Marvel movies have been a huge phenomenon, especially over the last ten years. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (aka the MCU) has been a huge hit for fans and critics alike and I am definitely one of those people. The MCU has become like a home for me; I love these movies so much and some of them feel like they’ve given me a new purpose and intent in my life when I was failing to see what I was doing. The MCU does have some ups and downs I must admit but I believe, in my personal opinion, that there are definitely more ups than downs so today, I’m going to give you my ranking of the MCU movies. Of course, you’re allowed to agree and disagree; that’s the fun of things like this so, without further ado, here we go!
(20) Thor: The Dark World
Unfortunately, when making this list, there was no doubt that this one was going to be bottom of my list. Which, considering I absolutely adore Loki, makes me actually quite sad. Although this movie isn’t my favourite, it does still pack such an emotional punch for me especially when Loki dies but nobody is surprised by that. My issues with The Dark World lie basically with it just isn’t as good as the other ones in my opinion. The end fight scene is kind of underwhelming and although it is pretty colourful and the acting is incredible, this movie is just kind of meh for me overall. There are a lot of tonal shifts throughout the movie which I don’t really like and parts of it are just pretty boring.
But, saying all of that, when I do Marvel rewatches, I do still enjoy watching this movie again and is one I definitely still wouldn’t skip. I think that says a lot about the MCU that even my least favourite movie is still very rewatchable.
Okay, I know that this list is making me seem like I hate the Thor movies which I promise that I don’t hate them, they’re interesting, fun Marvel movies and I promise Ragnarok is higher up the list. Again, I have similar issues with the first Thor movie that I do with The Dark World. There are a lot of tonal shifts throughout between Asgard and the scenes on Earth, there are huge tone differences there and that just irritates me. Again, the conflict throughout isn’t my favourite as a lot of it seems to stem from Thor’s ego and I’m just not a huge fan of this Marvel movie I’m afraid. Although, again, I think it’s so colourful in Asgard especially and I am a sucker for an origin story especially when I don’t know a huge amount about them to start with so I did enjoy that aspect of this film and do think it’s a very valid part of the MCU.
But, this film was my first introduction of Loki who I do love with my entire heart.
(18) Iron Man 3
I have a big issue with Iron Man 3 and that is that I find it really boring, I’m sorry, I know it’s probably a really unpopular opinion not to like this one but I just am not a huge fan of it. It’s not the worst Marvel movie by any stretch and in some respects, it’s probably one of the best especially on an emotional level it just is not my favourite of the bunch.
What I think is really fantastic about Iron Man 3 though is that we actually see the consequences of some of the things that have happened so far throughout the Marvel movies and that is a big theme especially throughout the later ones especially but I really do love that Iron Man 3 explores consequences. I feel like one of the biggest problems people have with Superhero movie sequels especially is that all of the Superheroes seem to be fine and carry on with their lives even though terrible things happen. And, Iron Man 3 isn’t like that. We see how much Tony is truly struggling with what has happened especially in The Avengers Assemble and I think that’s such an important thing to see because it really humanises it.
So, for me, there are some good points and some bad points but like I said, I just find it a lot more boring than some of the other ones and the villain is just underwhelming.
(17) The Incredible Hulk
The most underrated Marvel movie and you will never be able to convince me otherwise because everyone hates on this movie and I just don’t understand it. I know some people don’t count is as part of the MCU because obviously there was an actor change when it came to the Hulk but y’all, I really like this one. It’s not the best one of course but it is really good. There are some pretty intense action sequences and the whole third act is really good actually including that great end battle.
Of course I do also have a few issues with it, I don’t think it’s as dark as it’s trying to be which I hope makes sense but also there is also the generic love story in the mix there and the love interest doesn’t appear again throughout the Marvel films so there are some big issues there too but I do like this one.
Unpopular opinion ahead but I always have felt like Ed Norton has always felt more Bruce Banner to me than Mark Ruffalo who I do really love in the role don’t get me wrong but Ed Norton as Banner just has a bit of a special place in my heart. Especially because The Incredible Hulk was what kicked off the MCU for me and I have been following it ever since so I think there’s also a nice nostalgic element of this for me but overall, I think The Incredible Hulk is an underrated Marvel movie that deserves better.
(16) Black Panther
Again, I know that this is probably a very unpopular opinion because this is one of the most loved Marvel films but I must admit, it’s not my favourite. I think this movie is absolutely incredible in some aspects and it fell flat for me in others so please hear me out before you all yell at me in the comments.
I really like how important this movie is in terms of the representation of it and how important it is that we have a mainstream movie with a black superhero at the helm; that’s such an important part of the movie. Another thing I really like is just the cast, I think this cast between Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, and Daniel Kaluuya are all incredible actors as well as Letitia Wright is an incredible actress. I also think the politics of this film are really thought out and the fact that the villain completely changes the world and changes the attitudes of our hero.
Although, my biggest problem with Black Panther is the fact the story just did not go where I was expecting it to go. I thought it was going to be the big set up for Infinity War and we were going to get some answers and it was going to give me a load of theories on what was going to happen and it just didn’t do that. I also found the story to be pretty slow and took a while to get going when it came to it and that was also a big problem for me. So, yes, overall, I do think Black Panther is a good movie and incredible in terms of representation but some of it also fell pretty flat for me, I apologise.
(15) The Avengers: Age Of Ultron
I feel like Age of Ultron is another Marvel film that gets a lot of unnecessary hate. Yes I know that the Bruce/Natasha romantic story line isn’t the best but I really do not get the absolute hatred for the movie. At the end of the day, this is probably one of the most important Marvel films in terms of setup especially for Civil War which then leads on to the setup for Infinity War, it also sets up Thor: Ragnarok so Age of Ultron is actually a really important movie within the MCU.
There is also some really funny moments throughout, the opening scene between The Avengers and the hammer scene at the party and two scenes that just have me laughing throughout every single time. We are also introduced to Quick Silver who I know meets a tragic end but that just motivates our other character, The Scarlet Witch who is one of the strongest Avengers and is now a huge part of the MCU. We also get Vision and the first mentions of Wakanda, it’s just a lot better than people give it credit for.
Also the end battle is just so intense and it’s choreographed so well, I just think it’s fantastic.
Like I said, I’m not a huge fan of the whole Bruce and Natasha romance because I just don’t think it makes a huge amount of sense and the part in the middle where they go to Hawkeye and his family just seems a bit random and slipped in. So, overall, I do really enjoy Age of Ultron and is probably one of the ones I’ve seen the most but I also do see why people have some issues with it.
(14) The Avengers Assemble
Another unpopular opinion incoming as I know a lot of people have this a lot higher up their list, so, sorry about that. There are some things I really like about Avengers Assemble, it finally brings all of our heroes together which is what we’ve been building up to throughout all of phase one and it was so incredible to see them all share the screen for the first time, the end battle is probably one of the best throughout all of the Marvel movies, there are some really funny parts and it’s just a good action movie. Also, it was our first introduction to Thanos. But, I think there are quite a few Marvel movies that are better.
Like I said, this is just my personal opinion and I still absolutely love this movie with my entire heart. There are some amazing lines in this movie and some incredible scenes that I love. That scene with The Hulk and Loki is one of my absolute favourite scenes inside the MCU, “puny God” I just love that scene. It was also our first introduction as Mark Ruffalo as Hulk which I just think was genius casting and is just such a different and funny take on The Hulk than we’ve ever seen before!
(13) Guardians of the Galaxy
Honestly, I have been so excited to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy and how this movie completely went past any expectation that I had for this movie. I know that it’s still quite high up the list but there are a lot of MCU movies and I know that there is a huge cloud over it now following James Gunn but I still want to talk about this amazing movie.
Going into Guardians of the Galaxy was probably the most nervous I’ve been going into a movie in the MCU until Infinity War but more on that later. I had never heard of GotG and I didn’t really know what it was about, I had seen the trailer and it looked good but that didn’t stop my apprehension going in and I just came out of this film with the biggest smile on my face, humming songs from the soundtrack. Guardians is just such a different movie, it’s so colourful and fun but still heartwarming and beautiful. The themes of togetherness and family in this movie are just my favourite and it really made me see somethings in a new perspective.
Guardians is just such a fun and interesting movie that is such a nice relief from some of the really dark movies inside this universe and I love rewatching it so much. It just has such an interesting cast of characters and such a fun plot, I just love this movie. And, that soundtrack.
(12) Spiderman: Homecoming
Spiderman has been such a big part of my life ever since I was a small child when the original trilogy was being released. Spiderman 2 is one of my favourite movies of all time and is a film that I just respect and love so much. So, naturally, Spiderman movies make me really nervous going in as this character has just had such a huge impact on my life and we’ve had some very big duds like Spiderman 3 and both of the Amazing Spiderman movies but Homecoming really didn’t disappoint me.
Homecoming is just such a breathe of fresh air within this universe that was very much needed when it came out. I love so many things about this movie, it’s hard to just pin point a couple. One of my favourite things is definitely the fact we have a villain that has a really good motivation because I feel like Marvel are sometimes lackluster when it comes to their villains but Vulture is truly a great one. I also love Tom Holland as Spiderman so much, Toby will always be my favourite because of the nostalgic thing but Tom is such an incredible Spiderman and I love the fact we have an actor playing Spiderman that is near to his actual age.
I also love that Tony appears a lot in this movie, I love that Peter has a father figure in his life that he can look up to as both of his father figures passed away. Tony is just such a wonderful character in this movie and he truly cares for Peter and is trying to protect him and I just love that so much. Overall, I love Homecoming and I am so truly excited for Far From Home in 2019!
(11) Iron Man
Here we are, back at the start of the MCU. Iron Man is just such a staple in this franchise as it was the first and is still one of the best movies we have here. Iron Man is obviously a Superhero origin story which I truly am a sucker for, I love origin stories but it also a story of Tony Stark really discovering who he is and it is just so good to see his progression on screen and throughout the whole Iron Man trilogy and beyond.
Iron Man also bought us Pepper Potts who is one of my favourite MCU characters, she’s just such a kickass female character that is so underappreciated, like guys come on, Pepper deserves so much more than y’all give her! One of my other favourite things about Iron Man is the intense action sequences that we get in this movie, they’re all so choreographed so well and I remember when I saw it for the first time, my heart was pounding in my chest and I just couldn’t stop smiling because I just remember thinking, this truly is my franchise.
Overall, Iron Man has a very special place in my and a lot of people’s hearts because it was the start of all of this. Like I said before, the MCU has truly changed my entire life and Iron Man was the start of that so I will forever love this movie.
(10) Ant-Man and The Wasp
Bringing us into the top ten is Ant-Man and The Wasp, our newest edition in the MCU. I love this movie so much, everyone seems to view Ant-Man as a bit of a pointless one but I think Ant-Man and The Wasp is one of the most important movies inside the MCU especially when it comes to Endgame. In this movie, we find out a lot about the quantum realm and how it kind of works and I think it’s going to play such an important part in Endgame which is why I think this is going to be such an important movie.
As well as all of this, again we have such an amazing female character in The Wasp she is just such a grounded, well rounded character that really holds her own in this movie along with Ghost who is one of the most interesting and sympathetic “villains” in the MCU. Ghost truly made my heart hurt, she has such a sad story and I just wanted to be able to help her myself and my heart just broke when they were so against her in this movie.
One of my favourite things about the Ant-Man franchise is that it does deal with some difficult topics but it’s also so funny, this movie made me laugh out loud so many times in the cinema and I just loved that about it. It just also has this beautiful family element to it, Scott truly loves and cares for not only his daughter but her mum and step dad too and I think that’s so important to show. Also, can we talk about that post credit scene because I completely lost my mind, I am so panicked about what is going to happen next, it finished and I audible shouted oh my goodness, I could not believe what we’d just seen and I am so excited but nervous about what Endgame is going to bring us.
(9) Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 was a movie, going into, I thought would never be better than the original but boy, was I wrong. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was just miles better than the first one in story telling, family themes and humour as well as music. Again, I was pretty nervous going into this movie because I loved the first one so much which I’m sure was the opinion of many people but is just blew all of my hopes and expectations out of the water.
GotG 2 is just one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I swear, I was laughing every five minutes, my chest was aching by the time I left the cinema. I saw this movie four times at the cinema which, at the time, was a record for me, that’s just how much I truly loved it. And, every time I saw it, I picked up on different things through the film and fell in love with it all over again.
I found all of the story lines so interesting and the way they all came together in the climax had me on the edge of my seat. Peter has such a sad family story and finding out about it just broke my heart. And, okay, when Ego said that he put the tumour in Peter’s mum’s head, the whole cinema just gasped, we were all so shook by it, it was just so unexpected. Also, the death in this movie was just so heartbreaking and I was absolutely crying my heart out every time, it didn’t get any easier because over the film, I just fell in love with this character that I hated in the first movie which is one of my favourite things when I go from hating to loving a character because we love character development!
And, to finish it all off, the soundtrack is my second favourite of all time, only just losing out to Top Gun.
(8) Thor: Ragnarok
I can’t believe that my two least favourite MCU movies are the first two Thor movies and then Ragnarok happened and it’s number 8 but, I love the top 8 so much that they switch around a lot okay. Ragnarok is just again so different to anything we’ve seen up to this point in the MCU and I am just so happy with this movie overall.
Like I mentioned before, Loki is one of my favourite characters of all time and he just completely stole all of the scenes that he was in through this movie and I couldn’t be happier about that. I know that Loki is technically one of the main villains in the MCU but I just love him with my entire heart. He is just such a complex character and I cannot wait to get the series we’ve been promised about him because I think it will be amazing to explore his character even more.
In Ragnarok we got introduced to Valkyrie and Hella who are just some of the best, most fleshed out female characters in the MCU. I know that Hella is the villain but I couldn’t help myself also loving her, she completely stole the show through this movie. And, I just really, really hope that we get to see more of Valkyrie in the future, her story is so sad and it just broke my heart but she’s also this funny character that deserved all of the screen time, give me a solo Valkyrie movie, I would pay good money to see that because she’s such an incredible character.
Finding out more about Thor and Loki and their origin and family was such a fun thing in this movie. I just feel like the more we find out, the more I really like Thor, he was really at the bottom of my favourite Avengers list but Ragnarok definitely changed that because he really came into his role in Ragnarok and then Infinity War happened also but again, more on that one later. Also, seeing Bruce in this movie was just amazing, he was so funny in this movie and doesn’t get enough screen time when it comes to The Avengers so I’m really glad we got to see him here.
It was also so nice to see what Thor was seeing in Age of Ultron come to life in this movie, like I said, Age of Ultron was such an important movie and Ragnarok really showcases why.
Similar to Guardians of the Galaxy, I was beyond apprehensive going into Ant-Man, I absolutely knew nothing about this movie, I hadn’t even seen a trailer because I was thinking, Ant-Man really? Just a guy who can turn into the size of an ant is a ridiculous concept but again, this film just absolutely blew my mind. Ant-Man is one of the funniest, heartwarming and interesting movies that we’ve had so far in the MCU. Ant-Man was again, such a different direction when it came to the MCU and it was amazing to see Marvel take what felt like a huge risk with this one and it definitely paid off!
The thing I love about Ant-Man is that not only is it a superhero movie, it is also a family drama. The family dynamic of this movie was such an interesting one because it starts and ends so differently. By the end, we are really routing for this whole family to just be happy together and they all deserve the absolute world. Scott’s daughter Cassie is just so adorable, she truly loves her dad so much and even though she has her step dad in her life, she hasn’t forgotten about Scott and all of their scenes together are just so heartwarming and it really hit me hard.
Also, Ant-Man in himself is just such an interesting hero. I mean criminal turned superhero isn’t a trope we see very often but is a trope I can say that I like now. Scott is such an interesting character with just so many layers, at the start we’re kind of set up to not really like him but within the first third, we are truly routing for him. He’s such an interesting hero that on the surface doesn’t sound like much but being able to turn to the size of an ant, come on that’s actually pretty helpful. Overall, I love this movie and I’m really sad it’s not higher up but like I said, they all kind of change around in the top 8 or so.
(6) Iron Man 2
I feel like Iron Man 2 is definitely one of the most underappreciated and unliked movie inside the MCU and honestly, I really just don’t understand it. I loved Iron Man 2 so much, the first time I watched it, I wasn’t the biggest fan but after I watched it for a second time, I was completely in love with this movie. We really see Tony Stark coming to terms with Iron Man and the negative effects the first movie had on him and we have this story line where he’s going to die and it’s all pretty stressful which I think is what makes it great is that we have all of these story lines coming together and running side by side with each other.
Let’s also celebrate that my favourite female character within the MCU comes into it in this movie and that is Black Widow. I love Natasha with all of my heart, she is such a badass who has one of the saddest origin stories and I’m just so glad that she is one of the main characters in the MCU and has so many connections to so many of our other main characters like Tony and Steve. She is truly a character that completely changed the game for me, for the first time, I truly had a female character that I could look up to on screen and continue to do to this day.
One of my favourite scenes within the MCU is the scene where War Machine and Tony fight to Another One Bites The Dust, it’s just choreographed so well and I think drunk Tony wasn’t something we needed but is something I’m glad we have, it again just showed how much Iron Man was struggling and really plays into the plot of Iron Man 3. And, it’s when Nick properly recruits Tony for The Avengers and oh my goodness, I just love this movie so much, stop hating on it okay. Although, I will admit, the villain isn’t the best one.
(5) Captain America: Civil War
Captain America: Civil War truly changed the MCU as we truly know it and that’s one of my favourite things about this movie. Civil War bought these characters together like we’ve never seen them before and it was so good seeing most of the Avengers back together in a way we haven’t seen yet. I mean, we’ve seen that they don’t all get on all of the time but Civil War was just completely different in terms of arguments.
What I think the best thing about Civil War is that you can truly see both sides of the argument. We know that Tony doesn’t really trust himself especially after he sees how much damage the events of Age of Ultron had on the world. And then we have Steve who rightly so, doesn’t trust the government, we’ve seen what they did to him and Bucky is just a walking consequence of what the government is capable of and he’s terrified of what they could do to him and his friends again. So, you can definitely see both sides of the argument and I think that’s such an interesting and important part of Civil War.
Also, the actions sequences in Civil War are just some of the best I’ve ever seen. I know everyone and their dog talks about the airport scene which is truly epic and is choreographed amazingly, it has the right mix of action and humour and is just such a thrilling scene that I’ll never get bored of. But, the fight scene at the end with Steve, Tony and Bucky just takes the cake for me because of the emotional impact of it. We finally get the truce and the resolution of the issues in Civil War and then it’s just ripped away from us within five minutes and it’s absolutely heartbreaking so it definitely takes the biscuit for me in terms of fight scenes in this movie.
Civil War is just such an important movie within the MCU as if they hadn’t all fallen out, maybe they would have all been together through Infinity War and that could have ended differently. We see Wanda and how she’s truly suffering and feels like she’s responsible which again feeds into her actions in Infinity War with Vision and we also finally start to see the consequences of some of our heroes actions which is important because I feel like a lot of Superhero movies leave out.
I could honestly talk about Civil War all day but I’m going to leave it here for now because else I just won’t stop.
(4) Captain America: The First Avenger
There is about to be a lot of gushing in this section and my thoughts aren’t going to be as organised because there is a lot of things I need to say here as The First Avenger completely changed my entire life and shaped me into the person I am. So, we’re going to start with that.
Walking into The First Avenger, I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t really know anything about Captain America but I’d seen the trailer and saw it was set during the war and was really interested, it was still early days in the MCU so I wasn’t as enthralled by it as I am now but this movie was a complete game changer. I remember turning to my brother during the film and just saying that I loved Steve and this film so much. Steve Rogers is just a character that completely changed my life in ways that I didn’t know he was going to at the time, I truly fell in love with this movie when I watched it. It was my first time seeing a film at the cinema more than twice because I kept convincing my family to go again because I just was so in love.
Fast forward to 2014 when I decided for the lead up to The Winter Solider, I was going to watch The First Avenger again and that’s when it really did something for me. I’ve talked about this to some people but 2014 was truly the hardest year of my entire life in terms of high school and I was self harming everyday and had planned to end my own life by the end of the year and watching The First Avenger just changed my life. Steve Rogers is a character I feel people don’t seem to like and I don’t understand it, he’s a character that truly gave me a purpose in my life, he made me want to be strong and fight battles that I was facing because that’s what he did. He went through so much and came out the other side, it just completely changed my life and that’s probably why it’s so far up my list.
But, okay getting into the actual content of this movie. For me, the Captain America trilogy is one of the best trilogies in cinematic history and not just because of how much the character means to me fight me, The Dark Knight trilogy, for me, has nothing on this trilogy. Captain America is more than a Superhero movie, it’s a political movie, it’s a thriller and an action film. The origins of Captain America is so interesting, he starts of as this character who is so much more than people see him for just because he’s small but ends being a true, true hero that everyone around him looks up to. And, this film shows why Bucky means so much to him because we see how much Bucky did for him and we see Peggy and what an incredible character she is, this first movie is just everything.
The First Avenger may not be the deepest movie in the MCU but it shows that we truly can save ourselves and love the people around is because they really help us become the people that we are. And at the end when Steve wakes up from the ice is one of the most heartbreaking scenes in the whole of the MCU because it’s the start of us seeing how much the government uses Steve and why he doesn’t trust them and has good reason to and I just love this movie so much it’s completely changed my life and I couldn’t be more thankful for it.
(3) Doctor Strange
I can’t believe we’ve reached it to our top 3 and it was honestly so hard to choose what order these three were going to go in especially because before my most recent rewatch this was number one on my list so these three more than any others switch around a lot. But, anyway, onto it, my number 3 pick is Doctor Strange, another movie in which I feel is underrated but a lot of people also say that they’re sad it isn’t further up their list.
Doctor Strange is one of the most interesting and visually stunning movies I’ve just ever seen. Stephen Strange has one of the most interesting origin stories. He’s a doctor that gets into an accident and just feels like he’s completely lost himself which I feel like people can relate to when something happens that changes your whole life and then he goes out to fix the problem and ends up being a superhero, I mean, maybe that part isn’t as relatable but you know what I mean. This story is so intricate and something that I feel like I truly have to focus on because I didn’t want to miss a single thing throughout the run time.
Along with the story line, the visuals in Doctor Strange are just absolutely STUNNING. The CGI and effects were just so beyond anything I’ve ever seen before and I was stunned and fascinated by how truly beautiful this movie is. I love the visuals of the magic here and that we introduced magic into the MCU because I love magic so much in movies and books. But, it’s just the way everything is built around the story when it comes to the beautiful visual story that is told in Doctor Strange.
It also just took me by so much surprise. I again didn’t know anything much about Doctor Strange and this whole film took me by surprise because I didn’t expect to love it so much.
(2) Avengers: Infinity War
Okay, so, my runner up is Avengers: Infinity War the biggest game changer in the MCU. I went to a midnight showing of this movie and it completely broke me, I came out feeling so numb and like I didn’t really know how to walk in a straight line. One of my favourite characters was gone, Red Skull was back and the ending was just so unexpected that it completely broke me, I felt sick, I was crying and I just didn’t know what to do with myself. I then went to see it again the next day and felt the same and then saw it two days later and that’s when I began to process what could happen next. From start to end, I was tense, I was on the edge of my seat, I couldn’t believe what was happening before my eyes, it was just thrilling and I’ve never felt that way watching a movie before.
This movie is so bloody intense that it was hard to handle. But, it was also so funny but it was at the right parts which I think is so important when it comes to a movie like this. Infinity War has such high stakes and I couldn’t imagine how it was going to end or how it could possibly be resolved and the ending just went in a direction I wasn’t quite expecting. I mean, I kind of thought he’d get all of the stones but then wiping out half of the universe I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing. As soon as Bucky said ‘Steve’ I was gone, I was crying and kept crying for about fifteen minutes after the final credits rolled. I just want to know what’s going to happen next and I absolutely need Endgame right now like why is April 2019 so far away, I can’t take the intensity of waiting.
But, can we talk about the fact Infinity War truly is an incredible movie from the content to the characters to the structure of the movie. Let’s be honest, we were all worried that with so many characters it could turn into a bit of a mess but it wasn’t. All of the groups of characters that were together worked so well especially Thor with Rocket and Groot, that was definitely one of my favourite groups in the movie. We were truly given the movie that we’ve all been waiting for pretty much since the MCU began, all of these heroes coming together on screen.
Avengers: Infinity War was just such a game changer I know I’ve said that but it truly was. I have so many theories about how this could go, about how this could be resolved and what could happen next but we all know that no matter what happens, it’s never going to be the same again. The universe can’t go back to being peaceful and the same as it was because there’s going to be a group of people that have to go through so much loss and heartache to get there. So, well done Marvel, you truly did an amazing thing with this movie and all I can say is bring on the next one.
We actually have a full review of Infinity War which you can find here!
(1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
So, here we are. My favourite and I still believe to be the best MCU movie is indeed Captain America: The Winter Solider. This was the game changer of phase two of the MCU, it truly switched things on its head and it is just such an incredible movie. Again, like I said, the Captain America movies are much more than Superhero movies, they are also political thrillers and The Winter Solider definitely showcases that. Again, I went to a midnight screening of this and it was an interesting experience to say the least.
The Winter Solider has so many amazing fight scenes in it. My favourite being the one in the lift, I love that scene so much. There’s also the big fight with The Winter Solider where we find out who he truly is and the cinema was silent and pretty sure you could have heart my heart break. The whole cinema truly didn’t know what to do or say, we were in complete shock along with Steve it was such an amazing choice and such a pivotal moment in the MCU. We then also of course had the end fight scene between Steve and Bucky and like the last scene in Civil War, it had such an emotional impact because even after everything Bucky did to him throughout this movie, Steve is still like he loves him and he just wants to help him.
Also the story line with Hydra and Shield oh my goodness, again, truly did not see this one coming. It adds to why obviously Steve again has a good reason not to trust the government because of what they have done to him and how much they’ve betrayed him throughout his life. It was one of the most intense and shocking stories within the MCU and to be honest, I’m still kind of shook every time I watch this film.
Let’s talk about Falcon. I love Falcon so much and again, he is such an underrated character within the MCU and this was just the most perfect introduction to him. Sam and Steve’s friendship is just such a nice one like we see how much Steve struggles adjusting to life in this century and he doesn’t have many friends apart from the other main Avengers and then Sam comes along and we can tell how much Steve truly relies on Sam to help him get through things and they just have such a wonderful friendship. Again, we see Black Widow completely shine in this movie, she is again a character we can really see that Steve values as a person and a hero and they truly have such a lovely friendship.
The Winter Solider is just an incredible movie and one that we should truly celebrate within the MCU.
So there we go, that is my personal ranking of the MCU movies. I am so thankful that we live in a time that these movies are being released and we are getting two or three per year. They are truly what I look forward to every single year and I cannot wait to see what’s next for this ever growing franchise. I’m sure Captain Marvel, Endgame and Far From Home are going to be amazing editions next year and I can’t wait to see them all. These movies have truly changed my life and changed me as a person.
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