My favourite Christmas gift, without a doubt, was my Marvel Comics encyclopedia that gave the history to every character, fictional location, and alternate universe that has ever been created by the comic giant since the date of its publishing. This encyclopedia sparked my love for Marvel Comics and eventually my love for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Since the release of Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk back in ’08, we’ve gotten 16 movies that have introduced new characters from all over the galaxy. Now we’re looking towards a third and possible final Thor movie, the first ever Blank Panther movie and the first entry in the two part Infinity War! Before I get a little too ahead of myself, I thought I should rank my favorite MCU films thus far. So here it is, my 16 favorite MCU films ranked from worst to best.
*Now including Spiderman: Homecoming
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My favourite Christmas gift, without a doubt, was my Marvel Comics encyclopedia that gave the history to every character, fictional location, and alternate universe that has ever been created by the comic giant to the date of its publishing. This encyclopedia sparked my love for Marvel Comics and eventually my love for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Since the release of Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk back in ’08, we’ve gotten 15 movies that have introduced new characters from all over the galaxy. This Friday, the universe will get a little bigger with the release of Spiderman: Homecoming, the 16th entry into the MCU. Based on the trailers, TV spots, and current word of mouth, Tom Holland’s Spiderman looks very promising; possibly the best cinematic portrayal of the character to date. Before I get a little ahead of myself, I thought I should rank my favorite MCU films thus far. So here it is, my 15 favorite MCU films ranked from worst to best.
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So far, superhero flicks this year are 3 for 3. Logan was such a refreshing and unique entry in to genre as was the hilarious, action packed, character driven and heart-warming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. which, contrary to popular opinion, I believe exceeded its predecessor. It took long enough, but finally June 2nd saw the release of the first ever female led superhero film Wonder Woman. Helmed by female director Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as the eponymous hero, Wonder Woman is an incredibly empowering film that might just be the best superhero origin story since Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.
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Out of all the projects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the Thor films had to be my least favorite. They are most likely everyone’s least favorite. By the looks of this trailer, Thor: Ragnarok will not only be my favorite Thor film but most likely my favorite film of the MCU. It probably will be yours too…..
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July is here again and I’m not at San Diego Comic Con. But thankfully absentees of the convention are lucky enough to catch new footage of anticipated movies on YouTube! Here are some trailers, along with some of my opinions, for upcoming films for 2016 and beyond!
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X-Men Apocalypse, directed by Bryan Singer, is the latest film in the now sixteen year old X-Men movie franchise. Early reviews of the movie were surprisingly quite negative but I tried my best to ignore them and walked into the theater with a clear mind. After successfully neglecting all externally fed opinions I walked out the cinema with pure elation thinking that the film was fantastic. I had the urge to share my feelings towards this movie with the world and slam the early reviews that were so very wrong. After deep reflection it is safe to say that X-Men Apocalypse is the definitive X-Men movie.
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Hi! To those of you who do not follow my blog, I write 4therace which includes short stories, reviews/breakdowns of films and movies and even essays on society. I am a comic book fan and have written about my love for comics previously (check out: Comic Book Anxiety and Batman vs Superman and Snyder’s DC Extended Universe [What it Means to be a Superhero]) Early responses to the latest comic book film, X-Men Apocalypse, have been surprisingly negative. I had the chance to see it today (May 21st of 2016) and absolutely loved it. After leaving the cinema, I could not believe that such reviews existed and will create my own review of Apocalypse that will slam the slammers who slammed the film. Please follow or stay around this blog if you want to join into this discussion which may be controversial, and I want it to be. This review will change your perspective of the film (to those who have seen it) and will possibly change your perspectives on comic book movies.
Please stick around and wait, I can’t wait to finish my review!
The largest collective rant on the internet has emerged after the release of Batman vs Superman. Reviews were mixed and personally I have a love-hate relationship with the movie. BvS was not on the top of my watchlist this year and was definitely not at the top of my comic book movie watchlist. That goes to the under discussed X-Men Apocalypse which looks and will be amazing (I hope). I don’t understand why this movie hides behind the shadows of Captain America Civil War and BvS because the cinematic iterations of the X-Men have been around for over a decade; longer than any other superhero franchise. I find that I am more anxious to see Doctor Strange and Suicide Squad than Civil War due to my slight disdain to the last MCU film Age of Ultron. But as time approaches to its premiere I’ll probably get super excited for Civil War. Which comic book movies are you most anxious for in 2016 and let me know what you thought of BvS in the comments below.
I am sitting here listening to the pretty epic soundtrack of Batman vs Superman scored by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL. Doing so has aided me in recalling what I really enjoyed from this film and neglect some of the things I didn’t.
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I watched Batman vs Superman and I can say I really enjoyed it as a comic book fan. I loved Batflek and the themysciran in red practically saved the movie. Wonder Woman is one of my favorite heroines (along with Scarlet Witch, Rogue and Captain Marvel) so I was more than elated to see justice done to the character in B v S!
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