After recently owning Avengers: Infinity War I decided to have a Marvel marathon, starting with The Avengers. It was kind of fascinating seeing the movies literally evolve and get better over the course of the years and it was so awesome in fact that I want to share my experience with you. Enjoy!
2012: The Avengers
When The Avengers came out six years ago I remember being blown away by how awesome the movie was. The fact that it brought all of these heroes together in such a cohesive way was marveling. Now when I watch it I get nostalgic seeing the beginning of these characters’ relationships and their involvement in this franchise. Iron Man, at that time, was the only character to have two solo movies but everyone else was just finding their footing.
The Battle of New York is still a blast to watch even after all of these years and it’s great movie.
Continue reading Marvel’s Evolution in the Past Six Years
There have been twenty movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far but at one time all we knew of these films were their exciting or somewhat disappointing trailers. Trailers tell you everything about a movie’s quality and that’s why I’m ranking them. But because there are, well, twenty trailers to rank I’m breaking it up into a two-day series. Enjoy!
20. The Incredible Hulk
Like The Incredible Hulk this is clearly the worst trailer of them all. Maybe I’m being a little biased because I know the movie isn’t that good but still, it’s kind of lame. It could’ve been a good movie but unfortunately it isn’t.
19. Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger is a boring origin story, pure and simple. The story is well told but the movie is poorly made. In the hands of the Russo Brothers it might have been a completely different film but in those days Marvel hadn’t entirely gotten their footing yet. It definitely is #19 in my opinion.
Continue reading Ranking the Marvel Trailers From Worst to Best; Part 1
Marvel has become a wonderful franchise that people of all ages can enjoy. Some Marvel films are catered to an older audience while others may appeal to younger fans. But which of these movies are the most kid-friendly of the bunch? That’s what I’m here to share with you. Enjoy! (And I’m not ranking these movies by the way.)
As someone who’s a little older Ant-Man can be a little cheesy at times but younger children will have a blast watching this film. There isn’t a lot of profanity, the violence is contained and not that graphic, and it’s a fun film filled with a lot of humor. Children will quickly fall in love with Ant-Man after seeing this movie.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Like Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun movie that caters heavily toward children. It isn’t dark and gloomy like some of the other Marvel films and it isn’t filled with a whole bunch of profanity. It’s simply a fun movie that’ll have your kids bouncing in their seat with joy.
Continue reading The Ten Most Kid-Friendly Marvel Movies
This week has passed and that means it’s time for another weekly Who’s Your segment. Last week I asked you all who was your favorite classic Star Wars character and this week I’m excited to see which Marvel villain is the one you happen to enjoy the most. Here are all of the villains.
Ronan the Accuser
Ronan was a slightly corny villain but that’s what made him so perfect for Guardians of the Galaxy. He was still a worthy adversary though as he nearly destroyed Xandar and was able to wield the might of the Power Stone. Thankfully the Guardians were more powerful than him though. 🙂
General “Thunderbolt” Ross
The anti-Hulk, that could’ve made for a very compelling and intimidating villain. While I don’t remember The Incredible Hulk very well I do remember this villain because he definitely was scary looking. Too bad the movie wasn’t better. *shrug*
Malekith definitely wasn’t anywhere near the most compelling MCU villain but he did provide Thor and Loki plenty of anguish as he managed to kill off Thor’s mother.
Continue reading Who’s Your Favorite Marvel Villain?
One of my favorite things about movies are the eventual conclusions a film’s story is unknowingly leading to. Some films have predictable endings that you can see coming from a mile away while the best movies leave you on the edge of your seat all the way until the end and then rewards you with a shocking climax that you won’t soon forget. While the MCU at first installed only mediocre entries into their franchise their films of late have been downright phenomenal. True masterworks of storytelling and climax building. But which Marvel movies have the best ending? That’s what I’m excited to share with you. Enjoy!
10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of my favorite Marvel films because it’s entertaining through and through and this ending was just exciting to see. The thought of Captain America and Falcon trying to find Bucky after he just went “good” was an exciting prospect and an interesting story lead into Civil War.
9. Guardians of the Galaxy
After the surprising delight of Guardians of the Galaxy the fun ending of the film with Peter Quill and co. deciding what their next objective was going to be is just the perfect climax to their adventure. They’ve just saved the galaxy, yes, but at heart they are still a bunch of misfits just wanting to have a bit of fun. Seeing the Milano fly off into space with the Jackson Five’s “ABC” playing is just 100% movie magic.
Continue reading The Ten Best Endings in the ‘MCU’
In the past ten years Marvel Studios has presented seventeen! movies, all with their own style, own stories, and there have been countless incredible scenes between them all. Today I’m going to share with you my ten favorite scenes that have come from the movies that have spanned nearly half my lifetime. Enjoy!
10. Vision Comes To Life (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn’t one of the best Marvel movies but it had one of the greatest surprises for me; Vision. One of my favorite things in a movie is a surprise you don’t see coming and I definitely didn’t see this coming. I remember watching the movie and as Thor electrified the case holding Ultron’s experiment robot with lightning he was residing in I was waiting to see what would happen. When Vision popped out of that container not as a villain but rather as an ally I was shocked.
And then…he grabbed Thor’s hammer and handed it to him! Mind blown! I was utterly stunned. Who was this remarkably powerful superhero that I had no idea about? And he had Jarvis’s voice! It was profoundly one of the greatest surprises I have ever seen in a movie and it’s why this is one of my favorite scenes.
9. The ‘Doctor Strange’ Ending
Doctor Strange was filled with mind bending visuals, hilarious moments, and great action scenes but my favorite part of the movie is literally the quietest moment of the film. Doctor Strange has helped save the world, he hasn’t officially taken the role of the Ancient One but he now stands guard over the New York Sanctum, and it’s just a really silent moment as he realizes the responsibility he now has. The cinematography is beautiful, the music is special, and as the camera zooms out and you see the Sanctum against the backdrop of New York I always get chills. And now, after Avengers: Infinity War, this scene is all the more magical as we now know what takes place in Doctor Strange’s journey a couple of years down the road and that’s an exciting realization.
Continue reading The Top Ten Scenes in Marvel
Spider-Man has always been a fan favorite and even before I knew the difference between Marvel and DC Comics I knew who Spider-Man was. So imagine my surprise when they brought Spider-Man into the MCU. I couldn’t be more excited. Here was this superhero that I had known since I was a child standing alongside awesome characters like Iron Man and Black Widow and fighting Captain America! Awesome! And since his incredible debut in Civil War he has only gotten cooler which is so exciting. So today in the decreasing countdown for Infinity War it’s time to look at his evolution so far.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Spider-Man’s involvement in Civil War wasn’t huge in the slightest but just his presence made the movie ten times better. Tom Holland easily took the title for coolest Spider-Man and he brought something that hadn’t been introduced in the MCU at that time; a teenage superhero. His naivety made the airport fight a blast to watch and to see his interactions with the other more seasoned veterans was simply one of the joys of the film. This film also set up the mentor/apprentice relationship between him and Tony Stark which was another fun thing to watch. All in all, bringing to the MCU was one of the most brilliant moves Marvel has made so far.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
In Homecoming we get to see Peter Parker in his element as an honest teenager who’s facing the woes of teenhood as he’s juggling his feelings for one of his fellow high school students, Liz, while also trying to be an Avenger caliber superhero at the same time as he tries to stop an illegal weapons dealer (who also happens to be Liz’s dad…shocking!) from possibly causing mischief for the world.
The perfect thing about this movie is it’s kind of a coming-of-age story for Peter without all of the origin story content that we’ve seen a million times. I mean, we all know Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and his uncle died. We don’t need to see that happen for the third time in the past decade. (The writers of Batman movies haven’t gotten the memo yet. I don’t think they will ever stop showing us how Bruce Wayne’s parents got murdered. Ugh.)
I love how at the beginning of Homecoming they really portray him as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man but by the end of the movie he is a bona fide Avenger with a new suit and everything. That’s one of the greatest scenes, to me, out of all of the Marvel movies and it’s such a prideful moment for Peter as he walks away from the Avengers facility as a full-blown hero which he wanted to be since Civil War.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
When Peter Parker returns he’ll be ready to stand alongside the Avengers yet again but this time he won’t be facing a little illegal weapons dealer. He’ll be facing Thanos and that will definitely be the ultimate test for him. I’m excited and scared to see what happens.
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