Last week I had assignments to do and a thesis project to work on, but I ended up somehow spending one entire day watching WandaVision. Needless to say, I got hooked into watching Marvel Cinematic Universe films. I’ve watched all the films in the MCU films before, but some of them I haven’t watched in years and not in chronological order. So instead of focusing my energy on school work (I hope my professors don’t see this), I spent an entire week watching the entirety of the MCU in chronological order for a week; about 3-4 films a days. Yes I may be ridiculous in spending an entire week just watching MCU movies, but it was a great way to destress. So here are my random thoughts on each of the movies.
Captain America: The First Avenger
Chronologically speaking this is the first film in the MCU timeline. It’s an okay film as I did find myself bored at times. I’m going to say something controversial yet brave: Captain America wouldn’t honestly be that interesting to me if Chris Evans wasn’t playing him. Sorry not sorry.
Despite it being released fairly recently, it comes second in the timeline. It’s not a bad film, but honestly it feels disjointed a lot of the time. I hope the sequel turns out better. Also I knew Jude Law was evil with those weird contacts he wore.
The one that started it all. I didn’t remember much from the film, but I was kind of bored watching it. I enjoyed Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and I can see why people see him as the perfect fit to play the billionaire playboy philanthropist genius.
The Incredible Hulk
Surprised to see this here? Yes, Edward Nortons’s hulk is theoretically included in the MCU lineup. However, I didn’t rewatch this one, sorry to this man. I just opted to watch the end credit scene where Bruce Banner is approached for the Avengers Initiative.
Iron Man 2
It’s very meh to me. Whiplash could have been a cool villain, but the whole film is forgettable. But Sam Rockwell’s dance was everything, so bring him back into the MCU you cowards!
Happens around the same time as Iron Man 2 and a decent film, but again very forgettable. Also someone should fire whoever did the hair and eyebrows for Chris Hemsworth.
In 2012, I remember how big of a deal this film was and I really loved it. I still really love it. I loved how now all the characters we got to know are coming together as a team. It was a big deal that a crossover like this finally happened, (I’m still waiting for X-Men to be included in the MCU).
Iron Man 3
Honestly not as bad as people said. I thought it was okay, really interesting to see Iron Man deal with PTSD from the battle of New York. However, I am excited that the Mandarin will actually be introduced into the MCU with Tony Leung playing the role in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Thor the Dark World
Honestly it is bad as they say. They did Lady Sif dirty and Thor’s eyebrows and hair still looked bad here.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
One of my favourites, I really love the choreography of the action scenes and introduction of Bucky Barnes as the Winter Soldier. Also why did Steve Rogers really believe that a hat and glasses would be a great disguise?
Guardians of the Galaxy
Still surprises me every time I watch this how this movie exceeds expectations. What an odd group of people, but it somehow works. It’s fun, entertaining and enjoyable. What chaotic energy this movie exudes.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Still as fun as the first movie to me. Also why did I cry so much?! “I’m Mary Poppins y’all!” Youdu is the best character, period.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Despite the fact that this movie isn’t that great, James Spader is great as Ultron, he’s the fricking lizard king! (the Office reference). His voice is just so menacing. Also who else finds Vision oddly attractive?
I’d like to hire Michael Pena, as Luis, to narrate my entire life. I can’t believe I thought I was going to hate this movie when I first watched it, but honestly it’s not that bad and it’s funny. Also how crazy is it that the director, Peyton Reed directed Bring It On, one of my favourite movies.
Captain America: Civil War
I still think this is an Avengers movie.
Okay I loved Tobey Maguired Spider-Man as a kid, but Tom Holland is pretty great as a teen Spider-Man. Also Aunt May actually feels appropriately age-casted here. But I can’t believe they made Michael Keaton such a boring villain.
Killamonger aka Erik is one of the better MCU villains and he shouldn’t have died. Great costuming by Ruth E. Carter and a great soundtrack. I wish I was as cool as Okoye. Rest in Peace Chadwick Boseman.
Give Wong his own movie or give me death. Rachel McAdams was wasted in this film.
Can I just say, THANK YOU TAIKA WATITI. One of my favourites and so funny. Thor coming down with thunder and lightning while “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin played? That was a cultural reset.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
I think it’s a good sequel to Ant-Man. I enjoyed watching it a lot despite the whole plot being convoluted. Michael Pena is such a gem and the Wombats need their own TV show.
Avengers: Infinity War
I remember watching this in theatres with my parents and my parents didn’t understand why I was crying. This films pisses me off because so many characters make stupid decisions.
It is such a long film, but honestly I didn’t mind it. I cried and laughed. It was a pretty satisfying ending to an era. I refuse to believe that Captain America would stay behind and age with Peggy. Also I’ll protect Anthony Mackie at all costs against the trolls and haters who don’t like that he’s the new Captain America.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Is anyone still confused about how all these high school kids are either older or younger because of the snap. Are they supposed to be all the same age?? Also rip to Mysterio, he was a villain I wish had lived.