I would just do a top 10 super hero movies list. But then I said to myself “Hey, I haven’t seen the Dark Knight trilogy yet. I should see those first before I make a top 10 super hero movies list.” (I swear guys, I’ll get to it.)
So here you are instead. My Top 10 Favorite Marvel movies. Here we go.
Number 10 – Spider-man
In all honesty, I really don’t remember liking the original Spider-man trilogy that much. Sure they were ok I guess. The only one I remember liking was the first one. Why? I’m not sure. I guess it’s just a requirement to put one of the original Spider-man movies on any list related to super hero movies. So fine, here you go. But you’re probably thinking to yourself, “But everyone likes Spider-man 2 better then Spider-man, why don’t you?” Well in all honesty, the only thing’s I remember about Spider-man 2 is that Peter Parker was a wimp, and everything else was pretty boring. But hey, you can just pretend I like Spider-man 2 I guess. But I do remember that the first Spider-man handled his origin story well. And I respect it for being a pioneer of the super hero film genre. But enough with that, let’s move on.
Number 9 – X2: X-men United
I don’t understand why nobody can’t just call this movie X-men 2. No it has to be X2, because reasons. But anyway, X2 is pretty good. It takes all the stuff that was good in the first X-men, makes it better, gives it better action and a faster pace, and adds more characters. This is a really good sequel and an even better superhero movie. You know how I said that I respect the first Spider-man movie for being a pioneer of the genre? Well yea, this also get’s extra credit for being one of those. The special effects also got much better here. So yea, thanks X2, good job. Gold star.
Number 8 – Captain America: The First Avenger
This is another odd one to put on here. “Hey Media Fire, why not put Thor here instead? It came out the same year!” While I admit Thor did have some really good character development and mythology, I also thought it was a bit boring. Captain America kinda does make up for it’s boring moments with all it’s really good stuff. I like the characters, I like that really awesome action montage in the middle of the movie, I like that slightly-odd-but-captures-the-time-period Broadway montage. (This movie does montage’s well) Yea, I’d prefer this to Thor any time.
Number 7 – The Amazing Spider-man 2
There we go. Give me this over Spider-man 2 any day. This is my favorite Spider-man movie of any of the franchises. The action’s just awesome, the romance is great. The character of Peter Parker is really fleshed out like nothing before. Now I know that this movie has it’s flaw’s, (and I really didn’t touch on them enough when I reviewed the movie, but anyway) I know that the story of Peter’s parents wasn’t needed, but at least it won’t come up again, I hope. The whole Rhino problem can be blamed on Sony’s incredibly stupid marketing decisions, not the movie itself. I still defend this movie for all it’s flaws. I had a heck of a time with it, and you can expect it on my top 10 for the year list.
Number 6 – Iron Man 3
Aren’t I just a controversy magnet. Yea, don’t go to Imdb for good reviews of this. Before I go on, let me make one thing clear. The Mandarin plot twist doesn’t bug me at all. Would it have been cool to see The Mandarin like he is in the comics? Of course! Would that have made sense with the tone of the movie? NO! Was the plot twist a bit cheap? Yea. Did it matter? Not as much as everyone makes it out to be. I think this movie is great. This is Tony Stark at his most desperate, and it really does make his character more relatable and developed. Yea, you would probably be a bit shaken too if you’d seen ALIENS POURING FROM THE SKY! This movie does manage to carry the tone of the director, even if it doesn’t always make sense or match up with the cannon. It’s kinda a duel edged sword, but as someone who hasn’t watched any of Shane Black’s other movies, I kinda like it. And I like Iron Man 3.
Number 5 – X-men: Days of Future Past
Well since I haven’t finished First Class, the first X-men’s only ok, and the only thing’s I’ve herd about the other X-men movies are bad things, I guess this will have to do. Well I gotta say, this is a really good super-hero movie. The performances are great. The main characters are very developed. The plot is really interesting. This is just an all around awesome super-hero movie. The only thing’s I can I didn’t like were how sidelined all the other X-men were. I really would’ve liked to see Quicksilver more. But hey, next X-men movie maybe?
Number 4 – Iron Man
I know, I know. This movie isn’t in the top 3. I’m sorry. But I just like three other Marvel movies more. Iron Man really is one of Marvels greatest, if not the greatest, movies ever. This is the one that put Marvel back on the map. If it weren’t for the success of this, we probably wouldn’t have a lot of the movies on this list. More pioneering points, blah blah blah. This movies awesome, end of story.
Number 3 – Guardians of the Galaxy
Ok, most likely you know exactly what I’m talking about. Everyone’s has probably seen this movie buy now, and if you haven’t, go see it. Stop reading right now, and go see it. You back? Then we’re all on the same page here. The end.
Number 2 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Again, we’re all in the same boat. This movie rocks. It’s got the best action of any Marvel movie. It’s got humor, it’s got character development galore. The performances are great. Winter Soldier himself is probably one of the best Marvel villains, ever. It changes thing’s drastically for the Marvel universe. Just, yikes. It’s great.
Number 1 – The Avengers (what a shocker)
Isn’t it a great thing when a plan comes together and actually works. Wasn’t it great when this plan came together? Of course it was. I think this can go down in the record books with other major events. We’re all going to remember the moment when we discovered that The Avengers was a great movie. This is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. And I just have one question. Are we even gonna care if Avengers: Age of Ultron is bad! Because we’ll still have this movie. Without a doubt, the best Marvel movie ever.