We’re continuing to shake off the dust around here at Awesome Friday HQ, and one easy way to do that is to update the Marvel Fanboy Marvel Cinematic Universe Rankings. Last year there were two additions to the canon of films, Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. Each were good, but where do they fit? Let’s take a look.
Last time I did this I grouped the films into three categories, this time I’m doing a straight up ranking. Feel free to agree or disagree with me. In fact, I encourage it.
Posted by Matthewon August 10, 2015 Editorial /
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It’s been a while since I made one of these lists! There have been two new Marvel films since last time so it’s time to see where they fit into the mix. I rewatched all the Marvel films in the lead up to Avengers: Age of Ultron so the films are still pretty fresh in the mind.
While the movies here are ranked from worst to best, I’m also grouping them into three categories: The ok ones, the good ones, and the great ones. If you’re wondering why there’s no “bad” category it’s both because I still enjoy the “ok” ones and because I can still appreciate the bad ones for the development of characters, story, and themes that run through the entire MCU (even if they’re pretty thin at times). Also also, it’s an exercise in being less negative.
Posted by Matthewon October 14, 2014 News /
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Marvel Studios has done a really good job of throwing us curveballs and not being shy about mixing things up. Looks like they’re getting ready to do that again as Robert Downey Jr. Has just joined the cast of Captain America 3 and that film will reportedly kick off the Civil War storyline in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Guardians of the Galaxy finally hit theaters this week and absolutely no one should be surprised that it’s really good. The first question I was asked this morning was “how does it stack up compared to the other Marvel Cinematic Universe films?” So here’s my shiny new updated list which not only adds Guardians but also mixes things up bit from last time after a recent re-watch of all the movies.
Fair warning: minor spoilers for all the Marvel movies, including Guardians of the Galaxy, to follow.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the Marvel Cinematic Universe lately. There has been nine feature films to date as well as five short films and sixteen episodes (out of twenty-two) of the television series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. That’s a lot of storytelling right there so as much for my own benefit as for yours I’m going to run down the current state of the universe as it stands right now, immediately post Captain America: The Winter Soldier and after episode 16 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as I see it and offer some speculation as to where things are going.
This is obviously going to contain spoilers for, well, everything in the MCU so far so my recommendation is to get caught up before you read this. Either that or no complaining. I’m also making predictions about what I think is going to happen moving forward so if I’m right, and I all but know that I am about one thing in particular, then consider this your spoiler warning.
Also go get yourself a cup of coffee or something because this is going to take a while.
Posted by Matthewon May 12, 2013 Podcast Episodes /
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Real life has gotten in the way slightly this week but better late than never, right? So then here is our discussion of Iron Man 3. Yes, Iron Man 3 again because we still haven’t had a chance to see Gatsby. Like I say, real life getting in the way.
The more I think about Iron Man the more I am of two minds on the movie. For all the reasons I previously stated the movie works, but there’s a lot of things nagging at me.
I’m going to talk about a few of those things and this is going to contain spoilers. Pretty massive spoilers actually so if you haven’t seen the movie stop reading right now. Go see it. It’s definitely a movie you should see in theatres. Once you’ve seen it come back and read this.
As a sequel not only to Iron Man and Iron Man 2 but also to The Avengers, Iron Man 3 has a lot to live up to. The Avengers changed everything, not only for the characters involved but for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well; how do you sell these characters as solo acts again?
Luckily Marvel has employed some very smart people because as it turns out Iron Man 3 follows up nicely on a everything that preceded it, is one of the strongest stand alone films produced by Marvel to date and is probably the prefect anchor for the second phase of Marvel films.
Unfortunately in reviewing this there are going to be what could be considered some very mild spoilers involved. I promise that I won’t reveal anything big and keep the rest to a minimum, but if you want to go in blind (which I recommend you do) then just know that this is a movie I absolutely recommend seeing and stop reading right now. If you want to know what I think in detail, hit the jump.
Posted by Matthewon April 30, 2013 News /
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Love them or hate them, the Iron Man movies are big business. So naturally the CinemaSins guys have given them the “Everything wrong with” treatment ahead of Iron Man 3s release. See the after the jump.
Posted by Matthewon March 27, 2013 Posters /
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So the wrost kept secret in the world is that in Iron Man 3 the newest and shiniest suit you’ve seen in all the posters and trailers is called “Mark XLVII” and that the reason for that is that Tony has built 40 new suits between the Mark VII seen in the Avengers and Iron Man 3.
Posted by Matthewon March 26, 2013 Trailers /
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Yeah, you read that right. There’s a new Iron Man TV Spot and Pepper is wearing the suit in it. Watch:
This is the first of the Iron Man 3 trailers to piss me off. This is pepper wearing the new armour (doesn’t look like her own) which means at some point she’s going to uit up and it’s probably going to be a surprise to her and it should be a surprise to us too. I’m sure there is more going on than just her wearing the suit and there’s a lot to be said for wondering “what’s she going to do in the suit??” but for myself I’d rather have been completely surprised by it.
Well, maybe not completely surprised since Pepper gets her own suit in the comics, but I’d rather have not known it was coming anyway.