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A Hench-Sized Ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

With the whole world enjoying Avengers: Age of Ultron, I saw a lot of lists on the Internet ranking the best and worst of the Marvel movies. I will gladly go on record claiming that there isn’t a bad movie in the bunch. They’ve all been good to great so far, and I fully expect that trend to continue later this summer with Ant-Man.

Being a blogger of the people, and a self-proclaimed Marvel fan, I’ve decided to rank all of the Marvel movies from my most to least favorite. I love them all and, were I a healthier man, I would gladly have attended one of those massive, multi-hour marathons that were playing in major cities. But alas, I live in a dinky little city that doesn’t get that kind of awesome attention. I need to move somewhere cool…

Also, this seems like a great time to share the first official synopsis of Captain America: Civil War. It seems Cap’s new team of Avengers are going to fill the New Warriors’ role from the original comic, and the movie will feature a metric ton of characters, including War Machine, Vision, Ant-Man and General Ross from The Incredible Hulk! They’re really getting William Hurt to return! That’s amazing connectivity!

So join me after the jump for my personal ranking of all the Marvel movies! And feel free to share your own in the comments below!

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Beta Ray Bill Can and Should Appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

I never thought I would see the day where Thor was a household name. Marvel Studios has accomplished a lot in the past 7 years, but I am still most amazed at how they have turned previously unknown heroes like Thor, Iron Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy into bonafide celebrities. It’s amazing. There are kids out there who want to dress as Thor for Halloween. The Dark World was a truly great film, and I still herald it as one of Marvel’s best. I am legitimately excited to see the third one, Ragnarok.

I just think it should also include Beta Ray Bill, one of the greatest and weirdest comic book characters of all time. Yes, I’m talking about Horse Thor.

Comics, everybody!

Shortly after leaving the theater when the first Thor film debuted, I joked to myself that there was no way Beta Ray Bill would ever fit into what Marvel was building. But now we’re several films deep, including the amazing and alien-filled Guardians of the Galaxy, and I have completely changed my mind. Beta Ray Bill should appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

And if you’ll join me after the jump, I’ll tell you how!

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Do You Love the Marvel Movieverse? I Know I Do!

Marvel Studios, being generally awesome, has put together a massive, 5-minute-long trailer for all of their movies to date. I’m not sure why – other than synergy with Guardians of the Galaxy – but who doesn’t love a reminder that the Marvel movies have all been awesome? Did you hear that Guardians of the Galaxy had a $94 million opening weekend? That’s way above predictions! The film is a hit! Go Marvel!

Good times! Now go see Guardians of the Galaxy again!


Everything Wrong With Thor: The Dark World!

I love’em, you love’em, let’s check out Everything Wrong with Thor: The Dark World!

I hope this means we’ll be getting the EWW for Captain America: The Winter Soldier soon. Probably in time for the DVD release. This was another solid, silly entry. Though if I’m being completely honest, I think the guys at Cinema Sins have really started reaching with the past few episodes. I think success is going to their head, and they feel compelled to really stretch these things out and mock as much as they can, even when its not really mockable. That “Next time, let’s start with the big one” line was just a joke from Fandrell, not a legitimate suggestion in military tactics.

It took more than 10 minutes to cover more than 100 things they thought were wrong with Thor: The Dark World. When they started, there were only a few dozen things wrong with The Avengers, and they did that under three minutes.

They’re getting too big!

Thor: The Dark World is Still Good the Second Time Around

Good times, good times; nobody does it like Honest Trailers and the Screen Junkies. I recently watched Thor 2 again the other day, and it definitely held up since November. Very entertaining film, though clearly most of the jokes and twists were better the first time around. Still, enjoy this bit of laughter, friends! And why not check out the Honest Trailer for the first Thor while you’re at it?

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