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Welcome to the first in a long line of Fav Fiv (or 4,3,2,1).
The title is pretty self explanatory but here I am writing this paragraph so it will be explained. Basically it is my Favorite 5 of somethings but if I have less than 5 then 4,3,2, or 1. Or more than 5, so the title would more accurately Favorites but I wanted a catchy rhyme so I shortened favorite and took off the e in Five. Fav Fiv begins now with my top 5 Marvel Movies.
5. Ant Man
This movie was amazing. It was not hyped up as much as other marvel movies, and featured a less well-known super hero. But all the cast worked perfectly together and created a fresh new story that renewed the ‘funny’ in the MCU. I especially liked the ‘bite-sized’ fight at the very end. It mixed suspense and comedy perfectly while poking fun at the ‘no-stakes’ criticism of Marvel movies. One bad thing that this and Guardians planted the seeds for is too much comedy that actually worsens the lack of stakes in Marvel Movies. But I’ll talk about this in detail soon.
4. Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians has the same vibe of Ant Man in that it has a relatively unknown main slate of characters. Again the cast shined and the story was fresh. I thought the transition to infinity stones/ infinity war setup was very well done by hinting the plot out and not dumping too much information on watchers. Again though Guardians (and especially vol.2) cut the drama to a point of just a no-consequences comedy. This makes me worried for how the now serious Avengers conflict (plus Spiderman who has his own thing) is going to meet the slapstick Guardians of the Galaxy in a balanced Infinity War. But I reserve judgment until I have watched the movie. Overall though, great movie.
3. Iron Man
Perhaps a surprise to you, but hear me out. Iron Man is commonly ranked at spots 1 and 2 because it started them all and people were sentimentally attached. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Iron Man. But because of the weird order I watched the MCU movies in (Avengers, Captain America, Ultron, Ant Man, then Iron Man) I don’t feel the sentimentality and I think I view it as a movie and not as a feeling. I don’t really have a reason for it to be low, just for the other two to be higher!
2. Spider-Man: Homecoming
Hands down the best Spider Man movie. Marvel finally got their Spidey back and boy am I glad. After a soft reboot in Captain America: Civil War Tom Holland’s take on a web-slinger origin story is astoundingly good. I keep thinking that if I went over it critically I won’t like it, but I just love it. The only complaint I have is the anti-climactic ending but I feel like that fight just shows that Peter Parker isn’t a major player yet. Spider Man is THE BEST superhero and I felt like this movie finally did him justice. They incorporated Tony Stark brilliantly in a couple of ways. 1) Adding Tony as a fatherly figure gave the story more shape, 2) It showed us how much RDJ recording his voice can impact a movie and 3) it shifted Iron Man’s character in a vital way. It allowed a broken Iron Man after Civil War to become a father figure/ mentor that shifts him out of the crucial role he has been since the beginning. This, I think, is setting up more tragedy for Peter and everyone when Iron Man goes down for good in Infinity War. That’s just my theory but with the role Tony took in this movie it is becoming a distinct possibility. And don’t even get me started about the timeline.
And 1. Avengers
This may not surprise anyone, but Avengers is my favorite Marvel Movie. The culmination of all the previous setup is a great example of ‘the sum is bigger than the parts’. An epic fight, some epic lines, an epic setup for Infinity War, and an epic positioning of the Marvel Movies to continue.
Black Panther (2018)
Ant Man and Wasp (2018)
Infinity War and Unnamed other Avengers Movie (2018 and 2019 respectively)
Thor Ragnarok (2017)
Almost Made the List:
Doctor Strange (2016)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Did you agree with my ranking? You should, it’s the best. But if for some reason you didn’t, comment it down below! Also what should I review next? Marvel thoughts… etc.
Thanks for reading and as I screamed when Phil Coulson ‘died’:
I have a plan. Attack.