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Marvel re-view – Phase One

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Because I’m a nerd I watch and enjoy a lot of movies, and comic book movies especially. And because I’m an obsessive nerd I often make lists and rankings for no reason other than to express my joy and amusement (or lack thereof) on any given set of parameters. It’s not uncommon for my friends and I to talk about our list of the best Marvel movie with every few releases. I haven’t done this in a few movies and I’m actually quite curious, and given that this month will see the 18th Marvel movie (Avengers: Infinity War), its biggest yet, I decided to revisit all the Marvel movies before redoing my rank after viewing Infinity War. Some I’ve only seen once, others I can’t even count, but now I’m rewatching with this specific focus in mind. Here I’ll recount my thoughts as I work through each phase, before unveiling my list in May after the Avengers has time to settle.
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Thor: Ragnarok

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Despite my self-admitted fanboyism of all things superhero in general and Marvel in specific, I can be either instantly engaged with the latest men in tights flick or overly critical. The truth is, I haven’t liked more Marvel movies than I’ve loved. The first two Thor movies were crap, aside from perfect casting there is nothing I enjoyed in three Iron Man movies, save for thirty seconds of Black Widow in number 2 (the worst of the three). I was disappointed in the first Captain America and Doctor Strange. The trailers for Thor: Ragnarok painted a different picture for the third installment of the Asgardian thunder god, a more lighthearted and on the road style flick. In short, Ragnarok is easily the funniest movie in the MCU, and second only to Deadpool in comedy in the overall superhero library.

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