Now remember, this is my opinion. If you disagree with any of my opinions, feel free to go tell me your opinion in the comments. This list does not include X-Men movies or Fantastic Four movies. This is strictly for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Thor: The Dark World
First on this list is the sequel to 2011's Thor movie. I never really understood any of the Thor movies, but this movie just confused me. I never understood whether Asgard was supposed to be futuristic of not. It seems really advanced because their ships look like something out of a Star Wars movie, but then again the halls of the castles are lit with torches instead of a better form of electricity. Also the main villain, Malekith, seemed almost nonthreatening. He looked real dangerous near the end, but during the rest of the movie I couldn't think of a reason why Thor and Loki didn't just kill Malekith when they had the chance(s).
The Incredible Hulk
At first, I really liked this movie. But when I rewatched it years later, I found many things wrong with it. Like how when the Hulk claps two car doors together and it makes a sonic boom?! Also the movie just left us hanging with Abomination. The Hulk was about to kill him, but he stopped because he saw Betty. Then Abomination just passes out or something. The movie never told us what happened to the Abomination! Did the military just pull giant-size handcuffs out of their magic satchel and take him to monster jail?
First of all, I don't hate Thor (the character). I love the comic book Thor and the Thor from the Avengers movies. It's just that both of his movies don't always make sense. And it's not just Thor's fault that the movies don't make sense. Loki falls into the abyss of nothingness and supposedly "dies". But of course, this is a Marvel movie, so he comes back to hint his role in the Avengers. But the movie never tells us how he came back. Maybe Loki's magic could save him, but why wouldn't Thor expect Loki to use his magic?
Iron Man 2
At first I loved Iron Man 2. I loved the way the movie introduced Black Widow and War Machine. I love how the movie introduced two classic villains, Justin Hammer and Whiplash. But as I review it, some things just weren't right. When Whiplash attacked Tony on the race track, some questions came up. How did Ivan know that Tony Stark would replace that one race car driver? And why were his whips able to cut through an entire car, but when he wraps his whips around Tony's suit, it just shocks Tony? Also, when Ivan took control of War Machine, why was Rhodey still able to talk to Tony? Why didn't Ivan disable the communication between the War Machine suit and the Iron Man suit?
Captain America: The First Avenger
I actually did enjoy some aspects of Captain America: The First Avenger. I loved the World War II feel, I loved the whole American 50's feel. But still, the main problem with this movie is that it doesn't stay true to the comics. In the comics, Adolf Hitler gave Johann Schmidt a red skull mask. During a fight with Captain America, a chemical made by HYDRA designed to glue the Allies together (literally), fell on him and that made the mask permanently stick to his face. In the movies, the red skull is his face. Unless he wears a mask on top of another mask. Also, in the comics, Bucky Barnes "dies" when he tried to disarm a nuclear warhead aimed for the U.S. He manages to stop the warhead from reaching the U.S. by detonating it in mid-air. The movie shows he died by falling off a train. Not very accurate.
I actually liked Iron Man. Not as much as the ones further down on this list, but I liked it. It really showed the billionaire playboy side of Tony Stark, and it even got his origin right. It even hinted at the fact that James Rhodes would eventually suit up in the War Machine armor. But then the movie had to have an action scene and that's where it went downhill. Which means lots of needless destruction. I mean, it's really unneeded to hit someone with a motorcycle when you have a giant piece of weaponry.
Iron Man 3
This is an unpopular opinion, but I actually enjoyed Iron Man 3. Sure, it may have its problems and mistakes, but the rest is OK. I mean, the Mandarin plot twist was really annoying, but everything else was exactly I what I expected. It introduced the fact that Iron Man can call upon any suit he wants at will, and it also introduced the Iron Patriot armor. And Tony getting his arc reactor removed really gave me a sense of change.
I didn't really think it was a good idea for Marvel to make a movie about a character who people didn't really know about. But when I actually saw the movie, it really surprised me how funny it was. It's like Marvel admitted that Ant-Man wasn't a very well-known character, so they tried to make up for it by adding in tons of laughable content. And plus, the two post-credit scenes really gave us a good look at Captain America: Civil War.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
This movie really showed us that a huge government agency designed to protect all of us can also kill all of us in an instant. It basically hints at what to expect in Captain America: Civil War. One side believes in freedom, while the other side believes in justice. It also introduces us to Sam Wilson, the Falcon, and Brock Grumlow, Crossbones. The end credit scene even shows us that HYDRA has control of the Chitauri scepter and the twins, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff.
Guardians of the Galaxy
I once had second thoughts about seeing this movie. But once again, when I actually saw it, it was like the perfect Marvel film. It had the right amount of action, humor, and introductions. The dance-off between Ronan and Star-Lord was hilarious, the fight between Drax and Ronan was intense, and the Infinity Stone discovery was like a gateway to Avengers: Infinity War. The characters really are interesting and the villain actually looked like a major threat.
This movie was every Marvel fan's dream. Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye uniting on the big screen for the first time was the most exciting thing to comic book fans everywhere. This film really united comic boom fans. Whether you were a DC fan or Marvel fan, you were still really excited for this movie. Even today, this film has the third largest opening weekend of all time. This movie, just like Guardians of the Galaxy, had the right amount of action and humor. Who could forget when Hulk ragdolled Loki? Who could forget that iconic moment when the Avengers circled up to fight the Chitauri invasion?
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Finally, the top movie on my list is Avengers: Age of Ultron. I liked this movie better than the first Avengers movie because:
- The costumes were better
- It had more plot
- It introduced one of my favorite Marvel villains
- It set things up for Captain America: Civil War
- It could've set up the villain for Black Panther
- It introduced the Hulkbuster armor
- It introduced the Maximoff twins and the Vision
So there's my list. What do you think?