The MCU is getting bigger and bigger, meaning more and more characters are being introduced to this massive franchise. After Black Widow, and considering that there’s a good chance we won’t be getting any new characters until Hawkeye later this year, I thought this would be as good a time as any to update my ranking.
(This ranking will include mostly heroes but will also include my favorite villains, or villains who will surely show up again in the future as potential antiheroes.)
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun film but its weakest element, undoubtedly, is its villain. Played by Hannah John-Kamen, Ghost is a character who’s kind of interesting but ultimately pretty lame. But I am intrigued to see her story continue in the future and how she could potentially be utilized in a potential Thunderbolts movie.
Quicksilver was cool…in the X-Men movies. In Marvel Studios, he’s one of the more forgettable characters.
For a long time, I didn’t really like Drax. He was a bit…odd. I liked him in Guardians of the Galaxy for his literal personality (which is hilarious) but when he returned in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 the script turned him into an unlikable joke. I didn’t know how I was going to react to him in Avengers: Infinity War but it was soon obvious that he would be a hilarious addition to the film. Since Infinity War I have truly begun to like the character and now, as I look at these posters, I’m kind of very impressed. So, on that note, let’s give them a closer look, shall we?
Guardians of the Galaxy
Because Drax was shed in a more serious light in the first Guardians movie this poster makes him slightly mysterious, which is really cool. And I love his daggers. They are beautiful.
Marvel has introduced over two dozen fascinating and fabulous superheroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of the most memorable of these wonderful characters have been, undoubtedly, the Guardians of the Galaxy. While they are clearly a bunch of misfits they have grabbed the hearts of Marvel fans and casual moviegoers around the world with their uncanny heroism. But which of these lovable scoundrels is your favorite? That’s what I’m here to ask you on this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Here are the characters.
Groot is practically the Chewbacca of the MCU. He’s big and represents the brute strength of the Guardiab, he speaks a foreign language in the form of “I am Groot” which we, as moviegoers, can’t understand, and he’s awfully sweet and kind (at least every version of Groot except the teenage Groot.) Groot is one of the coolest, most original characters I have ever seen in a movie and that’s why he’s so awesome.
Drax isn’t high on my list of Marvel heroes, in fact he’s near the bottom, so forgive me if I’m not very enthusiastic with his evolution throughout the movies. I still hope you enjoy though. 🙂
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
I have to admit, I actually kind of liked Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy. Yes he was little much at times but overall he was funny (I loved that he took everything literally, even metaphors) and when he needed to be he was quite heroic. He was also an interesting character because of his devotion to his dead family. He was determined to find them justice with the death of Ronan and he wouldn’t rest until that goal was achieved. I can totally get behind a hero with those sort of admirable motivations and it made him a character worth caring about. It was his next movie that made my appreciation of his character dwindle drastically.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
I actually liked Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy but the sequel turned into a joke, literally. Gone was his serious attitude that I liked and he was forced to become this vessel for comedy that just didn’t improve the movie in the slightest. Now I legitimately enjoyed his interactions with the new character, Mantis. They were a rather funny duo but he definitely needs to be dragged down a notch in the comedic realm if I’m going to start caring about his character in the slightest again.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
From what I’ve seen of Drax in Infinity War it looks like he’s finally going to return to being the serious Drax I have grown to enjoy. I am definitely kind of excited to see what will happen with him in this next film and if he’ll finally finish his goal of bringing justice to his dead family by defeating Thanos. I can’t wait to see what happens.
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