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The Films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked, Ant-Man Edition

Posted by Matthew on August 10, 2015
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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.

Anyway, let’s get on with this.

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The Films Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked, Guardians of the Galaxy Edition

Posted by Matthew on August 03, 2014
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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.

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Watch This: Marvel’s Comic Con Sizzle Reel Looking Back At Phase 1 + 2

Posted by Matthew on August 01, 2014
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Marvel’s panel in Hall H at Comic Con is a big deal every year, and every year Marvel starts the show with a video presentation. This year it was a look back at all the movies they’ve made so far which amounts to a pretty awesome trailer for their entire grand experiment and a nice passing of the torch to Guardians of the Galaxy. And now it’s online so let’s watch!

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The Films Of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked

Posted by Matthew on April 12, 2014
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So you read my breakdown of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and are now wondering how I think the films stack up so far? Well, I thought you’d never ask!

No, seriously, what took you so long to ask?

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The State of the Universe: The Current State of, and Speculation on What’s To Come In, The Marvel Cinematic Universe **Updated**

Posted by Matthew on April 05, 2014
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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.

Ok? Ok. Let’s do this.

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Everything Wrong with Thor in 8 Minutes Or Less

Posted by Matthew on November 05, 2013
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Thor: The Dark World

Thor is out in many place already, that’s how our UK Office was able to see and review it already but here in North America is debuts this weekend. What better way to lead into that experience than by reminding yourself that the first Thor movie wasn’t all that good!

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Sneak Peek at Marvel’s Agent Carter

Posted by Matthew on July 25, 2013
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Remember before I mentioned that Marvel has made a short film starring Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter from Captain America? Well MovieClips has a sneak peek!

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Awesome: Poster for Marvel One Shot ‘Agent Carter’

Posted by Matthew on July 16, 2013
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Speaking of Captain America, remember his girlfriend Peggy? She’s getting a Marvel One Shot short film this fall and it has an amazing poster.

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Everything Wrong With Iron Man, and Iron Man 2

Posted by Matthew on April 30, 2013
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Iron Man 3

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.

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