I am an unabashed Marvel Cinematic Universe fanboy. It may be a massive corporation now, but back in 2008, Marvel took a massive gamble by planning an unprecedented amount of films. The gamble paid off and now we are 12 films deep into a very successful venture. In honor of Captain America: Civil War I've gathered my 10 favorite moments from the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. They are very random but I think these 10 moments capture the Marvel spirit and show why they've been successful.
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10. Who Built Nick Fury's SUV in 'Captain America: Winter Soldier'?
Who built his SUV because it can fly, murder people and take 10,000 bullet rounds? If Hydra were involved with S.H.I.E.L.D. why would they let him drive it home? Can I buy one? The SUV is so amazing it has its own Wiki page.
The best part is only person who can destroy it is The Winter Soldier. Thus, he is a worthy villain.
9. Baby Groot Dances
Nothing on this planet is more adorable than dancing baby Groot. You are the best James Gunn. I love Guardians of the Galaxy.
8. The flag pole scene in 'Captain America: The First Avenger'
The flag pole scene is a perfect way to establish Steve Rogers as a smart fellow. The moment is funny, inventive and proves Roger's will never turn down a ride in a jeep with a pretty woman.
7. The toy train fight in 'Ant-Man'
The final fight between Ant-Man and Yellowjacket is perfect. I love how the property destruction is kept to a minimum, and the wide shot of the toy train falling over is priceless. I wish I could've seen Edgar Wright's vision for Ant-Man.
6. Nothing goes over Drax's head in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
There are a plethora of great character moments in Guardians of the Galaxy. However, Drax's line about catching stuff wins the day.
5. Loki is talented but dumb
My favorite moment in The Avengers involves Loki being pleased with himself because he catches one of Hawkeye's arrows. However, he fails to realize that it is an explosive arrow. Loki is talented but dumb.
4. Sam Rockwell is the best part of 'Iron Man 2'
"This thing blows up the bunker beneath the bunker you just blew up." Justin Hammer is an unheralded hero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
3. The introduction of Trevor Slattery in 'Iron Man 3'
Ben Kingsley's character Trevor in Iron Man 3 is amazing. I know he was supposed to be The Mandarin, but Trevor is way better. I could watch Ben Kingsley drink Budweiser and talk about drugs all day. Here is a great bit of dialogue about how Trevor was recruited to play a fake terrorist:
Trevor Slattery: Ah, well, I had a little problem with... substances, and I, uh, ended up doing things, no two ways about it, in the street, that a man shouldn't do...
Tony Stark: Next?
Trevor Slattery: Then, they approached me about the role, and they knew about the drugs...
Tony Stark: What did they say, they'd get you off them?
Trevor Slattery: Said they'd give me more!
2. The Highway Fight in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
Every time I watch this scene my jaw drops. The Russo brothers are fantastic directors and this is the second best action scene in all of the MCU. It is a beautifully grounded set piece that is easy to follow and the choreography plays into all of the character's strengths. Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow finally had a chance to really shine and I loved everything involving her during this brawl.
1. Tony Stark escapes the cave in 'Iron Man'
This is the best Marvel moment because there are real stakes. Tony is going out on limb and his attack is clumsy, scary and sorta brilliant. Iron Man is the best MCU film and this is the best scene. I remember watching Iron Man in a theater in South Korea and the theater went nuts when Tony escaped. I knew Marvel had something special on their hands.