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Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe: from Worst to Best

I haven’t had the chance to update my ranking for the MCU but now, I can. And now that we have the shows this list doesn’t only include the movies but the shows too. Enjoy!

25. The Incredible Hulk

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It’s still at the bottom of the list and most likely, always will.

24. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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This movie has dropped down the ladder drastically over the years. As much as I loved the first film this movie just gets on my nerves, besides the fact that it’s gorgeous.

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Why ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Still Hurts

A couple of days ago I watched a Marvel marathon on TBS consisting of Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame…yeah, the Holy Trinity. I had a blast, to say the least, as I let Marvel Studios occupy my day into the night while simultaneously watching the extended editions of the 2nd and 3rd Hobbit movies on my laptop. (I was…busy.)

And as I watched Avengers: Infinity War I found myself so happy (which is expected considering that it’s my favorite MCU movie) but mainly impressed by how much it has affected the events of the MCU. When Endgame happened and the heroes changed things and defeated Thanos it seemed like Marvel Studios had every chance to kind of walk back the trauma caused by Infinity War and make it seem like everything would be okay. But it’s become very clear that the events of Infinity War will most likely affect the events of Phase 4 for a while.

Think about Wanda Maximoff. When she got brought back she didn’t find solace in her fellow Avengers. She instead wallowed deeper and deeper into her grief without Vision and created a whole new reality for herself, causing years of trauma for Westview’s citizens and becoming a bit of an anti-hero. Now she’s the Scarlet Witch and according to the Darkhold (you know, that book) it’s her destiny to destroy the world. Uh-oh.

Vision was killed and his corpse was used as a weapon against Wanda. Soul Vision (that’s what the creators of WandaVision call Wanda’s vision) gave him his memories but that doesn’t mean anything. He’s been programmed by Hayward, not Tony Stark, Banner, Thor, and the Mind Stone so his directive is very different. White Vision is very robotic and may not even harbor feelings for Wanda…hence the Vision that died in Infinity War really feels like he’s gone. You know, like Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy who actually died and the Groot that we have now is a different version.

Iron Man’s death has undoubtedly left an impact and his protege, Spider-Man, has become pretty much his replacement. Steve Rogers is gone and now his legacy has been left to his best friends, two individuals who have to fit into this new blipped world. Gamora is back but who knows how she’s fitting in. She’s definitely not with the Guardians of the Galaxy anymore. Monica Rambeau got brought back only to discover that the person she treasured most in the world, her mother, had died. Black Widow died. And Hawkeye will forever have to live with his dark deeds when he went Ronin on everyone.

Infinity War changed the entire scope of the MCU in really impactful ways and I can’t wait to see how these upcoming shows and movies delve into the lasting trauma Thanos’ actions have left on these characters.

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies, Ranked by IMDb

23 movies, 23 rankings, which movie will be on top? Let’s see what the critics and the audience decide.

23. The Incredible Hulk: 6.7/10 stars

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Even among IMDb voters this movie will always be the worst film in the MCU.

22. Captain America: The First Avenger: 6.9/10 stars

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I love this movie but apparently there aren’t a lot of people who perceive it with as much love as I do. And it’s understandable. When I first watched it I wasn’t a fan either but after the conclusion of the Infinity Saga this film feels so much more poignant and lovable.

I’m an unapologetic fan of this movie.

21. Thor: The Dark World: 6.9/10 stars

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Thor: The Dark World is convoluted. On one side the film tries to stay in the same epic/romantic narrative sense as Thor but then it veers away from the seriousness and tries to be as comical as Thor: Ragnarok, producing a movie that is both fun and forgettable at the same time.

20. Captain Marvel: 6.9/10 stars

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Captain Marvel is a cool character but her debut film is BORING…until it isn’t. The last twenty-thirty minutes are rewarding but unfortunately those last minutes aren’t enough to save this movie.

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Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #13-‘Avengers: Endgame’

Avengers: Endgame was the most highly-anticipated movie of last year after Avengers: Infinity War shattered expectations and left viewers wondering how The Avengers was going to regroup. When the teaser trailer arrived I screamed, literally, I was that excited.

The teaser was exciting but ultimately a bit underwhelming as it left viewers wanting more, oh so much more. The trailer delivered, shying away from revealing the details of the movie’s plot but undoubtedly giving us a taste of what was to come. Check it out.

This movie used to make me teary and it still manages to strike my emotions. There was such a sense of loss, of defeat and these heroes were willing to do “Whatever it takes” to bring about a win, even if that meant their own demise. There was no doubt that this was going to be a serious movie and that there would be consequences. Sad consequences! 😭

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‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 7

Iron Man is the type of hero where you could either love him or you could hate him. He’s always been egotistical, narcissistic, self-absorbed, pretty much a billionaire douchebag at times. And yet, he’s also one of the most heroic heroes ever brought to the big screen, making him not only memorable but entirely different than iconic heroes like Batman and Superman, or even Captain America for that matter.

Iron Man’s story has shaped the MCU and his conclusion in Endgame was not only perfectly established and executed but emotionally and impactfully powerful as well. There’s a reason I can’t stop crying whenever the end of Endgame arrives. His story, whether I knew it or not, has affected me deeply, and knowing that it has reached its end is both heartbreaking and rewarding at the same time.

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Ranking the Marvel Movies: from Worst to Best

23 movies, 23 rankings, which movie will be on top?

23. The Incredible Hulk

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With every updated ranking post that I have ever written The Incredible Hulk will always be in the last place.

22. Thor: The Dark World

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While Thor: The Dark World has become somewhat more interesting since its inclusion in Avengers: Endgame, this movie’s still pretty terrible.

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