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Marvel Comics Films: Ranked

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People who added this item 4884 Average listal rating (3277 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Iron Man (2008)

Easily my favorite Marvel film. Simply because it is incredibly entertaining all the way through. It is an origin story that is done to near perfection. Instead of falling into the traps like for instance Green Lantern, Iron Man successfully manages to combine humor, heart and characters with extraordinary effects and action. While I do prefer darker superheroes like Batman, this is how you create a fun, crowd-pleaser!

It's main feat is easily the casting of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. A role that's been so iconic that he has nearly brought it with him to everything he has done since. (Fine, he has basically only done Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes.) While we should be careful about getting too much of it, he is certainly top-noth in the role.
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People who added this item 2963 Average listal rating (1979 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8

After two slightly disappointing films, we can safely welcome this franchise back! This is one of the most spectacular and entertaining blockbusters of 2011! It 's main strengths lies in how it shows the beginning of Magento and Professor X, who are both brilliantly played by Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. Particularly Fassbender is awesome, and some of the scenes he is in is some of the most stand out scenes from 2011. (Bar scene.)

This is one of the best prequels that has come out so far. It does impressively many things right. It stays true to the characters and the mythology that's been laid out previously. It brings in it's own fresh ideas, it does have an engaging and engrossing plot, with a perfectly cold bastard as the villain. Who is done brilliantly by the underrated Kevin Bacon, and the score is awesome. Bring on the next film!
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People who added this item 6875 Average listal rating (4490 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Always thought of it as the best film in the trilogy. And unlike the first film, it didn't drop on a rewatch. The romantic/love issues is still the biggest flaw in this film (biggest flaw in the trilogy), but luckily it does somehow fall a bit in the shadow. It's still there of course, but not as annoying or painful as it was in the first film. Instead we get a more troublesome Peter Parker, struggling to decide what he want's to be. Him losing his powers and regaining them and so on is one of the greatest things about this film, lifting it on very high ground.

Alfred Molina does also make a much better villain than Willem Dafoe's crackling lunatic. While he, indeed, was good, Molina brings in a much more complex and emotional villain. Overall, this is a more emotional film, which just makes me like it even more. There are some scenes that are just on the edge of being heartbreaking, when all those people on train see him without his mask. "He's just a kid." And the action is more dazzling this time around...
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People who added this item 183 Average listal rating (149 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.2

Thor: Ragnarok is quite possibly the funniest Marvel film to date. Helmed by What We Do in the Shadows director, Taika Waititi, the humor takes the front seat of this third installment in Thor's own franchise. This does not however mean that Thor: Ragnarok has nothing else to offer. Everything else that we've come to expect from Marvel in form of visuals and spectacle is still very much present here. It's colorful, frisk and energetic. The pacing is on point and the action is constantly engaging without it ever dragging on too long.

One of the major flaws in most of Marvel's films have been that the villains haven't lived up to the same quality that the rest of the films have been on. To put it simply, they've been poor and forgettable. In Thor: Ragnarok we get Cate Blanchett as the Goddess of Death. She's quite simply wonderful and is easily amongst the best villains in the MCU. The rest of the characters in the film are also well-done, and there are quite a few amusing supporting characters. I must say that I was a bit underwhelmed by Hulk in this film, all though he did have his moments.

Thor: Ragnarok plays more like a comedy than anything else, but it does so without forgetting to bring the action, spectacle, charming characters and an effective emotional core.
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People who added this item 3509 Average listal rating (2249 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Avengers (2012)

It's spectacular, it's solid and very entertaining. Still, it's not perfect. It does a fine job in combining all the heroes without reducing any of them to merely extras, and the script and dialogue is sharp and fresh. Even Tom Hiddleston's Loki (who I didn't care for in Thor) proves himself as a worthy villain. The action is brilliant and the humor hits a lot. There is particularly one moment with the Hulk and Loki that stands out.

Yet, I feel that there is so much more that could have been explored. That they could have reduced the slightly overlong action-sequences in favor for some character moments. You got all these great characters, why not let them interact with each other more besides fighting together? The scene where they all ends up arguing is fantastic! I wanted more of that.
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People who added this item 740 Average listal rating (492 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5

Doctor Strange is first and foremost a visually impressive film. One that successfully translates its source material over to the big screen. There's a lot of fun visuals to behold and it's all used in very clever ways. This is a film that opens up a new door in the Marvel cinematic universe and it brings in a lot of fresh air at a moment in which the franchise is starting to need it. Doctor Strange's play with time and dimensions not only gives us some neat looking action sequences, but it also makes sure that film avoids falling into some of the traps and flaws that seems to haunt the Marvel superhero films. The biggest one being a weak villain and an underwhelming third act. The villain is not too memorable, but he's dealt with in such a clever way that it makes up for him being slightly subpar.

Benedict Cumberbatch is great in the lead role. Bringing some of that "asshole" persona that we've seen do so well in Sherlock with him, Cumberbatch manages to carry this film on his shoulders and offers himself up as a much welcome addition to future Avengers films.
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I liked the first Guardians of the Galaxy. It was a very refreshing take on a slightly tired Marvel formula. It was however brought down by a weak villain and less than interesting main story. Vol. 2 fixes everything that was wrong about the original, and is a much better film.

The greatest aspect is still the characters and how fun they are. Even the secondary characters each have their own unique arc that makes them interesting, and they blend in well with the rest. It's all very humorous. The villain in the film is by far one of the more interesting villains that Marvel have tossed at us so far, and I must say that I was much more fascinated by him than all the Thanos teasing they did in the first film. This is by and large a well-made film and one of the best in this cinematic universe. Characters and emotion with solid action sprinkled in.
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is perhaps the most non-superhero film that Marvel has released so far in this cinematic universe. Instead it feels very much like a spy film. It works exceptionally well as that.

The action is intense and well-shot, the story is nicely with a lot of twists and turns. Some more predictable, some of them less predictable. The stakes are high, and you do really feel a real threat present. Which is something most of these Marvel films lacks.
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People who added this item 1608 Average listal rating (1007 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8

I liked First Class more, but Days of Future Pat ranks among the best X-Men films we've gotten to this day. Bryan Singer has taken the extremely ambitious task of bringing the new X-Men together with the older ones, connecting every dot that has been laid out so far, while serving a plot that manages to stand on its own feet at the same time. And he did succeed with that, creating a very entertaining blockbuster.

If there's one thing I really miss, it has to be some of the music from First Class, and while fun, it's also a bit sad to see many of the older X-Men, not getting to do that much. But that's mainly just personal preference. Days of Future Past is rock solid.
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People who added this item 930 Average listal rating (648 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9

Unless you're already a Marvel fan, and heavily invested into their cinematic universe, I don't think Civil War is going to gain much new fans. If you're already a huge fan, then you'll most likely drool all over it.

It does a lot of things right, and a few of those things can not be appreciated enough. It balances a really massive cast of both new and familiar superheroes, but manages to find the time to give them all character development and proper motivation. While you never truly feel that there's anything major at stake here, the fact that you get under the skin of the characters, causes the inevitable brawl to actually have some intensity and emotion to it. Setting it above being just a flashy spectacle.

The Marvel formula is still more or less the same, and Marvel is still struggling to find a really captivating villain whenever Loki is out of the picture. There are a few generic action sequences here and some plot points that doesn't make a lot of sense, but as someone who swallows superhero films without hesitating, Civil War is great fun.
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People who added this item 1252 Average listal rating (877 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8
Deadpool (2016)

Deadpool is pretty much exactly what you want from a character like this. A raunchy, vulgar, bloody and sexy R-rated experience that doesn't hold back on its humor and crudeness.

The story itself is pretty standard superhero origin stuff, and the whole framework surround this character is not that impressive, in some cases even very forgettable. But the pure entertainment value that comes seeing this character brought to life in this way is pure bliss.
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This might sound incredibly simple, but X2 is better than the first X-Men simply because it's bigger and more ambitious. It does follow the last film quite similarly when it comes to the structure, and it's therefore also very straight-forward. But seeing as the threat feels much bigger this time, it's quite simply better.

It's also good to see that they manage to avoid focusing too much or too little on the various mutants. Instead focusing on the whole theme of mutants against humans. Which is a nice little subject.
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People who added this item 1701 Average listal rating (1184 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1

One of the more quirkier and weirder Marvel films to date, but also, arguably one of the consistently funniest so far. It's a great film because it manages to create some great main characters, who are the key ingredients in the film's great humour. Guardians of the Galaxy's greatest strength lies in the characters interacting with each other, hanging out and such, and the humour they bring.

But Guardians of the Galaxy falls a bit short of the absolute greatest Marvel films because of a rather weak main story. The villain is also not particularly strong, despite Lee Pace doing a formidable job. However, Guardians of the Galaxy is a very good and entertaining film because of the leading heroes.
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People who added this item 2546 Average listal rating (1623 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8

While Mark Ruffalo certainly did an excellent job of portraying Bruce Banner/The Hulk in The Avengers. I do believe that Edawrd Norton's Hulk ain't getting as much credit as it deserves. Because while Ruffalo might be slightly superior, I do also think that Norton is excellent and that the Hulk is awesome in this film. Because it is very, very entertaining. The effects are marvelous and when we are going to get another Hulk-film, I do hope they at least take a look at this one and sees what made it so entertaining.

One thing it does extremely well is the villain. Tim Roth is fantastic as Emil Blonsky/The Abomination. While I don't know anything much about villains in the Hulk series, I think anyways that he is well-portrayed in the film and worthy opponent of the Hulk. It also features Liv Tyler as the love interest. She's so cute that you could eat her up.
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Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron Man 3 would have been an even better film if they renamed it to Tony Stark or something, and cut out most of the action featuring Iron Man. Certainly, the action scenes are spectacular and entertaining, but the final showdown is almost just an endless affair of empty suits fighting. That drags Iron Man 3 from being a perfect film, down to simply excellent blockbuster. Which is not bad in any way, though.

But the real strength of Iron Man 3 lies in its exploration of Tony Stark as a character, and it's actually the action sequences when he's out of the suit that's the most engaging ones. Simply because they feel more threatening. And when it comes to threats, upon my first viewing, I wasn't too fond of The Mandarin twist. I believed that reducing him to a joke and let Guy Pearce be the main villain was a poor decision, as Pearce simply wasn't memorable. I do know however salute Marvel with a very brave decision, that works more on a comedic and fun level than on a serious one. Which is basically what the Marvel Universe should be.
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People who added this item 3440 Average listal rating (2207 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Iron Man 2 (2010)

It's not as good as the first film, but I do believe that this sequel is possibly a little underrated and underappreciated. Because it is very entertaining. The action is greatly combined with a kick-ass soundtrack. Robert Downey Jr. does the same, great and witty job he did in the first Iron Man. The ending might be a little bit lackluster in comparison to the other action sequences and the whole Avengers set-up might distract a little. Still, it is top-notch entertainment.

I've seen that some of the complaints about this film is about Mickey Rourke as the villain. That he is not developed enough and underused. Strangely, I disagree with that. I don't personally believe that there would have been any point in developing him further. He doesn't appear to be a interesting character to begin with, so that they decided not to expose him too much was a great idea. I think he is more sinister that way.
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People who added this item 671 Average listal rating (466 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.2
Logan (2017)

The hype that has been circling around for Logan is massive. I'm here to bring it all down a little. It's a great film, but it's not as good as people are claiming it to be, nor do I even think this is the best film with Wolverine in it. It does a good job in separating itself from the rest of franchise, and the somber tone fits the story well. The performances are excellent and the R-rating adds some well-appreciated violence.

My issue with the film is that it, aside from being a good 20-25 minutes too long, is that much of the action feels a bit repetitive. I'm happy to see that they avoided going full schlock with the action, but during the entire running time I felt like I saw a bit too much of the same type of action. It doesn't really help that the film lacks a proper antagonist.

It's a solid film and worthy closure for Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. The final shot in particular is brilliant. Yet, 8.6 at IMDB (as I'm writing this) is a bit too high, in my opinion.
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It's a fun film. It's perhaps the most accurate depiction of Peter Parker / Spider-Man yet. Tom Holland is great in the role. He runs around as a goofy kid and it's brilliant. That being said, the film doesn't break any new ground and it fails to distinguish itself from the familiarity of many of these Marvel superhero films. The film is at its best when it's all about Peter Parker and his interactions with his classmates, particularly with Jacob Batalon, whom delivers a scene-stealing performance. It's on its best when the huge action set-pieces are miles away and the film explores Peter struggling between being Spider-Man, him wanting to do more, and his personal life. It's when the film has to give us huge action scenes it gets the least interesting. They're all fine, but there's nothing new, fresh og exciting about them.

Michael Keaton as The Vulture is one of the more interesting villains that Marvel have come up with today. I really like that he doesn't have any gigantic plans for world domination or that he ain't gonna destroy the world with a huge laser. He's given proper motivation and development, and his reason for wanting to fight Spider-Man feels natural.

The film is a lot of fun, though for people to say that this is one of the best superhero films out there, or even one of the best Marvel films, feels a little premature.
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People who added this item 1004 Average listal rating (666 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Ant-Man (2015)

Despite being one of the weirder superheroes in Marvel's gallery, and with a basic premise that could take their cinematic universe to even quirkier heights, Ant-Man does end up following the safe superhero origin formula that we've seen a lot of in recent years.

But thankfully, Ant-Man still have a lot of good things going for it. The performances are excellent and the characters are likeable. Paul Rudd, whom I'm usually not a big fan of, turned out to be perfectly cast as Scott Lang, while Michael Douglas brought in some appreciated gravitas to his role. And Michael Pena does almost steal the whole film with his hysterical supporting role.

Ant-Man is a lot smaller in scale compared to previous Marvel films, as it is very much a simple heist film centred around the origin story. Still, despite its simplicity and familiarity, it's a film that turn out to be very enjoyable because of its consistent humour and dazzling action sequences.
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A solid, old-fashioned blockbuster. It is very entertaining and works well as an origins tale. It is filled with good performances. Chris Evans is surprisingly appealing in the leading role and Tommy Lee Jones is always a blast. Still, it is Hugo Weaving that really makes this film. He is absolutely wonderful as the villain. He is just as menacing and sinister as he should be. For me, he is easily one of the best Marvel villains so far. I do sincerely hope that he'll return for more.

What keeps the film from arriving further up at the list is that it's really not anything special or different. The action is great, but it is never anything that's totally extraordinary in it. It's just some very solid entertainment that I enjoyed.
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People who added this item 6533 Average listal rating (4366 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
X-Men (2000)

It's a very straight-forward superhero film, but it's competently made, and thus entertaining. I'm happy to see that it doesn't delve into too much of an origin story on any of the characters, making room for a more action orientated film that's more about exploring the whole universe as a whole, rather than exploring each separate individual.

It's not a perfect film, though. It suffers a lot from the fact that whenever Magneto or Mystique is absent from the screen, my interest seems to slightly fade a little. This is probably due to the fact that the other mutants doesn't have powers that are as remotely interesting as theirs.
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People who added this item 750 Average listal rating (474 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7

After the exceptional First Class and Days of Future past the X-Men franchise takes a minor dip in quality. Where its predecessors managed to combine entertainment and the X-Men mythology with some nice themes and ideas of its own, Apocalypse falls in the trap of just being entertainment. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it causes it to be one of the lesser interesting superhero films of 2016.

That being said, there is a lot of spectacle and wonderful characters to witness here. Fassbender is amazing as Magneto yet again, and although he is slightly underutilized here. The rest of the cast is also great, with Quicksilver being the stand-out. Apocalypse himself is a fine villain, even if he's not that memorable. The finale to the film is slightly disappointing in its lack of consequences and confusion, but I was overall satisfied with X-Men: Apocalypse.
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People who added this item 3036 Average listal rating (1984 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Thor (2011)

Another Marvel film that is very entertaining. The action in it is great with spectacular special effects. It also features one of the best ensemble casts so far in any Marvel film with the talents of Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba and Stellan Skarsgård. It's entertaining nearly all the way through with the "fish-out-of-water" elements being the most enjoyable ones. Still, it doesn't manage to be among the very best Marvel films. Which is simply because of Hiddleston's villain Loki. He is done justice in The Avengers, but I find him to be rather poor in Thor. I don't never really see him as an actual menace in this one. Then there is all the other evil thingy's that doesn't really appear to be any threat whatsoever.

And, this is basically just for the whole Avengers-stuff. I don't think Thor fit's in to be honest. While the film does nicely blend in with the other Avengers-films, I do have a hard time making Thor's inclusion believable. I mean, he is a God. I know it is all fiction and etc., but he's a God. I'm just struggling a bit with that. Oh well.
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People who added this item 1529 Average listal rating (923 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7

The second Thor is about just as good as the first film. So if the first film fell in taste, then this sequel is probably going to be enjoyable as well. It's a fast-paced, entertaining film with enough spectacle and humour to keep you glued to your seat for two hours. It's solid Marvel.

It's naturally not flawless, though. The villain is completely forgettable, ranking in my opinions as one of the least memorable bad guys in superhero-film ever. The film also shamefully lacks balls when it comes to some major character decisions. By not killing Loki after all.
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People who added this item 2754 Average listal rating (1839 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Blade (1998)

Vampires are cool and Blade is cool. It's been a while since I saw any of the Blade-films, so I might be up for a rewatch sometime. I do however remember that I enjoyed the story, thought the action was stylish and entertaining.
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People who added this item 8279 Average listal rating (5266 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Spider-Man (2002)

It wasn't as good as I previously thought it was. It is still fun, Sam Raimi's take on it is fun, Tobey Maguire is good as the hero and Willem Dafoe is wonderfull as the villain. So, my new problem with it doesn't lay there. Because I still think it is fun.

It's just that I think the romance is so forced that it hurts. It's overly cheesy and sometimes painful to watch. Kirsten Dunst is cute and Maguire is great, as I said, but their interactions with each other is just... Bad.
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I personally believe that The Amazing Soider-Man does the best job, out of the films so far, in portraying Peter Parker. I think that Andrew Garfield, despite being way too old to be an 17 year old high school kid, is exceptional in the role of Peter Parker. He manages to get the social awkwardness that Peter struggles with down to perfection. This is the cause for a lot of great comedy in the film. Garfield's take on Peter Parker is loads of fun. His chemistry with Emma Stone is also undeniably great. She is also much more effective as a love interest and not anywhere close to be as annoying as Kirsten Dunst was in Raimi's Spider-Man-films. The film does a great job in mixing the comedy with drama, Garfield and Stone is a much better duo than Tobey Maguire and Dunst, but that's not where this film struggles. Because, the bit that has to with Spider-Man is a bit underwhelming.

There is not really much Spider-Man fun. Certainly, the way he toys with car thief is amusing, but there is rarely I'm really enjoying the action in the film. Not that the effects are bad or anything, it's just that I did expect more from a Spider-Man-film in 2012. It's a bit underwhelming, a bit disappointing. I also think the film skips and jumps too fast over certain things in the way Parker transforms into Spider-Man. While it does address the same plot points that Raimi did in his Spider-Man, I personally think Parker's evolvement to Spider-Man is too sudden. Yes, we do already know the story, but this is an origins film as well.

One thing that also feels a bit underwhelming is the villain. While Rhys Ifans gives his best shot, I believe that he is wasted in this film. The Lizard is just not interesting. This is a poor villain, that appears to be way too cartoony. He is never given any proper development and Dr. Curt Connors sudden turn into a evil Lizard is just not that interesting or enjoyable. His interactions with Spider-Man is also surprisingly lackluster.
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There's no point in hiding it. Age of Ultron is Marvel's biggest disappointment. After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winder Soldier taking Marvel into slightly different directions, it's extremely unfortunate that Joss Whedon decided to make Age of Ultron as formulaic as it possibly could be.

Don't get me wrong, it's certainly entertaining. The visuals are splendid, and there a decent amount of moments that'll have you chuckling (all though, not as many as expected), but the whole film feels like it's just playing on one note. It feels monotonous. The action gets repetitive very fast, and there are never any huge turns in the story to pull the film out of that. It feels very much like we're watching the same scene over and over again. Action - banter - action - banter. It gets stale very quickly. Particularly because there are no real tension to the action. I never got a sense of danger or threat. Most of the action is too focused on rescuing civilians as opposed to actually putting our heroes in danger. When we're constantly watching Captain America evacuating people instead of fearing for his life, it gets kinda dull.

I do however like that they fleshed out Hawkeye a lot more in this film, than what they've done previously. Causing him to almost be the star of this film, sending bigger characters a bit more to the background. It was a slightly welcome change, even if it caused the film to lose a bit humour while trying to build up emotion around Hawkeye.

Ultron was a disappointment. He never turned out to be as scary, intimidating or complex as I had hoped for. Instead he felt slightly cartoony, which was very jarring because he just got more cartoony as the film went on. He started out as being sinister, but that's just kept fading away.

Now, if you do enjoy Marvel films, you're likely to enjoy this one as well. But seeing their track record, one should expect more from their biggest film to date. They can, and should, do better.
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The Wolverine (2013)

While being slightly better than Wolverine's last film, The Wolverine is still a step behind the rest of the X-Men films. Tedious opening minutes, flat supporting characters and an unmemorable villain makes this film a minor disappointment. Particularly when it comes to the villain. Yes, the focus may lie on Wolverine and that part of the film is decent enough, but every superhero film needs a good villain. The Wolverine lacks that completely, and therefore, the stakes are never set high enough for me to be that engaged in the film.

But Wolverine himself is handled well, and I do like his interactions with the cute Tao Okamoto's character. It's when those two bond, the tedious opening minutes are over and the film gets entertaining. Because despite my complaints, this is an entertaining film with some solid action sequences.
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Ghost Rider (2007)

Used to be a film I really liked when it first came out and I was around 13 years old. I do still like it to a certain degree. Not because it is a particularly good film. It is actually on the edge of being a poor film, but I'm just having fun whenever I see it. One thing I like about it is that it knows exactly what it is. It never tries to be anything more than some campy, glorified B-film. The effects are a bit goofy, like the design of the Ghost Rider. But I liked it. Nicolas Cage is also fine in the role. Him going over-the-top suits the character the way he is portrayed in this film. He's also not as tiresome as he is in the sequel. It also features a hot Eva Mendes and Sam Elliott. Sam Elliott is always a plus.

I do however wish that they would have gotten a stronger villain. Wes Bentley as the main antagonist is very dull. Not to mention that the acting he's showing of his just weak. It doesn't really help that the element-villains-thingy's are even weaker. But it is still fun, though.
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Blade II (2002)

Like I said, been a while since I saw these films. Do remember that it is more of the same thing, all though that the plot wasn't as cool this time around.
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The Punisher (2004)

Well, I remember absolutely nothing from this film. Only that it had given it 6/10 rating, so I obviously must have thought it was slightly entertaining. A revisit is due perhaps?
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There's a lot of visual spectacle and dazzling special effects in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It's most definitively a fun film. The action is entertaining and there's a lot of humour that works surprisingly well.

Jamie Foxx serves as a pretty interesting Electro. While he does have that clichéd "scientist-in-accident" origin, there's another layer to him that you don't see very often in super-villains these days. Dane DeHaan also works very well as a villain. The problem here is that film struggles a bit when handling those two at the same time, causing both of them to feel underused. Stick with one villain is often a very good idea. And when you combine that with Peter Parker's parents sub-plot, you get a feeling that the film has tried to do more than what it's capable of. Pacing is a big issue, and it's definitely too long for its own good.

The greatest asset of this film are Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. They have a real chemistry, and every scene between those two are great. They're sweet, charming, funny and they leave me with a big smile on my face. I would be willing to watch a film with only those two interacting with each other for 90 minutes. It's that great.

Unfortunately, we won't see Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy for the third film, as she's killed off. Which is a huge mistake, in my opinion. It removes the greatest strength this new franchise has had, and it did completely break my heart. I'm booing.
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X-Men: The Last Stand is what you get when you try to be too big and ambitious. It's certainly entertaining with all its explosions and such, but horrible and illogical creative choices in the screenplay really damages this film. Killing off Charles Xavier. Removing Mystique. Killing Scott. Reviving Jean and turning the film into a huge feast of explosions and special effects.

The end result is therefore a film that will surely entertain you occasionally, but it's also very likely to cause to remove some of your hair in pure anger at the stupidity of the people involved in making this film.
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The continuity in these films may really cause one to scratch ones head sore. Anyway, it's mostly entertaining. But more in a schlocky way than anything else. The special effects are, for instance, quite often laughably bad. And it's rather amusing to see how much they completely messed up Deadpool.

It's so far the worst X-Men film, and it's severely suffering from focusing too much on Wolverine. Not giving any room for more interesting mutants to shine for a second or two. Gambit could've been interesting if given more time, but he's ultimately left out as well. But despite all the trash in this film, I'll have to admit that I was mostly entertained.
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With the danger of repeating myself. Long time since I saw it. Remember it being the same thing, just a bit duller. Remember Ryan Reynolds being awful and Jessica Biel being hot.
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Spider-Man 3 (2007)


Bigger ain't necessarily better. It tries to be as grand and epic as possible, but it's ambitions is clearly higher than the final result. Because it is a mess. Certainly, the effects are spectacular and the action is quite good at times. But it does never manage to get a grip on it's story. I like that they try to explore the darkness in Spider-Man, but the romantic aspect of it takes way too much time. The chemistry between Maguire and Dunst is absent, and when the darkness in Maguire then results into him going "emo" it's getting fairly ridiculous.

Then there is the fact that it just can't handle three villains at the same time. Venom is easily the coolest villain and his effects are great, but judging by the way he is portrayed in this film, I say skip him. He is not done justice. That he is being played by a weak and whiny Topher Grace doesn't add any glory either. Screw New Goblin as well. Please. They should have focused on just Sandman, as he was easily the most complex villain in this film, despite suffering from shared screentime with the other two villains. Combine Sandman with the darkness within Spider-Man, as well as less Dunst and romance. Then we could have gotten a treat. Because now it is just big, spectacular mess.
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There's no denying that this Fantastic Four is a major disappointment. It looked like Fox was on a great run with its superhero properties, after the recent success with X-Men. This was a failure though. Now, bear in mind that I don't think it's as horrible as some people are making it out to be. It's not the worst film of 2015. It's just so depressingly mediocre (slightly below).

I did like some elements of the opening and set-up of the universe and characters. It didn't really pay off in the end, or lead anywhere beyond potential "future movies" establishing, but during the first act I thought it was mostly solid. Then it starts to drag and repeat itself, and doesn't really go nowhere. Nothing happens in it until the film suddenly goes "hey, you remember Doom right? Well, he's still here." Then it rushes you through a final act that came and ends just as quickly.

The whole final act, or battle if you will (no spoilers, there's nothing to spoil in this film. Nothing is surprising here) with Doom is weird. At first it is proper b-movie horror shlock with him going around randomly killing people for some reason. Then he wants to end the world for some reason. Then he fights that lame final battle. But damn, he looks weird. I can accept that they tried to give him a slightly more unique look, but this just didn't look cool or menacing. It felt out of place as he looked more comical than threatening, and seeing as the film went with this darker tone, it felt really odd. He's also really poorly developed and mostly just a throw-away villain. Which is not something you should say about Victor von Doom!

The Fantastic Four themselves are also rather undeveloped and lacking in chemistry. But this is mostly because every scene they're in is all about delivering exposition or lines that are cringe-worthy. But it's watchable, I guess, which is the best thing I have to say about the film. It's not good, but it's probably watchable.
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A slight improvement, but only very slightly. That it doesn't have to deal with the origin aspect gives it a clearer and more focused structure, despite it still throwing around plot elements that doesn't lead to or add up to anything at all. The addition of the Silver Surfer is nice, and he looks cool. There's some fun action sequences.

But it does one big crime when it comes to handling Galactus. Now, I'm not a major comic book geek, and do realize very well that changes have to be made in the transition from comic book to film. But turning Galactus into just one giant space cloud is insane. Why!?
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Mostly just bland and mediocre. Re-watched it because I had forgotten everything about it, and now I remember why. I'm just as likely to completely forget it again. Because there's not really anything interesting happening in it. The origin story is watered down by tremendous amounts of cheese and poor decisions (from the filmmakers), and the final act just feels forced.

It's not that it's horrendously awful, it's just that it's nothing. It's absolutely nothing.
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Yes, I liked Ghost Rider. I thought it was campy fun, and was eagerly looking forward to this sequel, in hope for some real trashy fun. And I was slightly disappointed when I saw it. There is some trashy fun here, but it's not nearly enough to justify all the poor things in it.

The effects are great, and while I liked the original design of Ghost Rider, he does look much cooler now. Shamefully, I feel that the 3D makes the effects look less cool. There are some awesome scenes, like Ghost Rider pissing flames etc. (Most of the scenes with Ghost Rider are quite cool) Yet, nearly every scene without the Ghost Rider is a letdown. I think that Nicolas Cage is a good actor, but I'm starting to get a bit tired of him being a lunatic, and over the top. The script is as expected poor, and the villains are even worse this time. There are some cool scenes, but not enough to justify all the pure trash in it.
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Daredevil (2003)

Hopefully, Zack Snyder didn't base his casting on Ben Affleck as the next Batman on this film, but more on his performances in Argo or The Town. For Daredevil is a ridiculous film that's a prime example of a tonal crash.

It does in a few scenes try to be dark and moody, but that doesn't work when the rest of the scenes are campy, over-the-top and just plain right cheesy. So what we have here is simply a disaster of a superhero film. Which also feels more like a youtube music video at times.
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Hulk (2003)

It's been a while since I saw it, possibly many years, but I really disliked it. Despite it featuring two of my favorite actors in Sam Elliott (who is still always a plus) and the insanely beautiful Jennifer Connelly. It was such a disappointment. All that nonsense babble, uninspiring action and the fact that it was just so boring.

Hiring Ang Lee to direct it might have been why it's such a mess. While the script certainly is boring, I remember there being nothing in Lee's direction that could have possibly made this film watchable. 3/10? Yes, it does feature Sam Elliott and Jennifer Connelly.
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Inspired by the great the giraffe's list Marvel Comics movies: Best to Worst and that I just saw The Amazing Spider-Man, here is how I would rank the Marvel comics adaptions I've seen.

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Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Jul 12 11:22
I'm happy to see Avengers isn't on the top of the list, it becomes annoying when people say it's the best movie ever.
And I'm also happy to see Spider-Man 2 & First Class high rated, they deserve it much more.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Jul 13 1:50
I liked very much the fact that they didn't bother to add a lot of romance-crap into The Avengers.

Don't get me wrong, I like romance. But when I go to the cinema to watch a superhero movie I want action, fighting scenes, and things exploding.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Jul 13 2:03
Im agree but not totally agree i think that the captain america sucks! i love chris evans but this movie is terrible the only thing that i love in this movie is chris evans .Anyway is a good list please vite for any of my list
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Jul 13 5:30
Our top 2 match! Glad you made one of these too (and thanks for crediting my list by the way), though it sounds like re-watches may shake this list up a bit. Also it sounds like I can wait on the latest Spider film if I miss it.

Love the presentation!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Jul 13 10:39
@SɦαŁ ☣
Yes, I'm totally with you on that. Slightly annoyed by that as well, and I guess that's how some people feel when I shamelessly call The Dark Knight one of the greatest films of all time. :P

@oakste
I'm with you on the romance. I just would have liked too see some more arguing for instance. All those heroes gathered at one place with different personalities should produce some various fights between each other, don't you think? :)

@the giraffe
Yes, I noticed that! Goes without saying that you should have some credit!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Jul 16 11:01
Great job! My list would look quite a bit different than yours. And by that I mean my order would be different and my overall presentation would be far weaker. I'd probably trade hard work and effort and links to related lists with lazy smartass remarks. So once again- Great job!!
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 3 21:41
In accordance to RDJ bringing part of Iron Man with him to every role since but only really having had Sherlock Holmes since.
I feel that he has had elements of Tony Stark heavily with him throughout his acting career. That's why people thought he'd be so good. I feel that with many characters he exudes confidence and or that air of superiority and being rather fond of himself. He's always been good at acting cold and smart and or brilliant. He's got a great strong take control attitude.
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 4 3:23
I think it's kind of crazy that you had Iron Man 2 and Captain America above Thor, but whatever. Great list anyhow.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Oct 2 5:45
bingo, You just got it right
Posted: 5 years ago at Oct 26 13:13
Very good list!
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Feb 5 18:58
Good list, but, personally, I would have placed Blade much higher. The film just doesn't get enough respect for (almost) single handedly rebooting the Superhero films after Batman & Robin nearly killed them.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 31 17:39
Great list!
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Mar 22 14:59
OP needs to look at the earlier attempts at superhero films

I have to agree that Iron Man as a character has really stood out over the films - just take him out of Avengers and its a bit pompous to say the least - Ironically (pun intended) Iron Man was probably the least interesting Marvel character who had his own comic

This has inspired a list...Marvel characters you would like to see in film
Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago at Nov 8 11:04
Blade II is probably my favourite Marvel film.
It built upon the foundation of the first movie with the wonderful direction of Guillermo del Toro.
Ron Perlman and Luke Goss (best voice in film) were particularly good.
I loved the reversed colour-palette chosen for this film: Pale blues for the day, and saturated reds for the night.

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