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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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.
Continue reading “The Films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked, Ant-Man Edition”
Best of lists are hard. Choosing the films I liked best isn’t hard, but keeping it to a reasonable number and ranking them is. One thing that’s not so much hard as it is annoying: coming up with something to say other than “I loved this and you should watch it”.
I saw a lot of films this year but there are plenty I missed. I didn’t see Birdman, Whiplash, or Mommy, all of which are on many other best of lists for the year (and in the case of Whiplash I can guess it would have made mine) but I also did see Boyhood, Gone Girl, 22 Jump Street, and a host of others that didn’t make my list.
All in all I saw over 75 of the movies released in 2014. Not a huge percentage when you think about it but certainly more than the average person.
So with all that in mind here are my favourite dozen movies from 2014.
Continue reading “Matt’s 2014: The Best Dozen”
Here’s an awesome effects rebel for Captain America: The Winter Soldier which will have the dual effect of making you realize how much CGI was in the film and also making you realize how much CGI was in the film. It’s a double edged sword.
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One thing Marvel has really been knocking it out of the park with, aside from most things about their movies, has been imaginative and artistic end credits sequences. Now you can download wall paper size stills of the awesome end credits sequence from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
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The Blu-Ray isn’t due until the 9th of September but if you’re down with digital copies you can watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier again right now. The Winter Soldier is one of the best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to date (top three by my reckoning!). It’s got action, it’s got adventure, it’s got an old fashioned spy movie plot, it’s got great actors giving great performances, and just enough tie in to the rest of the Marvel Universe that when the bad guys eventually flip the table, well, they really flip the table.
If you’ve already seen the movie you should probably add it to your collection. If you haven’t seen it you should see it! The best way to do that is legally and if you use the links below (you may have to turn off your ad blocker) then you’ll help us keep the lights on at Awesome Friday HQ.
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.
Continue reading “The Films Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked, Guardians of the Galaxy Edition”
It’s time again for another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast! This week we’re talking about Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Simon has finally seen it, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which I try to convince Simon not to see, The game The Last Of Us which one of us finally finished, The film Drinking Buddies which Simon loved, and casting news about the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot and Star Wars Episode VII
We ramble on for 90+ minutes this episode so pour yourself a cup of tea and get comfy!
Continue reading “Podcast Episode 65: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, ‘Drinking Buddies’, ‘The Last of Us’, and Casting News from Fantastic Four and Star Wars”
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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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.
Continue reading “The State of the Universe: The Current State of, and Speculation on What’s To Come In, The Marvel Cinematic Universe Updated“
I have a lot that I want to tell you right now that I just can’t. I don’t want to spoil the movie, and to do a proper review I won’t technically be spoiling anything, but I’ll tell you now that you should just go see this movie. You want to know why? Because it’s great. Fantastic even.
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There’s another poster for Captain America and it’s kind of awesome. Let’s take a look!
Continue reading “Awesome: Captain America: The Winter Soldier IMAX Poster”
I don’t normally like to post full clips from movies but this one has a few reasons why checking it out is in your interest:
- It’s clearly from early in the film and doesn’t show the very end of the scene so other than giving us an idea how the action is going to be in the movie offers very little in the way of spoilers (most of the dialogue is in the trailers, also)
- it’s an awesome scene that has made me more excited to see the movie.
Continue reading “Captain America: The Winter Soldier Clip: Cap + Co Storm A Freighter And It’s Awesome”