Greetings programs and welcome to this week’s episode of the show. This week is all Disney all the time as we are slightly late to the part on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania but also slightly early to the party for The Mandalorian Season 3, of which we have seen the first two episodes.
Additionally, starting this week we have bonus content for our Patreon supporters.
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Typically, whenever we record a podcast, there’s a solid 15-30 minutes of us talking about random things that go unrecorded, and more than a few people have told us that they’d like to hear those conversations too. Well, now you can!
Matt loves a list way more than I do, not through any sense of my own hatred of them, but more than I find it hard to find the time or energy to rate art against itself. But Matt’s ranking of the Marvel movies was too interesting to resist texting him my own (very different list), which he then encouraged me to put up as a companion post. So here it is!
Please remember that A) lists aren’t facts, art is subjective and B) my value starts and stops at “is it creative/fun?” these days, so feel free to disagree. We’re both right.
Anyway, here’s my list of Marvels.
Continue reading “The Films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranked, Simon’s Edition”
Well, here’s a thing that I haven’t done in quite a while. The last time I wrote out a full ranking of the films in the MCU there were only 14 entries in the franchise. Only. Now, there are 24, plus the three limited series on Disney+, and if that doesn’t sound like a lot? There are ten movies and ten series on deck in the next two years.
If you had any doubts about the Marvel money train slowing down? Think again!
For the purposes of this list I am only looking at the films, and thinking back on how they all work (or not). This list is obviously my opinion, but feel free to agree or disagree with me here or on the social medias.
Without any further ado, here are all the Marvel films ranked from worst to first, according to Matthew.
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Johnathan Majors is already having a hell of a year with his performances in Lovecraft Country and Spike Lee’s Da Five Bloods, and now he’s hopping on Marvel Cinematic Universe train.
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The first **Ant-Man** is a good film. Immediately following **Avengers: Age of Ultron** is was light, funny, full of great performances, and had refreshingly small, personal stakes. **Ant-Man & The Wasp** continues these traditions: it’s a light, funny movie with some great performances, smaller, more personal stakes, and it immediately followed **Avengers: Infinity War** which had literal end-of-the-entire-universe stakes. Is this new entry in the Marvel experiment good though? Yes, yes it is! Is it better than the last one? Well… maybe?
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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.
Now let’s get to it.
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Holy crap, Marvel has updated their film schedule again with a sequel to Ant-Man titled Ant-Man and The Wasp. This will be the second film with a heroine’s name in the title (Captain Marvel has been rescheduled, more on that in a moment) which is a good thing. This also makes 2017, 18, 19, and 20 all 3 Marvel movie years, which is nuts.
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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](https://awesomefriday.ca/2014/08/the-films-of-the-marvel-cinematic-universe-ranked-guardians-of-the-galaxy-edition/) 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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There’s a shiny new full trailer for _Ant-Man_ and it looks really good!
Fair warning, this trailer feels like it gives away from plot details. That being said so do most Marvel trailers and they’ve basically all been pretty misleading about what the real story is. You call. Don’t say I never warned you.
Continue reading “Hooray! Ant-Man Trailer Looks Legitimately Good!”
Marvel had a special press event while I was on hiatus. Let’s take a look the films they HOLY SHIT THEY ANNOUNCED ALL OF THE MOVIES??
Continue reading “Marvel Catch Up: Entire Phase Three Line Up Revealed!”
Good news everyone! Marvel’s _Ant-Man_ is officially in production and they’ve announced a bunch of people to the cast!
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This past weekend at San Diego Comic Con Marvel released concept art posters (which form one big poster, like a poster transformer!) for _Avengers: Age of Ultron_ and for _Ant-Man_. Let’s take a look!
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A May release date in 2018 brings the total to a dozen films between now and May 2019!
Continue reading “Marvel Adds A Third Movie Date in 2018!”
No, I’m not going to do a joke about the director of _Yes Man_ being brought onto be Marvel’s Yes Man.
Continue reading “Peyton Reed Is The New Director of Ant-Man; Adam McKay Joins As Writer”