With Disney + driving in the UK, Phil has decided to introduce his daughter to the wonderful world of Marvel films. Mostly in order. Here are my updated thoughts on each of the MCU films we watch (we may miss out The Incredible Hulk)…
Note scores reflect my updated IMDB ratings.
Iron Man (2008)
The Film that started it all… Iron Man is still a rock n roll action movie with an unlikely lead, an even more unlikely director and enough balls out moments to wow. The oldest MCU film still holds up well and again the casting is spot on. Yup the end fight could be better but Iron man is top draw cinema.
Thor was MUCH better all these years later. I always thought of it as the weaker origin film but it’s funny, charming and good fun, whilst still carrying a lot of baggage for the wider MCU to come. Hemsworth really was born to play this role.
13. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Solid, fun and well done, this feels like a film I should like more. But still all these years on it just seems to drag at times and the action is flat. Captain America: The First Avenger is far from being a bad film but it’s probably the weakest origin film of the initial Avengers.
5. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
All the groundwork paid off as Marvel delivered it’s first ever super hero team up. The Hulk was back (and done right this time), Hawkeye and Black Widow joined the team and director Joss Whedon delivered the goods. The Avengers is still a high watermark and reminds you just how well put together Phase 1 really was.