By: M.E. Ferreira
With the upcoming launch of Disney+ in Brazil next month, we've come up with a neat spoiler-free ranking of all Marvel movies to refresh your memory so you know exactly where you want to start marathoning this November 17th! (Although chronological or PEGASUS order would be acceptable too.)
23. Captain Marvel
The movie featuring Marvel's newest superhero wasn't bad but compared to Marvel standards it isn't the best of the bunch.
22. Thor: The Dark World
Honestly, I love Thor. He is a sweet and funny character, but not even him could pull this movie out of being the unexciting and messy sequel that it was.
21. The Incredible Hulk
This was the kind of movie that you have to think a lot about if you liked it or not; you know it isn't bad, but you're not sure if it's good either. This definitely wasn’t all that we were hoping for, considering the giant green superhero it is about. I'm just glad he got more character development in the rest of the Infinity Saga.
Antman is a great movie; Paul Rudd is the perfect casting for the character and the soundtrack is awesome, but compared to the other movies, it sadly does not make the top of the list.
19. Avengers: Age of Ultron
Too much happening all at once throughout the entire movie. After the success of Avengers, this was more of a disappointment to me, but I still like it, though.
18. Iron Man 2
I love the Iron Man series, but this one seemed like a more forced and drunken arc. I love getting to see Black Widow for the first time, and truly think that it would have been great to expand into her own series after this movie.
The three main characters are amazing. We finally get to see Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and that’s always fun. Mashed together with Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston, it makes an amazing cast. I just think the movie could have been challenged and expanded more.
16. Guardians of The Galaxy v.2
The movie has a great plot, with already having established the characters in the first one and going deeper into their roots in this one. Pity they tried too hard to make it better and instead made it messier.
15. Antman and the Wasp
This movie was proved to be a comedic relief in the sci-fi world. Evangeline Lilly is the perfect casting for Wasp, just like Paul Rudd is for Antman; but if you don't like to go too deep into sci-fi or don't like the word 'quantum', beware.
14. Captain America: Civil War
It's interesting to see the superhero's having to understand the consequences of their actions in this movie. The introduction of Spiderman and Black Panther still leaves the movie seemingly uncrowded, which is an incredible feat, considering they also managed to still make it seem like a Captain America movie.
13. Captain America: The First Avenger
The introduction of Chris Evans as Captain America is perfect. His character development, starting out as a lanky kid from Brooklyn to turning into a world-known superhero is well balanced. His love story with Peggy and friendship with Bucky are relationships we all wish to have in our lives, together with getting our dreams becoming reality; we can't become superheroes, though. Sadly. This movie truly did push him in every direction needed to get to Endgame.
12. Iron Man 3
To see Tony Stark having to get along without his suit or lab was quite interesting to watch. This movie shows us another side of the character, what he is able to do without the help of his suit, and his fatherly side (pre-Peter Parker) when taking in Harvey under his wing.
11. Doctor Strange
The special effects and Benedict Cumberbatch's acting are what make this movie remarkable. While the characters (apart from Wong) might not be all that likable, I'm quite excited for the release of the next one.
This is simply impressive. At the time, and today, it represented the best of the best; I think that for many years to come it will still be used as a comparison to other superhero movies. They managed to not make it confusing or crowded, and to make us fall in love with this crew and what was yet to come.
9. Spiderman: Homecoming
The movie makes us empathize with Spiderman in ways I could never imagine. It gives us all; comedy, action, romance and an incredible bromance. I'm sure everyone is excited to see what's in store for Peter, as Marvel makes this character who is just trying to help so sweet and pure.
8. Avengers: Endgame
I have mixed emotions from this. While I left the theatre crying, I also understood that this was a masterpiece and impressive. This movie shows us a more humane side of our beloved characters, showing how they finally deal with having let people down. It brings out the emotional side in us with every turn, but it doesn’t leave out the action and tension throughout the piece. It was truly a spectacular ending to the Infinity Saga.
7. Iron Man
Tony Stark is Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr is Tony Stark. Never have I seen an actor who has fit so seamlessly with their character. This changed the game in terms of superheroes. It will always be a referencing point.
6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
We get our bromance back. With the mixture of the Hydra surprise and the Bucky surprise, and the chemistry between Steve and Natasha, this movie is a must watch.
5. Spiderman: Far from home
This may just be the closest thing to a chick flik the MCU is going to get, and we are here for it! Most definetly a worthy sequel to Homecoming, this film went above and beyond our expectations, tying together some gaps in the MCU and doing a phenomenal job and diving deeper into Spidey's character without loosing the web-slinger's signature easy-going style.
4. Avengers: Infinity War
This movie left us broken inside. We get small moments with all our favourite characters, including some very comical scenes which proved relief from the tension. The ending moves you in such ways you could never have imagined before, and while it is a faster paced picture, it is all leading in the direction to the end. To the Endgame.
3. Black Panther
This movie had once of the best villains in the MCU since Loki in the Avengers. The visual is gorgeous, and the soundtrack is amazing. We get a different take on the technology mix action film, with amazing characters and a very powerful origin story. In light of more recent, events, this movie hits home even stronger. Wakanda Forever!
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
This is a hilarious movie. The mixture of comedy, with an original style, cool attitude and incredible soundtrack makes this a true gem (or infinity stone) in the MCU universe. The movie has this powerful message of family and friendship, forming an amazing bond with the audience.
1. Thor: Ragnarök
This is the peak of the Thor franchise. The movie in unexpected, hilarious, colourful, weird, visually spectacular and adventurous. This astonishing feat shows the depths the characters can go in a mixture of genres and has a myriad of scenes and quotes that are a mood.
Check out the video below to find trailers of any movie you may have missed, and happy watching!