Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Avengers: Endgame and my ranking of the MCU movies

Endgame has only been in theaters for less than two weeks but at the time I am writing this, it is the #8 top money maker in the US and will surely be the biggest money making movie of all time in a very short time. I know there was a ton of hype and anticipation for this movie and that is the perfect storm for being let down, but I felt they delivered and it was well done.

I appreciate how Endgame brought closure to the series of movies yet allows many of the remaining characters to continue with their own sequels in the future. I feel Marvel has done a great job of bringing so many superheroes to the big screen over the last 11 years and making many of the characters household names whereas only comic book nerds might know who some of the lesser known characters were in the past.

I'm sure Endgame is still receiving over-excited positive reviews so I expect it's rating to slowly go down in the future on IMDB but I really liked it. I still can't decide if I liked it more than Infinity War but they are pretty much neck in neck. I give End Game 8.5 stars for wrapping things up so nicely and coming full circle while still remaining open ended for many of the characters.

As part of my service to humanity, I have decided to rank all 22 of the Marvel cinematic universe movies in order of how much I liked them. I'm sure some people may disagree with me but that is perfectly fine since everyone has the right to make mistakes (meaning those who don't agree with me.) Over the last decade some of the reviews I did on these movies may contradict the ranking I am giving them now, but after seeing all 22 movies, I'm going with my gut and ranking them from best to worst, or at least by how much I was entertained by them.

1. Avengers: Endgame
2. Avengers: Infinity War
3. Captain America: Winter Soldier
4. Iron Man
5. Guardians of the Galaxy
6. Thor Ragnarok
7. Captain America: Civil War
8. Black Panther
9. The Avengers
10. Doctor Strange
11. Ant Man
12. Spider Man: Homecoming
13. Iron Man 3
14. Avengers: Age of Ultron
15. Captain America: First Avenger
16. Ant Man and the Wasp
17. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
18. Iron Man 2
19. Thor
20. Captain Marvel
21. The Incredible Hulk
22. Thor: The Dark World
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