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Iron Man (2008)
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The Incredible Hulk (2008)
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Iron Man 2 (2010)
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Thor (2011)
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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
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The Avengers (2012)
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Iron Man 3 (2013)
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Thor: The Dark World (2013)
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
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Ant-Man (2015)
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Captain America: Civil War (2016)
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Doctor Strange (2016)
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
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Black Panther (2018)
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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
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Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

Old 08-30-18, 10:49 PM
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Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

I know we just had Black Panther edition, but with Infinity War out now. i thought just list your top 10 through Ant-Man and the Wasp. and what's your favorite? nice and simple...

1. Iron Man (2008)
2. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
3. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
4. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
5. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
6. Ant-Man (2015)
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
8. Doctor Strange (2016)
9. Black Panther (2018)
10. The Avengers (2012)

rank not really based on production quality which is frankly spectacular in most, if not all, but based on fun fact to me. Actually hard to choose. Wanted to get The Winter Soldier in there and Ant-Man and the Wasp, but alas...
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Old 08-30-18, 11:05 PM
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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

Not in any order:

Guardians
Guardians 2
Thor: Ragnarok
Avengers
Avengers: Infinity War
Winter Soldier
Civil War
Iron Man
Spider Man Homecoming
Doctor Strange

I haven't seen Ant Man And Wasp yet.
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Old 08-30-18, 11:08 PM
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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

i think i'm gonna hold off on favorite pick until i see IW again in 3D and Iron Man (2008). decide between the 2 or if IW doesn't hold up stick to IM...
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Old 08-30-18, 11:22 PM
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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

Infinity War works unbelievably well for me both as a culmination and as simply another fun, thrilling entry in a (likely to be) perpetually ongoing system of films.

The first Guardians would likely be second on my list, followed closely behind with CA: Winter Soldier
and possibly Spider-man: Homecoming. I enjoyed that last one a lot more than I expected to given how little I recognized most of the characters from the source material that's most dear to me.

Most of the rest still sit in a solid B to B+ range, with only a couple dipping down to C level (Iron Man 2 and possibly Thor: Dark World, but I'd have to watch the latter a second time to be sure).

Short story- I've been entertained by ALL of them. Some more, some less, but the studio still has best batting average of any set of franchise films ever for me.

As a lifelong comic book nerd, I'm pretty damn happy.
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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

I'm debating if Infinity War beat out Winter Soldier, but I think I'll still give the edge to Winter Soldier. I just re-watched Infinity War on UHD last weekend and felt like it still held up after watching it 3 times in theaters. I think my list shifts depending on the day, so I don't remember my ranking when I posted the thread after Black Panther came out. Right now, if I have to pick 10...

Captain America: Winter Soldier
Avengers: Infinity War
Iron Man
Avengers
Captain America: Civil War
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Black Panther
Guardians of the Galaxy
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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

Top 10?

Honestly, that's tough, but I'll give it a shot...

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
2. The Avengers (2012)
3. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
4. Iron Man 2 (2010)
5. Iron Man (2008)
6. Black Panther (2018)
7. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
8. Ant-Man (2015)
9. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
10. Doctor Strange (2016)
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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is still tops in my book.

Top Tier - What I consider the best of what Marvel has to offer
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Avengers
Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers: Infinity War
Dr. Strange
Captain America: The First Avenger
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Black Panther

Mid Tier - More "standard" but quality entries to the Marvel canon
Thor: Ragnarok
Captain America: Civil War
Iron Man
Ant-Man and The Wasp
Thor: The Dark World
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Iron Man 3
Incredible Hulk

Lower Tier - Less essential or problematic entries in their catalog
Thor
Ant Man
Iron Man 2

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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

Originally Posted by Paul_SD View Post
Infinity War works unbelievably well for me both as a culmination and as simply another fun, thrilling entry in a (likely to be) perpetually ongoing system of films.

The first Guardians would likely be second on my list, followed closely behind with CA: Winter Soldier
and possibly Spider-man: Homecoming. I enjoyed that last one a lot more than I expected to given how little I recognized most of the characters from the source material that's most dear to me.

Most of the rest still sit in a solid B to B+ range, with only a couple dipping down to C level (Iron Man 2 and possibly Thor: Dark World, but I'd have to watch the latter a second time to be sure).

Short story- I've been entertained by ALL of them. Some more, some less, but the studio still has best batting average of any set of franchise films ever for me.

As a lifelong comic book nerd, I'm pretty damn happy.
This sums up my feelings. As a comic fanboy Iíve been pretty well satisfied by all of the films and wouldnít really say any are bad. A true top ten is hard for me to come up with as it depends on my mood and which one I feel like watching.

Not a true top ten but I really like (no particular order other than release date):
Iron Man
Guardians of the Galaxy
Ant-Man
Captain America: Civil War
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Avengers: Infinity War

Those are ones Iíve watched a lot and can see going back to more.
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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

1. The Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
2. The Avengers (2012)
3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
4. Thor: Ragnorak (2017)
5. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
6. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
7. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017)
8. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
9. Iron Man (2008)
10. Ant-Man (2015)
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Old 08-31-18, 10:33 PM
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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the best one.

Once the Lemurian Star scene started, it was game on.
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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

I really have to watch Winter Soldier again. I wasnít that impressed in theaters. I certainly was entertained, but donít get all the praise. Certainly more serious and thriller in tone. And love that last scene with Steve and Sam, as well as, the elevator scene. That last scene left me hanging in a great way. Wasnít impressed with First Avenger either, but they were good to great movies in many respects. And Evans owns the shit out of the part, but is it me or is he wearing make up in some indoor scenes (which I know male actors wear sometimes for lighting, but this looked real obvious) in Civil War, which I absolutely loved and was a lot of fun. All characters gelled well together and just continued that into Infinity War
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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

1 Infinity War
2 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
3 Captain America: The First Avenger
4 Iron Man
5 Thor: Ragnarok
6 Guardians of the Galaxy
7 Spider-Man: Homecoming
8 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
9 Captain America: Civil War
10 The Avengers


11 Doctor Strange
12 Black Panther
13 Ant-Man
14 Ant-Man and the Wasp
15 Avengers: Age of Ultron
16 Iron Man 3
17 The Incredible Hulk
18 Thor
19 Thor: The Dark World
20 Iron Man 2
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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

Guardians of the galaxy
Guardians of the galaxy 2
Thor
Captain America the first avenger
Iron man
Spider-Man homecoming
Iron man 3
Doctor strange
Captain America civil war
Thor ragnarok


Thor 2
Avengers
Captain America winter soldier
Ant man
Iron man 2
Avengers age of ultron
Incredible hulk
Any man and the wasp
Avenger infinity war
Black panther
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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

Guardians of the Galaxy
The Avengers
Spider-man: Homecoming
Thor: Ragnarok
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Ant-man and The Wasp
Ant-man

Honorable Mention:
Black Panther

(If you're noticing that all on the list except Black Panther are the ones with humor, then you noticed correctly)
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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

Great
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Captain America: Civil War
Avengers

Good
Ant-Man
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Dr. Strange
Avengers: Infinity War
Spider-man: Homecoming

Mediocre to bad
Captain America: First Avenger
Incredible Hulk
Avengers: Ultron
Thor
Thor 2
Iron Man

Still haven't seen Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, or Iron Man 2 or 3.
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Re: Top 10 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

Here's the previous thread for reference.

https://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk...r-edition.html


This was my take pre-infinity war.

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I just rewatched the entire MCU movies (save for Ragnarok and BP but those are recent enough).

1. The Avengers - this movie still rocks. It is the perfect superhero team up movie and still is amazing that they really pulled this off. Yes it still has the blue light in the sky bit but at least there's a purpose to it. The action is mindblowing, the humor is pitch perfect and the stakes couldn't be higher. It benefits from the best MCU villain in Loki.

2. Cpt. America: Winter Soldier - basically tied for number 1 and a better movie overall than the Avengers. This movie was literally pivotal in the MCU and watching it "live" with Agents of SHIELD was an amazing experience that I doubt will ever be duplicated. It was also the movie that shattered the superhero genre and showed that it's possible to do other genres within the superhero one.

3. Cpt. America: The First Avenger - I don't care what you all think this is a top tier MCU movie. It still holds up and seeing Steve Rogers literally grow into his role as Cpt. America is nothing short of movie magic. Has a lot of heart too and seeing his story arc throughout the MCU is a definite highlight.

4. Guardians of the Galaxy - Total left field hit out of the park. The comparisons to Star Wars are well deserved. We had no idea who Rocket was, or what a Groot was but we sure did after this film. It's hard to think of any movie where such a bizarre set of characters endeared themselves in one movie. Also important setting up the infinity stones.

5. Iron Man - Rounding up my top five is the OG IM. An awesome movie at it's time and still holds up to this day. His origin story really made Tony Stark relatable and sympathetic. The best part of the movie was, "The truth is, I am Iron Man." that cliffhanger along with Sammy J as Nick Fury single handedly built this entire franchise. It also probably has the best and most believable special effects out of all the MCU. I had no idea the suit was CGI even when he was just standing around. I thought it was really built.

6. Black Panther - Benefits from MCU's second best villian. Killmonger was a surprising sympathetic foil to BP's somewhat arrogant and growing character. It didn't shy away from social issues either. It really did live up to the hype.

7. Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 - I think it gets trashed just because it was compared to the original one. This film still delivered on everything the first one did and I really enjoyed the overall theme of family. As crazy as kooky as it could get with talking racoons and god planets at it's heart it was a simple story about defining what it means to be family. It also took Yondu a second rate character and withing the last third of the movie elevated him to be a memorable character in the MCU.

8. Cpt. America: Civil War - the worst of the Russo bros/Cpt. America Trilogy. On a second viewing it wasn't as disappointing as it was watching the first time. There is actually a lot of excellent writing and thought that went into the airport scene. The matchups of abilities and personalities are very subtle that I picked up on when watching it again. It fails in that its hard to buy in to why Tony Stark would go crazy at the end and attack Cap when he knew that Bucky was brainwashed. It was every bit as bad as "Martha"

9. Spider-Man: Homecoming - What I love about Marvel is they know how to do a "quiet" movie. As quiet as a superhero movie can be anyways. I loved that there were no world ending consequences for Peter and we largely got to see him being a high school kid. I had my doubts when they decided to go younger with Spider-Man but they pulled it off with gusto. Plus Micheal Keaton as the vulture really hit it out of the park. Being a sympathetic villian yet also very menacing. Also one of the most surprising moments in the MCU was when he answered the door when Peter picked up his date. And that scene as he is driving them to homecoming was just excellently written and acted. Very tense.

10. Avengers: Age of Ultron - I still can't really pinpoint why this movie didn't really work. Like a cake, it has all of the ingredients; great character moments, awesome action, humor, the freakin hulkbuster. But it comes out feeling half baked. Maybe it's the all too sudden rise of Ultron, or the really sudden an inexplicable appearance of Vision. Or maybe its the ridiculous flying island plot. Either way this movie ends up being less than the sum of it's parts.

11.Doctor Strange - Great intro to a very different Avenger. The visual style of the movie was incredible. Wong was a great sidekick. Like Tony Stark it does a good job of tearing Strange down off his high horse and setting up a very interesting journey for the character.

12. Iron Man 2 - This isn't nearly the bad movie everyone thinks it is. It has a lot going for it. The introduction of Black Widow, bigger roles for Pepper and Happy, War Machine, Disney comparisons, A Sherman brother's song. What it doesn't have is a clear plot or any kind of good villain so it falls flat. But one of my all time favorite MCU scenes is the suitcase IM suit scene. I don't know why but I just love that suit.

13. Thor Ragnarok - I love it when the MCU defies expectations. After the dreadfully boring and serious Thor: The Dark World this turns everything on it's head and introduces Thor and Hulk as a buddy movie. Delightfully light and enjoyable. I love how the best line in the movie came from a Make-A-Wish kid that was visiting the set. One thing though I didn't like the visual effect of the Hulk He seemed really uneven and fake in a lot of scenes. I need to watch it again but I remember it being pretty bad. Especially compared Ceasar in the War for the Planet of the Apes which came out a few months prior.

14. Ant-Man - A fun heist movie with likeable characters. I also love how the epic finale took place on a kids play table.

15. Thor - Not a bad movie by any means just kind of ho hum and doesn't hold up as well. I am still impressed with how they were able to turn a god character to a likeable character.

16. Iron Man 3 - Now these are the movies that I actively don't like. IM3 while a good first two acts the last act is so terrible with no payoff that is just ruins the film. I liked the focus on Tony Stark instead of Iron Man and I really like the aspect of him having to deal with the events of New York. That was great. But the villain is just so bad it really ruins the movie. I'm kind of okay with the Mandarin being a fake (especially how fun Ben Kingsley had in that role) but the fact that the "real" villain was just utterly ridiculous. A formerly nerdy stranger who Tony Stark stood up on New Years Eve to sleep with some hot chick? But now because of the most vague injection plot device he has powers including breathing fire?! (It was so ridiculous they had to write in the movie dialogue admitting how ridiculous it was). Just terrible.

17. Thor the Dark World - I remember being okay with this movie, even liking it a bit when I first watched it. And it does have some nice parts especially the moments with Natalie Portman and Loki. But it's just so lifeless as Mondo pointed out with the most generic villain in the MCU. Just terrible on a rewatch.

18. The Incredible Hulk - And here we are at the bottom for which the last two are pretty much interchangeable I think with most people's list. There's nothing particularly wrong with the movie it's just really generic. I think the real drag is Liv Tyler and her non-acting.

And there we go, 18 movies over 10 years and one epic story arc. In all honesty when you think about 18 movies it's incredible how consistent they have been. Even the worst movies aren't really all that bad just bland. And some of the most egregious errors are how some of the movies could have been so much better if they had been tweaked a little. And some are knocked simply because the first one was just so good to be untouchable. I really can't wait until Infinity War opening in one week!

I'm still hesitant to rank IW right now since it's really part 1 of 2 but it ranks pretty high up there. Maybe interchangeable for #1 with the Avengers and the Winter Soldier. It was a rare movie with incredible expectations that met or exceeded even those lofty expectations.

Ant Man and the Wasp was a lot of fun. They turned Evangeline Lilly's character into a really formidable hero and still stayed true to the tone of the first one. I think it's one of the most genuine of the MCU if that makes any sense. Just an overall feel good movie. I think I'll put it just above Age of Ultron at number 11.
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I really have to watch Winter Soldier again. I wasnít that impressed in theaters. I certainly was entertained, but donít get all the praise. Certainly more serious and thriller in tone. And love that last scene with Steve and Sam, as well as, the elevator scene. That last scene left me hanging in a great way. Wasnít impressed with First Avenger either, but they were good to great movies in many respects. And Evans owns the shit out of the part, but is it me or is he wearing make up in some indoor scenes (which I know male actors wear sometimes for lighting, but this looked real obvious) in Civil War, which I absolutely loved and was a lot of fun. All characters gelled well together and just continued that into Infinity War
Winter Soldier was, for me at least, really the first time that Marvel showed that they weren't just a one trick pony. That they weren't here just to make bland safe super hero movies. It was definitely a super hero movie but it felt like it was a whole other genre. The story was pretty much perfect. The way it turned the entire premise of SHIELD on it's head was amazing and the fact they were willing to throw all that world building away I thought was brave. The overall themes of safety vs. freedom were very appropriate (this was around the time of Snowden and a lot of revelations about the NSA).
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