Well, this officially wraps up my Marvel blog-a-thon. I hadn’t ever done a blog-a-thon before but it turned out to be a lot of fun, and I’d like to thank everyone who followed along. After re-watching all the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, I found my new ranking didn’t change a lot from the old one. Here’s the revised rank:
1. Iron Man (2008)
2. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
4. The Avengers (2012)
5. Iron Man 3 (2013)
6. Ant-Man (2015)
7. Thor (2011)
8. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
9. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
10. Iron Man 2 (2010)
11. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
12. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
The top three were really tough. “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Winter Soldier” are so close to being my favorite Marvel movie, but it’s hard for me to bump “Iron Man.” He’s my favorite Avenger, and it was the first MCU movie I saw. “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Winter Soldier” haven’t been around as long, but I bet they will hold up well over time.
“Iron Man 3” and “Ant-Man” ended up basically tied for No. 5. “Ant-Man” was a really fun surprise and it’s my favorite movie of 2015 so far, but I felt like “Iron Man 3” had a more interesting villain so it just slightly edges past “Ant-Man” on the list. Re-watching “Ant-Man” another time might change this, though!
I struggled with where to put “Age of Ultron” on the list and finally settled on No. 9. I wanted to like it a lot more than I did, but I just don’t see myself re-watching it as often as the films above it on the list. I have high hopes for “Captain America: Civil War”; hopefully some of the themes teased in “Age of Ultron” will be more fully fleshed out there.
I know “Iron Man 2” probably shouldn’t be as high as it is on the list, but I’ve just accepted that I seem to like it a lot more than everybody else does. 😉 “The Incredible Hulk” did edge past “Thor: The Dark World.” While I really like the Thor/Loki dynamic in “The Dark World,” I think “The Incredible Hulk” has a better overall plot.
I joked with my husband that I won’t know what to do with my free time now that I’m done with the Marvel movies. 😉 I’m thinking it might be fun to revisit the original “Star Wars” trilogy before “The Force Awakens.”