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Phil’s Top 5… Marvel Films

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: to celebrate this weeks release of Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2, I give you my top 5 Marvel Films!


Close but no cigar: Dr Strange, Ant Man, Thor, Captain America


5 – Iron Man
From the moment AC/DC rung out, you got the idea this was the start of something special.  Often copied but not often bettered, this super hero origin film launched the Marvel cinematic universe and set out the template for all the films to follow.


4 – The Avengers
Joss Whedon brought a charm and humour to The Avengers that allowed you to more than ignore it’s mostly flawed CGI finale.  It gave us Hulk once again (and done right), brought together an impressive cast and gave everyone a moment to shine.  Even Hawkeye.


3 – Iron Man 3
Shane Black delivers a very untypical Marvel film with dark humour, a sharp script and some excellent action. Yes it descends into a CGI slug fest at the end but the journey to get there was more than worth it.


2 – Guardians Of The Galaxy
The soundtrack. The Script. The cast. This was all the fun and still holds up and the most enjoyable Marvel film ever produced.  Who would have thought it!


1 – Captain America: Winter Solider
Winter Solider was Marvel doing something a little different.  Yeah it had all the usual tropes and beats but it leaned HEAVILY towards the Manchurian Candidate thriller elements.  Adding Robert Redford classed up the film and Frank Grillo delivers the action in spades.



About Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden
Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years and now writes and edits for his own site Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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