With the release of Captain America: Civil War, a few things are clear. One is that Marvel has their Cinematic Universe (or MCU) in fine form. Another is that I definitely need to update my ranking of all of their films to account for their newest and one of their best, outings. I already was planning on doing this, but having really loved the latest MCU flick, it only made this a more pressing need on my part. It’s a fun thing that I get to do a fair bit here, so it’s a pleasure, but also something that a site of this nature really should tackle (as opposed to merely reporting that Civil War had the fifth highest grossing opening weekend ever, which is certainly notable as well). With that said, prep yourself for another look into Marvel’s highly successful world…
Below you will see how I rank the current 13 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s definitely a temporary ranking, to be sure, especially with Doctor Strange also due out later this year. For now though, we’ve got more than a dozen MCU outings to sift through. I tinkered with the list since the last time, and I might very well do so again next time. This will be a consistent thing here, and rightly so. Marvel is doing something special, so it pays to give them this moment in the sun. Enough talk though, I know…let’s get down to the enjoyable business of ranking these things!
Here now is my updated ranking of the MCU so far:
13. Thor: The Dark World – If this is the worst that Marvel can do, we’re in a good place. Thoroughly acceptable but without much of a spark, this sequel has Thor pretty much doing the same thing as in the first one. The enjoyably larger role for Loki saves it from turning into a slog. Again, if this is the bottom of the barrel, things are just fine over at the Marvel offices.
12. The Incredible Hulk – More a byproduct of not knowing how to use Hulk properly than anything else, this shows Marvel as a studio still finding their footing in the world. The fact that it’s more or less not referred to at all in the canon of the MCU should be telling, though it’s not unenjoyable at all. Still, this and the title above are the clear weak […]