has a lot of brains but I also feel like it isn’t as balanced as this film.

Iron Man, which I’ve watched more times than I can count, still brings me the same joy I felt when I watched it onscreen for the first time. Not only is the movie funny and entertaining but it is also deeply moving.

 

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#1: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

I really ,really love this movie. It feels like both a continuation and a culmination of all the movies that had come before it. It manages to make a story that, in the wrong hands, could’ve felt overstuffed and overcrowded. Thankfully, the Russo brothers (who directed the film) knew what they were doing. Civil War feels both epic and personal.

I won’t give away any more details. Just go see the film. DO IT! DO ITTTTT!

 

Well, there you have it! I hope you enjoyed my personal ranking of all 14 MCU films! Did you agree or disagree with the way I ranked them? Feel free to let me know! Bye!

Ranking ALL of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies (So Far)–PART 1

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am a HUGE fan of superheroes. I just love them. I can’t fully explain why. Maybe it’s because I grew up watching superhero cartoons like Justice League Unlimited, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Teen Titans, etc. Or it could be because the Spider-man, Batman, and X-Men movies were so popular when I was young.

For whatever reason, watching men and women in colorful costumes battling villainous threats, overcoming impossible odds, and saving the lives of countless innocent people brings me great joy. So, while I’m waiting for the next batch of superhero movies to come out this 2017 (There are SIX superhero movies coming out this year!), I thought I’d take a look back at all the movies in my current favorite superhero franchise (until the DCEU catches up–which I’m hopeful it will *fingers crossed*).

Let’s rank all 14 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies!

 

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#14: The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Though I’ve enjoyed all of the MCU movies I’ve seen, there are some that I’ve liked a lot less than the others. I wouldn’t call it a bad movie but compared to the other films, The Incredible Hulk is probably the weakest link in an otherwise solid chain.

Don’t get me wrong. There’s lots to enjoy in the movie. Edward Norton is a solid Bruce Banner (though I do prefer Ruffalo in the role), Tim Roth is effectively menacing as the power-hungry Abomination, and the action sequences are fairly thrilling. The story was a bit too bland and generic for my taste, though.

 

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#13: Iron Man 2 (2010)

What went wrong with Iron Man 2? Well, its plot was all over the place. The main plot was about Ivan Vanko, a man whose father had been wronged by Tony’s dad Howard, who wanted revenge. Then there was that other main plot about Tony being poisoned by his own arc reactor. Then there were various other subplots like Pepper becoming CEO of Stark Industries, Black Widow’s introduction , Justin Hammer’s greedy plot to best Tony in the arm’s race, Rhodey becoming War Machine, etc.

I guess what I’m saying is that the movie had no focus. There were a lot of great elements but they just never seemed to mesh well into a coherent movie. Anyway, it’s still pretty fun… as long as you don’t think too hard about the story.

 

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#12: Thor: The Dark World (2013)

It’s hard for me to put this movie at the lower end of the list because I like it a lot. Anyway, it had to be done FOR THE GREATER GOOD!

Thor: The Dark World‘s greatest assets are its two leads Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. Whenever the two are on-screen together, the movie is excellent. Thor and Loki’s complicated, tense, conflict-ridden, volatile but ultimately loving brotherly bond is a lot of fun to watch. It’s too bad that the rest of the movie couldn’t replicate the giddy energy that Thor and Loki’s interactions brought to the table.

Also, Thor: The Dark World has, in my opinion, the blandest villain ever. Christopher Eccleston’s considerable talents (see: Doctor Who) were wasted in his role as Malekith, the Dark Elf with insanely vague motivations.

 

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#11: Iron Man 3 (2013)

What I loved most about this movie is that we actually got to see Tony Stark mature… a bit. His character development was one of the many things Iron Man 2 lacked. Instead of acting like a selfish jerk all the time (anyone up for dancing drunk in the Iron Man suit?), we actually see him feeling bruised and vulnerable for the first time since his days in the cave. Left with practically nothing, he had to rely more on his intelligence and creativity than on his not-fully-functional Mark 42 suit in order to complete his mission.

Good character development aside, the movie itself is a bit more hit-or-miss. The first act was rather bland. The middle part was a mixed bag with some parts being incredibly entertaining and others being a tad bit confusing. The third act was fun but failed to wrap up certain plot points in a satisfactory manner.

 

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#10: Thor (2011)

I love this movie with a passion. It is invariably fun and entertaining. I’ve watched it a gazillion times and it still doesn’t cease to amuse me. But *sigh* some sacrifices must be made. Storywise, Thor is regrettably on the lower end of the totem pole. The scenes on Earth were considerably less captivating than the Asgard scenes, which is sad because a huge chunk of the movie takes place on Earth.

 

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#9: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

It seems, dark and gritty superheroes are in these days (hullo, Batman). Cap, on the other hand, is probably the opposite. He’s just a regular kid from Brooklyn who wants to become a soldier. He doesn’t have some deep, wounded past that drives him to become a superhero. He simply wants to help because its the right thing to do…

Steve Rogers in himself is already remarkable, in my opinion. Captain America: The First Avenger benefits from its well-structured story and cool, retro vibe. The movie may be a little old-fashioned but hey, quoting Agent Phil, “maybe the world needs a little old-fashioned”.

 

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#8: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

There’s lots to love in our Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ second outing. The ensemble cast is still top-notch. Every single team member gets a moment to shine, even new additions like Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver, and Paul Bettany’s Vision. The main villain Ultron (voiced by James Spader) is given a few more layers than the average MCU villain. The action is thrilling and the dialogue is as fun and quippy as ever.

However, Age of Ultron made the mistake of cramming too much into one film. A few subplots felt like they belonged in a different film or that they were only there to set up future movies (i.e. Thor’s magical jacuzzi).

 

(The Top 7 MCU films will be covered in part 2, which I will post soon. Stay tuned!)