I’m not sure how many of you already know as I don’t think I’ve blogged about it yet, but I’m completely obsessed with Marvel movies. So obsessed, in fact, that I’ve had tickets booked to go and see Avengers: Infinity War this Friday for nearly a month! Anyway, with the next instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe coming out so soon I figured now would be a rather appropriate time to share a list of my favourite Marvel movies with you (I was going to do a top 5 but it was too much of a struggle to choose, so it’s a top 7 instead!) I’ve done my best to avoid giving away key plot points but apologies if there are any spoilers ahead…
* Just click the poster or title for each film to be redirected to information about the movie on IMDb.
This was such a fun and entertaining film to watch! I love how it’s almost a redemption-type story with an ex-convict turned superhero tied into a whole big heist - it’s definitely worth a watch.
It’s almost impossible not to include this on the list as it’s kind of a classic - the first time multiple big superheroes are working together to fight a huge threat etc. If you’ve not seen any of the other movies on the list, this is probably a pretty good place to start.
This movie has a completely brilliant soundtrack, but what really amazed me about this film was the central focus on tribal African culture - I found it fascinating to watch such a different take on the background story behind a superhero.
I remember going to see this in cinema as a family on Mother’s Day - although my mum was initially reluctant to go (after all, it’s not really your typical idea of a treat for Mother’s Day!) she came out of the cinema absolutely stunned by the movie! Along with the memories, I also love how this movie shows a completely different side to Captain America compared to that in previous movies.
Part of what I think is so brilliant about Guardians of the Galaxy is how completely unexpected it was. Oh, plus the fact the music on the mixtape throughout the film is excellent and I love the mini dance-off scene at the end of the movie (you may remember me mentioning it here!).
This choice is probably the most controversial on the list, but Iron Man 2 is the first Marvel movie I remember absolutely loving. I think Robert Downey Jr. is just perfect for the role of Tony Stark plus I love Black Widow’s feature in the film too!
Thor with short hair is a total winner for me (I mean he can win either way but I personally feel it was such an upgrade when he got his hair cut!), but most of all this movie completely changed my thoughts on Thor as a hero and gave me a whole new insight into his character.
And as a little bonus, I couldn’t resist mentioning Deadpool on the list - even if it isn’t officially part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ryan Reynolds makes me laugh way too much to just leave it out!
So there’s my list of my favourite Marvel movies. There are loads more that I was unable to include on the list - to be completely honest it’d be easy just to list them all as they’re so brilliant. I’d love to hear what your favourite Marvel movies are - just let me know in the comments!
P.S. Once again I’m really sorry about the inconsistent posting but it’s been really tricky to find time to write whilst finishing Higher courses in prep for exams next month. My posting in May could go either way: I may have loads of spare time to write on study leave but I might also be a little sick of sitting at a desk all day so I guess we’ll just see what happens - exams are the priority after all! Here’s hoping it all goes well and I manage to sort out a bit of a blogging schedule in the next few weeks (and as usual, if you have any ideas for posts you’d like to read just let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to plan the content!).