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People who added this item 2741 Average listal rating (1806 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.6
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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People who added this item 2802 Average listal rating (1869 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.3

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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People who added this item 188 Average listal rating (126 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.8
Dark Phoenix (2019)

The biggest problem that I have with DARK PHOENIX is that it left me emotionally indifferent. There are certain moments in this film that should have enough emotional force to truly knock you down, but writer/director Simon completely fails to translate that to the screen. There is no sense of struggle, sadness, grief, hope or triumph here, and despite the exposition-heavy screenplay trying to tell you otherwise, the whole film is emotionally flat. You don't feel it. You don't connect with what's happening on the screen and you ultimately don't care.
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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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People who added this item 3753 Average listal rating (2491 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.7

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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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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People who added this item 458 Average listal rating (294 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 4.3

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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People who added this item 5393 Average listal rating (3441 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
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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People who added this item 399 Average listal rating (297 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Venom (2018)

Venom feels outdated. It feels like a film that should have come out 15 years ago. Despite it being about one of the most popular Spider-Man villains, it feels very much like a very generic and traditional superhero film. It's essentially a carbon copy of every superhero origin story. From the very beginning of the film and all the way up until its uninspired CGI-clash against the poorly written villain.

The biggest offender here is however the tone of the film. It's quite simply a mess. I'm not even sure what they were going for. Was it supposed to be funny? Was it meant to be taken seriously? Was it supposed to be kinda dark, but also kinda light-hearted? I have no idea, but it's extremely jarring and I'm constantly taken out of the film by the abrupt changes in tone that occurs throughout its entire running time.

It's pacing is decent enough and Tom Hardy is doing a fine job, I guess. There's potential for a solid film here, but it desperately needed some more thought into it and possibly a director with a clearer vision.
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People who added this item 1856 Average listal rating (1217 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.9


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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People who added this item 3257 Average listal rating (2094 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6

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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People who added this item 5130 Average listal rating (3499 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7

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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People who added this item 1172 Average listal rating (757 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.6

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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People who added this item 432 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.9

For a film with the cultural importance that CAPTAIN MARVEL has placed on itself with its message of feminism and female empowerment, it's a massive disappointment to see that the first female-led superhero film from the MCU has completely forgotten its own hero.

Brie Larson as Carol, the Captain herself, gets completely lost in a disjointed narrative that is desperately trying to be its own thing while simultaneously playing connect-the-dots with the rest of the franchise. Larson is a terrific actress, but she is unfortunately brought down by a script, two directors and a studio that don't know what they're supposed to do with this character. The film sets up the idea that she doesn't know who she is yet, which she is going to discover during the course of the film and then rise up as Captain Marvel. In theory this is a fine idea. It doesn't work here however. The problem here is that we, the audience, already knows where this is going. We know the complete path that Carol has to take to become who she is meant to be. There's no tension in it. Not in the destination nor in the journey itself. For that idea to work, the audience needs to discover things alongside the main character for it to be constantly engaging. In CAPTAIN MARVEL we're just waiting for the story to catch up to where we already are.

Now, this can be said about many other superhero film. The difference is that usually you'll emotionally connect to those characters early in the film and then latch on to them as they discover themselves, making the journey emotionally engaging. This also increases the tension, because you're emotionally invested in the characters. This doesn't happen here. From the very beginning of the film there's an emotional distance between me as a viewer and Carol. Her character never reaches out to you. There's never that scene that truly resonates with you. Instead it just feels like she's in the background smirking. It never connects, and therefore the emotional journey this characters is supposed to take doesn't work as it should

So what we have here is a main character that you never get emotionally connected to. You're never a part of her journey or growth. You don't see or feel her progression. You watch the story unfold, but her character development feels like its more in service of finishing up the story than by being motivated naturally. Ultimately what we're left with is a characters that feels distant from you from the very beginning, one that you know where is going to end up plot wise, but sadly one that never pulls you in.

It doesn't help either that you sit there with a feeling that nearly all the supporting characters comes across as more memorable and relateable. Lashana Lynch is great and Ben Mendelsohn completely steals this film with a nuanced and emotionally captivating performance.

It also doesn't help the film that it is following the Marvel origin story formula very closely in terms of visuals, use of humor, underwhelming villain and a structure that has been done-to-death in this franchise.

With all of that being said, and I know that I have been quite harsh so far, I will say that there are a couple of entertaining sequences in it. There's a cat in this film that's pretty great. Samuel L. Jackson is being himself and having a blast doing so. Then there's a really sweet homage to Stan Lee in the opening logo. Something that was probably the best thing about this film.

Because you see, it's not that it's really terrible. It's very meh. But for a film that is supposed to be so culturally significant and important, you would expect it to be a lot better than this. And I can only hope that the people who have been eagerly anticipating a film like this will come out against its mediocrity, and that they don't just settle down happily with it because of what it is. Because if we want better films, we have to start demanding it.
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People who added this item 1347 Average listal rating (897 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4

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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People who added this item 2198 Average listal rating (1451 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
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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People who added this item 2246 Average listal rating (1466 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.2
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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People who added this item 1316 Average listal rating (819 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
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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People who added this item 1619 Average listal rating (1030 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3

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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People who added this item 2330 Average listal rating (1446 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9

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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People who added this item 636 Average listal rating (464 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Deadpool 2 (2018)

I really enjoyed Deadpool when it arrived back in 2016. It was a fresh take on the superhero genre and it won me over with its violence and raunchy humor. Deadpool 2, on the other hand, is still a lot of fun, but I also feel like some of the novelty is starting to wear off. That I've had my fair share of this character already. There are only so many times you can solely rely your humor on fourth-wall breaking and pop-culture references before it starts to get tiresome. With Deadpool 2 that feeling started to slightly kick in. It doesn't help either that the framework surrounding the film (its own story) ain't as strong as it should be. That the characters, besides Deadpool, feels uninspired and that the visuals are rather ugly.

I still liked it though. It's just that everything was slightly less fun this time.
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People who added this item 8475 Average listal rating (5513 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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People who added this item 2809 Average listal rating (1891 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 1712 Average listal rating (1050 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9

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 3220 Average listal rating (2123 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 902 Average listal rating (578 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9

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 6650 Average listal rating (4504 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 446 Average listal rating (324 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.1

Marvel did kinda set themselves in a difficult position with releasing the second stand-alone Ant-Man film so close after the juggernaut that was Infinity War. For after the massive events that occurred in that film, why should we care about this simple story? Well, it turned out that this simple story was a refreshing watch amidst all the chaos and spectacle that grace our superhero worlds today. It is by all means a very traditional Marvel film, with competent action scenes, witty dialogue, fun jokes and a slightly lacklustre villain - but Ant-Man and the Wasp wins me over by its pure simplicity when it comes to the plot and by the end of it - I was left very much satisfied.
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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 1203 Average listal rating (831 ratings) 6.8 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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People who added this item 329 Average listal rating (251 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.6

Just some quick thoughts. The romance worked surprisingly well. Jake Gyllenhaal is a treasure. It's quite charming in its simplicity, even though it is a bit disappointing that the biggest plot reveal takes place during the mid-credits.
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People who added this item 815 Average listal rating (580 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.4

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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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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People who added this item 513 Average listal rating (350 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.5

I might elaborate on it at some point, but for now I'll just settle with these words. It's definitively a film that is emotionally reliant on everything that came before it in order to work properly. It is after all the culmination of more than ten years of films, but it does the job well-enough. It is however a bit poorly paced with far too much exposition, particularly during the first half, adding to an already bloated length. The action is occasionally underwhelming and the structure is kinda messy. But it still manages to hit those emotional spots pretty well and it offers some well-deserved closure. It's a film that satisfies more on an emotional level than it does in terms of action and spectacle, which is perfectly fine.
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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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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 2664 Average listal rating (1719 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7

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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People who added this item 1943 Average listal rating (1361 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8

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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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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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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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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After ten years of mostly good MCU films, we've finally reached what they've all been building up towards. The end result is a long, big, bloated and ambitious film that, despite some big flaws, is bloody entertaining. They've done a good job with how they were going to put together all the different superheroes in the film. They're not all together simultaneously. Instead, they're split together in various teams doing different things at the same time. This works mostly well and some of the combinations of heroes is a lot of fun. Watching the two ego's of Tony Stark and Doctor Strange go up against each other is very entertaining.

The big star is however Thanos. Working very much like the main character of the film, Thanos is properly introduced and established as a major threat. He's a properly fleshed out villain and Josh Brolin is definitively having a blast playing him.

The action is grand, the special effects are great. The film does an excellent job of blending the trademark Marvel humor in with the seriousness of the story without it ever feeling jarring. It does occasionally takes big risks when it comes to where it decides to go with certain characters and if you're well invested in the MCU it will definitively emotionally resonate with you.

One big risk you run when making a film with such a huge amount of characters is that a lot of them will not be given the amount og screen time that they probably deserve. This is the case with Infinity War. Certainly, you are already well-familiar with these characters as you've seen them in a couple of other films already, but that can't shake off the fact that some of them feels underused. Two quick examples are Black Panther and even Captain America. Great characters. Doesn't really get a lot to play with here. Another risk is that when you decide to jump back and forth between different characters at different locations, occasionally the transitions won't work. Awkwardly pausing the action to cut to something that isn't nearly as thrilling. There are some subplots in Infinity War that could have been cut or at least given another thought.

Then you have the whole thing about characters facing consequences for their actions and the story having consequences for the characters. This is really difficult to talk about without going into spoilers. But I will say this - there's a lot of emotion in Infinity War, but a lot of it is undermined due to a suspected lack of consequences later on.

Anyways, It's a lot of fun.
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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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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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