Monday, May 6, 2019

My Entire Take on The Infinity Saga

"Avengers: Endgame" continues to climb at the box office. They say it could surpass "Avatar"

But, that really doesn't matter to me. I've loved movies with poor box office results, I'd still love this franchise if it made no money at all. This franchise has pushed a button in me that no modern franchise filmmaking has in a long time, and that is something special.

I am sure at this point, you may be feeling a little fatigued by the overabundance of praise being leaped onto this film. It's partially because its a franchise that is truly first of its kind. Hollywood is hungry for some of that shared universe money, but Marvel is the only one that's really getting it right and staying persistent. It's also partially because we generally love great stories and part of a good story is an end. It's tough to get an ending this days, it seems our pop culture is required never to end, because money speaks louder than creativity, and as much as people say they are sick of something, that something still manages to make money. So who is really at fault there? Thinking of "Avengers: Endgame" from beginning to end, from the first "Iron Man" movie to this latest Avengers tale, it makes me appreciate "Endgame" much more, and it shows off just how well structured it all was.

I have one more post to give. This will be the last time I mentioned this stuff until July, and then until we finally get some concrete plans for the future. I wanted to put all of my Marvel Cinematic Universe reviews all in one place, so you can easily come and find them. Just so you can have them all in one spot from beginning to end. I reviewed pretty much all the releases in a timely manner when I started my blog in 2013, then last year I went back and reviewed all the movies that came out prior to my blogging days as a sort of warm-up to the release of "Infinity War." Now, they are all in one spot. So you know my perspective on the whole story, from beginning to end.

Phew, what a bunch of words.

And now...after some serious thinking. I have ranked all 22 films so far in the MCU. This is just my dinky opinion, so please don't bark at me if I don't prefer your favorite film.

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. Black Panther
3. Avengers: Endgame
4. Avengers: Infinity War
5. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
6. The Avengers
7. Iron Man
8. Captain America: Civil War
9. Guardians of the Galaxy
10. Captain America: The First Avenger
11. Thor: Ragnarok
12. The Incredible Hulk
13. Spider-Man: Homecoming
14. Ant-Man
15. Thor
16. Doctor Strange
17. Captain Marvel
18. Iron Man 3
19. Avengers: Age of Ultron
20. Ant-Man & The Wasp
21. Iron Man 2
22. Thor: The Dark World

I've written hundreds and hundreds of words on my love of this franchise, now its history's turn to show just how powerful piece of art it really is. I'm officially done in print with this chunk of the universe. I can't wait to see what's next.

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